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.
Recently, there has been a great deal of debate and opining about the role of women in military combat. While reading the various points of view, I was struck by how many women I know who have taken on less than traditional roles. I remember my mother coming home from a job interview in the 80’s annoyed that she had been asked during an interview what she would do if her kids got sick, pointing out that a man would have never been asked that question. There have undoubtedly been changes in the work force, but have things changed for women in male dominated industries?
Cheryl Lavette is the Georgia State Coordinator for Smart Girl Politics. In her very limited spare time, she is leading a successful and active state group while working in a high stress industry with extensive travel requirements. She is Vice President/Director of Sales and Distribution and a Registered Investment Advisor for an Investment Advisory Firm and has been in the industry since 1998. I was not the first to ask her about why she chose this avenue. In fact, she was asked the same question by an advisor recently, because even today, few women choose this career path. And, while most of us have experienced equality in the workforce, Cheryl was asked recently by a portfolio manager, “Don’t you think men make better sales people?”