I’m on Norman Lear’s “People For the American Way” email list. Watching their heads explode is entertaining but every once and a while I just have to respond to what they are saying. Their recent missive said they were “fighting against Trump Republicans’ all-out assault on our constitutional rights and values – – the American Way.” They wouldn’t know what was Constitutional if it bit them and when did supporting Islam become the “American Way”?

The subject line of their email was, “CORRUPTION, EXTREMISM, LAWLESSNESS – WE CAN’T STOP FIGHTING”. The following was my reply:

Really? Do you have ANY ability to self-examine?

Corruption on the Right?? Did the Right conspire to ensure Bernie Sanders couldn’t win? Did the Right bus people to vote in different districts? Did the Right say you could keep your doctor and your plan? Did the Right go on five television shows to say Benghazi was caused by a video when they knew it wasn’t? Does the Right pay people to silence Conservative speech? Did the Right send debate questions to the candidate and indignantly deny it…..before admitting it? Did the Right set up an UNSECURED private server for the State Department putting classified information in danger and delete emails? The DNC is so corrupt Debbie Wasserman-Schultz had to resign. Do you really not know why you lost the House, Senate & White House? Or elections across the nation, Governorships, legislatures, etc?

Extremism? Since when did supporting the Constitution become “extreme? Since when did the Free Market become “extreme”? Since when did free speech become “extreme”? When did our sovereignty become “extreme”? When did not wanting our children indoctrinated become “extreme”? Telling our children there are more than two genders and gender is fluid is “extreme”. Taking away parental rights is “extreme”. Calling people who believe marriage is between a man and a woman (something the entire world believed for 2000 years) homophobes is “extreme”. Calling people who recognize Islam is not compatible with our culture Islamophobes is “extreme”. Calling people who want stop illegal immigration racist bigots is “extreme”. The Right doesn’t call people who disagree with them racist bigoted Islamophobic homophobes. They don’t silence people, they don’t harass sponsors. No, it’s the Left that is beating people with bicycle locks, burning cars & businesses, silencing people, and threatening to boycott sponsors unless they take Conservatives off television. THAT is “extreme”.

And Lawlessness? Where did the Constitution give Obama the authority to grant amnesty to illegal aliens? Didn’t he say 22 times he DIDN’T HAVE THE AUTHORITY? When were the laws against illegal immigration changed? I must have missed that. But it’s the Left (YOU) who is insisting we ignore our immigration laws. You who want Sanctuary Cities. That is the very definition of “lawlessness”. Where does the Constitution allow you to ignore laws you don’t like? Obama illegally made recess appointments. Invoked “executive privilege” to prevent investigation into Fast and Furious (that unlawfully allowed American guns to go to Mexican cartels). Obama changed rules regarding intelligence and unlawfully unmasked American citizens to allow the leaking of classified information. Congress passed (in bipartisan vote) DOMA, marriage is between a man and a woman, but Holder said he wouldn’t enforce it. Where does the Constitution give the DOJ that authority? How legal was it for the last DOJ to meet with Bill Clinton while his wife was under investigation? It’s the Left that supports Sharia law being recognized. Where does the Constitution allow two Rules of Law? Please explain how you support Sharia Law that gives women NO rights while supposedly fighting for women’s rights. Leftist Judges are actually helping illegal aliens avoid the law, where does the law authorized Judges to do that? Two illegal aliens raped a 14 year old girl but no charges were brought against them. When did rape become legal? I believe sex with a minor is illegal even if it’s consensual. It is the Left that is lawless.

You are projecting. You are accusing the Right of what the Left does in spades. You are harming this country and causing more division with your “extreme” claims. You need to do some “extreme” soul searching.

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Let me ask you, is assault and battery still a crime? Is damaging property still a crime? How about looting? Setting fires to cars or businesses? Isn’t the above flyer inciting violence? Isn’t that against the law? And isn’t the job of the police to protect citizens and arrest lawbreakers? By what legal authority do the Police Chiefs of Berkley, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, etc. have to order their officers to stand down when these illegal acts are happening before their eyes?

Without the Rule of Law we have anarchy. That is what we are living with today. America has been successful because we’ve had a civilized society where we respected each other’s individual liberty and different opinions. As a whole we respected the Rule of Law. We believed we were a country of laws not men. Why has this changed?

There are those on both sides of the aisle who refuse to enforce our immigration laws for various reasons. As we’ve allowed more and more people to enter our country illegally, as our public officials have turned a blind eye to the variety of laws being broken, identity fraud, employing illegals, tax fraud, voter fraud etc. respect for the law is eroded. And as illegal aliens see public officials ignore the law and defend them, they see no reason to respect our laws. We are filling our country with people who believe the Rule of Law is arbitrary.

We have Judges not just ignoring the legal status of criminals but aiding and abetting them. In Boston an illegal alien UBER driver, Luis Baez, raped a woman UBER sent him to pick up. ICE asked for high bail as he had been deported twice, was a repeat offender of Class A felonies and a flight risk but before ICE could even finish their argument the Judge gave Baez a $2500 bail and he disappeared.

In Maryland, charges against two illegal aliens accused of raping a 14 year old girl in their school bathroom have been dropped. Although no reason was given, and the victim’s story hasn’t changed, the assumption is that the sex was consensual. Have the statutory rape laws change? Legally, a 14 year old can’t consent to sex. Apparently, our laws don’t apply to illegal aliens. The boys are still facing child pornography charges but, nevertheless, the state feels an obligation to educate the young men.

In Oregon, Multnomah County Judge, Monica Heeranz, helped an illegal alien elude ICE agents waiting outside the courtroom by allowing him to use the Judge’s private entrance to escape. We have the expectation that our judicial system is going to uphold our laws. Isn’t Justice supposed to be blind? Aren’t our laws supposed to be applied equally, regardless of race, religion or gender? Apparently, only American citizens are to be held to the letter of the law.

In another case an illegal alien committed $35,000 in food stamp fraud. The Judge told her if she were an American she’d be facing serious charges, but because he didn’t want to get her deported he let her go without consequences. She wasn’t even required to pay the money back. Does anyone doubt if any American citizen committed, tax fraud, identity fraud, food stamp fraud, etc. they’d be held accountable?

As egregious as the previous examples, I’m even more concerned about how violent Antifa, Black Lives Matter and other anarchist groups have become. How free speech is under assault and how our police departments are standing down and allowing it to happen. How do property owners feel having the police stand there watching anarchists destroy their property? How do the victims of violence feel as the police watch them being beaten?

If you’ve seen video of the riots (and they ARE riots, not protests) you’ve seen masked men dresses in black attacking people defending free speech. In the attached video the man beating the Trump supporter with a bike lock is a Professor at Diablo Valley College, Eric Clanton. Ironically, he teaches “ethics”. I’d love to hear his explanation of the ethics of beating people with a bike lock. Our tax dollars are paying him to indoctrinate our children with his version of ethics. He cares nothing about free speech. He cares nothing about diverse ideas or the Rule of Law. We survived 240 years being a country that respected the right of the individual to have diverse ideas. And for the last several centuries no one was insisting everyone accept their world view or be beaten, not allowed to speak, have their character assassinated, or lose their livelihood. They are now. http://www.mrctv.org/blog/shocking-video-shows-antifa-rioters-beating-trump-supporter-bike-lock

May I ask the darling Snowflakes what you are afraid of? No one is forcing you to listen to a speaker you disagree with. You have the right to stay home. But what right do you have to deny others their right to hear a speaker? What right do you have to beat people and destroy property? How does a different point of view harm you? You talk about “diversity and inclusiveness” but you don’t want diversity of ideas or to be inclusive of people you disagree with. College is a time for you to mature. I have some disturbing information for you, in the real world there will be no “safe spaces” and you will be offended by many things people say and do. There will be no trigger warnings or protection from micro-aggressions.

College used to be about the free exchange of ideas. It used to be a time for students to test their limits, defend their positions, debate, explore and hear new ideas. Today, most Professors are Progressives and you are only hearing the Progressive doctrine. You only hear socialism is good, capitalism is bad. You aren’t exposed to anything else. You haven’t been taught civics, the value of the Constitution, or the Federalist papers. You aren’t taught respect for the Rule of Law. You see nothing wrong with just ignoring laws you don’t like. You live in a bubble with only one point of view expressed. But what if that point of view is wrong? Does it not occur to you that if you can silence others, you can be silenced too? What makes you think angels will be in charge of the government you want to provide everything for you?

When we become a nation of men not laws, we all lose.

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This morning Rush Limbaugh said there were 238 Republicans in the House and they only need 217 to repeal and replace Obamacare. Although EVERY Republican ran on repealing Obamacare, Rush said there are 40 or 50 Republicans who don’t want to repeal or replace it. He is doubtful it will be repealed.

I also heard from a reliable source that a group of Republican Senators were laughing at the idea that there would ever be a border wall. So, basically, after millions of us worked feverishly to give Republicans the majority in the House, the Senate and the White House, primarily to do two things, REPEAL OBAMACARE and BUILD THE WALL, they are telling us to “Go F**k ourselves”.

In 2009, with majorities in both houses Obama didn’t have the votes to pass Obamacare either. But Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi twisted arms, bribed and threatened to get it done. I was there for the vote in both the Senate and the House and I saw first hand how the sausage was made…….and it’s true, it isn’t pretty, but they got it passed, didn’t they? If Ryan and McConnell can’t get the new repeal and replace bill passed they need to resign. I don’t believe it’s because they can’t, but because they won’t.

Ryan didn’t support Trump, wouldn’t campaign for or with him. I understand that, but whether or not he wanted Trump to win, he knows why he won and on what issues. Ryan ran on them too. He knows the voters elected an outsider because we are fed up not being represented while paying the bills, with the deceit, lies, and obfuscation from the insiders. And yet, Ryan continues it. The healthcare bill, written in secrecy, Ryan tried to shove down our throats along with taking funding for the wall out of the CR proves to me Ryan doesn’t want Trump to succeed. I think he would rather lose the majority than pass any of the policies Trump promised. Then he can blame the lack of a majority on not bring able to do ANY of the things Trump promised.

If Ryan and McConnell cared about the “Will of the People” and wanted to prove to the Left that Republican policies create job growth, economic growth and individual Liberty, they would have had bills ready to go. They would have already been working with their members to build support. They would have also included Conservatives in the process. They don’t care what we want. They don’t believe in Republican principals. They only give them lip service.

We now see the true colors of the Republican leadership. We still believe in Republican principals, but they don’t. I think they are more comfortable being in the minority because they don’t want to do what we want them to do but they don’t want us to know. They don’t want to secure the borders, they don’t want to stop refugees from dangerous Middle Eastern countries, they don’t want to reduce taxes or reform the IRS or repeal Obamacare or reform Social Security or Medicare. They just want to say they do. But now that they have the majority, we see that’s true.

What is the big deal with shutting down the government anyway? Essential services don’t shut down. Nothing important shuts down. Nearly every President has had a shut down or two or more during their presidencies. Reagan had EIGHT…..and the sky didn’t fall. The earth didn’t stand still.

Pelosi said last week they have no ability to shut down the government, only the party in power can. Oh, but they blamed Republicans for the Obama shut down and many Republicans agreed. Apparently Republicans are responsible for ALL shut downs no matter who’s in power. Our leadership can’t even defend our position. The GOP said Republicans would lose the next election because of the shut down……but we didn’t. We won BIG TIME. We not only won the majority in both houses, we won many Governorships and legislatures. So what is the paranoia over a government shutdown?

We’re the MAJORITY, why are we caving into the Democrats who have vowed to fight everything Trump does and find a reason to impeach him? Why does Ryan think the Democrats won’t threaten a shut down EVERY time we try to fund the border wall? The wall was Trump’s “read my lips” moment.

I don’t blame Trump for this. I believe he wants to do what he promised to do. He’s done many things I’m very happy with, like Justice Gorsuch, unleashing our natural resources, reigning in the EPA, making space travel NASA’s objective again, giving our schools back to local control, enforcing our immigration laws, and many other things. But I believe Ryan and McConnell and a handful of RINO’s are trying to sabotage Trump.

If Ryan and McConnell can’t get Trump’s agenda passed with a Republican majority either they don’t want to or they’re incompetent. Either way they need to GO!!

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“In Germany, they first came for the gypsies, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a gypsy. Then they came for the Bolsheviks, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Bolshevik. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics. I didn’t speak up then because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak up.” – Martin Niemoller, A Lutheran Pastor arrested by the Gestapo in 1937

We can update that quote to today, First, they came for Glenn Beck and I said nothing because I wasn’t a Glenn Beck fan. Then they came for Bill O’Reilly and I said nothing because I wasn’t an O’Reilly fan. Then they came for Hannity………..

Who will speak when they come for me?

Do any of you actually think Media Matters cares if O’Reilly made sexist remarks to women? O’Reilly has consistently been the highest rated Fox News show. Beck was one of the highest rated when he was forced off Fox. I’m not particularly an O’Reilly fan. He’s a bit too “fair and balanced” for me. But we can’t sit by and allow Media Matters to pick off our Conservative voices one by one. I heard that Fox plans to replace O’Reilly with a “non-political” commentator. Really? Who would that be?

I’ve heard from many Conservatives on Facebook and Twitter who don’t like Fox and don’t care if O’Reilly is fired, some who are cheering his firing. They don’t think O’Reilly or Fox are Conservative enough. But that isn’t the point. Conservatives have ONLY ONE network that comes close to reflecting their values. Are we going to “say nothing” and watch the ONLY Conservative network turned into yet ANOTHER Liberal propaganda outlet?

The election of Trump will not stop this. In fact, I believe his election has caused the Left to double down on their attempts to silence Conservative voices. They are SO angry and SO well funded. They can pay people to sit in their basements and call advertisers to threaten boycotts if they continue to sponsor Conservative shows. We don’t have the means of combatting them. This is not grassroots outrage over O’Reilly harassing women, it is a well funded, well organized campaign to silence Conservatives and they have no intention of stopping. Just click on this link to see who’s behind this. https://mediamatters.org

The Left marches in lock step. We are all too willing to throw our own under the bus. We complain about the biased media, the media that out right lies, the media that ignores news that conflicts with their world view, the media that changes “Allah Akbar” to “God is Great”, the media that ignores the Rule of Law, but we believe them when they say a Conservative did something wrong.

I don’t know all the details of the allegations against O’Reilly but I read about the latest one. She is a Black woman who said Beck “leered” at her and he once called her “hot chocolate”. Really? Have we forgotten the Lacrosse trial? A completely made up media story that ruined many young men’s lives? Or the fake claim that one out of five college girls are raped on college campuses?

“Settling” a lawsuit is not an admission of guilt. I think we all know it’s cheaper than going to trial……and that’s why many file lawsuits. Do you remember the Black fireman, here in Los Angeles, who had always been a jokester and liked by his fellow firemen, who sued Los Angeles because, as a joke, his fellow firemen put dog food in his spaghetti sauce. He said it was a racist act. There were pictures of him pulling jokes on other firemen and he worked for years with them and never claimed racism. It was pretty clear it was just “boys being boys”, but Los Angeles settled for millions.

I don’t know if O’Reilly “harassed” women or not but you and I both know people are offended today by things they weren’t offended by ten or twenty years ago…or ever before. These days women are offended by being whistled at (personally, I miss being whistled at). But I’m not going to throw O’Reilly under the bus without the facts nor will I remain silent and allow Media Matters to take down Conservative voices.

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From the time I first heard the “experts” claim man was causing global warming I was skeptical. I’ve always believed we should question everything. When we were told the debate was over before there ever was a debate, I was more skeptical. As Thomas Jefferson said, “Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear”.

We have been witnessing the blind-folded fear of anthropogenic global warming (AGW). It’s hard to understand why people have been so willing to believed we’re causing the poles to melt when the same people told us we were going to freeze over in the 70’s. Experts said Y2K would bring down civilization when all our computer systems failed. Experts told us there would be a bird flu pandemic….then a swine flu pandemic….then an H1N1 pandemic. There were fewer deaths from those types of flu than the regular flu. How many times do the experts have to be wrong before people become more skeptical?

The reality is that most of us aren’t all that worried about global warming but those that are worried, or pretend to be, are teaching in our Universities, working as journalists and representing us in government….and they have had the microphone.

Last May Jimmy Kimmel, in a rebuttal to the film “Climate Hustle” invited six Southern California professors to dazzle us with their expertise. They told us their fields of study relevant to AGW and then they sold us the science by telling us we better F**KIN believe them. They even ended their dissertation with a seven year old telling us mother**kers to believe them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5nWLHbA-10&feature=youtu.be

Since May Dr. James Enstrom, a retired UCLA environmental scientist, and I have exchanged emails with two UCLA professors who were featured in that video, Aradhna Tripati and Alex Hall. We asked them to debate a climate skeptic. I told them American Freedom Alliance would arrange a debate and if they were so certain that they were correct they should welcome a debate to prove the skeptics wrong and put the matter to bed. They refused. I tried every argument. Science is based in skepticism, science is never settled, science isn’t decided by consensus and that there actually isn’t a consensus. Nope. The debate is over, they claimed. If there was a debate, I missed it……we all missed it.

In spite of not being able to get a climate alarmist to debate, American Freedom Alliance brought Dr. Willie Soon of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, one of the most prominent climate skeptics, to Los Angeles to speak on February 9th.
You might think a talk on science wouldn’t interest many people but we had an overflow audience. Dr. Soon is as entertaining as he is informative. http://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/02/09/climate-skeptic-willie-soon-addresses-packed-audience-l/

The day after Dr. Soon spoke, he, Dr. James Enstrom and I spent the day at UCLA visiting climate alarmist professors and administrators around the campus to see if they would be willing to speak to Dr. Soon. Of course none were available. The most fun was accidently running into Professor Tripati, who had rejected all our email requests. We were outside her office when she came out. We introduced Dr. Soon, and ourselves, and she became very nervous. We asked if we could have a few minutes to speak with her. She said, unfortunately she was very busy. She was just on her way to the ladies room and then to a “proposal”. I guess she couldn’t think of a better excuse on the fly. Dr. Enstrom gave her a request letter, two prior email letters and the Breitbart News article about Dr. Soon’s talk. (http://scientificintegrityinstitute.org/UCLASoon021017.pdf) She hurried down the hall. We were standing at the top of some steps across from her office as Dr. Soon laughed and pointed out Professor Tripati going back into her office.

We had lunch at the Faculty Center but one of the professors who was to join us became concerned about being seen with us so we had to meet him later in a more private place. Dr. Soon, Dr. Enstrom and I were joined by two UCLA professors who are not in the cross hairs of AGW activists. The President of the Bruins Republican club and Richard Sherman, chairman of the Los Angeles Republican Party, also attended the lunch. One of the professors, when introduced to the President of the Bruins Republicans, said she must be very lonely. She may be outnumbered but she’s in good company.

The President of the Bruins Republicans told us about a new class offered this semester. It’s called, “Donald Trump, Why He’s Wrong and Why We Can’t Agree to Disagree”. I’m taking a wild guess no such class about Obama was offered during the last eight years. But what a stunning example of how pervasive the indoctrination at UCLA has become.

Our most important visit of the day was to the office suite of Chancellor, the Provost, and the Vice Chancellor for Research. The discomfort of the staff members at the entrance of the suite when we introduced Dr. Soon was very entertaining. We left them the information we had given the other offices. I took pictures of Dr. Enstrom and Dr. Soon in front of the glass doors as the staff ducked for cover.

It was raining when we left Murphy Hall, the administrative building, and we had to dash across the campus to the parking structure our cars were in. All in all it was an interesting and productive day. We got plenty of exercise walking all over the campus and up and down flights of stairs. We had a long lunch with stimulating conservative conversation and we were very entertained by the reaction to us daring to bring a famous climate skeptic into their “safe space”.

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I spent the weekend reading my friends, Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer’s new book, “Gosnell: the Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer”. I’m struggling to find words to describe how I feel.

Shocked……disgusted……heartbroken…….but, mostly, I think, outraged. Outraged at the utter failure of institutions and agencies we all believed were doing the job of protecting us. I knew about Gosnell and his preference for delivering live babies and snipping their necks. And I knew that due to agencies responsible for overseeing the adherence of regulations bypassing Gosnell’s clinic, it had fallen into disrepair. That was upsetting enough but what I didn’t know is that agencies HAD visited his clinic and HAD seen the indescribable filth, expired, improperly stored drugs, broken equipment, flea ridden cats, overwhelming smell of urine, blood soaked chairs, baby parts in a garbage disposal, and juice containers filled with dead babies. Emergency room doctors and police departments knew about the women who nearly died from infection caused by dirty instruments or an arm or leg left in the womb. They knew about women being infected with STD’s they didn’t have when they arrived at the clinic. EMT’s knew they couldn’t get gurneys down the narrow, cluttered hallways to remove dying women. And they knew about the women who died from being overmedicated by completely incompetent staff.

Some of those who were aware of what was going on in Gosnell’s house of horrors did report it, but their supervisors found no reason for further investigation. Past employees reported what was going on to authorities who filed their reports away. How is this possible? The argument we hear pro-choicers shout whenever any restriction on abortion is suggested is, “You’ll force women into back alley abortions. Women will die”. While reading “Gosnell” I asked myself over and over, “How is this different than a back alley abortions”? Women and live babies died horrifically in Gosnell’s clinic. Why did none of those agencies stop it? Unrestricted abortions must be protected at ALL COSTS? Are all our institutions infected with pro-choice activists who think this is the price we have to pay for abortions “rights”? Is this happening across the country?

Although the Gosnell trial had all the blood and sensationalism media lives for, the media has become more committed to protecting the Liberal agenda than informing the public. Unlimited access to abortion is on the top of that agenda. But I didn’t think the Health Department was political. I didn’t expect ER doctors, who will call Child Protective Services in a nano-second if they suspect your child’s injury was not accidental, would consider an obviously botched abortion unworthy of investigation.

The Liberal media made all sorts of lame excuses for not covering the Gosnell trial, it was a local story, there was so much news to cover it simply wasn’t on their radar, yadda, yadda, yadda. It wasn’t until social media forced them to acknowledge the trial that they covered it at all. However, the cover up continues and what is their excuse now? Within three days of release, “Gosnell” sold out on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. It should have been listed 3rd on the NY Times best selling list but wasn’t listed at all.

As well as being left off the bestselling list, the movie made about the trial has been turned down by every distribution company. They all say it’s a powerful movie but it’s, “not for them”. I never thought I’d see this sort of censorship in America.

I had been pro-choice most of my adult life. When Roe vs Wade passed I thought every baby should be welcome and loved. Roe vs Wade only allowed abortions in the first trimester so aborting a viable infant wasn’t a concern for me. I hadn’t been aware Doe vs Wade changed the law to include the mental health of the mother which opened abortions to beyond the first trimester. So, I continued to believe they were safe, legal and rare. According to polls, the public is realizing abortions aren’t safe, legal or rare and are increasingly in support of protecting the unborn.

I believe, “Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer” should be in every Library and on the reading list of every school. People need to buy several books and give them to friends. It’s a tough read but a valuable one.

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For the first time in my adult life, I’m ashamed of my gender. Come on, ladies, vagina hats?

Watching shrill, whinny, vulgar women dressed like vaginas made me cringe. What, exactly, were they marching for? When reporters asked them they didn’t seem know. Some said equal pay, whatever that means. Some said for “women’s rights”. Apparently, they don’t know under the Constitution we all have the same rights. I don’t know what “rights” they are being denied. Mostly, it seemed they were marching for the “right” to kill their unborn babies up to and including birth.

Whatever they thought they were marching for, dancing around in vagina suits and pussy hats didn’t bring dignity or respect to the cause. ….or, do I believe, sympathy. It appeared the celebrities that spoke were Liberals just furious Trump won. And they used vile, vulgar language to express that anger. Madonna dreams of blowing up the White House, Ashley Judd is a “NASTY woman”, and my favorite was Donna Hylton, a woman who kidnapped, tortured and killed a gay man. Now there’s a role model. http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/26/womens-march-featured-speaker-who-kidnapped-raped-and-tortured-a-man/

The argument for “equal pay” really annoys me. First and foremost, because it’s none of the government’s business what private businesses pay their employees. There is nothing in the Constitution that allows the government to micromanage businesses. And second, what makes anyone think some government bureaucrat, who has never worked in the private sector or owned a business has the ability to decide what equal pay is or how to achieve it? Women make employment choices for very different reasons than men do. Women have very different needs and goals. But there are SO many examples of women making more money than men. Do they want to lower their incomes to equal men who make less? After all, if “equal pay” is the goal, that’s what would need to happen. To keep saying women make $0.72 for every dollar a man makes is purposefully dishonest.

There are “jobs” and there are “careers”. Many women chose to have a “job” because they have a husband and children and want to have regular hours and no demands on their free time. Others are just as ambitious and driven as men and seek careers. Women who work on commission can make as much or more than their male counterparts. Women and/or men who own businesses make as much as their business generates. The highest paid actress in Hollywood was complaining that she didn’t get paid what the men made in the movie that won her the Academy Award. It was her THIRD movie and one of her co-stars was a movie icon with decades of blockbuster movies and seven Academy Award nominations besides hundreds of other awards. Why would she be paid the same? Even by government civil service standards, the icon had seniority and would still make more. Actors are employees and are paid a salary based on many factors. However, Hollywood is where MANY women make more than men AND have more power……even decades ago. Mary Pickford started United Artists. During the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s television was dominated by Desilu (Lucille Ball) and MTM Productions (Mary Tyler Moore). Those companies produced the top rated television series of the era. How do you factor those women in the “equal pay” argument?

Are there women who are making less than men in comparable jobs? Sure. Sometimes there are valid reasons for it, sometimes not. I believe salaries, bonuses, and promotions should be based on merit. We’ve all seen what happens with civil service jobs where pay is based on seniority. If someone who comes early, leaves late, works hard, and comes up with better ways of doing things is paid the same as someone who does as little as possible, eventually, the hard worker will stop working hard. There is nothing more motivating than self interest. When promotions and raises are based on seniority there is no motivation to do anything but show up.

This movement on the Left to keep people feeling victimized, discriminated against, envious, angry and resentful is not going to end well. There isn’t a person alive who can’t give you and example of times they were treated unfairly, discriminated against, bullied or worse. If we look for injustice, we can certainly find it. Life isn’t fair and no amount of government intervention can make it fair. I have found it infinitely more productive to focus on what I can do to improve an unfair situation rather than obsess on the unfairness. Successful people I’ve observed, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, haven’t spent time lamenting their circumstances but focused on the goal. It is my observation that people determined to succeed, DO. But instead of encouraging women to think outside the box, they are encouraged to obsess on real or imagined injustices.

Is English Prime Minister Theresa May, not a woman? Margret Thatcher, Golda Meir, Eva Peron, Indira Gandhi, and the more than a hundred women who have lead countries, are they not women? What can’t women do? Especially, in this country? Can they dress as they like? Can they go to college and study whatever they want? Can they drive a car? Can they travel without an escort? Can they marry or not marry?

Wasn’t feminism about women taking responsibility for their lives? Not needing men? Accepting the consequences of their own actions? They are pro-choice! They demand to choose what to do with their bodies. Well, yes, but let’s examine that for a moment. There are MANY choices they have before choosing abortion. There is the choice of using birth control (free now), there is the choice to abstain (oh, horrors), and there are three months to choose whether or not to abort. In my opinion, if you are sexually active and don’t want to get pregnant, it is irresponsible not to use birth control and I don’t know why the rest of us should pay for your irresponsibility.

I don’t know where the fear that ALL abortions are going to be banned comes from (well, yes I do) but there is no serious movement to ban abortions in the first trimester. There ARE, however movements to ban late term abortions and despite what the media and Liberal pundits would have you think, most of us are for that. Polls show most of us believe once there is a heartbeat, there are two people whose rights need to be taken into consideration.

As for me, I love being a woman. I believe women hold the power if they know how to use it. I’ve never believed women couldn’t achieve anything they were determined to achieve. I don’t need or want the government to fight my battles for me.

But these feminists who don’t need men and want to make their own choices were marching last week to demand Uncle Sam pay for their birth control, their abortions, their maternity leave, their childcare and more. That doesn’t sound very independent to me.

Sorry, ladies, please don’t assume you speak for me. You embarrass me.

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