There are few things that can cause my heart to hurt as much as abortion. We have sugar-coated the practice and called it healthcare, but it is nothing more than the murder of an innocent human being. You can use all sorts of platitudes to describe it and you can declare to all that a woman has the right to choose what to do with her body, but it doesn’t change the facts. Abortion → Read More
There is just no way I could fail to write about this story I found at Fox News. I am personally against abortion, as I believe it to be the murder of an innocent human being who can not defend itself. Many excuses abound for this murderous practice, but this story really takes the price. Read how it unfolded and see if you agree that it smacks of greed and opportunism.
The story centers → Read More
Never let it be said that the Obama administration is not willing to use every weapon in its arsenal. The fight over stricter gun control laws is heating up and Obama and his team are moving heaven and earth, trying to drum up support for their assault on the 2nd Amendment rights of American citizens. I find it odd that they would target some of the groups they have chosen, hence my claim that → Read More
Hobby Lobby is a well-known store that many people rely on to supply the needed materials for their arts and crafts projects. I even purchased a wicker basket to carry my eggs in from the chicken house. The store was started in a garage in Oklahoma City and has grown to 525 stores across America. It is a very popular store and highly regarded, but it has a couple of major points against it. → Read More
Excuse me while I go off the normal, beaten path of Political Realities. Today’s post is so different, I had to create the new category of society to properly define it. It’s more than a little safe to make the following statement. The society we live in today is not the society we grew up in. By we, I mean those of us who are middle-aged, possibly 40 and older. Today’s society has changed → Read More
Most of the posts I have written in recent weeks have to do with the economy and the campaign we are currently in. I have deviated from that theme from time to time, but very rarely. I believe the economy is the most important issue we are facing and that Barack Obama’s dismal record needs to be highlighted. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have done a good job of keeping the economy in the → Read More
As we entered this week in politics, things were looking up for the Republicans who hope to regain the White House and complete control of Congress. Things seemed to be going good for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan as they prepared for the Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay, Florida next week. Then, along came Todd Akin and his now infamously ignorant remarks about rape and abortion. Once that cat was out of the → Read More
This is one of those posts where few words are needed. I found this photograph on Facebook. The emotion I felt while viewing it can not be described. First, a little background. The photo was taken by Michael Clancy in 1999, during an operation to correct a spinal defect on the baby of Alex and Julie Armas. The baby’s name was Samuel. Michael Clancy says during the operation, the baby came out from under → Read More
Where to draw the line…
No subject in American politics is more emotional and volatile than abortion. I have waded in to the issue once before, and everyone who participated in the discussion was incredibly polite and mature. I’m hoping for more of the same.
I like to start abortion discussions by making three assertions. If these points are not agreed upon, the rest of the discussion falls apart:
* Life begins at → Read More
I have been watching the debate over the contraception mandate with some interest. President Obama and his crew of liberals are determined to create a right for all women to have access to contraception. I have no problem with contraception, if a women chooses to use it. That’s why they call it a choice and there is already no end of choices for a woman to choose from. Most of them are inexpensive or → Read More
I honestly enjoyed the debate in Charleston, South Carolina last night. Even though we have seen so many debates, the questions all start to sound the same, it was an interesting evening of exchanges. Much of the discussion centered around the tenure of Mitt Romney at Bain Capital and I’ll have to say, I was impressed by the fact that he stuck to his guns. At one point, he said he would not apologize → Read More
Let us depart, just for a few minutes, from our normal discussion of the relevant issues at hand. Instead of the faltering economy and the all-important elections coming up next year, let us discuss something that has to be at the top of everyone’s agenda. Those of you who read Political Realities regularly know that I am against abortion. I believe it should be illegal, in most cases. What you may not be aware → Read More