Oct 10, 2012 Obama administration treats same-sex couples as family for staying deportations. Would a Romney administration have done the same?
On Election Day, most voters will choose between Tweedledee and Tweedledum in the presidential election, where both a president Obama and Romney will perpetuate the government-military-industrial complex, overcriminalization of the criminal justice system, hyper-national security and civil liberties violations in the name of the war on terrorism, and the list goes on.
Ralph Nader’s 2000 run for president was a wake-up call that a huge number of voters do not accept this less-than-democratic two-party stranglehold on politics in the United States.
Nevertheless, I will vote for Obama as the lesser of two evils, including my knowledge that Romney would appoint worst threats to civil liberties on the federal courts and will likely be a greater threat to immigrants’ rights, among other considerations.
A case in point is the Homeland Security Department’s recent announcement and directive that same-sex couples be treated as families as a factor in determining whether to halt deportation efforts against people who are deportable but not a threat to society. Would a Romney administration have done the same? If Romney becomes president, will he undo such a policy?
Remember to vote on election day.