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Wed Apr 26, 2017, 10:54 AM

54. I'm not giving up any of my rights.

Your OP is spot on.

Frankly, I'm sick to death of the discussion of "for the sake of party unity". I am a Democrat for a reason. I don't think we need to change our platform and ideas to attract new voters. I think we need to work on convincing those voters that the Democratic platform is better for 99% of Americans than the Republican platform. For those who cannot see reason, forget about them. Trump did not win without help. We need to concentrate on exposing the inequity of elections.

The Democratic platform has always favored choice and equality. I do not want that to change, and if we start chipping away at that principle, it will change and the Republicans will have done what they wanted. We need candidates who reflect that platform and if we don't have one in a race, then we need more candidates available to us.

I'm not voting for anyone who believes a woman a murderer for having a medical procedure. It's no one else's business but the woman's.

I am a pro-choice Democrat and that is not likely to change. I think the movement to accept a different platform is ridiculous. If we move to the center, we become Republican-lite. We should be proud of our principles, fight for them, and in fact, insist upon them.

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