Why I’m Voting No on All Three Ballot Questions [PHIL-OSOPHY]
Here go some of my quick-fire musings on Tuesday's upcoming election:
On Ballot Question #1 - I'm voting NO. I really doubt it would accomplish its lofty goals. Plus, the majority of hospitals don't have the kind of money to hire staffing mandated by this question. I'd rather keep things the way they are, instead of throwing a monkey wrench into it and really screw things up big time.
Question #2 - This question aims to reverse the Citizens United Supreme Court decision by creating a state commission of politicians and activists who will restrict the voice of free speech. Citizens United empowers workers and their employers to have the same voice workers and their unions have. If it's good enough for them, it's good enough for everyone. This is a NO brainer!
Question #3 - Transgender people deserve dignity and respect! By the same token, my wife, daughters and granddaughter equally deserve safety and privacy. A man identifying as a woman has no place in the shower room with my ladies. Plus, how can you trust the person is telling the truth about his identity? This law demands women and young girls to just give up their dignity and privacy in the name of an ideology. That's insane. My vote is NO.
Hooray to the editorial staff of the Boston Herald for endorsing a balanced, intelligent and disciplined leader in bipartisan common sense, Keiko Orrall for State Treasurer. Keiko is up to the task! Keiko Orrall gets my vote and endorsement.
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