A Seven-Year-Old Looks at the Office of President

On Friday, my seven-year-old granddaughter came home from school with a long face.  “Grandmother,” she said, “is there any way a kid like me could talk to someone who could get the president to change a law?”

“The president can’t change laws, honey,” I replied.  “Only Congress can do that.”

“Well, who could I talk to about changing a bad law?”

“What law is that?” I enquired.

“The one that won’t let kids vote for president.”

“If you could vote, how would you go about deciding who would make the best president?” I asked.   Continue reading “A Seven-Year-Old Looks at the Office of President”

The “Core” Problem in Education

One of the biggest mistakes of President Ronald Reagan was his failure to deliver on a promise to abolish the federal Department of Education.  

When you hear someone mention that today, he or she is regarded as a complete nincompoop, who has little regard for children. 

Most people don’t remember life before the federal Department of Education.  It was created in 1979 by Jimmy Carter and we did quite well without it. Continue reading “The “Core” Problem in Education”

Boy Scouts follow Girl Scouts Downhill (Last of a Three-Part Series)

There is a reason that the Boy Scouts of America have not partnered with the Girl Scouts USA.  The two organizations would appear to be natural affiliates but at their core, they are now miles apart.  That may be about to change.   

The issue that has divided them are the principles on which the two organizations were founded:  A belief in God and a pledge to abide by the moral truths that are revealed in His Word.  

  •  In the 70’s, the Girl Scouts put feminist icon Betty Friedan on its national governing board. It wasn’t long before the Girl Scouts began purging its materials of all positive references to homemakers.
  •  In 1980, the organizations changed its policy on homosexuality and welcomed lesbians as scouts and troop leaders.
  • In 1993, the Girl Scouts took aim at the Creator himself, making God an option by inserting an asterisk by the word “God” in the Promise.  

Due to public outrage and loss of enrollment, that asterisk was removed from the latest Girl Scout Handbook.  Don’t be fooled.  Instead, girls are simply being instructed that when reciting the Promise they are “free to substitute their own wording for God’”  http://www.girlscoutshs.org/sensitiveissuesfaqs.  In other words, a girl is free to pledge to do her duty to herself as any good atheist would.   Continue reading “Boy Scouts follow Girl Scouts Downhill (Last of a Three-Part Series)”

Feminism’s Muffin Top

Definition of muffin top: A slang term used to describe the phenomenon of overhanging fat that spills over the waistline of pants or skirts in a manner that resembles the top of a muffin. Those who posses this unwanted flab often go to great lengths to hide it under loose fitting tops or bulky sweaters.

Don’t look now but feminism’s muffin top is showing. It spilled out recently in the pages of The Atlantic in articles by Elizabeth Wurtzel and Anne-Marie Slaughter. Wurtzel is accusing educated, women of means, who take on the roll of full-time homemakers, of “selling out the movement” by not living up to their potential in the workplace.

She asserts, “Real feminists earn a living, have money and means of their own.”According to Wurtzel, “being a rich mom – even with five sons (like Ann Romney) is not even sort of a job” because Romney is able to hire some help. Continue reading “Feminism’s Muffin Top”

Cain is Toast!

As a presidential candidate, Herman Cain is done. He is toast!

In the past, I and many others gave him the benefit of doubt. The sexual harassment claims against him that were settled by the National Restaurant Association appeared frivolous at best. Sharon Bialek’s assertion was a “he said, she said” and appeared to be financially and politically motivated. However, Ginger White’s allegation that she carried on a13-year affair with Cain, backed up with records of telephone and text messages, is troubling. At best, it is a case of poor judgment on his part and there is no wiggle room in that.

Mr. Cain, in addition to his many business accomplishments, is an associate minister. I have been present when he delivered the devotion. This man knows the Word of God and the Word says that you are to avoid even the appearance of evil. Also, you are to flee situations that might lead you into temptation. Continue reading “Cain is Toast!”

Why should the state protect marriage?

It was one of the most embarrassing moments on a cable news show. Fox’s Bill O’Reilly, invited family law attorney Ron Schweitzer on his program to talk about why a recent decision by the California Supreme Court, striking down a state law prohibiting same-sex marriage, should be overturned by a ballot initiative amending the state’s constitution.

During the course of the segment, O’Reilly pressed Schweitzer numerous times to give him one good reason, outside of religion, for opposing gay marriage. Schweitzer couldn’t come up with one. Continue reading “Why should the state protect marriage?”