Because my children are women, and I'd like for them to receive equal pay for equal work . . .
Because I think humankind is largely to blame for global warming, and I'd like to see it slowed or stopped . . .
Because as a former attorney, I believe in the tenets of the U.S. Constitution, including the Bill of Rights, . . .
Because I believe that the Bill of Rights means prisoners cannot be held without being allowed access to an attorney or to the courts . . .
Because I believe that the Bill of Rights means that government searches must be reasonable . . .
Because I believe that the Bill of Rights means that the government cannot seize someone without probable cause . . .
Because I believe in equal protection under the law . . .
Because I believe in the separation of church and state . . .
Because I believe in the First Amendment right of free speech . . .
Because I believe that the Second Amendment guarantees a limited right to bear arms for purposes of defending the country, and not an unlimited right to all guns at all times . . .
Because I believe that the ideals of this great country means that it should be a beacon of freedom to the world, and not an agent of oppression and torture . . .
Because I think our economic policies, including the deregulation of the banking and mortgage industries that has occurred since 2001, have been disastrous . . .
Because I think that diplomacy matters, and that isolationism and unilateralism is not an intelligent option . . .
For all these reasons, and more,
If you're interested in knowing why I'm supporting Barack Obama in this election, and why I've done so since last fall, you can comment here or email me. I won't be talking about politics all that much here otherwise, but with so much at stake this year, I just couldn't sit on my hands any longer. After this post, we'll be back to our regularly scheduled programming.