Let’s be honest about our country. Let’s be open about our culture. This is American on this day, May 9, 2012. It seems hard to find any values that we could attach ourselves to.
What happened to us?
A Republican presidential hopeful was able to run an entire campaign at a national level based on hatred of anyone other than white, Christian Americans.
Republican presidential candidates regularly refer to “the Bible” when asked about their decision making process.
We have been, and continue to be embroiled in a “war on terror” that has no visible end in sight. War spending in this country has exploded exponentially to billions of dollars every year in tax collected funds.
Women are forced to submit to invasive procedures in order to gain access to certain federally protected medical procedures.
Women are forced to submit to medically degenerative practices such as bringing still born birth to term to protect the Right-wing’s assertion that “every life is precious.”
In order to protect the idea that “every life is precious,” women are considered pregnant weeks before engaging in sexual activity.
Doctors have been instructed to not perform certain federally protected medical procedures at their own discretion.
Doctors have been instructed to not inform women of medical conditions that may lead to her making a decision to request certain federally protected medical procedures.
Lawmakers have sanctioned medical malpractice in cases of abortion.
Most people consider obesity to be the result of genetics, but homosexuality is called a choice.
A Republican presidential hopeful accepted foreign citizenship within months of ending her presidential bid.
A Republican presidential hopeful called an incumbent African-American president by the N-word in a public forum.
We allow the general public to vote on whether or not the law in our country should apply equally to all citizens, regardless of the fact that this is a federally protected idea explained in the Constitution.
The wife of a state senator responsible for writing an amendment that had as its objective to specifically promote inequality and disallow a specific group of citizens equal treatment under the law stated publicly that this amendment was written to “protect the Caucasian race.”
Woman are called “whores,” “prostitutes,” and “sluts” by prominent Right-wing broadcast personalities for admitting they use birth control and are sexually active.
The current presumptive Republican presidential nominee for the 2012 election is a multi-millionaire who has gone to great lengths to obscure his assets and claims to be “a normal guy.”
The current presumptive Republican presidential nominee for the 2012 election is a multi-millionaire who has a large amount of assets sitting in the Caribbean, a known tax haven.
Republican members of Congress opposed renewing the Violence Against Women Act in 2012 because it extended protections against violence to same-sex couples and battered immigrants.
Not one single male member of the Republican party in Congress voted to renew the Violence Against Women Act in 2012. Every single female member of the Republican party in Congress voted to renew the act.
Miscarriage has been deemed “murder” and can be investigated as a homicide case in the state of Tennessee.
Currently, it takes women until April 17 to catch up to men due to income inequality between men and women.
The Governor of the state of Wisconsin declared that money is more important to men than women in defense of income inequality.
The current presumptive Republican presidential nominee for the 2012 election attacked our current President for being an elitist Harvard graduate, though he is himself is a Harvard graduate.
The current presumptive Republican presidential nominee for the 2012 election claimed he was instrumental in the turnaround of the automotive industry, though he was not involved in any way, shape, or form.
The conservative members of the Supreme Court pushed through a law that allows any person who has been arrested for any reason can be strip-searched.
A prominent television executive said the following: “…we’re approaching peak vagina on television, the point of labia saturation.”
A Supreme Court justice failed to recuse himself from a case in which his wife was financially beneficial of the ruling.
A state representative from the state of Georgia compared women to cows on pigs from his farm in official debate on a proposed law.
A Republican presidential hopeful who attacked same-sex couples defended his marital indiscretions by claiming that “[his] personal life was none of [our] business.”
A male celebrity can beat a woman, portray himself as a victim of bad publicity, show no remorse, and still have a successful career.
A female celebrity can become incredibly successful by leaking a sex tape.
An irrelevant celebrity can go on national television and express his own bigoted views of homosexuality on a whim and it becomes national news.
An ex-senator of a state that voted to outlay marriage equality committed adultery while his wife was terminally ill.