THE AMERICAN ELECTION, why we care so much
Some Americans have wondered why we Canadians seem so concerned about the outcome of today’s presidential election. But particularly why do we Humanists care so much more? Well lets be honest, we do not buy that this election is about economics or foreign affairs .This election is about American people voting on whether women ‘s activities should be controlled by the State or not. Period.
A Pollster on TC earlier today said that if you see a lot of young women in the voting line up, Obama wins but if you see a lot of cars in the parking lot with bibles on the seat and crucifixes hanging in the window, this is a sure sign that Romney is winning ,in this voting station at least. And that is why we care.
See, we do not think all that plausible rhetoric about jobs, the economy or the foreign policy of the U.S, is what this election is about.
This election is between those who feel legislation is needed to curb women, particularly single women’s , activities. That and only that will be sending voters to the polls today.
True, on the state level, republicans have often been able to exert their influence by introducing a flood of bill that stigmatize or eliminate abortions and that flood has not abated–—944 provisions on abortions or contraception were still being introduced into State legislatures during the first three months of 2012.
But Roe vs, Wade sits in their way so far and now they see a chance, on the federal level to make their control over women complete.
This election is essentially a war on Women and there is some danger that many women have failed to see this. And that is why Humanists are worried.