Just As We Begin To Forget How Great Thou Art, He Sends a Reminder

If you will remember, Smart Girl Politics warned readers in March of last year about the probable financial tragedy in America related to Detroit-based Ford Motor Company moving to Chongqing China (our first mention of Ford Motor Company’s move to China was in September, 2012). The author called for the wake up of America and suggested that we find resolve for this situation before it was too late. Several months later, after warning readers about the coming financial devastation, Americans saw the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in U.S. history.

This week marks 25 years since the fall of the Berlin wall, reminding us that only good will uphold and remain intact. Chaos and disorder will eventually crumble. Today, we are witnessing the beginning of resolution in Detroit as parties, both groups and individuals, come together in humility and compromise to begin taking responsibility for their fallen City. Actions like this pause America’s progression toward division and deters the domino effect of situations like this that lead to potential collapse. We’re taking our first baby step towards recovery as a nation with one firm foot on common ground.

So today, with a fresh start and a new house, let’s make a choice to re-train our focus onto what’s good and what’s right and upholding. We’re witnessing a hopeful awakening for our country, in more ways than one. 

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Midterm Success Means Opportunities, No Guarantees

Tuesday’s midterm election results were both exciting and historic for conservative Americans across the nation.  With wins that included gaining control of the US Senate, increasing the House majority to 243, growing Republican governorships to 31, and flipping 7 state legislative chambers to have control in 66 of the 99, the GOP has much to celebrate. That said, what do these results mean, given the low approval ratings of government officials, a marginally low voter turnout rate and a still deeply divided government?

It means opportunities, but not certainties.

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Let The Clinton/Warren 2016 Battle Begin

Has anyone besides the Washington Times noticed that Elizabeth Warren was more successful than Hillary Clinton during the mid-term election? More than likely, you didn’t notice, because you were busy working up until the last moment for your candidate of choice, or watching election returns and celebrating each GOP victory. But I, along with that one newspaper, was paying attention and I will say once again that I think Elizabeth Warren is the more “likable” candidate. I think she will give Hillary Clinton a run for her money in 2016.

Washington Times noted that Warren stumped or raised money for 11 Democrat candidates in 2014. Out of that 11, six won their contests and five lost. Clinton, on the other hand, stumped for or raised money for 24 Democratic candidates and 14 of those candidates lost their elections. That indicates that Warren is far more effective and “likable” than Clinton.

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A Doctor Might Be What The “House” Needs

Dr. Alieta Eck, M.D. graduated from the Rutgers College of Pharmacy in NJ, and the St. Louis School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. She studied Internal Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ and has been in private practice with her husband, Dr. John Eck, MD in Piscataway, NJ since 1988. She has been involved in health care reform since residency, and is convinced that the government is a poor provider of medical care. She testified before the Joint Economic Committee of the US Congress in 2004 about better ways to deliver health care in the United States. In 2003, she and her husband founded the Zarephath Health Center, a free clinic for the poor and uninsured. The clinic currently cares for 300-400 patients per month, utilizing the donated services of volunteer physicians and nurses.  Dr. Eck is a long time member of the Christian Medical Dental Association, and in 2009 joined the board of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. In addition, she serves on the advisory board of Christian Care Medi-Share, a faith based medical cost sharing ministry. She is a member of Zarephath Christian Church and she and her husband have five children, one a physician, an ophthalmology resident in St. Louis.

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When States’ Rights Are Exercised Properly, Everyone Wins

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” --Tenth Amendment, US Constitution

 

The debate over states’ rights is not new. Throughout history, battles have been waged and debates argued over where the lines of power are to be drawn. But such debates often seem incredulous in today’s day in time, because if common sense prevailed, one need look no further than our founding documents for the answer. The Tenth Amendment clearly states that any power not given to, or restricted by, the federal government belongs to the states.

One of the greatest things about the United States is the ability to live in this nation, protected by all its freedoms, while at the same time experiencing the diversity of its fifty states.

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