After reading a bunch of political articles about the upcoming election there is one thing that is hard for me to wrap my head around: why do politicians create their platform around individual beliefs and stances?
I have never understood why politicians push forward their religious affiliations and personal beliefs on the masses that they are trying to convince to vote for them. The platform in which you preach from should not be about what’s best for you and those that are close to you, but for the majority of the population.
I don’t care if someone’s personal beliefs conflict with a certain issue, but when that issue is something that effects millions of people compared to just you, there’s a problem.
The United States always boasts about doing what’s good for the people and yet congress is taking away institutions and programs that are there to help people due to religious affiliations of those in congress.
It just doesn’t make sense that just because a few people don’t agree with something get to decide on whether the general public has access to it. For the most part what they’re outlawing doesn’t even directly affect them.
Hopefully one of these days politicians will realize that it’s not about what aligns with their personal beliefs but what is good for the people in the country they have been elected to run.
I haven’t thought much about the whole Chick-fil-a controversy recently. Yes, I disagree with their stance on gay marriage and their funding of anti-gay groups, but there is no Chick-fil-A near me, so I don’t have the option to boycott it in the near future.