This is a topic I have been giving a lot of thought to lately. Are we losing our rights to make our own decisions? What do you think?
A few examples below:
There is no smoking allowed in restaurants and most public places these days. That right has been taken away from smokers. (I don't smoke, but that's someone's right.)
There's talk of no soda's in New York (not sure if this is for everyone or just obese people)
I've heard they want to do away with cupcakes in schools because of the sugar content. (I do like my sweets.)
Rove Versus Wade - Abortion or not. (If this were overturned it would take a right away from someone. Personally, I don't like the idea of abortion, but it's not my decision. I've never had one.)
McDonald's - There are people who want to close McDonald's because of all the calories in their food. (I like a Big Mac on occasion)
I could give more cases, but I think this is enough for you to get the idea. None of these examples have affected me, but what I'm concerned about is where does it end?
All of these instances are for our good or to save babies. Okay, I think abortions are wrong, but at the same time I believe in the right for women to make their own choice. The time is going to come when something you want the right to do will be taken away from you and me. It scares me, and I think you should be scared to.
On a lighter note, Romance Books 4 Us is having their Christmas in July contest. For details go to http://romancebooks4us.com
That's it for this week. I won't be seeing you next Sunday because I will be on vacation. I will be back on July 22nd with a new blog.
I hope everyone can stay cool this summer.
Sandra K. Marshall