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Why I, as a Christian, vote Democrat

Why I, as a Christian, vote Democrat:–Abortion.I concede this, in general, to the Republicans.I do worry that, in their haste to eliminate abortion-on-demand, they will limit access for legitimate medical cause..–Money, in general.My observation is the Democrats tend to value people over money, whereas Republicans tend to value money over people, in terms of their policies.Which leads me to my next few points:oClass warfare.Under the republican era from 2000 – 2008, wages for the middle class went down in real terms.In the mean time, the richest couple percentile added to their wealth enormously.Warren Buffet, head of Berkshire Hathaway and one of the richest men in the world, has many excellent quotes on this topic.Among other things, he stated it is a "little obscene" that the tax system has gotten "tilted toward guys like me" over the last 20 years. He also states that the Bush Administrations policies had created a class war, and that his class (the uber-rich) …

An Open Letter to Democrats in Elected Office.

I elected you to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  My cousin just shipped out for Afghanistan.  I elected you to end the tyranny of the Guantanamo prison and denying people due process.  We still hold people there indefinitely without bringing charges.  I elected you to give us universal healthcare.  We get an essentially Republican bill that, while it does many good things, falls short of that promise and which they still manage to completely demonize you for and leverage into a big electoral win.
And now, the latest outrage.  I elected you to stand up for the middle class in a world where the rich are getting richer and the middle class is wilting.  I elected you to fight government of the corporation, by the corporation, and for the corporation in a world in which our richest companies have set record profits while laying off workers or off-shoring positions, writing laws that politicians sponsor (literally), and don’t pay any taxes. I elected you to level a playing field in wh…