Ryan Sawyers: Proud to Say “I’m With Her!”

Ryan Sawyers: Proud to Say “I’m With Her!”

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Guest Post by Chairman of the Prince William County School Board Ryan Sawyers

Time is an interesting thing. With Obama still in office many reasonable conservatives are beginning to see the monster they have created with their unbridled hatred of President Obama.

What will be interesting in 8, 10, 20 years from now is how the Trump folks justify to their children (assuming they tell the truth) why they voted against the first woman president in history and for Donald Trump.

Because over time the pseudo-controversies around Hillary Clinton won’t matter and won’t be discussed other than by historians and only then as partisan footnotes. The presidents that are remembered, the presidents that we build monuments to are the ones who do the most for social justice and the most for the people of this country, not just their money.

Look me in the eye in 2016 and tell me that men and women with equal backgrounds don’t deserve equal pay. You can’t.

Look me in the eye and tell me that Muslims and Sikhs don’t deserve the same Freedom of Religion protections that Christians, Jews, and others enjoy. You can’t.

Look me in the eye and tell me that all citizens regardless of color, gender, disability, religion, or wealth don’t deserve the same equal access to voting. You can’t.

Look me in the eye and tell me that today’s Latino immigrants don’t deserve the same path to citizenship as my Italian great grandparents. You can’t.

Look me in the eye and tell me that LGBT students, some of our most vulnerable students, don’t deserve the same protections as a straight student. You can’t.

You can’t be for small government AND ask the government to be so involved in everyone’s bedroom and women’s medical decisions.

Progressives, liberals are on the right side of history.

As Chairman of the Prince William County School Board, and the first person in county history endorsed by the Democratic Party to win an election for that seat, I promise to fight for the rights of all students, employees, and all citizens in our county.

My daughter deserves the same chances at success as my son. She shouldn’t be limited in her potential because of her gender. She should be rewarded for her intelligence and hard work at the same rate as my son.

That’s why I’m proud to say that…

…I’m with her!