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Response to former9thward (Reply #34)

Sat Sep 1, 2012, 07:31 AM

35. We can continue this if you wish

 

but I have too much to do.

The bottom line is that if you favor labor unions, that means all of them. We have IBEW members in Nuclear Power plants, We have them at Raytheon, which makes Weapons of War (like the Patriot Missile), we have them in energy alternative companies, like Cape Wind. I, personally, represent people in the gaming industry, which includes bar-tenders who serve alcohol. I, myself, am a Mutuel Clerk, selling mutuel tickets to racing patrons who gamble on race tracks that simulcast from all over the world. We all work and all work has dignity.

I noticed from your bio page that you are a criminal defense attorney by trade. Good for you. I believe in the Constitution and that everyone accused of a crime deserves representation. But I must remind you that not everyone thinks like me. You may be subject to criticism, on occasions, for defending heinous criminals who wreak havoc on society. Drug Dealers, Rapists, maybe even murderers. That's OK, I understand because I'm a proud Liberal. I can't think of ever siding with the Christian Coalition or right wingers on any issue. They are the type of people who want to tear down our constitution or degrade the type of work somebody does. I don't tell other Americans how to run their lives, because, you see, I'm a Liberal. If somebody chooses a life style I might not choose for myself, I still support that decision.That's because I'm a Liberal. If a woman chooses to terminate a pregnancy, I will support that desision, it doesn't matter her reason, because I'm a Liberal. If a woman chooses to come to term, and give life, I am willing to pay more in taxes (even though I have no children) in order to house, educate, cloth and provide health care to that child, because I'm a Liberal. If a person decides to drink alcohol, even to excess, even though I only occasionally drink, I would not pass judgment, because I'm a Liberal. If that same person needs help for that same excess, I'm for government sponsored treatment to attend to that need, because I'm a Liberal. The same goes for Drugs, I'm basically a libertarian on that score, too. Let adults make adult decisions.

And finally, if a man decides to be a criminal defense attorney and defend the most heinous criminals in society, I support that decision, too. I pass no judgment. You see, those who do pass judgment, who want to tell others how to live their lives, that they know better about who you should love, when you should give birth, what you should consume, where you should work and how you should spend your own money, they are, well, Conservatives, and as I say, I am a proud Liberal representing people who work hard for a living, and vote for Democrats. That's why Massachusetts is so deep blue, because people who think like me are in the vast majority.

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