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Empathy.com Proudly Endorses Barack Obama for Re-Election as President of the United States of America


A concern for the well-being of others has been at the heart of America's democracy since its founding. The framers of the U.S. constitution took a stand not just for their own narrow interests but also to "promote the general welfare" of all citizenry, and not just for their own time, but with an eye to future generations they would never see, to "secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity." They understood that, as William Hazlitt would later write, "the love of liberty is the love of others."

Barack Obama has upheld these fundamentally American values.

He has worked to improve well-earned benefits for America's Veterans.




He repealed Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and ended the legal discrimination of gays and lesbians in the military. He said that it was wrong to discriminate against others over whom they choose to love and he did something about it.




He fought for access to healthcare for all Americans.

He has pursued a foreign policy guided by universal values of democracy, justice, and human rights for all mankind--values that form the only solid foundation for lasting peace among nations.

He has promoted energy independence in America, while taking a stand to protect biodiversity and the health of the environment for future generations.

America has never been more diverse, yet, in times of crisis, his words have brought people together. When tragedy struck in Tucson Arizona, he appealed to all Americans, saying, “Rather than pointing fingers or assigning blame, let us use this occasion to expand our moral imaginations, to listen to each other more carefully, to sharpen our instincts for empathy, and remind ourselves of all the ways our hopes and dreams are bound together.” His words were praised by Republicans and Democrats alike.

America is a better place because of Barack Obama’s leadership.

He has earned another four years in the White House.

Vote for Barack Obama on November 6th, 2012.


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