The Rise of the Well Armed Woman: Smart Girls Getting Smarter

Last summer at the Smart Girl Summit in Atlanta, I was enjoying a fun afternoon at Quick Shot shooting range with our group of “Armed & Fabulous” Smart Girls, when I had the opportunity to briefly help someone who wanted to learn but was very inexperienced in handling a firearm. She was my first “student” as a brand new NRA Basic Pistol Instructor. In that experience I found the satisfaction of women helping and empowering each other, and strong support of our 2nd Amendment rights, to be common denominators of the two organizations I am so proud to be a part of - Smart Girl Politics and The Well Armed Woman (TWAW). While TWAW is not a political organization and does not participate in anything related to politics, its mission to “Equip, Educate, & Empower” women is very much on the same level as what we do here at at SGP.  

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School Choice: How the Democrats are trying to put an end to it in Florida

A couple of weeks ago I posted an article highlighting a family’s success with school choice in our nation's capitol. Here, I take a look at Florida’s success, and one major question keeps surfacing -- why are so many Democrats against School Choice? For the party that continually accuses Republicans of basically hating children, it puzzles me that they do not support the School Choice initiative.

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#ObamaLovesPoliticalCorrectness

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani questioned President Obama’s love for America which resulted in a firestorm of political analysis from both the left and the right. It is somewhat intriguing to see this as a real issue that trumps coverage of important events, but fine, I’ll bite.

First and foremost, I believe in questioning with boldness. It is the duty of every American citizen to scrutinize people that hold political and economic power. These two entities are the fibers of our society that bind us together. Every decision made on the political and economic plain affects nearly all Americans in some way. It is only natural that we would want people who have a great love for our country to be making these decisions. If one had to base President Obama’s true feelings for America by his words and actions (this is how we judge everything) then I can see why Mayor Giuliani questioned our President’s views.

Speculating on the love President Obama has for our country isn’t the real reason why so many went into attack mode after Mayor Giuliana made his comments. This goes beyond the media’s devotion towards a president to whom they gave an underserving protective barrier. I would bet money that their real worry isn’t because people are questioning our president’s motives. My bet would be that they now fear the walls of political correctness that they labored so hard to build are starting to crumble.  

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School Choice: One Family's Story

You may ask WHY we should have vouchers. Why is school choice so important?  Does it really make a difference?  

Recently, I was fortunate enough to tour Archbishop Carroll High School, a school that is part of the Washington, D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program. Meeting and talking to students gave me incredible insight into the voucher program, why it is successful and so necessary. So many students we spoke with emphasized what a difference it makes to go to a school where there is community.  They are happy to have the opportunity to learn and be around other students and families who feel like they do. The single most important issue for most students and their families within the program is getting their children into a school that is SAFE.  That in itself is heartbreaking, and very telling. 

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Super Bowl Showdown

Like it or not politics is a continuously running game, and the first primary of the 2016 Presidential election will be here before we know it. If politics annoys you than you are probably saying “it’s a year away why are we talking about this?”  However, if you are a political junkie, your mindset is more likely “it’s less than a year away and there is a lot to be done!”  

Rumors and innuendo are a dime a dozen, but if they are true, the field for the Republican nominee for President is stacking up to be quite a showdown.  To date, stories have been run that include names like Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee and Scott Walker forming exploratory committees.  On Friday Mitt Romney formally announced he won’t seek the nomination thinning the crowd, but only a little.  Though they have not made any official comments, there are also big names like Rubio, Paul, Christie, Jindal and Perry.  And don’t discount the possibility of dark horse candidates that might pop up.  With all the possibilities, who is the best? Which candidate will the party pick? And who will the people support?

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