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  • just a conservative girl 5:10 PM on 06/27/2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Slippery Slope of Liberalism Part 8 

    Most have heard of the new hero of the left, Wendy Davis, who successfully did a 13 hour filibuster to stop some additional laws on abortion.  These laws by the way wanted to, in part, make sure that abortion clinics are close to a hospital, the doctor performing the abortion has staff privileges at that hospital, and that the clinics are up to par when it comes to safety and cleanliness.  The horror.

    Speaking at National Right to Life Convention Rick Perry said this:

    “Who are we to say that children born in the worst of circumstances can’t grow to live successful lives?  In fact, even the woman who filibustered the Senate the other day was born into difficult circumstances. She was the daughter of a single woman, she was a teenage mother herself. She managed to eventually graduate from Harvard Law School and serve in the Texas senate. It is just unfortunate that she hasn’t learned from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters.”

    This is being viewed by the left as an attack.  An attack?  He complimented both her and her mother for the bravery of bringing a child into the world under what many consider difficult circumstances.  This woman managed to graduate from an ivy league school even though she was “punished” with a baby.

    This is what the left has done with life.  It has been minimized to the point that even complimenting a woman is viewed as an attack.  Yesterday on twitter a young woman who described herself as an “intellectual progressive” compared a baby in the womb to both a tape worm and a parasite.  She has since deleted her account on twitter, but there is plenty of evidence of it still around.

    Is it any wonder that young people all over this country have no real sense of the value of life?  A 23-year-old professional football player has now been charged with murder allegedly over a “conversation”.  He threw away a successful career doing something that little boys all over the country dream of when they are showing up at pop warner on a Saturday morning.  We hear stories about people being killed over a leather coat, or a pair of Air Jordans, or any number of other material items that really have no meaning next to the life of a human being.  Yet, it happens over and over again.

    I have said in the past that language matters.  I do believe that.  I think this is confirmation of my point.  This law was designed to make women safer during the abortion procedure.  Yet it is attack as a war on women.  Wanting to make sure that other women are not confronted with another Dr. Gosnell is somehow not only bad, but damaging to women.  Wanting to make sure that a woman is close to hospital in cases of an emergency is as well.  Women do die during botched abortions.  It isn’t as unusual as the left would like people to believe.  Yet, trying to ensure that women have access to adequate medical care in cases of emergencies is part and parcel of the “War on Women”.

    One of the lines you hear often about abortion is Safe, Legal, and Rare.  Women have bought into this farce by burying the stories of Gosnell, by not talking about how some states don’t have legal standards that would have them as clean as a  clinic where plastic surgery is done.  Do most people in this country even understand that simple bar is fought tooth and nail by many on the left?

    While people who are pro abortion will say that I am stretching, but I am sorry I am not.  Life has been devalued in our society to the point that saying that a teenage girl who chose to not only give life to her child, raised her on her own and still managed to make something out of her life is an attack.

    Wendy Davis shows that a having an unplanned pregnancy, even in your teenage years, is not the end of your life.  You can succeed and still follow your own goals.  Her life was most likely more difficult, but I am sure when she looks at her child, she sees nothing but the same thing a mother who wanted to get pregnant feels.  Love, a never-ending and very deep love.

     
    • signpainterguy 9:44 PM on 06/27/2013 Permalink | Reply

      You are right, as was Rush when he said several years ago, “Accurately describe a liberal and s/he will take it as an attack and go ballistic !” As you have well pointed out, just accurately describe what libs / progs want to do, are doing, it will be taken as a personal attack. Try to emplace measures to protect women, you are waging a war against them.

      The War On Women is waged by the left and by muslims, not those of us on the right who merely wish to love, honor and protect women !

  • just a conservative girl 12:15 PM on 10/03/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    The Slippery Slope of Liberalism Part 7 

    19-year-old Dylan Kuhn killed his six month old daughter, Sailor, by throwing her into her crib after a night of celebrating Halloween.  Sailor was doing what many 6 months do, being fussy and crying.  That is what babies do at times.  Every parent has been there.  A child that no matter what you try that just cries.  It seems like you are going to lose your mind when you are dealing with it.  You hold them, you rock them, you sing to them, all the while you are praying for it to stop.  What you don’t do is slam them into the crib so hard that they die of head trauma.

    Dylan’s first reaction was to lie to the police, he told them that little Sailor fell off the couch onto the floor landing on her head.  The injuries suggested that she landed on a soft, but unyielding surface.  Something that a floor is not, but a baby mattress is.  He then admitted he “aggressively” put her into her crib after yelling at her to shut up.

    What did the judge do?  He gave him four months in prison.  That’s right.  Not even one month for every month that little Sailor lived.  But, oh boy, he is on probation for four years and cannot be in the presence of children under the age of ten unsupervised, he even has to take a parenting class!  That will teach him.

    Why the sentence you ask?  Well, Judge Douglas Walker decided, in his infinite wisdom, that Dylan may become a hardened criminal if he spends too much time in jail.  He believes that our jails harden people.

    ‘I am giving you the opportunity. Make the best of this opportunity, if nothing else, to honor your daughter’s memory,’

    Shouldn’t he have been honoring his daughter before he slammed her into her crib yelling to shut up?  Didn’t she deserve more than that?  I think our prison systems leave a great deal to be desired.  I don’t think it is right that people get raped in prisons on a regular basis.  I also understand that studies have been done that suggest when the prison system decides on where they locate a prisoner that someone who is on the bubble and ends up in a maximum security prison they will likely become more violent than those who go the medium security prisons.  We also don’t do enough to help criminals who have paid their debts to society to integrate back into society, and getting jobs that pay a good wage can be more difficult.  That is all true.  But do we fix those problems by letting a baby killer go?

    It seems to me that none of those will be fixed for Dylan, let alone anyone else.  Dylan will still be a felon.  He will still stand convicted of manslaughter.  That is still going to follow him for the rest of his life.  But the family seemed to be behind him.  It also seems to me that judge could have easily sentenced him to minimum security prison if the desire was to keep him from being “hardened”.

    ‘I am so worried that if you send him away he will shut down, I don’t know why it went this far. It was an accident.’

    Dylan’s mom

    ‘He loved Sailor, the times I observed him with Sailor he was great. I am not exactly sure what happened here.’

    Dylan’s baby mamma April Coleman.  Where she was when the baby was being slammed was not made clear.

    Sailor Kuhn was killed by the hands of one of the people who was supposed to love her the most, to protect her, and to be the person she could trust.  But in the liberal la la land, her life wasn’t worth very much at all.  Justice for this little girl was sacrificed at the altar of belief that prisons are bad, prisons create criminals, and letting him slide will some how change all that.

     
    • Don 3:21 PM on 10/04/2012 Permalink | Reply

      It is stories like this that sicken my stomach. Life in prison would have been too good for this creep, the death sentence would have been better; but then maybe life in prison within the general population knowing he was a baby killer might have been even more preferable.

  • just a conservative girl 2:24 PM on 09/13/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    The Slippery Slope of Liberalism – Part 6 

    Hollywood director Nick Cassavetes made the following statement:

    “I’m not saying this is an absolute but in a way, if you’re not having kids – who gives a damn? Love who you want. Isn’t that what we say? Gay marriage – love who you want? If it’s your brother or sister it’s super-weird, but if you look at it, you’re not hurting anybody except every single person who freaks out because you’re in love with one another.”

    Well at least we can be happy that he feels incestuous relationships shouldn’t produce children.  Cassavetes has just recently completed a film about a brother and sister who fall in love and start a relationship while he is in prison.  It recently debuted at The Toronto Film Festival.  As of now, he has no backing to release the movie in the U.S.

    I wonder if he feels that a parenting marrying a child is good as well?  Because under no circumstances can that relationship be of equals, parents always have more power in that relationship.  There isn’t a relationship in the world that is truly 50/50.  Every romance has one partner that has slightly more power than another.  That is just human nature.  The key is how you make the balance that so both people in the relationship feel that are getting what they want and need from it.

    Nature also has something to say about this, The Westermark Effect says that biology prevents us from entering into incestuous relationships:

    This effect accounts for the fact that, to our best knowledge, in every human society in history, incest is avoided and usually a social tabooChildren who were raised together develop a strong sexual disinterest for each other. This even works if they are not biologically related. The effect has been studied in Israeli kibbutzim, where children are raised in cohorts of the same age, and there are hardly any marriages among members later.

    We have built-in mechanisms that guide us into not having a sexual relationship with close relatives.  Of course if you are strangers as children this will not prevent it, as we found out with that couple in Canada.  You may remember, they were brother and sister who were raised apart after a divorce.  They were never told about each other, met as young adults.  They were engaged to be married and young couples do, they brought their families together to meet.  Once they found out they were related the engagement was called off.  A truly heartbreaking story that could have been avoided had the parents been honest with their children.  But nonetheless, in the majority of cases siblings will be biologically driven not to enter into these relationships.  That says to me that it is against human nature.

    We are constantly hearing messages, if it feels good, do it.  The normalization of acts such as these seem to be never-ending.  The ACLU’s defense of NAMBLA is just one more example.  The push by some on the far left to normalize pedophilia has already begun.  I am sick and tired of being told that there is no push to normalize the depraved in this country, there is.

    Sex with relatives with siblings and/or parents is wrong.  Sex with children is wrong.  It would seem pretty simple that this would be an acceptable position to hold in our society, but apparently not.

     
  • just a conservative girl 1:47 PM on 07/20/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Slippery Slope of Liberalism Part 5 

    I have been kind of taking the easy way with my blogging of late, posting quotes and videos.  So I have been saving up my commentary.  So here it is.

    I came across this article  the other day.  The federal government is actually paying people to drug their children.  Yes, you read that correctly.  Apparently there is a program that many are more than likely unfamiliar with that gives low-income families money to help care for disabled children.  Wonderful right?  Not so much when you consider how far to the extreme this program has been taken.

    It started out with what was probably very good intentions, as many government programs do.  Low income families that are caring for children with disabilities such as Cerebal Palsy and Down’s Syndrome don’t always have extra money that these children sometimes need.  Especially in the case of CP, where you will be taking your ill child to the doctors at a more regular clip than with a child without this illness.  CP is fatal and requires a great deal more medical care.  Children with Down’s in some cases will also sometimes need additional care.  Child care sometimes can be more difficult to find and more expensive, not all public schools have the ability to care for these children and private schools are the only option.  Most people with Down’s are perfectly capable of being mainstreamed, but some are not.  There is a Social Security Insurance program that will offer families some financial aid to help offset some of these costs.  I personally have no problem with that.  These children need care and not all of these kids are born into families that can afford that care.  These are the types of government programs that I can get behind.  That is until they start being abused.

    Which is exactly what has happened with this program.  We now are seeing families going out of their way to find “disabilities” to attach to their child.  Not only are they doing that, they are also upping the chances of receiving the money by getting their children on medications.  There are rises in families that are applying for children with ADHD especially.

    Now, I don’t fall into the category of people who say that children should never be medicated for ADHD.  Some do need it.  I have no doubts about that and will make that argument to anyone who disagrees.  What I do have a problem with is the haphazard way we have gone about getting the proper diagnosis and the knee-jerk reaction we have to put the child on a ritalin like med.  There was a study that concluded that as many as 1 million children are misdiagnosed with ADHD and given stimulants:

    “Many ADHD diagnoses may be driven by teachers’ perceptions of poor behavior among the youngest children in a kindergarten classroom, but these ‘symptoms’ may merely reflect emotional or intellectual immaturity among the youngest students.”

    Apparently the cut off dates of when children are allowed to enter kindergarten have something to do with the diagnosis the study has found.  The younger the child is compared to other children in the class the more likely they are to be labeled as ADHD.  The family then can turn around and call their child disabled and get the money that is being offered in this program.

    Eventually she did, putting in applications for her two older sons. Neither was on medications; both were rejected. Then last year, school officials persuaded her to let her 10-year-old try a drug for his impulsiveness. Within weeks, his SSI application was approved.

    “To get the check,’’ Fielding, 34, has concluded with regret, “you’ve got to medicate the child.’

    Oh, but this gets worse.  The payments become so attractive to some families that keeping your child labeled as disabled becomes the priority.

    And once a family gets on SSI, it can be very hard to let go. The attraction of up to $700 a month in payments, and the near-automatic Medicaid coverage that comes with SSI approval, leads some families to count on a child’s remaining classified as disabled, even as his or her condition may be improving. It also leads many teenage beneficiaries to avoid steps — like taking a job — that might jeopardize the disability check.

    One nurse practitioner in a large urban clinic who asked to be unnamed because she is not authorized to speak about her patients said she recently faced the wrath of a parent whose 4-year-old child’s SSI benefits, granted at birth due to prematurity, were cut off because the child was much better now. The nurse said she had candidly filled out the SSI form about the child, saying the boy had caught up with his peers and had only “minimal deficits.’’ The mother was livid, shouting at her, “Don’t you think this child’s disabled?’’

    “They get angry with us,’’ the nurse practitioner said.

    One diagnosis she believes is seriously overused is “the whole vague developmental delay’’ category for young children, often preschoolers who are behaving badly at home or in day care for undetermined reasons. She said clinicians often attribute such behavior to developmental delay, especially if they are sympathetic to that family’s needs for SSI payments.

    It is very difficult when you have financial problems.  They can become overwhelming and sometimes people come to believe that there is no way out of them.  I get that.  I have sympathy for people who find themselves in these situations.  But to put your young child on drugs is not the answer.

    A new trend in the psychology field is give children as young as 3 a lifelong diagnosis of bi-polar disorder.  Of course once this diagnosis is in place, they have a life filled with medications; very strong medications.  The increase in the numbers of children who are diagnosed with this is simply stunning:

    I have been a child psychiatrist for nearly five decades and have seen diagnostic fads come and go. But I have never witnessed anything like the tidal wave of unwarranted enthusiasm for the diagnosis of bipolar disorder in children that now engulfs the public and the profession. Before 1995, bipolar disorder, once known as manic-depressive illness, was rarely diagnosed in children; today nearly one-third of all children and adolescents discharged from child psychiatric hospitals are diagnosed with the disorder and medicated accordingly. The rise of outpatient office visits for children and adolescents with bipolar disorder increased 40-fold from 20,000 in 1994–95 to 800,000 in 2002–03. A Harvard child-psychiatry group led by Dr. Joseph Biederman, a prominent supporter of the diagnosis, recently insisted, “Juvenile bipolar disorder is a serious illness that is estimated to affect approximately 1 percent to 4 percent of children.”

    The more serious the illness, the higher the likelihood of your application being accepted becomes.

    As I said, there are children out there who do need to medicated for a period of time.  But this very well-intentioned program has turned poor parents into drug dealers for their children in order to get money.  Instead of helping these parents find their way out of poverty, we have labeled their children as disabled and mentally ill.  Sadly, some of those labels will stick with these children for life.  Big government at its finest.

     
    • Gail Meek 10:17 PM on 07/20/2012 Permalink | Reply

      I truly agree with you. I have seen it myself. They are using money that could be helping those families who so desperately need it to take care of children with the serious disabilities you mentioned. In our Juvenile Court, we had a mother who was deliberately overfeeding her child to make him obese and have high blood pressure. He was huge for his age and size and on SSI. She was angling for permanent disability. She was finally found out when she advised one of her relatives to do the same and the relative turned her in. That was child abuse. The little guy was miserable and ashamed of the way he looked. He ended up being taken from her for a period of time, not sure if he was returned, I lost touch with the case. Any time a child is acting up, having a hard time in school or life, we are too quick to look for a “diagnosis” and way too easy to chock it up to “something they can’t help”. Sometimes it might be, but I’m not convinced it is the problem most of the time.

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