School Choice: One Family's Story

You may ask WHY we should have vouchers. Why is school choice so important?  Does it really make a difference?  

Recently, I was fortunate enough to tour Archbishop Carroll High School, a school that is part of the Washington, D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program. Meeting and talking to students gave me incredible insight into the voucher program, why it is successful and so necessary. So many students we spoke with emphasized what a difference it makes to go to a school where there is community.  They are happy to have the opportunity to learn and be around other students and families who feel like they do. The single most important issue for most students and their families within the program is getting their children into a school that is SAFE.  That in itself is heartbreaking, and very telling. 

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Super Bowl Showdown

Like it or not politics is a continuously running game, and the first primary of the 2016 Presidential election will be here before we know it. If politics annoys you than you are probably saying “it’s a year away why are we talking about this?”  However, if you are a political junkie, your mindset is more likely “it’s less than a year away and there is a lot to be done!”  

Rumors and innuendo are a dime a dozen, but if they are true, the field for the Republican nominee for President is stacking up to be quite a showdown.  To date, stories have been run that include names like Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee and Scott Walker forming exploratory committees.  On Friday Mitt Romney formally announced he won’t seek the nomination thinning the crowd, but only a little.  Though they have not made any official comments, there are also big names like Rubio, Paul, Christie, Jindal and Perry.  And don’t discount the possibility of dark horse candidates that might pop up.  With all the possibilities, who is the best? Which candidate will the party pick? And who will the people support?

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Cops Do Not Write Laws

Big_Gov.jpgIt never ceases to amaze me how people like to pass blame onto others who have little control over what they are so mad about.  Take for instance this whole “f*ck the police” movement that far too many people are supporting.  Believe it or not, police officers do not write the laws that they are hired to enforce.  That responsibility goes to your local, state and federal legislators. Those lawmakers are voted into office. The progressive left and right wanted Big Government running/ruining our lives so now we must live with the enforcement of nonsensical laws that come with it.
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Putin Is A Better Leader

It is rather shocking for a freedom loving journalist to say that Vladimir Putin is a better leader than the current President of the United States. It is also an extremely relative statement that only has a kernel of truth because of our current political climate.

In the wake of the terrorist attacks that rocked France last week, leaders from around the world gathered in Paris this past Sunday to participate in an anti-terrorist rally. Over 30 nations sent high ranking representatives to stand shoulder to shoulder with the French people; noticeably absent was the United States. Given our own history with terrorism, our history in standing with Europe, and the fact that France is our oldest ally, it is inconceivable that the leader of the “free world” failed to attend, or send adequate representation, to the rally this past weekend.   Despite the presence of Attorney General Eric Holder in France, he did not actually attend the rally; nor did President Obama or VP Biden, who were both in DC, while Secretary Kerry was in India.  At the moment when the eyes of the world were watching our leader failed to step forward and turn his words into action.

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Castroism Has Won

The announcement that the USA will normalize relations with Cuba didn't go over very well with the Cuban American community largely based in Miami, Florida.  Cuban Americans quickly descended on Versailles Restaurant on Calle Ocho, where occasionally they gather to express their First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and freedom of assembly.  These rights don't exist in Cuba, why didn't the USA demand these rights be granted to the Cuban people?

The news that Alan Gross was released after five years of imprisonment is certainly good news. As a USAID contractor, he delivered computer equipment to the small Jewish community and set up internet access that circumvented the communist government censors.  Upon being caught and imprisoned, he was falsely accused of being a spy.

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