We the People – The Little Platoons

This article was written by Marcia Chambliss and originally published in the August 2014 issue of The Alabama Gazette.

To her credit, First Lady Michelle Obama has raised awareness regarding our dietary habits and suggested that Americans should stop “super-sizing” their food portions to solve our nation’s obesity and health problems. Unfortunately, few in Washington D.C. have any similar detrmination to stop “super-sizing” our government to save our liberties.

We understand the overreach of government threatens our individual liberties, but could it possibly be a reason for a diminished love for America? 

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Why Women Love Guns

The anti-gun movement named Everytown for Gun Safety has come under criticism for a misfired attempt to promote gun control. In fact, the scenario they depict in their latest video is a big reason why women have been flocking to buy firearms in record numbers. 

They enact a plot of domestic violence, where a madman breaks into a home with mother and child inside. The woman calls the police, but it’s not enough to save her. Her tormentor shoots and the victim falls prey to the statistical numbers Everytown uses to push their anti-gun agenda...

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The Kindness of a (Liberal) Stranger

IMG_1941.JPGToday we live in a society where we are constantly on the go. We rarely have time to say "hello" much less to stop and have a meaningful conversation with a neighbor or acquaintance. Increasingly, we are also allowing our views to be shaped by the media or internet and allowing ourselves to be segregated by our political ideology.

Personally, I am guilty of all of the above. I am constantly running from one activity to the next and rarely have time to engage with the humans around me who are trapped in the same rat race. I believe this is one of the reasons why our country has become so divided. Instead of having a meaningful conversation with the person down the street or at the grocery store to try to understand their point of view, oftentimes, we form our view of people by reading internet articles or the comments that follow. We are allowing ourselves to create an opinion of the liberal across the street or at the store without ever talking to the actual person.

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Smart Girls and Guns

There is something about a gun range that shouts “freedom.” As liberals promote their anti-gun agenda, Smart Girls kicked off their 2014 summit  the right way: with a trip to Quickshot Indoor Range in Buckhead Atlanta.

This was my first trip to Summit, and as soon as I joined the group for our shuttle trip to the range, I felt right at home.  The excitement among the ladies was palpable from the start. Most of these women were from out of state and drove hundreds of miles to attend summit.  These women, who communicate through social media throughout the year, came together in Atlanta to reconnect and recharge their political batteries. It empowered me to be in the company of such strong conservative women. 

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Why Can’t North Carolina Residents Get Covered Under the ACA?

North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan has been noticeably quiet these days. Perhaps, if you were the person to cast a deciding vote for Obamacare and were facing a critical election, you might be too.

Good news about the Affordable Health Care Act doesn't seem to be coming anytime soon. In a CNBC interview last Wednesday, Aetna Chairman and CEO Mark Bertonlini said in reference to the ACA, “Getting everybody insured should probably be our goal, but you have to have a more affordable system.”

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