Solutions, Ideas, Positive Talk

A Note from Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy reminds us all that a few votes can make a difference.  EVERY VOTE COUNTS.

My additional remark:  don’t let people tell you that “your vote will not make a difference.”  This is a Republican strategy to keep people away from the polls.

This is what Patrick Murphy wrote:

In that time [since spring of 2011], I’ve met tens of thousands of voters who want a new direction for Florida.  I’ve laid out a clear, contrasting vision – of protecting Medicare and Social Security for our seniors, of using my experience as a CPA and small businessman to create jobs, of supporting a woman’s right to choose, of treasuring our environment for generations to come, and perhaps most importantly, of putting an end to the divisiveness and extreme rhetoric that is crippling Washington.

But it all comes down to this.  There’s nothing left but the voting.

Vote for moderation.  Vote for Patrick Murphy.

For instance, a woman’s right to choose is an issue of moderation because otherwise, one group forces its will upon another.  No one forces the extreme right wing to obtain an abortion against their will.  I am against abortion myself, but when I think about my great-grandmother – a Scottish woman who died of childbirth in 1901 – I think about a crippling law which killed her and denied her the chance of having other babies.  Those “babies” who disappear from a swingset (an anti-abortion ad)?  They could be the babies who never had a chance at life because the mother disappears, too.

I will also add this.  It is the divisiveness caused by people like Paul Ryan and his support of Ayn Rand attitudes which cause abortions, not the freedom to choose.  It is the greed and selfishness attitudes of a Mitt Romney which causes abortions, not the freedom to choose.  It is the promotion of fascism – “my way or the highway” –  from people like Allen West which promotes abortions, not the freedom to choose.  For if we rid society of the ideas of Ayn Rand, individual selfishness and greed, then we come one step closer to eliminating the idea that abortion is a form of contraception.  Legislating morality has been proven NOT to work, especially when people embrace the greed and selfishness proposed by Ayn Rand.  And THAT is the issue of moderation.

There is a reason America embraces freedom and liberty.  But it takes responsibility and reasoning to maintain it, not selfishness, greed, and macho man attitudes.  The Republicans do not offer the option of responsibility and reasoning.  Period.

Vote for Patrick Murphy.

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