for my nieces and nephews

This is copied from a post I shared on Facebook.

I keep posting against Donald Trump because I have over a dozen nieces and nephews. They range in age from under a year-old to over twenty-years old. I care for them dearly, even if I do not get to see them very often.

I do not want my nieces to grow up in a country that has knowingly elected a misogynistic sexual predator and demagogue into the highest political office in the land. I do not want my nieces to live in a world in which men, emboldened by Trump’s example, continue to assault women and girls. I do not want my nieces to see that no matter how prepared a woman may be, no matter how qualified, how much experience she has, how much of her life she has devoted to understanding policy and how the government works, that woman still loses in favor of an ignorant, sexist, racist, dangerous man who has made it clear time and time again that the only person he cares about is himself and his own advancement. I want better for my nieces E., S., W., R., H., A., N., and R.

Neither do I want my nephews to have that kind of man as president held up as a role model for them. I do not want my nephews to learn from his example and from the silence of our populace that such despicable behavior towards women, minorities, the disabled, and refugees is acceptable behavior. I do not want my nephews to have as their example a man who is unprepared, who tells lies as easily as breathing, who takes advantage of others, who refuses to do his fair share, and who hides from the truth and responsibility. I want better for my nephews A., B., J., G., T., and I.

I would not trust Donald Trump alone in a room with any of my nephews or nieces. Nor do I trust him with their future. Can you blame me?

Many of my friends and family are politically conservative, but I know that for just as many of them, supporting Trump is a bitter pill to swallow. Don’t. He does not support your values. Time and again he has proven himself not to be trustworthy enough to be our president. He has proven through his character that he is not deserving of your support or your vote. Listen to your conscience and vote for someone else.

I’m not voting for Trump and I cannot be silent in my dissent. I want to make sure I can look my nieces and nephews in the eye and tell them that I did my part to try to keep him out of office.

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