How the former Miss USA 2003, Harvard Lawyer and Republican Hopeful can salvage the GOP’s Image and easy become the Democrats Nightmare in 2014 AND in 2016
Fact is the Republican Party has among many others two major problems; one is the trench-warfe between the establishment, the Independent and the Grassroots Conservatives on one side and second Problem the GOP has is a major image problem. Those are facts we cannot deny.
Especially the latter is a major issue. While Conservatives have in every aspect no matter if it is social, economic or any other issue the better answers, solutions and ideas, the Democrats sell themselves better by using general known Communication tactics (Topic of my next column) as well as Saul Alinsky tactics to give the GOP the bad image of a Racists, woman hating, coldhearted Party that only cares for the rich.
There is hope
Outspoken Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Liberty Issues and Ted Cruz “Missile” on ObamaCare not only rule the media but also the social networks among Grassroots Conservatives, Libertarians and Tea-Party activists.
But we also have to look into the nearby future and prepare for 2014 to maintain majority in congress and regain control over the Senate.
There are more true conservatives that need our attention and support. One of them is the young Lady I am about to introduce.
A young Lady that fights a fearless concentrated and neither in the regular media nor in the social media almost not-acknowledged fights for her political future in one of the Bluest States of the Nation – Illinois.
And it is a shame that she seems to vanish in lack of nationwide recognition because SHE IS the type of person we need in the GOP as the future. And she can drive the Progressive Liberals nuts, which sure is a major bonus.
She is outspoken, highly intelligent, young and beautiful enough to appeal to the younger voters has true conservative values without the Schoolmaster appearance of the Old-Man-Establishment.
Meet Erika N. Harold
Small town girl next door Erika N. Harold is everything but the “average Girl-Next-Door”. She is one of the most intelligent, interesting, and amazing characters in today’s politics.
Far away from the Democrat accusations of the GOP being a white-man-racist Party Erika is the living proof we are not. And she has a record that speaks volumes.
Born in February 20, 1980 Erika grows up in Urbana, Illinois a rural 37,000 people town with an amazing varied ethnical background.
On her father’s side she has Greek, German and Welsh ancestry and on her mother’s side Native-American, African-American and Russian descent.
Erika attended University High school and Urbana High School in Urbana Illinois. In 2007 she graduated with a B.A. as a Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her law degree from Harvard University J.D. in 2007.
- While still going to school Erika Harold was 2002 selected Miss Illinois. Her Platform was “Preventing Youth Violence and Bullying: Protect Yourself, Respect Yourself”.
Her Platform choice grew out of personal experience being the subject to sexual and racial harassment with teachers and school administrators having her concerns dismissed.
- In 2003 Erika Harold became Miss America
- In the first week of her 2003 Pageant campaign she additionally adopted a dual platform for sexual abstinence. Of course not without being hammered by – you guessed it – Liberals accusing her of having a hidden agenda.
Washington Times Officials suggested a liberal bias on the pageant officials since they had no problem with the 1998 contestant running an HIV prevention platform.
She officially refused to drop the topic of sexual abstinence during a speech in 2002 at the National Press Club in Washington and received 38 support letters from members of Congress.
- Recently Erika has gained unfortunate headlines as GOP senior Official Jim Allen called her in an email to “Republican News Watch” a “little Queen” and liken her to a “Streetwalker with the Democrat party and RINO Republicans as pimps”
He later on had to resign over this remarks.
I guess we do a hell of a way better job the democrats ever can killing our own candidates with racial slurs and so play the democrats right in their hands. What a jerk Jim Allen is.
Politics (taken directly from her Website)
Taxation and Regulation
Erika believes that the government’s role should only be to build a framework or business that does not inhibit innovation or create excessive layers of bureaucracy. Narrowing the scope of power delegated to administrative agencies. A streamlined and modernized tax code and she opposes increases in individual marginal tax rate or capital gains tax rates.
Erika Harold proposes a Crop Insurance program to safeguard farmer’s needs. In addition she opposes implementations of burdensome regulations that undermine the agricultural industry. Recognizing the increasing global demand for sustainable and renewable energy sources, she also will support biofuels as a tool for addressing those demands.
Erika’s landmark issues are individual liberties, religious freedom according to the First Amendment and to battle every attempt to infringe our second Amendment rights. Other than that she is he a firm believer of the Constitution itself and fights for proper limits on governmental power.
Erika believes in the Declaration of Independence and “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” She is pro-Life and supports reforms within the criminal Justice system.
Unfortunatley Ms. Harold has not responded to my request to answer a few questions going deeper into her believes and stands on current political issues.
1) Wikipedia on Erika Harold
2) Erika Harold for U.S. Congress
3) Republican News Watch
4) PolicyMic – Erika Herold_Miss America tries to Save the Republican Party
5) Meyer Capel Attorneys – Erika N Harold_Law Firm introduction
6) UPI – GOP official resigns after calling Erika Harold a streetwalker
7) Weekly Standard – Miss America vs. Mr. Incumbent
Morality seems to be a tricky thing, especially when you one is a hypocritical society. Muslims are like that.
Islam, the most inhumane and oppressive society who reserves the right to oppress their woman, under the religious claim of morality have no shame to surround this “faith” when poverty is big.
Muslim woman have to be virgin’s when get married otherwise the chosen husband can not only reject her but also throw her out of the house leaving her with absolute nothing. Worst woman who are NOT virgins when getting married are outcasts and not even the birth family takes them back being a “Shameful part” of the society.
Any disobedience is subject to so called “Honor death”.
In order to avoid any form of Infidelity Quran forces woman to wear (depending on the tribe form) a scarf, Burqa or Niquap. In addition woman in the Muslim faith are without any rights, they are truly subject to their fathers and later to their husbands.
Woman are subject and young girls, when having many siblings are a “commodity”, and when poverty.
After Illegal Drug and Weapon trafficking Egypt Muslims found a new way of boosting their Family-Income – Sex tourism.
Austrian Newspaper Kronen Zeitung reports August 7th 2013, in reference to an article of the Inter Press Service how Egypt families “sell” their under-aged girls between 11 and 18 years to Sex tourists mostly from Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait.
The article reports:
Tourists, looking for sex with Young Girls, have it easy in some rural areas in Egypt: They are being temporarily “married” with their victims – bound to give this copulation, despite the fact that Child-marriages are prohibited, a legal cover. Some Girls are as much as 60 times married before they turn 18, according to an Egypt Government organization.
Despite the fact that Egypt government prohibits by law under aged marriage for person under the age of 18 due to increasing poverty in rural areas where people in general have to make a living of $ 1.50 USD per day young girls have become the biggest commodity to boost family income.
Rich men buy childlike „Wife’s“
Thousands of girls between the age of 11 and 18 are being married to rich and much older men – especially from the Arab Gulf Region as the News agency Inter Press Service reports in their article “Underage Girls Are Egypt’s Summer Rental” Reports. According to the report the men are stormed by so called “brokers” in poor rural towns, depending on the desire hey can “marry” a girl for either a day or several month. Chosen the latter the girls are not only raped they also have to follow their “Husbands to his Home country and work there as charwoman. Some others are also forced into Prostitution.
Enormous Money for poor families
The money cashed for the fake marriages are being split between the broker and the family of the victims. A “single day marriage” costs approximately 800 Egypt Pounds ($ 120 USD), marriage for an entire summer costs between 20,000 and 70,000 Egypt Pounds ($ 2,940 and 10,000 USD).
„They understand that their families have sold them“
For the Victims the psychological impact is enormous says Shinouda. “The Girls know that they are exploited by their parents. They understand that their parents sold them”. Individual rights for the girls are non-existing because the Wedding is officially not valid. Re-integrate the girls back in society is not all that easy – when returned home, usually they are immediately sold to another prospective customer.
I never understood disgusting actions like “Sex Tourism” where usually man from Western Countries, at home acting like honorable citizens with families and children travel to countries like China, Thailand or any other poor countries to basically rape small children.
It is disgusting, and beyond words.
In the liberal biased La-La World where nobody wants to be responsible for his actions and nobody seems to care about the hardship of those young girls, and society has turned a blind eye finding excuses for that “Sub-Human” man.
It makes me sick to the stomach that there is no coverage, no outcry for the victims, where are the liberal progressive support groups who make those rapists pay for what they do – nothing. It almost seems like this inappropriate and this sick behavior has become the new normal (something I REJECT TO ACCEPT).
Poverty is in my humble opinion NOT AN excuse to exploit young little girls as young as 11 years old for sex to disgusting old man who have no morals and no values.
So next time Muslims claim their high moral values and try to excuse the oppression and enslavement of their woman under the cover of religion and explain the same to avoid immoral behavior to protect them know that they are not even a spit better than the west.
They are just as sick and disgusting as western man who indulges prostitution, and child prostitution with children that could be their daughters.
I am no psychologist but I always wonder, when a man goes to a young girl in Thailand and he looks at that 11, 12, 13 year old girl, if he has children what goes on in his mind.
Honestly I don’t want to know – It is disgusting and makes me sick.
Marriage should be honored by all,
and the marriage bed kept pure,
for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.
In the late 60’s black civil rights activists joined forces with radical feminist groups and formed a new-age teaching called “Diversity”, basically a grassroots idea of multiculturalism.
Under the false pretense of protecting the rights of alleged minorities, woman’s rights and alternative sexual orientation they faced a strong opposition: Conservative Christians who upheld their ideal of morality and strong family values.
They found their first highlight in the late 60’s and 70’s and the “Hippy era”. Free love was the call of that time. And free love, or better anarchic sexual lifestyle of course came with consequences and the consequence of abortion was among many of the downfalls.
These times were short lived and the call for more morals and values increased.
But instead of taking a step back to reconsider their ideology and finally taking responsibility for their anarchic behavior the left over’s from those Hippie times have now become activists in those organizations, supported by liberal left wing radical Politicians from the Democrat party.
Best example is the Kennedy family. JFK was THE personification of a womanizer who slept with every woman that was not by three on a tree.
Today we live in fast moving times, a so called “fast food generation” where moral traditional values are washed away with the famous phrase “We do not live in the medieval times but rather in the 21st century” (I still never figured out what a number has got to do with moral values – but then I never really figure out the thinking of liberals period).
Since then the ACLU, ACORN, radical feminist rights activists groups, and other liberal Democratic Party affiliated organizations erode more and more the principals of traditional marriage as well as traditional moral values and principles.
Conservatives and their strong moral Judeo-Christian Values always stood and still stand in the way of their liberalism and alternative lifestyle and in their mind need to be pushed back.
And while we conservatives desperately defend our lifestyle we lose more and more ground because, other than us, liberal organizations pretty quickly found out that the best way to promote their lifestyle is using political lobbyism and the media.
Scandalous Democrat Politicians made their lifestyle political program using the Media as a platform. Instead of apologizing for their scandals and stepping down they appeared and still do on the media wallowing in self pity and blaming everything on the hard hearted conservatives.
And the media plays along. They found out that “Sex Sells” and where previously reluctant it’s now a promotion of alternative lifestyle.
When Lindsey Lohan, for example, goes for the tenth time to court, or is again and again caught being drunk and stoned the Media does not condemn hr, but rather makes her a role model and a victim.
Or let’s take a look at Paris Hilton. Who is Paris Hilton? She is a nothing with the short end of the brain, doing nothing but using drugs, getting drunk, flashing her privates, changing sexual partners on a daily base and partying. But according to the Media this individual is being considered a Role model for our youth.
The same counts for Hollywoodactors, stars, and starlets. The more scandals they produce – the more viewer levels/or sales volume on print media – the better, living by the rough-rule-of-thumb “Better bad news and scandals then no news at all”.
And so the Media became a willing partner and perfect platform for those radical organizations. Now they can use the numbers of the media as a justification for their radical immoral anti-family value teachings.
The final straw is the Governmental indoctrination of the alternative lifestyle.
Step one is the production of so called “discrimination laws”. Those laws are designed to prohibit freedom of speech in a way that every time we conservatives take a stand for our moral values and principles we commit the crime of discrimination.
Step two is the installation of liberal federal and Supreme Court judges to support Liberal ACLU and ACORN issues through the law producing precedential cases.
Step three is the most perfidies one. Now thanks to those “discrimination-laws” the government can indoctrinate our children on alternative lifestyle legally since the same politicians also provide the framework for school teachings in public schools and liberal judges justify the same through precedential cases.
Last but not least, those organizations use Poll numbers in order to convince the public that they are acting in the best interest of the majority. But those numbers are to be reviewed very carefully. A good friend of mine once said: “I never trust polls I haven’t forged myself”. The trick lies in the questionnaire and the people they ask.
So according to ACORN, ACLU, radical Feminist Rights activists, and other left wing radical groups the “Traditional marriage” and conservative lifestyle is outdated and dead.
But the opposite is true. Numbers show that, especially young people, more and more people long for traditional marriage, traditional families, and more moral values.
Dating Websites boom, dating shows in TV are fast sellers, MTV usually known for its liberal program launched religious adds on their Station; and even the ultra-liberal TV Station CNN was the strongest force with 500 representatives at the Royal Wedding in the UK this past Friday to assure they did not miss one moment of this amazing romantic wedding.
YES onFriday April 29, 2011something strange happened.
More than 2 Billion People worldwide watched the fairytale marriage of Prince William Arthur Phillip Lois House of Windsor, second in line for the British crown and the civic Catherine Elisabeth Middleton – now Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (2).
So, if traditional marriage is, in the public opinion dead, why would 2 Billion people bother to watch this marriage for more than 6 hours?
I have talked to people and a lot of them tried to explain to me that this is only because of the fairytale where a common woman marries a real life prince, the fairytale dream of every young girl.
But if that were true, people wouldn’t need to watch for 6 hours, CNN would not have to send over 500 people to that event, and hundreds of thousands of people would not need to go there to see it live – they would just need to wait for the executive summary.
The truth is that this particular wedding of Prince William and Duchess Catherine represents a lot more than just the fairy tale of prince and princess.
This marriage represents the lost dream of every woman and every man to live happily ever after with her personal prince charming or his personal princess.
In times where in some U.S. States it is more difficult to get a Marriage permit than it is to get a divorce.
In times where radical liberal groups teach us that marriage is not forever and this institution is outdated and if your marriage does not work just divorce and try the next one.
In times where people don’t know anymore how to fight for marriage because radical organizations teach us that the easy way out is always better than to fight for love ignoring the fact that people more and more long for stability and traditional values.
People watch those weddings because of their secret desire to find the same, a marriage that lasts forever. Thousands of entrepreneurs, wedding planers, and marriage outfitter’s make a living from personal fairy tales.
And the fact that so many people watched this Wedding makes me hopeful that traditional moral values are not dead and traditional marriage is not outdated as so many articles, blogs, and liberal radical grassroots try to tell us.
I am not willing to give up the fight on this issue and I will continue the fight for traditional marriage and values.
So let’s not take traditional values, family matters, and traditional family values away from us, fight for the traditional marriage and take a stand for what is right.
What God has joined together let no man put asunder
3) Wikipedia on Prince William
4) Wikipedia on Catherine Middleton
5) WND on MTV
6) Fox News – Cameron Diaz says the institution of Marriage is ‘dying’
The nine most terrifying words in the English Language are: “I’m from the government and I’m here to help”
The government can step in here in many ways without taking direct control, assist and support the mothers financially and through power. And that does not even require new laws, only innovation and the willingness to put the interest of children and parents first.
I. Tax Cut
President G.W. Bush Family-Tax-Cut plan (5) from January 2003, based on a year’s income was a step in the right direction; giving parents a minimum of $ 1,000 annually back in their pocket and financially assist in college refunds. This Federal Tax Deduction for children plan (6) provides a great amount of help to lower income parents in order to support their children. But this is only one step in the right direction and it is up to us to lobby politicians to take many more. This plan needs to continue indefinitely.
II. Defund Special interest groups such CAIR, NAACP, ACLU (Planned Parenthood) and others.
Those institutions cash hundreds of millions of dollars every year from the federal funds, but instead of supporting the needs of those they are supposed to represent, they would rather pay their high profile special interest lawyers, newspaper ads, TV commercials, and lobbyists, leaving the support additionally to the taxpayer.
The NAACP is the best example of that. While States struggle financially they still build so called housing properties for low income people. If they are not given primarily to NAACP represented minorities the word racism goes through the media like there is no tomorrow leaving White, Hispanic, and Native American women behind.
The money wasted on those institutions could be used more wisely in support of women who decide to keep their babies, e.g., medical aid, housing, food stamps, and legal and psychological support for those women whodecide to give their child up for adoption, and many other issues. And make this money accessible to all races banning special interest lawyers and lobbyists from constantly playing the race card.
III. Tighter regulations on Election Campaign contributions for federal funded institution such as Unions, and other special interest groups
What really makes me mad is that Federal Institutions and Organizations such as Unions spent Millions of Dollars on campaign contributions to politicians (13). Though this is money that belongs to all tax payers those Organizations support exclusively left wing radical politicians for their own benefit.
The use of OUR TAX DOLLARS by those Organizations should be under tight rules and regulations. Every Dollar spent on Campaign contributions should be equally donated to family programs, regardless of the political affiliation. And provide proof that both sides of the isle (pro-choice AND Pro-Life Organizations) get their equal share.
This way the spending to politicians will be cut in half, the future of our children secured, and the money stays where it belongs, with the people who need it.
Those Organizations need to be defunded period and so bring the money into family matters. Let’s face it – AFTERALL, THIS IS OUR MONEY.
IV. Confiscated money.
Pimps, weapon traffickers, prostitutes, drug smugglers… All of those are illegal and build a multibillion Dollar Industry in our country. Alone, human trafficking (7) has an estimation of 45 Billion Dollars per year. And all those “businesses” involve the hardship of families. The money confiscated from these industries can be returned to Human services in order to support families and their financial struggle of parenting. We are talking about billions of Dollars that is not used from tax payer’s money, but from Criminals.
Alone the Porn industry is a multi-billion Dollar industry. And despite what liberals say, fact is: A large portion of those Actresses are women who are victims of Human sex trafficking sold as slaves to the producers.
Of course, they would rather support Planned Parenthood. Having access to a quick abortion for one of their “actresses” is easier than dealing with raising children in the long run. So why not put an extra tax on porn movies, money that could exclusively be used to support young families and single parents.
Everybody viewingthose videos and movies supports those illegal actions, and therefore should do his share to society and pay the extra dollar on tax that supports children.
This is one of the main reasons why politicians and Government would rather support Planned Parenthood (Abortion) than family values; it is the easy way out.
All of that money, we are talking about several billions of Dollars here, that does NOT come out of tax Payers money, in the chapter I – IV saved and confiscated is now in the hands of the Federal Government. Here is a major problem that starts again with special interest and that is the distribution of those funds to the proper authorities in order to get the money to where it belongs – the families and children in opposition to abortion.
It would take innovation and a radical step to distribute the money back to the families and encourage them to actually have babies. Here is one idea:
V. Child Protective Services – This is a big Issue and goes hand in hand with many topics and solutions that could help and support single parents, support adoption and help through financial support.
Taking CPS out of State responsibility, adding it into HHS (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (8)) and fund it with the money saved and confiscated above, this has many positive advantages. Right now, in order to get access to all the social support, partially from States and partially from the Federal Government, is more like running the gauntlet than help. And information is not really provided anywhere. And since the laws, rules, and regulations vary between the States up to the point that nobody really has any idea as of what to get and where, this system has become a Legal Jungle. And this would be the advantage of CPS becoming a federal Institution:
- Support in collecting Child support from dead beat fathers.
Right now the collection of child support is a state case. All it takes for a dead beat father is to leave the state and while he can demand visitation, the enforcement of unpaid child support falls on the different independent State laws which make the collection an extremely expensive lawyer’s battle for most single moms.
Making CPS a federal institution could put an end to this. The moment the father does not pay his CS he can be put on Federal Warrant and through the Federal power the money can be collected anytime and anywhere in the United States. And CPS being a federal Agency would have access to IRS, Social Security, and other Federal Financial Institutions to get a grip on that individual.
And then of course a harsher punishment for non paying fathers making “fleeing or neglecting Child payments” equal to Tax fraud.
- Split of power
Split of Power means, giving single moms the opportunity to split the power of attorney with CPS. While the mother keeps the custodial and parental guardianship and power, CPS is provided with the Administrative Guardianship. This means the mother as of now gets her child support from the Feds and the feds collect it from the fathers. Sounds complicated but it isn’t. The mother never has to worry about the money for the child coming late this way.
- Welfare and support
Food stamps, housing, clothing, etc. now comes out of the same pot and the women only have to deal with one agent in order to get all of their necessities. This lowers administrative costs and speeds up the processing.
Housing is currently federally financed, respectively financially supported. If CPS was a federal Institution they would have nationwide access to availability.
Federal Education Programs can provide the opportunity for the mothers to continue to go to school and get their education, or support mothers in home based businesses so they can take care of their children. Contracts with private and state childcare facilities, and schools as well as churches could be given financial incentives such as tax exemptions for providing assistance to single mothers.
CPS being a Federal Organization would put an end to the Adoption Jungle as it is right now. When conservatives claim “Less Government and more private” that is nonsense because Adoption is already in the hands of the State Government, so why not put this under one roof. Right now the Adoption Laws vary from State to State and while Texas is mostly low regulated (9) some States even have an age limit on adopters – age 40 -, or have insurmountable obstacles making the adoption a hassle. Not to forget that local CPS offices have only access to the children under their care. Making CPS Federal would give the local agent access to a nationwide database of adoptable children and increase the opportunity for children to actually be adopted.
While some states such as Texas reimburse adoption costs, some don’t. This opens the doors for private adoption agencies which makes adoption extremely costly.
Private adoption agencies are profit oriented businesses who, in their pricing, calculate all fees including State fees, administrative costs, their own lawyers, acquisition costs (children they buy from mothers mostly drug addicts who don’t want to give their kids up for adoption but rather sell them to agencies) and many more fees plus and additional profit, and don’t forget that parents need their own lawyer in order to double-check the paperwork.
Not to forget that State operated CPS Agencies and their complicated rules are very often difficult to deal with and the regulations complicated. In order to maximize their profit Private Agencies often look to third world countries where they can purchase babies often for a low price and mediate those into the U.S.
This makes adoption for regular middleclass families almost financially impossible. And the advantage of those agencies is that they DO HAVE access to a nationwide database.
CPS being federal puts an end to all this and makes adoption of American children more comfortable and more encouraging.
- Nationwide “Safe Haven Law”
I support the Idea that every Hospital, regardless of their political or religious affiliation should be forced to provide an “anonymous Baby hatch drop off Zone” where women can drop off their unwanted children without retribution or criminal prosecution for child abandonment.
Any hospital refusing this for religious or political reasons should be banned from public funding.
- Orphanage and Foster care
Before going any deeper, we have to determine what child actually ends up in Foster care or in an Orphanage. Orphanages are for children who lost their parents and don’t have any living relatives and Foster care is mostly for children that come from broken homes with parents unfit to provide for their children for whatever reason. And the latter is the main issue here. Those children are under Governmental care for a short period of time.
Orphanage and Foster care, is a difficult topic. Foster care has supporters and those who oppose it because many children placed into that system basically fall through the system and drop off the radar of overworked CPS workers, and let’s be honest, the reputation of State run homes for children is not very good.
But there is a pretty good private organization in Europe that provides a system I personally find suitable and worth promoting.
The system is called “SOS- Children’s Village” (10). A private, non-governmental, with Donation funded organization that focuses on family-based, long-term care of children who can no longer grow up with their biological family.
The main difference here to regular Orphanages and Foster homes is that the children are within a small group, living together as a sort of patchwork family with a “housemother” as their head of household/family. This organization buys some property and builds several homes, every home has a family where the kids have their private rooms, a play room, dining room, and a small kitchen area, as well as a social room and the mother has her own room.
As far as the governmental involvement is concerned this is only the tip of the iceberg, these are some basics to think about and start from for better ideas.
Don’t forget while government CAN BE forced to do the right thing through votes, and it is up to us to lobby our representatives to finally come up with proper projects and concepts, the private sector CAN NOT BE FORCED and everything they do has to be voluntary.
After my last column “How abortion can be avoided with common Sense” (1) I took a stand as of why I am against abortion and why I believe that abortion is not necessary.
In this column I want to give you some solutions as of what to do with all of the born babies, how we can support and provide encouragement for the unwed mothers so that they want to keep their babies instead of running to an abortion clinic.
And this is only the tip of the iceberg of possibilities and only a basic approach for many possibilities and opportunities. What it takes is men and women that will stand up and who are willing to fight for the right direction.
It is not enough to be against it – what we need is an Alternative to Abortion.
And this is one of the biggest issues we have today in the conservative movement, all the politicians, bloggers, columnists, and nationwide religious leaders speak out against abortion, but in their effort to fight this cause and their attempt to cut down on public funding for abortion they all fail to provide proper solutions. How can WE THE PEOPLE – WE THE SOCIETY step in and support young couples and single mothers to keep their babies.
As long as we do not provide these solutions, radical pro-Choice activists, lobbyists, and special interest lawyers will always have a head start over us.
Why is it so hard for conservatives to provide alternative solutions and support?
It all has to do with politics and political ideology. Fiscalconservatives have the problem that on one hand they vote for less government involvement and more personal responsibility, but on the other hand they know very well that when it comes to supporting young parents/families’/single parents some Governmental involvement is necessary in order to provide acceptable solutions.
The trick is to find a middle ground, a solution aside of political or lobbyist interests and to use common sense in order to accomplish both. The secret word is Assistance rather than control.
Though there ARE private organizations and Religious groups stepping in under certain circumstances, counting exclusively on private support through Charity foundations or private organizations does not work because this is not a headline producing issue such as a Tsunami, or Africa support.
Who are we talking about now?
We are talking about social hardships, such as:
- Women, who during pregnancy find out that their husband/boyfriend is a dead beat cheater and find themselves all of a sudden – against their original life plan – a single mom.
- We are talking about young couples who find themselves pregnant and don’t know how to deal with the situation
- Teenagers, who now made that mistake of having unprotected intercourse or the protection failed for some reason (that is always possible, there is no such thing as a 100% protection).
- Divorced women who face the challenge of a dead beat father who does not pay his child support.
There are many reasons for being a single parent, and many reasons for women to think about abortion. Bottom line we are talking about those who did not have being a single parent as a life plan but now are facing the challenge of being left behind, and children do cost money.
According to CNPP/USDA, published in 2010 under the title “Expenditures on Children by families, 2009” (2) that a child in the United States cost you, from birth to age 17, an average of $ 205,960 considering a 2.79 percent annual inflation rate Associated Content (3) reports in July 2010. Middle income families will spend $ 286,050 on child rearing while high income earners an average of $ 475,680.
Estimation, made on babyCenter.com (4), on my own son, based on my income and living in the Midwest, entering “public college” as a single parent came out with $ 446,720 from birth to age 22 when he is finishing college. And since my son is going to private college – do the math.
Cost for first Year excluding College: $ 20,696
Total Cost is: $ 446,720
With all love for our children and looking at those numbers that sure can be scary, especially when you are a single mom, or a fresh out of college young couple just entering the workforce, or when you are a teenager and your parents are struggling with the kids they already have, and now they are needed to help financially support a grandchild in order to allow you to get back to school.
Here is the major question:
How can we as a society step in and support women who keep their children, how can we support women who want to give their children up for adoption without putting a blemish on them?
How can we support young parents and unwed young mothers during and after pregnancy?
First, we have to divide between governmental involvements –
What can the government, respectively the politicians do?
What can be done by the private sector accomplish besides providing proper information.
As a fiscal conservative Republican I totally oppose governmental involvement in private enterprise, economy, and private issues. However, social issues and the support of our Citizens future is very well an issue where the government should get involved in order to provide the proper necessities and secure the future of families and our youth. This is called support, and not control. Part 2 continues our discussion.
I am a father and I remember it like it was yesterday when I first heard the heartbeat of my son. There has never been a more beautiful sound in the world. I remember the first sonogram when the doctor handed it over to me, I was overwhelmed with emotions like I have never ever experienced in my life before.
Anybody who has children and loves their children knows what I am talking about and will understand why this topic is so important to me.
Liberals are highly entertaining individuals. Their hypocrisy and double standards are sometimes really entertaining and always subject to a good joke. But when it comes to Abortion the fun ends right here and right now.
While on one hand using the modern times and 21st Century as an excuse, demanding that the “Death Penalty is cruel and unusual punishment”, claiming that every life is sacred and capital punishment is not only outdated but also inhumane, but on the other hand they use the same 21st century, as well as the “Woman’s rights to choose over her own body” and modern days as a rightful excuse to murder innocent babies.
Modern days, 21st Century, and women’s rights to choose are interesting arguments but easy to be rebutted arguments on Abortion and I will show you why.
I totally agree that a woman should be the master of her own being, welfare, and body. No man (male) should have the right to decide or rule over a woman’s body. And we have come a long way since the 18th and 19th century where “Martial Obligations” of a woman were still law.
It is up to the woman herself to choose if she wants to make a career rather than being a mother and wife, or if she wants both, if she wants to be intimate with a man or not, if she wants to get married or not, and so on.
As my mother always taught me: the rights of an individual end at the tip of the nose because that is where the rights of the opposite start.
And when it comes to abortion, the rights of a woman end at the obligation and responsibility for a defenseless innocent child that has not asked to be in the womb of that woman.
As a matter of fact, if women claim their individual rights, of which they are entitled to and I want to point out I am not questioning them at all, rights also always include responsibility.
And the responsibility starts before they get pregnant.
“We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.” (~~ Ronald Reagan, 1972 ~~)
Of course this quote by the greatest of all Presidents was meant for laws, but can easily be used also for this particular topic, and the words “law’s broken” be replaced with “physical actions taken”.
Since Row vs. Wade in 1973 over 46 Million Abortions have been conducted. That is more than 10% of the American population extinguished. This is the largest genocide since the mass murder of Jews by the Nazi’s during World War 2 (2).
Just to mention that “Roe”, who’s real name is Norma L. McCorvey, from Dallas, Texas, is now a Pro-Life activist.
An average of 1.8 Million Abortions take place every year, 1.21 Million Abortions in 2008, Twenty-Two percent of all pregnancies (excluding Miscarriages) end in Abortion (3). Those numbers could be reduced and almost cut down to zero if we as a society start taking responsibility for our actions.
1) Unwanted Pregnancy due to Rape and Incest.
Only 1% of all abortions are based on rape or incest. That makes in total numbers approximately 12,000 abortions per year due to this horribly violent and morally reprehensible crime.
Now, I am not so arrogant to say I, as a man, put myself in the shoes of a victim of such violence, nor do I pretend to know how such a woman feels. That would be arrogant and disrespectful.
But I do understand statistics and scientific research. And this shows clearly that the majority of violated woman do not abort because of the pregnancy or because they don’t want that child. Research proves that the majority of those victims abort to avoid continuing psychological terror from their tormentor.
Fact of the matter is that our liberal society allows a predator, like a rapist have almost more rights than the victim. Not only does the woman go through the trial because our constitution gives a rapist the right to face its accuser, she also can expect that liberals will have no problem letting a rapist back on the streets on probation stubbornly believing in re-socialization, knowing full well that over 90% of all sex offenders are repeat offenders.
And on top of that a rapist, once aware that he has fathered a child, can either by himself or through his parents call for visitation rights of that child, which victimizes the woman over and over when she has to see this perpetrator (6).
So here are some of the solutions to avoid that:
a) A rape victim does turn out to be pregnant and does not want to keep the child
Every Hospital should be required by law to council a rape victim on the possibility of pregnancy and offer her the so called Pill-After also commonly known as the Morning after Pill of ECP (Emergency Contraction Pill). Here is the religious character and proper counseling that is extremely important.
Though I am a pro-lifer, the ECP (Emergency Contraction Pill) is NOT ABORTION, but a pregnancy prevention initiating a contraction flow (7). This pill has to be taken within the first 72 hours of the act, the sooner the better.
As of here any woman can make her own choice whether she wants to take the risk of being pregnant or if she wants to take the safer step and prevent a possible pregnancy.
Now hospitals, especially Catholic Hospitals, sometimes refuse this pill based on their “Freedom of religion Act” and the offering possibility.
The constitutional right of Religion is an individual right. The religious refusal can only occur when the hospital remains an in-house facility for their members only.
The moment a hospital takes public funding and opens its door for economical profit to the public, the treatment should be based on worldly lawful measurements and not on the religious character of the owner.
b) More protection and rights for the victims and less for the perpetrator
Now, during a trial the constitutional rights of an accused cannot be taken away. In our country we still have the “Innocent until proven guilty” Rights. However, once a rapist is convicted, the victim (woman) can be protected by law in many ways.
- We don’t have a problem taking away fathers rights solely based on the unproven accusations of a woman – so why do we have such a problem to take away any fathers rights of a convicted rapist?
- Harsher punishment: I would go for a Nationwide minimum of 30 years by a first offender and life without the possibility of parole of a second offender (by child molesters or child rapists even the death penalty as a two strike rule)
- Providing legal assistance as well as psychological assistance to the victim and help her to start eventually, if requested, a new life with a new identity.
- A court ruling taking away fathers rights as well as grandmothers /fathers rights of the family of the rapist and making it a law that he is never allowed to approach or contact his victim and offspring again. Any violation would be considered a repeat offense and result in Life without possibility of parole, period.
I think that way women would feel protected and not feel violated over and over again and abortion could be almost extinguished in those instances.
2) Abortion based on potential health problems
6% of all abortions are based on Health problems regarding either the mother or the child. Now this is not rocket science here.
As far as the mother (adult) is concerned, well welcome to the 21st century and the personal physical responsibility that goes hand in hand with the third group the 93% of abortions for social reasons. We pride our superiority over the animals based on the ability of logical thinking and planning ahead, but when it comes to something as simple as reproduction humans intend to act like stone-age humans.
If a couple or a woman decides that she would love to have a baby, it is not rocket science to get a physical check up before pregnancy. And until that time there are at least two dozen forms of pregnancy prevention.
All it takes is to use a little bit of the muscle in the scull most people call a brain.
And when it comes to the unborn; liberals had the audacity to attack Sarah Palin for deciding to give birth to a child who had Down syndrome.
Who are we to decide what life is livable and what life is not…? The last society I remember that made this decision was the Nazi’s and the Chinese.
Every Child is a gift from God and deserves the maximum amount of love. And just because it has a mental or physical challenge does not make its life worthless.
So murdering the baby just because it is not convenient or perfect enough is sure disgusting and I am ashamed to be in the same society as those who always look for the easy way out instead of growing up and being responsible. Which brings me to the largest group of Abortionists……
1) 93% of all abortions occur for social reasons (i.e. Unwanted or inconvenient).
This includes teenagers (18%), women who already have one or more children, career women who think a child is in the way of her career, women with a partnership that is not going well or they don’t have a partner/husband at all, women who have not used the Pill correctly, not at all, or had unexpected sex, or had concerns about contraceptive methods (they have concerns about the pill but not about a surgery that kills a baby – nice double standard).
So we are not talking about accidents here. We are talking about brainless “anything-goes-lets have fun-as long as we don’t have rules-let the others pay for our animalistic lifestyle”.
None of those reasons are a reason for abortion to me. As a matter of fact it sickens me to see how easy society dodges their way out of responsibility.
Fact of the matter is that we ALL have to take responsibility for our actions. But also the fact is that thanks to liberal thinking we don’t do that. Why take responsibility if we can have the easy way out.
Let’s start with the teenagers.
I don’t know if President George W. Bush “just say no abstinence policy” was a success or not. But the current Federal indoctrination of teaching youth and children’s Sexual practices and how to get the easiest abortion rather than pregnancy prevention and taking responsibility cannot be the answer (8).
Youth and children always follow an example and as long as liberal biased media promotes low-life lifestyle from the Hollywood stars and Pop stars as role models and parents don’t remember their duties as “parents,” talking to their children and teaching them right from wrong things won’t change.
It is time to rethink the entire procedure and where our society wants to go. And it is time to tell the Media with one voice to stop promoting drug infested, permanent drunk lowlife’s as role models. No, Charlie Sheen and Lindsey Lohan are not victims or misguided role models – they are simply disgusting.
Instead of letting the government do the educating parents need to set the example of traditional family values and teach their children that actions have consequences. I think talking to the youth and being a positive role model could reduce the current teenage pregnancy rate by more than half.
And as far as the remaining 75 % of abortion goes (the Adults):
I’ve said it before, all our actions have consequences, and we don’t live in the medieval times. There are at least two dozens types of pregnancy preventions available – Condoms, the Pill, IUD’, vasectomies, and these are just a few.
If a woman decides either she already has children and does not want anymore, a child would interfere with her career, she has a partner or husband and does not want a child right now, or if that woman decides she wants to be single and have one night stands, all of that does not matter. There are many opportunities to prevent a pregnancy in the first place and that leaves no justification for a later abortion.
Let’s be honest, if a woman is smart enough to prevail in the corporate world she can be expected to take proper caution not to become pregnant in the first place.
That is called one’s own responsibility. And when it comes to a man, she can not blame him only for her failure. If a woman has an unwanted pregnancy, of course, it is also the man’s fault because he could have used protection too –it takes two to enjoy the pleasure and both can say no.
Sure, some women now say: What about the men’s responsibilities?
And I agree with you. We guys have our share of responsibilities as well, and the irresponsible chauvinism of some representatives of the male population is disgusting. However, it takes two for the act and if the guy is not prepared the women can as well say NO.
Today we are talking about Abortion and not sexism, and the men’s responsibilities are subject to a whole different and new column (soon to be followed).
By using a little common sense combined with self-control and self-responsibility, behaving a little more like parents and less like friends, and taking care of victims of crimes rather than the perpetrators well, this reduces most of the legitimate arguments of pro-choice activists.
Sure, abortion will never be extinguished, but it can be reduced to a few thousand per year. Still too many but a few thousand sounds better than 1.21 Million, it’s a start and that little guy here has a chance and might become the President, a Nobel Prize winner or simply just a good person.
- Washington Times
- Allen Gutmacher Institute 2005
- Allen Gutmacher Institute 2005
- Bio Ethical reform
- Allen Gutmacher Institute
- Christian Answers.net
- Princeton University
- Atlas Shrug
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