In the era of Covid-19, it behooves us to listen to the experts. They tell us that for the sake of our health and the health of others, that we wear masks when we are outside.
In Georgia, Governor Brian Kemp signed an executive order that banned towns and cities from enforcing a rule that when outside, members of the public must wear a mask.
Brian Kemp is an idiot. I don’t know who is advising him, but whoever they are, their head is clearly in the sand. As of today, nearly 150,000 people in Georgia have been infected and over 3000 people are dead.
We are in the midst of a pandemic. The last thing we need is an idiot politician who refuses to prioritize the lives and the health of their constituents. But you can’t vote if your dead or intubated, right?
Just another reminder that we need to vote and remind those in the halls of power who they are responsible to.
We all recognize that life is precious, especially the lives of our children. The problem is that we do not recognize or remember that our children grow within their mother’s bodies and it is the mother who is as important in the process as the fetus that is growing inside of her.
Yesterday, Governor Brian Kemp (R-Georgia), signed the Fetal Heartbeat Bill. In layman’s terms, abortion is allowed until a heartbeat of a fetus is detected. The problem is that that a heartbeat is detected within five to six weeks of pregnancy, when many women may not be aware that they are pregnant.
Without directly saying so, Governor Kemp has signed a law that bans all abortions.
I don’t know if the Governor or his team consulted with any doctors, but my heart of hearts tells me with that this is wrong. A woman’s right to choose is an unalienable right. The problem is that many still believe that a woman does not have the right to choose how to live her life (which extends to if and/or when she has a child).
While I understand the point of view of those who are pro-life, I disagree with them. If a woman has an abortion, for whatever reason she has it, that decision is between herself, her doctor, her G-d (if she belongs to a particular faith) and the father (if there is a father). Outside of that small circle, no one has the right to tell a woman what to do with her life or her future.
Is it disheartening? Of course. Does it make me feel angry and frustrated that the men who won the elections are just another version of the same old politician? Yes. Especially given that Brian Kemp was Secretary Of State and was in charge of the elections while he was running for governor.
But the way I see it, there is a silver lining in spite of the results. There are flaws in our electoral process, but until the flaws are exposed, they cannot be fixed. Stacey Abrams and Andrew Gillum, in spite of their losses, have given hope to those who want to run for office, but are not the traditional candidate. The door has been opened and it will never close again. Women, citizens of color and members of the LGBTQ community now know that they can run for office and can create the diverse America that many of us know is possible.