Letter to the Editor,
Senator Judy Emmons, you must be the shrewdest career politician in Lansing. To parlay Governor Jennifer Granholm’s 2006, signing of the first law making human trafficking a crime into the sole foundation for your reelection campaign was sheer genius.
All mocking aside, Senator, I understand your plight; if I had your voting record I would attempt to run away from it as well.
You see, Sen. Emmons, there are far more of your constituents who have been adversely impacted by your votes—and believe they are victims—than any number currently ensnarled in human trafficking you could possible hope to rescue.
How many votes, for example, do you think you would lose if you explained why you voted to cut a billion dollars from our schools?
Or why you voted against Medicaid expansion—a vote that cost Michigan $6,000,000 per day in lost federal dollars?
But the contradiction that is most telling regarding your years in public office is how you voted for huge tax breaks for corporate Michigan while voting to increase taxes on pensioners.
And you’re trying to tell me you’re in the human trafficking crusade because you’re a person with a strong conscience. Sorry Senator, I’m not seeing it.
By the way Sen. Emmons, what do you propose to do if you encounter a recently rescued 13 year old human trafficking victim that is found to be pregnant since you voted to make an abortion almost impossible to obtain?