Help! My Family Wants to Do Thanksgiving in Texas, but I Don’t Want to Support the State.

Help! My Family Wants to Do Thanksgiving in Texas, but I Don’t Want to Support the State.

Dear Prudence,

About half my immediate family lives in Texas. The other half, including me, are in other U.S. states. My mom, brother, and one sister want to get together in Texas for Thanksgiving and have invited the rest of us. However, all the crazy politics in Texas right now (the new gun law, the restrictive abortion law), not to mention the crazy COVID numbers and refusal to wear masks, make my husband and me very reluctant to travel to Texas at all. We don’t want to support those policies. Are we jerks for skipping holidays with the family in Texas because of the state politics?

—Frustrated Lib Daughter

https://slate.com/human-interest/2021/09/dear-prudence-skip-holidays-texas.html

 


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