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As a white, male, near 1% American citizen, there isn't much that a Romney administration would do to make my life as such an American all that different and certainly not worse.  But, for nearly everyone else, it would.  I could, and have spoken my mind, taken action, and made my voice heard in person, in writing, and through financial support to causes and candidates.  But right now, I want to talk about my daughters and their future in a very personal and specific way.

It is very simple:

- 67 bills passed in the TGOP controlled House of Representatives to limit or remove the rights of my daughters to control their own bodies

- GOP governors and legislatures around the country passing laws designed to get around Roe V. Wade and "end abortion" in their states.

- Forcible Rape.  Rape easy.  Divine rape babies and other gifts from god given by just "another method of conception".

- Unnecessary medical and psychological trauma now enshrined in law designed to intimidate my daughters from making their own decisions for the lives and bodies.

- The pre-existing condition my youngest daughter was born with, and CURED that insurance co's denied coverage for and that Obamacare prevented from day one of it's passing.

- Any chance of moving forward (in any capacity) to slow down, lessen the impact of, even stop the devastating effects of climate change and return to the certain death of a fossil-fuled end of life as we know it.

- Any chance of enforcement of the now multiple laws passed to give my daughters the right to equal pay for equal work.

There are many more reasons, but I think this is more than enough.  

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  •  Tip Jar (12+ / 0-)

    The priest said, "Today's sermon is called 'Liars', but first I have a question. How many of you have read Chapter 66 in Matthew?" Nearly every hand went up. "You're just the group I need to speak to," the priest said. "There's no such chapter."

    by Back In Blue on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 11:32:03 AM PST

  •  The 28th Amendment ERA not yet ratified (6+ / 0-)

    Passed in 1972 the Equal Rights Amendment giving men and women equal rights under the law has only been ratified by 35 of the required 38 states.

    Would contraception, vaginal probes, women's preexisting conditions be issues if women were actually equal citizens to men.

    Do you think woman's right will be protected by Republicans?

    That's why I vote Dem.

    Mojo?!?! What mojo?

    by xopher on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 11:39:54 AM PST

    •  Wow. I'm embarrassed I hadn't remembered. (1+ / 0-)
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      Southern Lib

      Just google the ERA and their site looks old and unloved as do many of the other ERA sites.  There is evidence of actual organization and action, but clearly not enough.

      Thanks for pointing this out.  Consider it a well-placed kick in my ass.  I'm going to get involved.

      The priest said, "Today's sermon is called 'Liars', but first I have a question. How many of you have read Chapter 66 in Matthew?" Nearly every hand went up. "You're just the group I need to speak to," the priest said. "There's no such chapter."

      by Back In Blue on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 12:46:35 PM PST

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  •  For our daughters! (6+ / 0-)

    My daughter called to tell me about her friend.  M is a very active and very out lesbian. Her parents, who live in Missouri and have been life long Republicans, called this morning to tell her they had just voted for Obama.  They could not support a party that would not support their daughter. M is very proud of her parents and is overjoyed at their wonderous love and support.

    "Life without liberty is like a body without spirit. Liberty without thought is like a disturbed spirit." Kahlil Gibran, 'The Vision'

    by CorinaR on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 11:47:48 AM PST

  •  I finally turned my husband to vote for (7+ / 0-)

    our daughter's future. We are the same demo as you, though more 5-10%, and I just really forced himto look at the efforts to curb women's rights. When I first mentioned the assault on contraceptive care, he said, "Well we don't need that anyway" (we're 50). I said, "You have a 15-year-old daughter that may want to make her own choices about when and if to have children one day." "Oh", he said. I don't think it had dawned on him till that very moment that his little girl had grown into a reproductive-capable young woman. Toss in illegalization of emergency contraception and rapist's parental rights and the papa bear came out in him. Thank you for voting for your daughters. They will run the world some day, and they also are the ones who will take care of us in our old age!

    •  I've turned a number of father's to vote D. (3+ / 0-)

      It is amazing how none of them had considered the impact on their daughters.  In general, I think that most fathers do not want to think of their daughter's as reproductive-cable young women until they have to.  Well, they have to and I'm happy to help them do so.

      The priest said, "Today's sermon is called 'Liars', but first I have a question. How many of you have read Chapter 66 in Matthew?" Nearly every hand went up. "You're just the group I need to speak to," the priest said. "There's no such chapter."

      by Back In Blue on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 12:34:25 PM PST

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    •  wow - so glad you got h im to think about (0+ / 0-)

      your daughter

      it amazes me sometimes tho - you would think we  woul not have to point it out, but we do, we do

  •  Thank you for this diary (4+ / 0-)

    I would do anything for my daughter.

    I would do anything to help both of my children have the best future possible.

    I voted for Obama.

    I consider these Tea Party guys and their actions to limit my daughter's rights and future opportunities a big problem. I'm acting accordingly.

    I want to see the first female POTUS.  And I'm willing to work for it.

    •  Me too! (1+ / 0-)
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      I also want to see the first female POTUS and soon!  

      The priest said, "Today's sermon is called 'Liars', but first I have a question. How many of you have read Chapter 66 in Matthew?" Nearly every hand went up. "You're just the group I need to speak to," the priest said. "There's no such chapter."

      by Back In Blue on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 12:31:05 PM PST

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  •  Thank you for being such a good father. (3+ / 0-)

    By choice, I am childless.  I'm old enough now that I won't ever have children, but I remember the bad old days prior to Roe v. Wade.  The Republicans want to take the right to control their own bodies away from women, and that will always be unacceptable.

    So while I didn't vote for my daughter, I did for everyone else's.

    "...you never quite know where you are with him. He's the sort of chap who follows you into a revolving door and comes out in front." ~Yes, Minister

    by Nicci August on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 01:15:23 PM PST

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