Megyn Kelly: Little Sister of the Poor

Huh?  Megyn Kelly’s a NUN?  Dang!  They don’t make nuns like they used to, huh? Wowza!

No… That’s not what I’m saying.  I’m saying that everyone is missing the argument about Megyn’s question at the Republican debate:  it’s not that Megyn ‘had an agenda’ to ‘take out Trump’ (which, even if it’s true, and it may well be true, still doesn’t harm what I am about to say in any way.  They can both be true, so if you’re a Trump supporter or a conservative just unhappy with Fox, don’t click away!) What everyone is missing is that by asking the question at all, she’s implicitly endorsed the ‘War on Women’ liberal meme as valid and worthy, in the same way Obamacare, by making Little Sisters of the Poor, sign a piece of paper pushing off the responsibility to pay for abortion to someone else, makes the nuns endorse abortion as valid and worthy of their notice and their facilitation of its continuance

Even if you ascribe the most benign reason for the question, “Well, they’re going to be asked this stuff on every other network debate, so might as well get it out of the way early,” you assume 1.) It’s a valid meme now and it will still be a valid meme then, thus ascribing to us all a unique ability to see into the future, most especially, the ability to see into presididential-campaign-season future, which would be a pretty nifty trick, 2.) That the purpose of Republicans debating is to defend themselves morally and politically from Democrats at all, ever, thus conferring upon this defensive posture legitimacy and validity, 3.) That a Republican debate should be about politics not substanceever, 4.) That a single solitary second of precious air-time should be devoted to this nonsense over _________ (Pick any one of dozens of colossal Obama administration failures, felonies, or fires burning in any corner of the the world.) And finally, 5.) Properly crafted, a “woman-question” might elicit such outrage, such horror – at the Democrats’ in general and Hillary’s in particular – actual “extremism” on women-related matters, that the “War on Women” meme, as implicitly offered by Megyn, could be rendered moot, utterly turned on its head, by merely articulating facts, that the Democrats would be on the defensive by morning! With 24 million viewers, it might have been the first articulation of these facts millions of them may have ever seen, and, thus, caused a catastrophic political earthquake.

That’s what everyone is missing in their pile on of one, Miss Megyn Kelly.

That’s the missed opportunity we all lament.

Be An American or Be IN America?

I’ve awakened to a lot of bad news since 2008.  Shocking, even.  About a half- dozen times I’ve felt sucker-punched.  Physically sick and slack-jawed at what I have read.

Add this to the list.

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When you click on the link it takes you to a piece by Katie Pavlich who makes me ashamed of how stupid I was at her age!  I admire her clarity and courage very much!  I don’t think she’s yet 30, and when I think about how mush-brained I was just drinkin’ and spinning records back then I cringe.  Honest-to-God!  There are a lot of very impressive young people (listen to this 50 year old!) who are very well read and grounded on our Founding Principles and it’s very exciting to see.  Ms. Pavlich is one of those young thinkers and I can’t think of a time when I’ve encountered her work when I haven’t learned something or come away better for the experience.

Obama Administration Strips Requirement to Defend The United States From Citizenship Oath
7/22/2015 1:45:00 PM – Katie Pavlich

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has “clarified” requirements for individuals becoming naturalized citizens by stripping out the requirement of defending the United States through military service.

“Effective July 21, 2015, new guidance (PA-2015-001) in the USCIS Policy Manual clarifies the eligibility requirements for modifications to the Oath of Allegiance. Reciting the Oath is part of the naturalization process. Candidates for citizenship normally declare that they will “bear arms on behalf of the United States” and “perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States” when required by the law. A candidate may be eligible to exclude these two clauses based on religious training and belief or a conscientious objection,” an email from USCIS clarifying the requirements states (bolding is mine).

The new guidance:

-May be eligible for modifications based on religious training and belief, or conscientious objection arising from a deeply held moral or ethical code.
-Is not required to belong to a specific church or religion, follow a particular theology or belief, or to have had religious training in order to qualify.
-May submit, but is not required to provide, an attestation from a religious or other type of organization, as well as other evidence to establish eligibility.

Although the U.S. has a voluntary military without a draft, meaning citizens are not currently required by law to serve, these new exemptions are highly alarming should the country need to call on its citizens for defense in the future. The United States has always allowed for exceptions to combat based on religious convictions, the Quakers are one example. However, Quakers have found different roles, i.e. as medics, inside the military to aid in the country’s defense. This rule change allows naturalized citizens to refuse service altogether.

It should be noted the Islamic terrorist Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, who killed four Marines and a Navy sailor in Chattanooga last week, was a naturalized citizen.

Meanwhile, The Little Sisters of the Poor’s rights of conscience are being bullied.

I don’t even recognize my country anymore.

How did we get to a point where an American President removes the oath of allegiance to America?  Freedom doesn’t come free.  It must be defended.  With arms, if necessary.  This is insane.

July 14, 2015. A VERY Bad Day.

In no particular order, here’s why Tuesday, July 14, 2015 was a particularly bad day in America… and really, the world.

1. OBAMA FORCES CONTRACEPTION ON NUNS Obama Admin tells nuns – Yes,Little Sisters of the Poor NUNS – they must facilitate the purchase of birth control.  (And as a bonus: these are nuns who minister to the poor – in hospice.  HOSPICE, okay?  Not a lot of nookie goin’ on in their daily ministry.  And their name?  Even their name should elicit gentleness and compassion in anyone with a conscience:  Little Sisters of the Poor.)

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I don’t even know how to comment on this story without crying.  Honestly.  And I’m a fallen woman.  An EX-Catholic, with no particular “brand” of faith to call my own.  So I’m no reflexive Catholic apologist.  But I’m not without wit.  I’m sentient.  I can read.  I know what our Founding was all about, what it means, why it means what it means… etc., etc., and this is just flabbergasting.

FURTHER READING:  If you’d like to so some reading on how this could happen in America, of all places, let me heartily recommend a brilliant America Thinker piece, U.S. Has Established a State Religion: What Now for Christians?, which echoes my thoughts beautifully.  It delineates how the federal government’s establishment of non-religion has become the functional equivalent of the federal government’s religion… which is sorta the opposite of the whole point of our country…

2.  BABY BODY PARTS FOR SALE (Taxpayer supported) Planned Parenthood is selling body parts… and evidently has no problem discussing the best way, during a late-term abortion, to crush-this-without-crushing-that, while keeping the profitable organs intact, and going over the minute details of this unimaginably evil practice while sipping wine over lunch at a restaurant.

I mean… What… What can you even say to that?

MEDIA MALPRACTICE: Meanwhile, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, The New York Times, and The Washington Post etc. is shoving a microphone in front of every single GOP Presidential candidate demanding they condemn Donald Trump over his remarks on the Mexican border (which were impolitic but substantially true) or be regarded as endorsing them, but not a single one of them has asked Hillary Clinton (or any other Democrat, candidate or not) if she stands with Planned Parenthood, will condemn thisSanger on weeds ghoulish practice, return the many thousands of dollars in campaign donations they’ve given her, awards they’ve given her, or be regarded as endorsing them.

It’s good to be a Democrat.

Margaret_Sanger-KKKFURTHER READING: If you’d like some further reading on the long, long ties between Planned Parenthood and the Democratic Party, here’s just one blog post I found on HRC’s, Obama’s, and Democratic support in general for PP. If you are unaware of the hideous genesis of Planned Parenthood, and you might well be since it’s been buried so well, Margaret Sanger founded it back in the Progressive Era.  She was a virulent racist, eugenicist, and spoke openly about how the purpose of “planned parenthood” wasmargaret-sanger-quote-about-negro-population the pulling of “weeds” from the population, i.e., ‘undesirables’… like blacks…

Again… If people only knew the truth of progressivism, how cold and calculating it was and remains (clearly!), there’s just no possible way you could embrace it.  And please don’t misunderstand:  it’s not that I am for a return to back-alley abortions.  I’m not.  That genie is out of the bottle.  But I do believe that third-trimester abortion should be severely restricted.  I mean… Good grief.  If you don’t know if you want to go through with a pregnancy until you’re 8 1/2 months along… the decision had been made for you, toots.  That baby is coming.  If you don’t want it, give it up for adoption.  

3.  NUKES FOR MULLAHS The capitulation was finally complete this morning in Vienna.  We have a deal.  With Iran.  This piece at American Thinker pretty well sums up my feelings on the matter.  In short?  Obama just launched a Middle-East NUCLEAR arms race, and I don’t have a lot of confidence these medieval-mahdi-seeking-mullahs will exercise self-control.  If it’s not Israel’s death-warrant, it’s surely somebody’s… maybe a lot of somebodys…

And just for kicks, consider:  This President has gone out of his way, orchestrated a massive global effort, to see to it that Iran gets nukes, while simultaneously launching an equally aggressive domestic effort to see to it that his fellow Americans can’t have a lawful gun.  Got that?  Mullas and nukes = GOOD.  Fellow Americans and Second Amendment = BAD.

I guess you’d have to be a progressive to appreciate (or divine) any nuance in that.

FURTHER READING:  Mark Levin’s take on this (the Iran deal) is perfect.  Highly recommend listening to his 07/14/2015 podcast in full (It’s his entire 3 hour show – less than 2 hours because all the commercials are chopped out – and it’s free, every day), or you can read excerpts here.

So that’s July 14, 2015 in America.

And we’ve got 555 days more of this to go.

If we make it that far.