Violence Against Women Act Shows Lack of Respect In House


Violence Against Women Act Shows Lack of Respect In House

At this moment the Senate, with bipartisan approval, is poised to pass the Violence Against Women Act.  The law was introduced by then Senator Joe Biden, and signed by President Bill Clinton.  It was reauthorized in 2000, and 2005, but House Republicans have threatened to reject the 2012 version.

Their complaint is that the amended bill would add protection under the law for Native Americans, some illegal immigrants, and same-sex couples.

In other words, because of their prejudices, all women would lose redress against attacks by men, if prosecutors chose not to take their attackers to trial.  Not all Republican men are openly vocal about their lack of respect for women.  But statements by Todd Aiken and Richard Mourdock were supported by other Republicans during the 2012 elections.

Once again, I must remind this group of “good ole boys” that women voters are growing in numbers.  No candidate can win a general election without their support.  And, if polls are accurate, we could very possibly have a woman President in 2016. Misogynists beware!

James Turnage

Columnist-The Guardian Express

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