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Response to GoneOffShore (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2017, 02:32 AM

11. I really want out, too, but I can't leave my family, and my husband has an excellent job.

I have distant cousins in Norway and Sweden, who I communicate with, so the thought has definitely crossed my mind, but I can't leave my elderly mom, mother-in-law, daughters, son-in-law, two grandkids (one who is only 4 years old), and so forth. If I could transplant all of us, though, I'd like to go! Who needs this? I want to live where people use common sense and believe in a safety net, and free college, paid maternity leave, single-payer or some type of health care for all citizens and not just the lucky, and where people care about the environment and are actually doing something to move towards clean energy.

Instead, we have citizens who vote in the very people who want to take an ax to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, the Affordable Care Act; who think climate change is a hoax; who think health care is not a necessity and don't mind if drug prices are sky high; who think the minimum wage should be abolished or never increased; who continually give tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires; who want to ramp up coal production and oil drilling and pipelines; who think that despite having a huge military, it should be increased some more; and also who think that a narcissistic, racist, bigot, pussy grabbing conman and know-nothing is worthy of the presidency.

And it never ceases to amaze me that people on the right claim to care about security and want to ban all Muslims, yet see nothing wrong with the ease at which almost anyone can buy guns in this country, even those who have anger issues, mental health problems, domestic violence backgrounds, little to no training, and so on. The vast majority of us are more likely to be shot by a fellow American than be killed by a terrorist. They also don't think about the fact that if they want to blame everyone in a religion for the behavior of a few, then all Christians need to be banned for the terrorism of Timothy McVey and others in this country, such as the KKK. They don't even think things through whatsoever. Yes, so I'm tired of their hypocrisy and double standards and stupidity.

But I'm stuck here and my only option is to stay and resist with all my might.

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