Views on Conservatism
By Lara Maertens Rhea
What does it mean to be Ms. Texas Conservative US 2012? I get asked this a lot. Why do women want to be in beauty pageants anymore? Don’t they insult or demean us? Since I am a writer, most notably a political speech writer, I decided to write an article about this issue. Primarily, I wanted to use this opportunity to talk about the stereotypes of women in pageants, in politics, and discuss a little bit about what Conservatism means to me. I hope it provides some insight into the minds of women like myself.
First of all, everyone understands what a beauty pageant is, but not many people understand that contestants use the notoriety of their position to gain awareness to a specific platform or cause for which they hold certain interests. In this case, the issue is Conservatism. Some people think it’s hollow to use women in swimsuits to bring attention to a political movement; however, the reverse is really true in this case. We are bringing attention to the fact that women in swimsuits, attractive women in general, are smart enough and strong enough to understand and care about political issues. We are proud American women who love God, our country, and our families, and we are unafraid to speak out about our beliefs. We feel we have something important to say about where we feel the country is headed and we are willing to be leaders and examples to others, often educating others on what it means to be a Conservative and what they can do to help steer our country in a better direction. We are tired of the stereotypes attached to women like Sarah Palin, who was a beauty queen and therefore treated by the media as a bimbo. There are many others, who are labeled as “too pretty to be taken seriously.” Michele Bachmann has been given the same treatment. Like their politics or not, the fact that people, especially other women, engage in tearing down these strong, independent women is a slap in the face to all of us. We should be proud that these women are great mothers, strong leaders, and represent what we should all aspire to be. Their looks should never be discussed as they go about trying to secure certain jobs in politics, anymore than the size of your rear should enter in to whether or not you are qualified to do your job, but because there is an underlying assumption by most that attractiveness or beauty equates to stupidity, sadly it probably always will. I heard someone talking about Michele Obama’s rear-end the other day, and it infuriated me. Again, like her or not, the obsession about her looks is unfair and wrong. Any of these women can take hits on their politics or job performance, but how do you fight against “her butt is so big” or “her hair is too long?” The comments and the people making them are shallow, not the women trying to defend them…………………………..
© by Lara Maertens Rhea
Lara Maertens Rhea, the current Ms. Texas Conservative US 2012, was a speechwriter for U.S. Congressional Candidate between 2008 and 2011.Since 1987 she is also a Freelance writer.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Business and English from the University of Houston, 1999.
Born with a congenital heart defect which culminated into three major and often fatal heart conditions she now has a pacemaker and defibrillator because of this.
Lara is the living proofs that beauty pageants, and conservative moral ethics do not exclude each other.
The View – is a daily talk show on ABC since 1997 hosted by semi-intellectual liberals, such as “Barbara Walters,” “Whoopi Goldberg,” “Joy Behar,” “Sheri Shepherd,” and “Elisabeth Hasselbeck” (leans right).
They have the intellectual capacity of a 5th grader, but that does not keep them from picking a daily topic where they torture us by pushing their radical left wing ideology on us.
But there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
After 14 years of Conservative Bashing and Liberal ranting on ABC’s the View we finally have a counterpart and our own show.
Ladies and Gentlemen please welcome – PolitiChicks.tv
“Jennie Jones”, “Victoria Jackson”, “Jannique Stewart” and “Ann-Marie Murrell” – are going to discuss on a regular basis all kinds of topics and news. From TSA Gropping, to Conservative bashing, from OWS radicals to covering the Presidential election – they are going to be on top of things.
Highly educated, Smart, funny, witty, and beautiful, with conservative principles of honesty and integrity those four ladies don’t need to join the bashing game but rather embrace with Analytic expertise, sympathy and fun, and so make the View look like worse than the Muppet show and become a true competition to this liberal ranting.
PolitiChicks.TV launches for the first time On-Air on Tuesday November 15th 2011.
So dont forget to mark your calendar – on Tuesday 11-15-2011 we finally have our own show.
I am honored and privileged to introduce the ladies to you:
Ann-Marie is a devoted mother and wife, originally from East Texas she is our first line of defense in liberal La-La-Land West Hollywood. Like Ronald Reagan, a former Democrat, she is now surrounded by liberals and stands “Texas Proud” her ground and defends conservative principles of honesty and truth.
Throughout the 80’s and 90’s she appeared in dozens of TV shows such as Sledge Hammer, Young and the Restless, and lots of others as well as commercials.
Ann-Marie is a beautiful, highly intelligent, smart, funny, and witty conservative Columnist and Video Blogger for “Patriot Update” and “Red/White and Blue News” as well as “Michael Reagan’s ReaganReport.com” and a true role model to others.
Jennie Jones is also a Judeo-Christian born and raised Texas Native. Her political thinking has been shaped at a very young age because of her family’s interaction with a man who had been imprisoned in a Russian concentration camp. This first hand information on what it feels like to live in a communist country without individual freedom formed her political thinking.
Jennie actively worked for political campaigns in Florida and Georgia and on a broad spectrum of locals such as Law offices and the Air Force.
Jennie Jones is the editor of Patriot Update, one of the primary sources for Conservatives to get informed.
She also fights actively against Human Trafficking.
Born in Wiesbaden, Germany, Jannicque is the third Lady in the reign of the Politichicks. She is a devoted “Pro-Life and Sexual Purity Speaker” with Life Training Institute and Hearts Matter Most.
She is a passionate speaker for “saving the preborn” and “teen sexuality” ever since she was a teenager herself.
Knowing that the general population in Germany has an ultra liberal ideology on this topic makes her double admirable to be an outstanding fighter for the right thing and to preserve the unborn life.
Jannique is not ashamed of her Christianity and is very passionate about it.
Shortly after moving to the United States with her parents Jannique started competing for the Title in a Teen National Pageant and chose those topics that were her passion: “Abortion” and “Sexualization of Teens”. She won her first title at the age of 15.
Miami, Florida native Victoria Jackson, a loving wife and mother of two is not unknown. This very talented woman has an amazing career as American Comedian, Actress, and singer and is best known as a cast member of the NBC television sketch comedy series “Saturday Night Live” from 1986 to 1992 as well as a standup comedian on the “Tonight Show” starring Johnny Carson .
Victoria also writes articles for World Net Daily and Patriot Update.
She is a true conservative and active participant in the Tea Party movement. She also makes some video blogs for Patriot Update.
Just recently she visited the OWS’s movement and exposed not only their real agenda, but also their (non-existing) brain power. Victoria is highly educated and very funny. I can’t wait to hear her taking apart the liberals with her special sense of sophisticated cynical humor.
For detailed information on those four amazing Ladies read the more detailed introduction on Patriot Update.
Patriot Update: http://patriotupdate.com/articles/introducing-the-politichicks
This Column is not about gays. What is right or wrong for other people is not for me to decide. I am heterosexual and just like I do not share with anybody my sexual preferences in the bedroom (other than with my spouse) I am not interested in the sexual preferences of others.
- Just like I reserve the right to say to a heterosexual man: I do not respect that you are going to prostitutes, or you cheat on your wife so please don’t bother me with your “hunting stories”,
- I reserve the right to say to a gay: Your lifestyle contradicts my ethical, moral, and religious beliefs so please stick to professionalism and don’t bother me with your ideology.
I don’t dislike the man I dislike the lifestyle and that goes for both.
Since Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid pushed, in their very own charming way (with threats and blackmail), the DADT repeal through the House and the Senate and Obama signed off on that thing with a huge and big grin on his face, many blogs and articles have been written about this and the possible why and what for.
I read them all, from all the great minds; From Michelle Malkin to Ann Coulter, from Chuck Norris to Bill O’Rilley. All of their thoughts about DADT are right but for some reason, none of them have come up with what might be the real agenda behind this radical move.
DADT (Don’t Ask Don’t Tell)
Yes DADT is all about gay rights, but more than that, DADT is also the proof that my upcoming book is going to hit the nail right on the head – if WE THE PEOPLE dare to reject an agenda of a minority it will be indoctrinated on us with fascist lethal force wrapped up as law, immediately making “opposition a punishable offense”.
And if that does not help, downsizing opposition as either radicals or insinuate a Mental Illness by the opposition calling them “Homophobe”.
Homo – the genus that includes modern humans. The word is originated from the Latin language, meaning “human being” or “man” (in the gender-neutral sense). (Source – Wikipedia: http://is.gd/jH5Pc)
Phobia (φόβος,phóbos): This word comes from the Greek language and stands for “fear”, “morbid fear”. Generally used when an irrational, intense and persistent fear of certain situations, activities, things, animals or people. In psychology a phobia is considered an “Anxiety disorder” (Source – Wikipedia: http://is.gd/jH6N5).
So bottom line: if you dare to disagree with something liberal radical Pundits like the Democrats, Gay-Rights-Activists, Abortion activists, or the ACLU promote such as Homosexuality or Muslims,
80% of the American people do NOT HAVE AN OPINION but a MENTAL DISORDER called Homophobe or Muslimphobe or any other liberal Agenda we might disagree with.
Back to DADT:
Gay rights are a huge agenda and the past years gay activists have lobbied and kept courts on their toes like no other activists group. Alone in the State of California, where over 52% of the Voters (WE THE PEOPLE) decided that Gay’s should not have been considered equal to traditional marriage the Agenda goes back and forth in courts I lost track.
We the people have spoken and that is to be respected by everybody and should be the end of it.
But not in California; The U.S. District Court ruled on August 4, 2010 in “Perry v. Schwarzenegger” proposition 8 unconstitutional. This ruling hearing starts on December 6, 2010, and is expected to affect all same sex marriage bans in the United States (Source – Wikipedia: http://is.gd/jHelM).
As you can see on the map below, the vast majority of the 50 States rejects or ban same sex marriage.
Pelosi, Reid, Obama, and all the other radical pundits did not want to wait on an uncertain ruling. The plan is pretty simple, by repealing DADT without waiting on the Court Ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court they sent a message to the court and to the people and the message is Clear – WE GET WHAT WE WANT ONE WAY OR THE OHER EVEN IF IT IS THROUGH THE BACKDOOR.
Some blindfolded romantics are going to sit back and think ok, now they can say publically they are gay. But that is not where it’s going to stop. This was just the first step to macerate the antoganism of the public and force indoctrination on the people.
1) DADT repeal is not just about the rights of gay’s to out themselves without punishment. This was only the first step to gain all the rights and benefits of traditional married couples in the United States Armed Forces. Those are:
- Medical Treatment – every active member and their legally married spouse as well as their children are entitled to full medical and dental coverage on the Military base and have prescription medicine at a lower cost in all drug stores.
- Tax Free shopping – every military personnel (Uniformed and civilian) with an active ID card is entitled to shop in so called PX Stores, store similar to Wall Mart (you get everything from food to electric to gardening) tax free.
- The use of Military gyms for military personnel and their family members
- The use of military amenities for personnel and family members
- Better travel deals on vacations for military personnel and family members
- Any many more benefits.
But those benefits are only available for Military personnel and their legally married spouses and children.
The next step for gay activists will therefore be to fight for equality rights on all of those benefits and the full acceptance on gay marriage.
2) In order to become eligible for those advantages, gays now have to push forward to gain Marriage permissions. What that basically means as of now is civil lawsuits are practically programmed.
FEDERAL INTEREST ABOVE STATE INTEREST. Ever head of this term? Well if you look at the map above the vast majority of the States deny or prohibit same sex marriage, but Military bases are not considered State property.
On military bases State Law does not apply only Federal Law.
That means that through the backdoor not only gay rights have been pushed on us, but also State sovereignty is now being questioned or respectively destroyed.
Should a base be in one of those States that prohibit gay marriage the soldier can always turn to the Military Pastorate. Those have the same authority to perform marriages under federal license. And a military cleric cannot refuse based on religious beliefs because a Military Cleric is not in the first place a priest; he is in the first place a COMMISSIONED OFFICER OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES under the chain of command. And their rules here are clear. The priest has only three choices when being ordered to uphold matrimony:
- Apply with the order against his personal beliefs – discrimination
- Refuse to follow orders – Greetings from the Court-martial and Leavenworth
- Or resign and give up all benefits, such as pension, VA rights, etc, etc.
And the resistance of the Independent States prohibiting Gay Marriage will probably be even worse now. No State legislation can accept to be double crossed and overrun by radical Washington Pundits. Not if State legislators want to be re-elected.
3) And finally the discrimination of heterosexual members of the Armed Forces. For instance:
- Showering – if you are a woman knowing I am a heterosexual man, would you just comply when somebody tells you, now you have to shower with me in the same bathroom?
Absolutely not and of course you have every right to protest. You would claim privacy rights, and make it a point that you do not feel comfortable being in the same room with a man, all naked. You would make it a statement that you would constantly feel observed or stalked and your sense of privacy is violated – AGAIN, I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU ON THAT AND YOU HAVE EVERY RIGHT.
But then please tell me: As a heterosexual man or woman, why should a soldier be forced to take a shower with a homosexual or a lesbian? What if it makes the hetero soldier uncomfortable wondering all the time if this person is checking him/her out?
Other than women the representatives of the male population don’t have the same rights. We are automatically downsized and insulted as mentally ill calling us homophobic. This is pure discrimination on our moral, ethical, and religious beliefs.
So how to deal with the situation
On the contrary the scream of Hetero groups to repeal the repeal (what a word wrap) would also be contra productive as well. Many good conservative Christians have gay family members. The damage is done and now we have to deal with it. So here is my suggestion as of what can be done now:
- Permission for Heterosexual Soldiers to demand their own showers without slandering them or labeling them as mentally Ill (Homophobe) – they have an opinion and beliefs, and not a sickness
- No gay marriages performed on Military bases unless the United States Supreme Court makes a constitutional amendment on it and declares that rightful under the constitution.
- Marriages should only apply according to State Law of the Military Base Location.
- No special Treatment and no access to Married Couple benefits unless Gay marriage is confirmed under the Constitution.
Take the right to outing and be happy with it.
What has DADT repeal done to the Gay movement?
Well, the entire performance was in my opinion the worse thing Obama, Reid, and Pelosi could have done for the Gay’s rights of acceptance.
The entire procedure performed by President B.H. “Adolf Hitler” Obama, Nancy “Eva Brown” Pelosi, and Harry “Joseph Goebbels” Reid in Corporation with the “Nazi Propaganda ministry” ACLU and other radical Left wing pundits has totally set back the efforts of the gays who are looking for final acceptance.
This country has been built by men and women who started a war against a totalitarian oppressing king because of his attempts to force his will on them.
Do civil rights activists really think now in the 21st Century they can do just the same and get away with it?
Do they really think that forcing laws on the people disrespecting and discriminating their free choice by putting them down and insulting them as radicals and mentally ill makes the very same people more accepting of minorities such as gays or Muslims?
If that’s what you think Obama than you ARE DUMBER THAN MUD.
It is the opposite that is true. The more force politicians put on the people, the more insults they start, and the more discrimination against the majority happens the more likely people will stand up, and start another civil war. The word revolution is now used more than ever and we are not far from it.
And the anger among the people is fermenting more and more and it increases on a daily basis because all those forceful lobbying, those provocative self display of alternative lifestyle (Rainbow parades), insults and putting down people of conservative opinions does not make supporters.
And to the gay people out there – before you cheer in victorious exuberance please take a moment and think if this was not more hurtful to your cause than you would like to admit.
Whatever I personally think about this “Alternative Lifestyle” this entire thing has nothing to do with me and my personal beliefs, this has to do with your rights to do in your own bedroom what you feel free to do as long as it is consensual.
But this radical dictatorial act was not the way to gain what you believe you are entitled too.
MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA
~~Provided to me by Heidi Kutney (thank you Heidi)~~
For those that don’t know about history…….Here is a condensed version:
Humans originally existed as members of small bands of nomadic hunters/gathers. They lived on deer in the mountains during the summer and would go to the coast and live on fish and lobster in the winter.
The two most important events in all of history were the invention of beer and the invention of the wheel. The wheel was invented to get man to beer. These were the foundation of modern civilization and together were the catalyst for the splitting of humanity into two distinct subgroups:
- Liberals and
Once beer was discovered, it required grain and that was the beginning of agriculture. Neither the glass bottle nor the aluminum can were invented yet, so while our early humans were sitting around waiting for them to be invented, they just stayed close to the brewery. That’s how villages were formed.
Some men spent their days tracking and killing animals to BBQ at night while they were drinking beer. This was the beginning of what is known as the Conservative Movement…..
Other men who were weaker and less skilled at hunting learned to live of the conservatives by showing up for the nightly BBQ’s and doing the sewing, fetching, and hair dressing. This was the beginning of the Liberal Movements.
Some of these liberal men eventually evolved into women. They became known as girlie-men. Some noteworthy liberal achievements include the domestication of cats, the invention of group therapy, group hugs, and the concept of Democratic voting to decide how to divide meat and beer that conservatives provide.
Modern liberals like imported beer (with lime added), most of prefer white wine or imported bottled water. They eat raw fish but like their beef well done. Sushi, tofu, and French food are standard liberal fare. Another interesting evolutionary side note: most of their women have higher testosterone levels than their men. Most social workers, personal injury attorneys, journalists, dreamers in Hollywood, artists and group therapists are liberal. Liberals invented the designated hitter rule because it wasn’t fair to make the pitcher also bat.
Conservatives drink domestic beer, mostly Bud or Miller. They eat red meat and still provide for their women. Conservatives are big Game Hunters, Rodeo Cowboys, Lumberjacks, Construction Workers, Firemen, Medical Doctors, Police Officers, Engineers, Corporate Executives, Athletes, Members of the Military, Airline Pilots and generally anyone who works productively. Conservatives who own companies hire other conservatives who want to work for living.
Liberals produce little or nothing. They like to govern the producers and decide what to do with the production. Liberals believe Europeans are more enlightened then Americans. That is why most of the liberals remained in Europe when conservatives were coming to America. They crept in after the Wild West was tamed and created a business of trying to get more for nothing.
Here ends today’s lesson in world history:
It should be noted that a liberal may have a momentary urge to angrily respond to the above after reading or before forwarding it.
A conservative will simply laugh and be so convinced of the absolute truth of this history that it will be forwarded and promoted immediately to other true believers and to more liberals just to piss them off.
And there you have it. Let your next action reveal your true self…..I am going to have another beer.