OPINIONS (From Page 6)
to the edge of their house and shout at the dogs (big help). They are not a welcome addition to the neighborhood under these circumstances.
Ellen Elford Buckeye
What does God
want us to do? Editor:
Gave Women a Choice”. There was a time in this country when Native Americans were considered animals. It was believed they had no soul. Many thought that it was okay to massacre them. Men, women, and children perished, but that was okay because they could
This is in response to “GOD
have never made a contribution to civilized society. Was it GOD who gave the white man the choice to disregard human life? What would have happened if GOD didn’t use moral men to end this atrocity? We also had slavery in this
country. Slaves were considered property with no human value. Men, women, and children perished at the hands of slave masters. That was okay because the slaves were only property. Was it GOD who gave the slave owners the choice to disregard human life? What would
have happened if God didn’t use moral people to end this atrocity? Every year there are millions of babies murdered in this country because women chose to live recklessly. That’s okay because the fetus has no human value. It could never have made a contribution to society. Besides, until it is born it is the property of the woman. Are you sure that GOD gave the woman the right to disregard GOD given human life? What will happen if GOD does not use moral men to end this atrocity?
What would this world have missed out on if your mother had aborted you? Teach your daughters to wait until marriage. They do not need a boyfriend to be worth something. Teach them the spiritual and emotional impact abortion will have on them. Teach them that GOD loves them!!
Richard Keller Tolleson
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Why Republicans need a war on religion GUEST COMMENTARY
by Tina Dupuy Cagle Syndicate
Republicans didn’t set out to have a war on women;
they wanted a war on religion. Their intention was to march two Republican- created boogiemen into a battle that would make the War on Christmas cringe: ObamaCare and ObamaIsAMuslim. The Affordable Care Act stipulates birth control be included in insurance coverage instead of forcing women to pay out of pocket for such medications. This was the shot across the
bow for the GOP to start their war. Republican sage, Congressman Darrell Issa, called a bunch of men of faith (yes, all men) to testify to Congress how the provision in the health care law regarding birth control would adversely affect them. Then the right-wing echosphere spent the next week bouncing the sound bite: “This isn’t about contraception, this is about religious freedom.” America’s right-wing: Afraid of Muslims, suspicious of Mormons, terrifi ed of atheists and martyrs of religious freedom.
Tina Dupuy Republicans botched their war on religion with the
word “slut.” Oh and by proposing laws against women getting equal pay, and a right to privacy or recourse if a doctor lies to them. The Chairman of the RNC, Reince
Women hoodwinked by Democrat spin machine
by Susan Stamper Brown Cagle Syndicate
I’m a bit disappointed that some of my fellow women have bitten the bait thrown to them by Democratic operatives promoting a so- called “Republican war on women.” I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. After all, women have been easily deceived since Adam and Eve. Ever since a snake convinced Eve to eat forbid- den fruit, women have been willing to accept lies about who they are and what they’re capable of accomplishing. In a way, Democrats have conducted a psychological campaign to fool many women into believing they are an eternal minority, destined to eat the scraps fed to them by a Democratic Party more concerned about their votes than their contribution to society. The war is contrived, by the way. On the O’Reilly Factor April 6, Democrat news analyst Juan Williams described the scam as a “phony war on women.” Speaking to another Democrat strategist, Williams said, “I mean, you couldn’t make anything up better than the Democrats have done to try to fool women.” From start to fi nish, this con on women
was created to distract us from seeing the truth: The Obama administration’s economic policies have caused women to lose ground previously won by women under adminis- trations from both parties. Bureau of Labor Statistics data refl ects that since Obama took offi ce, women’s unemployment numbers have moved in the wrong direction, from 7 percent to 8.1 percent. Democrats have tried, and will continue to try, to blame Bush and
the GOP, and apparently there will always be a few women ready to believe it every time. With Democrats in control for the fi rst
two years of Obama’s presidency, you’d think women would be advancing across the economic battlefi eld with boldness, but, just like in war, when your leadership is run by “girlie men,” things don’t end well. Information from a July 2011 Pew poll based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data casts Obama’s economic policies as chauvinistic, considering men have fared much better than women under his leadership. From June 2009 through May 2011, men gained 768,000 jobs and lowered their unemployment rate 1.1 percent, while women lost 218,000 jobs, and their unemployment rate rose by 0.2 percent. Overall, Democrat economic policies
“favored men over women in all but one of the 16 major sectors of the economy.” In fi ve sectors, women lost jobs while men gained them. In other sectors, men gained jobs at a faster rate than women and lost them at a slower rate than women. State government was the only sector favoring women.
According to the poll, “The recovery from the Great Recession is the fi rst since 1970 in which women have lost jobs even as men have gained them.” But Obama did promise to be a different kind of president. Undeterred, some women prefer to stick their head in the sand. Another recent Pew gender gap poll shows women now sup- port Obama over the proven job creator Mitt Romney by 20 percent. As a woman, I grow weary of a Democrat Party spin machine which uses females as pawns in their political chess game, and the women who fall for it — every time.
Susan Stamper Brown is an opinion page columnist, motivational speaker and mili- tary advocate who writes about politics, the military, the economy and culture.
Priebus, said the war on women is imaginary at the same moment Republican legislators around the country were introducing bills eroding women’s rights. So the war over what kind of war this was — religion or women — was lost by Republicans. Their best efforts to get a fruitful campaign about religious liberty backfi red into a debate about gender equality. To quote Rick Perry, “Oops.”
This party used to be better at getting traction with these wedge causes-they-call-wars. This has been their modus operandi to pummel artists, single mothers, monogamous gay couples, pot smokers, public employees and other subversives for decades: They create a fake crisis, say it will kill us all and then repeat it until our ears bleed. How have they fumbled manufacturing a war on religion?! This is a John Carter level of a stink bomb: It’s totally formulaic — how can it fail? Perhaps it’s just hard to convince Americans we are a Christian nation founded in religion with a tradition of religion in every facet of our lives from our money to our pledge of allegiance AND that faith is somehow being threatened. It’s like saying you’re the size of Goliath but everyone should view you as David. Republicans really need a war on religion. Badly. A common foe would not only glaze over the fact their nominee Mitt Romney is from a new sect distrusted by other sects — it would unite (they hope) all people of
faith into their special brand of ultra-conservative gospel. A gospel that mega-church pastor, tax-free status enjoyer Rick Warren summed up nicely on the holiest of Easter Sundays on ABC’s This Week: “I don’t believe in wealth redistribution.” Yes, when Jesus wasn’t hunting quail with his Glock sub-compact semi-auto — he was all over trickle down economics and scapegoating the poor for political gain.
A war on religion would give Republicans back their big tent. It would be a giant diverse group of people who would put faith in the Grand Old Party looking out for their eternal souls instead of just soulless corporations. All the hacking away at women’s rights, the social safety net and consumer protections would be given a pass under “religious freedom.” Try it: “This isn’t about toxic drinking water/corporate
welfare/millionaire tax breaks — it’s about religious freedom!” It works for nearly everything. This will all go perfectly if they fi nd an enemy. One good enough, or bad enough as the case may be, to compel all Americans of faith to give up their petty differences and come together as Republicans. Since the GOP needs this war on religion to push through their ironically social Darwinist agenda — they’re not going to give up trying to create one. What does a preemptive victim searching for a persecu- tor look like? It looks a lot like the Republicans’ “war on religion.”
Tina Dupuy is an award-winning writer and the manag- ing editor of Crooks and Liars.
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