Leon Panetta’s announcement that women are now allowed to serve on the frontlines of combat will probably invoke some 1960’s feminists to dust off their keepsake burned bra and wave it all around again. Don’t light the fire to the straps yet ladies because I don’t think this is anything to really celebrate and it has nothing to do with erring on the side of male chauvinism. It’s simple, there are places women should and should not be. The frontline of all out war against a barbaric enemy is not one of them.
No, I have never served my country but I absolutely admire the women who do. They are truly some of the most precious gems this nation has. However, my grandma was a nurse in WWII and both my grandfathers served in combat during WWII. I wish they were alive today to ask them what they think about the changing of the gender guard in the military. Although, I can surmise from the combat stories they told me and based upon the way American culture was in their days that they too would disagree with Panetta’s decision.
It’s evident there’s a cultural difference between my grandparent’s days and now. The role plates between men and women have shifted. Over the years we’ve seen an increase of men staying at home raising the children while the mother works the nine to five to provide. Is this bad? No. Families are struggling in this economy and if the roles are forced to reverse in order to provide then it leaves a family no choice. However, these role reversals shouldn’t be first choice. It comes down to the fact that women and men are indeed equal but our innate design is distinct. Am I saying a single father can’t be the provider and the nurturer to their child or that a woman can’t be both? Absolutely not. Although, when we adhere to the design we were intended to be, it’s more advantageous to not only our families but society as a whole.
The issue of women on the frontlines of combat isn’t solely about gender roles or physical strength but about safety. Our enemies are the epitome of ruthless, barbaric animals. The world saw what the Muslim Brotherhood did to news correspondent Lara Logan in Egypt during the ‘’peaceful’’ Arab Spring. We know how our enemy treats women even of their own kind. So how can one think that these thugs won’t make an effort to capture, rape and brutalize American women for the world to see? I know that women are already serving in the military in other capacities and the danger presently exists as we saw with the capture of Jessica Lynch in Iraq of 2003. But why increase that danger for women in combat against an enemy who salivates over hurting women? It’s my fear, we will see American women being captured, rapped, brutalized and tortured on our TV screens because what better victim could a terrorist want?
The women’s movement was great in terms of equality. However, too many women turned an issue of equality into an issue of identity. Many women used the movement’s result as a means to flex their feminist muscle in order to prove that they can do anything a man can do. The truth is, we can’t and even if we could, we don’t need to.
Women must stop trying to prove their equality by putting themselves where they don’t belong. They don’t need to be filing lawsuits in order to compete in an all male golf tournament that has always been a guy’s tournament. We don’t need to be pulling a two-hundred-twenty pound man from a burning building. We don’t belong doing activities that are clearly more inclined to require a man’s strength and fortitude. This includes being on the frontlines of combat.
Men often say there’s nothing more attractive in a lady than confidence. That confidence only exposes itself when we are comfortable as is. Acknowledging our innate design as a woman isn’t accepting inequality, it means accepting our quality. That is true confidence. There’s an old saying, “boys will be boys.” Ladies, it’s time we let them be boys.
The Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of Roe v Wade is responsible for 56 million murders in the first degree. Unjustly, it’s the victims who end up serving the life sentence.
We weep as the pictures and stories of the precious babies killed in Newton Connecticut cover our TV screen. We weep when a woman in Florida is considered not worthy to live because she may be in ‘’inconvenience’’ to her husband. We weep at government’s who put a time limit on the life of the elderly. We are emotionally torn when stories such as these consume the latest headlines. They all involve governments trying to take the place of a sovereign God at the expense of one’s first right of life, then liberty and then happiness.
It pains us to see a child’s life be taken from them when they just learned to repeat their ABC’s. It hurts to see a woman who by no means of her own desire is considered a ‘’burden’’ on society but yet in her unique way has the ability to still bring smiles to those around her. So, why is there not equal heartbreak to know that every day, abortion clinics like Planned Parenthood are executing thousands of innocent lives every day? Where is the outrage?
I would submit the cause of this enormous apathy in America is because we have become utterly desensitized to tragedies that don’t have a face or a name. It’s the very reason why for many people reading the names of America’s fallen heroes in the newspaper doesn’t have the same effect as actually seeing a picture or hearing a story. It’s sad but it’s true. If fifty-six million babies could’ve had their picture, name and story on television each night since 1973 would the wall that barricades the hardened hearts of millions of Americans finally be torn down? I believe so and that’s why abortionists like Planned Parenthood fight so adamantly against any law that requires a woman to see the heartbeat of her unborn child.
The second reason for America’s apathy towards abortion is over time we have made excuses for, and have de-criminalized the perpetrator. It seems when such a tragedy as Newton or Columbine happens the media is swamped with Doctors who inadvertently make excuses for the perpetrator. I have the utmost respect for Doctors/Psychiatrists who work every day to help those with mental illness. I understand there are illnesses that millions of Americans struggle with every single day. My argument is that we must stop diagnosing evil as a medical issue. Therefore, we must stop diagnosing abortion as a medical issue.
Every year, we remember and reflect upon events in American history that have forever changed the course of our history. Each year we remember the thousands of innocent Americans murdered on 9/11. We honor the heroes who were killed in the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. We remember the victims of Columbine, Virginia Tech and now Newton, Connecticut. We must continue to do this every year and remember every single innocent life tragically taken too soon. However, we must also memorialize those who weren’t granted their chance to perhaps serve in the Marine Corps, become a New York City police officer or a first grade teacher. Every single anniversary of Roe v Wade should be the day we remember the 56 million children lost. They might not have a name or a picture, but they are no less of a human being.
Most of the historic moments that have forever changed America have had a beginning and an end. However, there is one moment in American history that has a beginning and it is our job to end it. We must reverse Roe v Wade. We must put an end to this ongoing tragedy that perpetrates behind the confines of cold concrete walls in cities across America. These babies are literally in a fight of their life and they’re up against their staunchest enemy, Barack Obama. As the most pro abortion President America has had, we know based on his legislative actions that Obama is hell bent on continuing the slaughter of these children. We know we have a major fight ahead of us. I always say this fight is “for the little peeps.” Do it for them. Be their voice. We must put an end to the silent screams.
Barack Obama tried to convince the American people yesterday in his scripted, Truman Show like press conference that concerned, law abiding, gun-toting Americans need not worry about him confiscating our guns. In essence, he tried to persuade us to believe that our right to buy or sell guns and ammo will not be infringed upon. Please…I’ll believe that when his administration sells weapons to Mexican drug cartels! Oh, wait…
Many continue to argue that Obama cannot and will not disarm Americans because it’s outside the confines of the Constitution. As if he hasn’t colored outside Constitutional lines thus far right? Next argument please… The next argument is if he does executively try to pry our gun(s) from our American grip that we can impeach him. Really? Who is going to impeach him? Congress? Is John Boehner going to lead the way on that? In fact, where are all those ‘’I swear to uphold the oath of office and protect the Constitution” Representatives now? Surely the Supreme Court won’t take any action against Obama because Obama will more than likely liberally stack the court following the soon to be retirees. He already can count on the John Boehner mini-me John Roberts who caved on ObamaCare to support him. So America what to do, what to do…
First of all, let’s get this intellectually mapped out if possible. What happened in Connecticut was the darkest form of evil. There is no other explanation for it. Any harm unleashed on any child is hell driven. What’s worse is to take that horrific act and use it for one’s own personal agenda. Obama is using the most heartbreaking tragedy that took the lives of twenty precious innocent children in order to implement his fundamental transformation new order for America. However, the deceit and revelation of his real agenda is not exemplified by what Obama is doing but rather by what he is NOT doing. The President wants to executively act so more children are safe and not violently killed. So now President Obama is in the business of wanting to save children? Wow! What an about face! Has the most ruthless, pro-abortion American President experienced an epiphany that makes him want to protect children? No.
Planned Parenthood released their infanticide numbers for 2011. They committed 333,964 murders in 2011. On average, they carried out one homicide every ninety-four seconds. By the time you more than likely finish reading this piece; three abortions will have taken place. Think about those numbers. Who can literally sit down and mathematically tally the deaths of hundreds of thousands of babies without a flinch as if we’re discussing baseball stats?
I know many will claim I am minimizing the disgusting, barbaric attack on those precious babies in Connecticut. Actually it’s the exact opposite. I value every single life of every single child inside and outside the womb. If we are going to protect children, that includes every single child who has a beating heart.
So, if Barack Obama has a changed heart and truly wants to protect children as he claims, I expect him to cut the 360 million dollars from the annual budget given to Planned Parenthood that is used every year to murder children. I expect him to appoint Supreme Court judges that will support overturning Roe v Wade. I expect him to publicly denounce his ‘’no’’ vote he cast as a Senator in Chicago on a bill that would have required a doctor to save the life a baby who survived an abortion. If he wants to protect children, according to him he certainly has the executive authority to do so!
The biggest assault weapon in America today requires no permit. It requires no background check and it kills more children every second than any gun. If we truly want to protect America’s children I expect the President to ban the most deadly assault weapons used on children today: the cannula, forceps, probe, curette, suction tube, syringe and saline. One may argue not all doctors use these instruments to kill children. Well, not all Americans use guns to kill children either.
We shouldn’t have to accept the fact that we now live in a society where it’s legal for a mother to murder her child but will now become illegal for her to bear the needs necessary to protect her child. If that’s not good being called evil and evil good I don’t know what is. There is a time and season for everything. I truly believe we are the chosen generation for a reason. It is not by accident that we are the generation here at this time to fight the current of this dangerous tide. Ladies, stay strapped and protect your children. The last people who have your back is the government.