If you voted Republican or a third party, I have to ask if you really knew what you voted fo

I went to bed at 11PM last night and was awake around threeish with these words forming my mind. I kept dozing off but would always awake with these words colliding with each other, ricocheting off the insides of my skull. I guess they demand to be written down.
 
If you voted Republican or a third party, I have to ask if you really knew what you voted for. Because I don’t think you do. Did you read the Republican National Party platform or did you only listen to the rhetoric? Did you watch any other news channel than Fox? Did you read the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal? Many newspapers in the country have only endorsed Republican candidates for over a hundred years chose to endorse the Democratic candidate. Did you read their articles explaining why?


 
You had to know that voting for a third party was in effect voting for the Republicans. You had to know that because you are not stupid, only angry at the way things are and blame the only people you can find the to pin the blame on, the current administration.


 
Which are the wrong people to blame. It takes time to undo the effects of Republican administrations. It would have happened had you voted for the Democrats but instead you voted for more of the same conditions that make your life miserable. The economic policies of the Reagan administration have caused a recession during the Reagan years and the presidency of the first Bush while those same policies caused the Great Recession of the second Bush administration. These are the same economic policies used by the Republicans of 1928. Need I remind you what happened in the USA and around the world in 1929? We may expect another severe recession if not another great depression as a result of the people you elected. How is that in the best interests of yourselves or those you cherish?
 
The Republicans do not care about you if you are anything other than a rich, straight, white, male. If you disagree with me, then you are deliberately choosing to ignore the evidence right in front of us all.

 Tax cuts are given to the wealthy while taxes are increased on the rest of us. Businesses get tax cuts, but workers don’t get raises because the businesses are paying out stock dividends to the wealthy. Research it if you don’t believe me.


 
Our planet is dying and you voted to kill it since the Republicans, despite the evidence of science, claim they don’t believe in global warming. Why don’t they? Because anything which would correct the warming trend means businesses have to pay for expensive retrofits to prevent emissions from ruining the ozone layer. Paying for these expensive things means fewer dividends for the wealthy stockholders. Research it if you don’t believe me.


 
If you voted Republican or a third party on 11/8/16 then you voted for the deaths for millions of your fellow citizens. Do you or anyone you love have a chronic illness? You have killed them because a chronic illness is a pre-existing condition. You voted to go back to the days when US citizens were ineligible for health insurance if they had a pre-existing condition. The Republicans intend to gut the Affordable Care Act and millions of Americans will once again be without health insurance. The irony of this is that the reason the ACA is not better than it is because of all the provisions that were removed because the Republicans demanded their removal before they would vote for it. Research it if you don’t believe me.
 


If you voted Republican or third party on 11/8/16 then you voted for the deaths for millions of your fellow citizens who depend on Social Security, children and the elderly for the most part but a goodly number of the disabled, also, because you have to know that the Republicans want to privatize Social Security. By that, they mean gamble with it on Wall Street. 


 
Oh, I can hear you telling me this is how we can assure that future generations will have their Social Security when it’s their turn. No, it won’t. How many people who gamble actually make money? Lives and families are destroyed by gambling. Gambling on the stock market is no safer than gambling at a casino. Research it if you don’t believe me.


 
There are two perfectly simple ways to increase the Social Security fund. The first way would be for Congress to vote to restore the money taken from the fund by Reagan and both Bushs. They could take it from the bloated Department of Defence budget and the DOD would never miss it. Research it if you don’t believe me.
 
The second way would be to remove the Social Security cap which at the moment is at $117,000.00. Anyone who earns $117,000.01 and above does not pay FICA. Remove that cap and Social Security would never ever run out of money. But the Republicans would never do that because it means the wealthiest among us would have to do without a few thousand dollars. Think of it. People earning $117,000.00 a year or less are paying the social security collected by millionaires, billionaires, and trillionaires. Research it if you don’t believe me.


 
If you voted Republican or a third party on 11/8/16 then you voted for the deaths for millions of your fellow citizens who depend upon Medicare because the Republicans intend to privatize that also by gambling it on the stock exchange. Research it if you don’t believe me.
 
If you voted Republican or a third party on 11/8/16 then you voted for the deaths for millions of your fellow citizens who depend upon various social service programs such as rental assistance, SNAP (aka food stamps), Head Start, WIC, free breakfast and lunch programs for children, and more. Research it if you don’t believe me.

 
People who lose their rental assistance will not be able to afford a place to live and the number of homeless will increase just as we saw it increase during the recessions of the Reagan and various Bush years. Research it if you don’t believe me.

 Health care services for a great many people will be lost when the Republicans repeal funding for Planned Parenthood. Ninety-seven percent of their services is routine medical care for women, men, and children. Those women, men, and children will lose those services. Research it if you don’t believe me.


 
If you voted Republican or a third party on 11/8/16 then you voted for the deaths for millions of your fellow citizens who have mental illness because the Republicans don’t believe in it. Research it if you don’t believe me.
 
If you voted Republican or a third party on 11/8/16 then you voted for a massive loss of jobs at the federal level. Maybe you resent paying the taxes that are the wages of the government employees. I have two things to say to that. The first is that your tax dollars will become their unemployment benefits. The second is that if the wealthy were paying their fair share of taxes, the burden would be less for you. 


 
If you voted Republican or a third party on 11/8/16 then you voted for the deaths caused by white supremacists of who knows how many people. White supremacists have killed more people in the USA than any other group since 9/11/01. We need sensible gun control laws and ou made sure we won’t get them. Research it if you don’t believe me.


 
If you voted Republican or a third party on 11/8/16 then you voted for the deaths of citizens who are not white. Not even five days since we had the election results and children are being bullied in schools and playgrounds. Adults are talking about lynching and tar and feathering non-whites. Christians who are not white are being abused by Christians who are white. Signs are going up about bathrooms for whites only. Research it if you don’t believe me.


 
If you voted Republican or a third party on 11/8/16 then you voted for the deaths of citizens who are LBGT. Don’t you remind the horrible death Matthew Shepard suffered? How many marriages will be destroyed? How many families? Children with same-sex parents are being abused and bullied at school. Research it if you don’t believe me.


 
If you voted Republican or a third party on 11/8/16 then you voted for the suppression of women in this country through abuse, rape, sexual assault, and sexual molestation. The Republicans don’t want to pay for contraception but are men willing to use condoms or do without sex? The Republicans want women to return to second-class citizen status. Research it if you don’t believe me.


 
If you voted Republican or a third party on 11/8/16 then you voted for deaths of many our women and men in the armed services because we know, because the Republicans have promised it, to go to war against ISIS and Iran by repealing the Iran nuclear arms deal. Of course, the Republicans created ISIS when they invaded Iraq for no reason. That radicalized the far right of Islam and going to war against ISIS will only radicalize more of the far right of Islam at home and abroad. We have been horrified at the ISIS terrorists’ acts which have murdered so many civilians. Just imagine how many more will lose their lives because you voted for Republicans and third party candidates. Research it if you don’t believe me.
 

Additionally, when our women and men in the armed services come home maimed in mind and/or body and they seek services of the VA, it will be difficult for them to get them. Not too long ago it was taking the VA an average of 435 business days to process an initial claim. That is well over a year for someone who needs help to wait for it. Why does it take so long? Because Republicans will not adequately fund the VA because they would have to raise taxes on the wealthy to do it. Research it if you don’t believe me.
 

How many of our women and men in the armed services choose to commit suicide because they are not getting adequate help soon enough? Research it if you don’t believe me.
 
If you voted Republican or a third party on 11/8/16 then you voted for the privatization of federally owned public lands. This means the return of the Keystone Pipeline. It means that pipeline will violate the Native American sacred lands. It means the Grand Canyon will be destroyed by the mining of uranium. Yellowstone will be destroyed to mine for gold. Fracking will be allowed everywhere, polluting our water. Beautiful mountaintops will be destroyed. Research it if you don’t believe me.
 

The end result of voting for Republicans and third party candidates is that you voted for deaths of who knows how many innocent people who are quietly living their lives in a law-abiding manner, maybe even doing a great deal of good in their communities through volunteer efforts. You voted for their deaths when you voted for those who will destroy the social services so many in the USA need in order to survive. Research it if you don’t believe me.

 
I hear your voices screaming “But you don’t talk about Hillary.” Look, if you have swallowed all the lies about her, then that’s on you for believing what liars told you. A lie repeated often enough does not become the truth. It remains a pernicious lie. The Republicans admitted they invented the entire Benghazi scandal to discredit her. They admitted it, but because you have listened to their lies for too long, you refused to believe them when they told the truth. For a change.

 Everything you need to know about Hillary is contained in this article. Read it and follow the embedded links and, finally, be informed of the truth about Hillary Rodham Clinton. “The most thorough, profound and moving defense of Hillary Clinton I have ever seen.” It is found at: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/6/11/1537582/-The-most-thorough-profound-and-moving-defense-of-Hillary-Clinton-I-have-ever-seen
 
If you voted Republican or a third party on 11/8/16 then you voted for deaths and that means you voted for evil. Here is the evil you voted for, whether you intended to or not, because these are the values of the Republican Party: authoritarianism, bigotry, discrimination, fascism,gynophobia, homophobia, intolerance of anyone or anything different from yourselves, misogyny, racism, rape, sexism, sexual assault and molestation, transgenderphobia, white supremacy, and xenophobia.
 
If you are a Christian and If you voted Republican or a third party on 11/8/16 then you voted for evil. The New Testament has some blunt words for those Christians who choose evil. One of them is Matthew 25:31-46, the parable of the sheep and the goats. Another is Mark 3:29. 


 
If you voted Republican or a third party, I have to ask if you really knew what you voted for. Because I don’t think you do. Please become informed and when the mid-term elections come around, please vote for life.
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