When the sequester went into effect on March 1st, despite pressure from the Administration to avert the sequester cuts with more tax increases, President Obama held a news conference to discuss the issue – or more accurately, to pursue straw men, make false accusations, and generally wallow in self pity. In other words, it was what we’ve come to expect from #44.
During a diatribe meant to convince Americans that reducing the increase in federal spending by a small percentage would be equivalent to shutting the government down, the President said “Now, what’s important to understand is that not everyone will feel the pain of these cuts right away. The pain, though, will be real.” It’s clear what he really meant was, “the pain…will be real; I’ll make sure of it.”
Conservative radio host and author Mark Levin calls them statists. The term represents all who fight against limited government and includes corporatists, socialists, Marxists, communists, etc. What they all have in common is the love of government – and the bigger the better. When Levin uses the term, he typically refers to Washington D.C. but the tentacles extend to all states and it is a cancer that is slowly killing America.
Soon we will be entering into yet another election cycle when candidates will be touting their support of limited, transparent government and the free market system, but does the campaign rhetoric match their actions once elected to office?
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As a parent, letting your child go away on a school trip can be stressful and scary….for the parent.
My 14 year went on her first real extended away trip. She was with 32 other kids from freshman to seniors in high school. Most, she barely knew. She went to a leadership conference for Key Club (great organization). It was an honor as a freshman to be invited to go. I said yes right away because everyone keeps telling me how our kids need all these things on their college applications (that’s another story). I didn’t think too much about the trip until the day before she left. Which was the day AFTER we got back from our spring break trip (yet another story). I realized I was sending my child off with teachers I had barely met, 3 hours away to some big hotel to an event I wasn’t even sure about. What kind of mother was I allowing my daughter to go off with a bunch of strangers?
The FDA has approved the “morning-after pill” for sale to teenage girls as young as 15 over the counter. As the mother of a 16 year old daughter, I find this completely unacceptable on so many levels that I can barely see straight. I admit, I didn't really know a whole lot about this form of so-called birth control, or the risks involved for women taking it.