As of Right Now, I Cannot Vote For Joe Biden. Here’s Why.

So long as we’re still sending money and weapons, to Israel, this administration will not get my vote.

Lauren Elizabeth
3 min readMay 27, 2024
Photo by Ash Hayes on Unsplash

Last night on social media, I saw a video of a Palestinian father, fire and flames and chaos around him, holding up the body of his dead, decapitated child.

It was filmed following the recent Israeli bombing of Rafah, with multiple bombs hitting encampments for innocent displaced Palestinians and killing more men, women, and children.

It’s been months and months of this constant brutality, and I’m still not sure I’ve processed exactly what we’re witnessing. Day in and day out, we’re seeing images of the reality these victims of genocide are dealing with. Families are starving, medications and aide aren’t getting in, the state of Israel’s doing everything it can to keep images from getting out, and thousands of children have been slaughtered.

Children.

Our taxpayer money is aiding this genocide.

Our taxpayer money is helping Israel bomb encampments and decapitate kids. We are helping to starve them. Destroy their homes. Traumatize them. Murder them. Every single time we look at these images and videos, we should think of our paystub, and the money being…

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Lauren Elizabeth

Lauren is a writer & leftist with analysis on topics related to politics & policy. She can be reached at LaurenMartinchek@gmail.com or Twitter @xlauren_mx