Wednesday, September 2, 2015

10 things that Americans believe

It's 2013, and a majority of Americans support gun sanity, gay marriage, a woman's right to chose, tax fairness, preserving Social Security, legalizing pot, etc., etc. I don't know about you, but I am damn pround to be an American.

10 things that Americans believe


Look at your calendar, America. It's Jan. 22, 2013, and this is what we believe:

-- Undocumented immigrants should be a pathway to citizenship, not deported.

-- Global warming is a proven fact, caused by human activity.*

-- A woman's right to choose on abortion should be the law of the land.

-- Congress should pass President Obama's gun proposals, including a renewed ban on assault rifles, a ban on high-capacity magazines and stronger background checks.

-- The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not worth it.

-- Gay marriage should be legal.

-- Marijuana should be legal.

-- Taxes should be increased on the wealthy so they're paying their fair share.

-- Labor unions -- even for government workers -- have a right to bargain collectively.

-- Preserving Social Security is more important than reducing the deficit.

I don't know about you, but I am damned proud to be an American.

* A plurality of 49 percent, versus 24 percent who do not believe in climate change -- all other views are represented by a majority of 51 percent or more.

We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy: comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog

Will Bunch
Also on
letter icon Newsletter