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View Diary: On Raising My Children To Be Free -- Free To Leave The U.S.A. (275 comments)

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  •  It's not about jumping ship (5+ / 0-)

    It's about being open to the possibility of living elsewhere. Yes, in some areas of the country, this meanness can be fought, but here in Texas, it's likely that we will have the most right-wing, hateful individuals in the top 2 positions of governor and lieutenant governor.  I vote but that doesn't help in a state like this. People like me aren't represented.  I fear for the citizens of Texas if/when that happens.  

    Access to affordable healthcare is a critical need in my family and that, as much as anything else will drive our decision to stay or go as retirees.

    As for our sons, if their opportunities take them abroad, we will be supportive and look forward to visiting. Who knows, with the younger generation, people who are invested in the citizens, not just the corporations, will be elected and things will change.  I still have hope, but we also have contingency plans.  

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