When I think of Florida Congresswoman and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the joke “how can you tell a politician is lying? Her mouth is open...” comes to mind. To be fair, lying and voter manipulation runs high on both sides of the political spectrum, but as of late the bold face lies and damning hypocrisy coming out of the Democratic Party and its leaders not only hurts the country economically, it insults the intelligence of the American people.
Many Democrats tend to believe everything they are instructed to believe, true or not. They stick to talking points like bees to honey. No talking point or lie is too outrageous as long Democrats win. (Remember when Mitt Romney single handedly gave a woman cancer?) So having Wasserman-Schultz appear on talk shows and divert questions with a “but the Republicans are obstructing…blah blah blah” is key for Democrat victories because they know they cannot win on policy alone. For some reason platforms that promote bloated inefficient government that financially enslaves future generations and hinders America’s promise of freedom doesn’t sound very utopian, so Democrats hide their agenda with faux controversies like the “War on Women” and catchy slogans like “Yes We Can.”
As a pro-gun, 2nd amendment enthusiast, and a conservative writer, many of you might think I'd call Piers Morgan a gift that keeps on giving. But you see, "gift" carries a positive connotation. So, instead, I'd like to refer to Piers Morgan as the toilet that keeps overflowing, or the drain that constantly emits that funny smell and baffles even the most seasoned of plumbers.
Some things have to be experienced and/or learned the hard way. That's a difficult concept for parents (especially moms) because we want our children’s lives to be wonderful and without the heartache and disappointments we have gone through in our own lives. I'm a perfect example of learning a lesson the hard way, and having to practice some tough love with my daughter so that she could learn the same lesson.
Here is our story.
Not being a perfect person and prone to making rash decisions in my youth, I married a man I barely knew 18 years ago. Everything was wonderful until the birth of our daughter, and then his true colors began to show. Shortly before our daughter’s second birthday, things got ugly and rather than submit to the mental, emotional and physical abuse, I left. You see, I was raised with this silly idea that men should NEVER hit a woman and I thought I was way too young and good looking to let any man ever abuse me.
If you listen to the chorus from the left on what they call "women's reproductive health issues," you might start to believe a few things that are just plain old wrong.
First, you might believe that abortion - ending a pregnancy - is most frequently used by women who have be victims of rape or incest. Fact: about 1% of abortions are obtained for rape or incest resulting in pregnancy.
Next, you might start to think that abortion is synonymous with our colloquial term "contraception." If you haven't figured it out by now, I'm big on language, because words matter. "Contraception," meaning to prevent conception, is a great term to describe things like condoms, pills, tubal ligation, and even vasectomies. We sometimes refer to these as "birth control," but that is not a great term since those methods are designed to prevent the conception, thereby avoiding having to have a birth. Abortion really is a method of BIRTH control, as a successful abortion results in ending the life of a child who has yet to be born. Fact: most commonly abortions are obtained to prevent the birth of a child who was conceived when a contraception failed or wasn't used.
Before I start to deconstruct the absurdity found in this little gem I have to start with another deconstruction. The article in the preceding link is found at Jezebel.com. I don't like that name, it's not very nice. Unless we're talking about Biblical princesses, "Jezebel" is a degrading term that refers to women who are shameless and have exceptionally loose morals. I find it to be on par with terms like "MILF" (google it if you don't know the meaning) and "SlutWalk."
Words are important and, whether we like it or not, so are labels, especially in the English language. We have the ability to be precise with our language. You know that a blot and a smear are not the same thing, and a squiggle is an entirely different beast. Words have meanings (despite what you learned in philosophy 101). The Left likes to change the meanings and connotations of words: liberal, gay, choice, feminism, and so on and so forth. That's why I'm surprised when those that complain about a "culture of rape," use words and terms that don't edify women, even if the goal of the group is to build up women. If Smart Girl Politics was called "Smart Slut Politics," you wouldn't find me writing for them.
Mother’s Day is an occasion when people take the time to be thankful for dear ol’ Mom. After all, she’s changed your diapers, nursed you when you were sick, and been there for you through thick and thin. On that special day, you make sure not to take her for granted, treat her to a champagne brunch, or make the family dinner. You might even offer a sweet little note, card or phone call of appreciation.
Just think if you had access to millions of moms. How would you express your gratitude and respect for a mother’s noble role in our nation? Much in the same way you would your own mother, right? Well… not if you were working at the White House you wouldn’t!
“The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.” –Ayn Rand
The fabricated ‘War on Women’ makes us out to be victims. And according to many on the political left, big government and all those who support it will swoop in like a night-in-shining-armor to save us. Hardly a scenario you’d think a modern-day feminist would embrace, and yet, they do. They even call themselves “progressive.” But I cannot. Because just about everything they do moves the civilized world backwards and the Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA) that was recently passed is no different.
The VAWA is a ridiculous bill that has a zillion things wrong with it, the least of which is its supposed purpose to ‘protect’ selective groups of people the writers of the bill deem worthy of security. This includes women, gays, transgenders… you get the idea. This collectivist, inherent flaw in the bill was challenged and had some people asking, “If you’re going to pass it, why shouldn’t the bill protect EVERYone?”
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?”
In my experience living in the United States, when you ask an expectant mom if she knows what she’s having, whether or not the answer is “boy," “girl," or “we’re keeping it a surprise” – I notice the mother always tends to answer with a calm smile – because whether pink or blue, we tend to see babies as profound blessings.
A new documentary – “It’s A Girl” – shows that this attitude is not one to be taken for granted; in many parts of Africa and Asia, boys are so preferred that baby girls are aborted, abandoned, or murdered in commonplace fashion. The United Nations estimates that as many as 200 million girls are “demographically missing” worldwide. In other words, where a daughter should be in a family, an empty place remains. The trailer for the film, which you can see below, is absolutely chilling. Check out the last anecdote at around 2:39 where a woman laughingly shares with the filmmakers how she strangled EIGHT of her children in a row, simply because they were girls. I’m sure much research has been done about why sex preference is so common in these countries, but the answer seems simple to me: societies lacking Judeo Christian influence in the public sphere simply do not value individual life the same way that Judeo Christian societies do. Politically incorrect? Yes. But what else could explain it?