As Americans, we are sometimes sheltered from the realities of life in other countries. Today, I was reminded of the freedoms I enjoy here in America.
I took the time to watch Senator Marco Rubio's (R-FL) rebuttal to Senator Tom Harkin's (D-IA) praise of socialist Cuba.
Please take a moment to watch this fifteen minute video as Senator Rubio recounts the horrors of Cuba's socialist/communist regime. He discusses Cuba's failed healthcare system, government censorship, Cuba's ties to terrorism, and their connection to the Venezuelan government.
There has been quite an uproar lately over the non-fiction children’s book entitled “It’s Perfectly Normal”
written by Robie H. Harris. This book is actually about 15 years old but this is the first I have ever heard of it.
In fact, the only reason I know this book exists is that Victoria Jackson wrote a blog about how Tennessee Schools are teaching 4th graders sex education with it. Now, it seems that her accusations are false and the blog has been removed. But none the less it created a stir.
Our society has pretty much paved a road for books like “It’s Perfectly Normal” to be written. I am a firm believer in market forces and in this case it is simply a representation of supply reacting to demand. In other words, a book such as “It’s Perfectly Normal” must have satisfied a demand for the material or the book would not exist. Think about it. Hollywood and other media outlets have placed so much emphasis on our bodies and the human sexual experience that a parent must have “the talk” with their children. Unfortunately, those talks need to be had with children at a much younger age nowadays because our society is so overrun with sexual content.
Contrary to popular liberal belief, Republicans and Conservatives do not have it in for women. I have grown weary of the left making those accusations because I believe there is another issue at hand - eating disorders. And I have a great deal of experience with them as I battled Anorexia Nervosa for over a decade of my life.
I longed to be perfect. Perfect grades. Perfect looks. Perfect everything. I became a slave to my body because I hated the way I looked. I thought if I became skinny that boys would like me. I thought if I became skinny that my grades would skyrocket. My entire world revolved around my goal of being as thin as I could be. And those tendencies began when I was eleven years around. That’s right. Eleven years old. Fifth grade. Mercy.
Yesterday, in celebration of her "Let's Move" organization's fourth anniversary, the First Lady released a "focus group" video she filmed with comedian Will Ferrell. In the video, she tells the kids she's gathered them to learn how "we" can get kids to eat healthier and exercise more.
“I've got a pen, and I’ve got a phone. And I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward."
Do you fully understand what your president just told you?
Regardless of your political ideology, these words uttered by any elected official, and especially by a president of these United States of America, should send a chill down your spine and sound danger sirens across this nation.
For those not sharing my conservative philosophy and seeing nothing wrong with our president's recent remarks, I ask just one question: What would be your reaction if this sentiment were expressed by a Republican president?
What would we have heard from the mainstream media had President George W. Bush uttered these same words that are in complete defiance of our Constitution and separation of powers? Can you imagine the headlines and the outrage from the left-leaning media outlets?