I will tell you up front, this post will be a failure. It will likely not do what I want to accomplish, simply because I can not find the words to express the disgust and sickness I feel towards something I read about earlier this week. The liberals who are firmly in control of Washington and the media complex are always up in the air about equality. They love equality and they want it for everyone. Women, minorities, underprivileged, etc., unless you happen to be an unborn child. That particular group is under attack as never before and it is all in the name of equality for women.
I found this next report on Angry White Dude and every time I read it, I → Read More
Ah, the irony of liberalism. Sometimes, I can’t help but wonder what in the world liberals are thinking. This is especially true when it comes to their agenda. They have no room for error when it comes to the advancement of the things they consider important. One case in point would be Senator Tim Scott, R-SC. He is black, but that isn’t good enough for one South Carolina Congressman.
Mike’s America – I’m very proud that Senator Tim Scott is my junior senator from South Carolina. While there are times when I have to apologize to fellow conservatives for the sometimes confusing actions of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) I haven’t had to do that with Scott who was also the Congressman for my district → Read More
I am getting around to this Mike Huckabee story late, so let me explain. I did notice this story in my daily news perusal, but I committed a very basic error. I did not follow-up on the story, assuming it was the truth. In reality, what Mike Huckabee said was nothing like what was being reported. Given that the liberals love to twist words and their meaning, I’m not the least surprised.
Most of you will probably remember my support of Mike Huckabee in the 2008 Republican presidential primary. Some of you may disagree with that support and I do not have a problem with that. In my mind, Huckabee is one of the most honest and caring politicians ever to throw his hat → Read More
Since the 2012 election when President Obama and his liberal Democrat friends used the war on women narrative with great success, there has been an extreme reluctance of Republican politicians to talk about women’s concerns. No matter how or what they said, it was used against them in the very public arena of political campaigning. This seemed especially true whenever they talked about the foolishness of requiring employers to cover birth control or about the murder of unborn children that is called abortion. God forbid that a woman doesn’t have access to birth control that is cheap to start with, or to the ability to kill her unborn child.
This entire scenario has caused a gap in the narrative. Many people are afraid of → Read More
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 is murder. We have a President who wholeheartedly supports the right of women to kill their unborn babies and organizations like Planned Parenthood are making millions by providing what they call a service.
When Barack Obama was campaigning for his first term in 2008, he made the following statement. I → 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 around Ariel Knights. She lives in Ohio and when she discovered she was pregnant, she went to an abortion clinic in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. Here is her reasoning for having an abortion.
Knights has said she sought the abortion because she has a medical condition called uterine didelphys, resulting in → 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 they have a double standard on gun control and morals.
You may believe I am making a baseless claim, but I can show I am not. First, let me include a quote that will set the baseline for my argument. Vice President Joe Biden is clearly taking a different than → 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. First and foremost, it is a Christian-owned business. Secondly, it is in the midst of the fight of its life, as it uses every avenue available to fight against the birth control mandates being handed down the bureaucrats who are writing the regulations that are such a large part of → 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 so drastically, it is almost unrecognizable. The most glaring example of that change is the lack of responsibility that is displayed by so many people. No one wants to take responsibility for their own actions. They are always looking to blame someone, or something else, for what is happening in → 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 forefront of the discussion, as they should be, but abortion has once again inserted itself into the campaign.
In recent days, we have had to deal with the fallout over the remarks made by Todd Akin. As should have been expected, the media has jumped all over the story and → 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 bag, it didn’t take a political genius to figure out how the Democrats would respond. Mitt Romney is now faced with having to distance himself from a man he may have never even met, just because they are in the same political party. Paul Ryan is having to defend his → 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 the anesthesia and reached out of the womb. That’s when he took the photo. There is much more to the aftermath of the story, but that isn’t what I want to cover in this post. I would urge you to visit his website and read for yourself how Time Magazine → 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 conception.
* There are two Constitutional liberties at stake, 1) life (the fetus), and 2) reproductive liberty (the physical autonomy of the mother).
* The abortion debate is about how to value-weight those two separate liberties.
Next, I think part of the problem is that the pro-choice/pro-life paradigm oversimplifies the → Read More