I was inspired by President Barack Obama’s speech on Wednesday as well as the hit song “I Believe” from The Book of Mormon currently running on Broadway. When I think back to me at 20 or even me at 15, I realize that there are a lot of my ideas or beliefs that have evolved. Something I thought might be fun to do is to track my beliefs over time. So I am starting this with 25 (a nice round even number).
At 25, I believe:
That all people are entitled to equal treatment by their government. This includes but is not limited to gays, lesbians, transgendered, black, white, child of illegal immigrant, etc. Gay marriage and adoption – this means you!
I believe in the separation of church and state.
I believe no one needs a push up bra that add 2 cup sizes. At that point you are wearing a costume.
I believe in holding hands.
I believe organic tomatoes taste better.
I believe in using vinegar or vodka as a house’s primary cleaning products.
I believe in 5th day jeans.
I believe that a woman should have the right to have an elective abortion, while I hope that they do not elect to do so without mitigating circumstances. On that note, I believe in sex education.
I believe knowledge is the sharpest and most effective weapon I can arm myself or my children with.
I believe that I should pay taxes – and a fair amount of them.
I believe that pre-teen TV is complete trash.
I believe in Ron Paul’s Golden Rule foreign policy.
I believe that children in public schools should be exposed to all different ideas – even if they are different from their own – and that our differences should be celebrated and never swept under a rug.
I believe I voted correctly when I cast my first presidential vote for Barack Obama in 2008.
I believe my family can survive anything.
I believe that rib meat is NOT an acceptable way to flavor chicken breast (::cough:: TYSON ::cough:: )
I believe that I will not live in Oklahoma forever.
I believe all parents need locks on their bedroom doors and should make use of them at least three times a week.
I believe that Firefly will be made into an Anime series because all the actors will be too old by the time the series gets a second chance.
I believe nothing is true. Everything is permitted.
I believe I will be fluent in a second language before I die.
I believe by 50, I will have a grandchild.