Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Politics and Parenting a Special Needs Child

This post is not intended to endorse one Presidential candidate or another. Perhaps more than any other election since I first voted I am torn about what stance to take. I would like to hear from my fellow bloggers and readers what you consider in deciding who you will vote for.

There are so many issues. Each of us has reasons as to why certain ones will take priority for us individually. For example, as a Christian woman who has experienced infertility issues abortion is high on my list. However, I am very concerned about terrorism this time too.

In our little berg, which has just become a City, I worry about forest fires but felt safer from terror threats. That is until recently someone attempted to sabotage a train carrying hazardous material very close to our home. Fortunately, protection measures had been set in place. A rail car was ahead of the train carrying the hazardous material and caught it. The train was able to stop before derailing. The same type of thing was tried a couple of weeks later at another nearby town.

This past weekend the news reported that Hillary Clinton is planning to seek additional funding for Autism research if elected President. I have been trying to explore what the other candidates have to say or their records relative to programs relative to disabilities. I have not been able to find much information. On the other hand, is that a reason to support a candidate that we might have other concerns about?

There is so much to consider in this election.

Until next time,
Peggy Lou Morgan
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