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My Kid's Disabled, I Can't Vote Red Anymore

I have always believed that one's political views are the result of a compilation of his or her experiences.  I consider myself an independent because I simply can't get on board with all of the main pillars of either major party's platform.  Although I have leaned Republican in past elections (on foreign policy, military budget, states' rights, and fiscal conservatism), I have realized over the past couple of years that I can no longer vote for the majority of Republicans.  
Why not?  It's simple.  I have a disabled child.  And Republicans are doing everything in their power to make his life harder.  Before being immersed in the special needs world, I didn't know what I didn't know.  I didn't know how much families with disabled children are affected by legislative decisions and how life altering it can be when services are taken away.  Many of the state early intervention programs that got my autistic child to where he is today are now in jeopardy be…

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