Here's an idea how about Republicans actually approve of welfare reform like the bipartisan bill approved by congress during the Clinton administration. I kind of agree with you Niels, but to me I view it is murder but when its rape or the mother's life is in danger that's when the loophole is to begin. Not everyone in the South is homophobic, racist, or Christian in fact that happens to be a stereotype to people in the South. I happen to have family in Tennessee and they're not racist or homophobic.
Let this be a lesson not everyone agrees with you, but that is no good reason to criminalize people of the South because they don't believe what you believe. Ever heard of something called EDUCATION that's what people are trying to do educate people of religion and law.
This is who I AM. I am a catholic who goes to church every Sunday and on Holydays and I believe in God. I believe that abortion is necessary ONLY when the woman has been raped or her life is endangered. I believe that gays deserve to marry whoever they want, in fact I have a gay uncle who fought in Desert Storm and lives in Florida. Cannibis should be used for medical purposes ONLY. I want immigration reform for illegal immigrants in America just like both Dems and the GOP is trying to do. I want a new healthcare policy that actually has bipartisan support and can actually get the jobs we need and healthcare millions more need now more than ever. I want a president who can actually secure America as a leading world power that is respected and feared. I want a recognizable America that I know I can trust and support and that all people are equal.
Am I asking for too much or what? Niels just try to feels what its like to have a different religion, political belief, sexuality, or nationality then only you could understand what its really like.
Atheism is not considered a religion by BOTH democrats and republicans and I think if you really don't like it you don't have to live here. This is one of a few countries where you don't get killed for not believing in whatever belief system other countries try to force on others like Iran and N Korea. Don't you get it 95% of Americans are either Christians, Jewish, or Muslim. Not everyone wants to recognize nonbelievers or atheist as a religion including Jews and Muslims. So don't tell me its only Christians that want to get rid of Roe v Wade or keep "Under God" in the pledge or get rid of "In God We Trust" on our currency when Jews and Muslims want to keep it.
The reason why we added "God" to the pledge and the currency was to combat communism in the Cold War because in the Soviet Union they couldn't worship as they pleased. And by the Catholics of the Catholic Church were persecuted and so were Mormons and Jews some still are in the South because America's majority of Christians are protestants. I am Catholic and you also forgot that many republicans want a war FOR women. Not all republicans are wimpy have you forgotten Mike Huckabee took a stand at the RNC saying that republicans want a WAR FOR WOMEN to protect their rights. Hell I even participated for the march on Washington with my parish community to show our opposition against abortion and Roe v Wade.
Now Niels with all due respect it is important to know that more women including young women are becoming more and more pro-life, even my cousin is having a baby and she is only 20 years old. My aunt spent time a few years ago before she and her husband had their daughter lived in Texas and South Carolina and met people who were nice, caring and showed that Southern hospitality just like that storm that hit the South a few weeks ago when the people who were stuck spent time at a Chick-Fillet to eat and sleep they didn't pay a dime.
My brother lives in Florida and has friends down there and they're hospitable even though they are in the army and so is my brother who spent time in Afghanistan. So don't tell me the South is racist or homophobic that's just a stereotype.