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  •  A Republican USA? (12+ / 0-)

    Is not a place that I want to live.  If Mitt Romney had won, I was prepared to leave.  I am a Military veteran, educated on the GI Bill.  My father was a WW2 veteran.  My family has roots that go back to the 1680's.  I can trace my ancestors and I studied Scotch-Irish American immigration patterns to the shores of the North Atlantic Coast, through the hills of Pennsylvania, into what became West Virginia, Kentucky, North and South Carolina, then Georgia and Alabama.  The migration split into Arkansas and Texas.  

    I should be a red-necked, deeply conservative, Texas Baptist, but I saw the light and it was not pretty.

    I read, and I learned.  I read now, and what I see from people who I knew years ago in high school and college writing on Facebook and other social media and what I see is, should I say, disgusting.  If there is a Republican elected President in my lifetime, I will probably opt to be an ex-Patriot.  I don't think that the USA would be able to survive the ignorance, bigotry and hatred that another Republican might bring to the Oval Office.  I am not gay, but I support the rights of those who are.  I am not black or brown or red or yellow, but I don't see any reason that the rights of those who are should not be the same as mine.

    It is distressing to see what they do in the Congress and the Senate.

    My wife, daughter and granddaughters should have more privacy in their doctor's office than I have buying another rifle or shotgun.

    by NM Ray on Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 11:02:21 AM PST

    •  We Made That Choice But Got Stuck By a Needy (1+ / 0-)
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      family member after we were well along with the application process.

      It's not easy for an American to get in somewhere else; if you're thinking seriously about it, best to get the arrangements under way early.

      It gets hard to be let in after your 40's because of your potential costs to a society you weren't paying into during your cheap years.

      Good luck whichever way you choose.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 11:24:45 AM PST

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    •  I've said many times (0+ / 0-)

      that I'd go back to the UK my great-grandfather left if they'd take me.  Didn't think of this early enough in my life and now I'm too old.  Stuck here for the coming Gilead holocaust.

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