Monday, April 8, 2013

Monday, April 8, 2013

Demonizing Family 

The left is pressing its anti-family agenda with common aggressiveness. Leading the charge are the propagandists at MSNBC. 

Professor Melissa Harris-Perry hosts a weekend show on the left's flagship network. To give you some idea of just how far left Professor Harris-Perry is, consider her latest promo spot for more "investments" in education. 

According to Dr. Perry, America has "never" invested enough in our children because we "haven't had a very collective notion that these are our children."  In order to achieve "better investments" we need to "break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families." 

It is shocking enough to read, but you can watch it here. 

The worst dictatorships of the past century promoted the idea that children belong to the state, not their parents. With that mindset of control comes the right of the state to indoctrinate your child. 

And right on cue the liberals at MSNBC have provided us with an excellent example of precisely the kind of indoctrination you can expect in our public schools once same-sex "marriage" is legalized.

Last week, host Krystal Ball used her own 5-year old daughter, Ella, to push the radical idea of men "marrying" other men, or in this case, girls "marrying" other girls. 

After explaining that you can't marry a car or a tree, Ball asks little Ella, "What if you were in love with a girl? Could you marry a girl?" Little Ella, obviously "properly" briefed by her progressive mother, responds that in New York girls can marry girls and boys can marry boys, because as Ball stresses, "you want people to be able to marry who they're in love with, right?" 

I'm sure if Ball had pressed the conservation, Ella would have thought three girls getting married or one boy and two girls getting married would be a good thing too. As disturbing as this may seem, it is a glimpse of the conversations that will take place in kindergarten classrooms across the country if the left succeeds in radically redefining marriage and family. 

Special Operations Soldiers Demand Benghazi Investigation 

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) and 60 of his House colleagues are demanding the creation of a select committee to investigate the Benghazi attacks so the American people and the families of those who died during the attacks will finally know the truth. This push for a special congressional committee got a big boost today when 700 retired Special Operations soldiers issued a joint letter of support for Rep. Wolf's resolution. Speaker Boehner, are you listening? 

Goodbye, Maggie 

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher passed away today at the age of 87. The news of her passing brought back a lot of memories for me. 

I was blessed to work for Ronald Reagan for all eight years of his presidency, and Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II were instrumental in bringing down the Iron Curtain. They cooperated to free Eastern Europe and liberate the world from Soviet communism. There is not enough space here to recount the history, but some very good books have been written about it. 

The media will never discuss it. The left-wing media despised all of them, and certainly won't give a tip of the hat to the Iron Lady, whose conservative, free market policies helped to revitalize Great Britain. It was Margaret Thatcher who famously said, "The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." 

By the way, the British political left has as little decency as America's political left. Minutes after her death was announced, left-wing member of Parliament George Galloway tweeted, "Tramp the dirt down." The Daily Mail reports, "A Facebook campaign has been launched to take the Judy Garland song 'Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead' to number one following Margaret Thatcher's death." Cheers erupted at the National Union of Students' annual conference when Thatcher's passing was announced.

This hatred is directed at a woman who, when asked what motivated her interest in politics, said, "I can't bear Britain in decline. I just can't." The reaction of the British left reminds me of the shocked political left in America that could not understand the massive crowds that lined the streets to see Ronald Reagan's casket go by after his passing in 2004. 

Reading news of her life, I was reminded of the remarkable fact that Thatcher, like Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II, also survived an assassination attempt. In 1984, the Irish Republican Army planted a time bomb at the hotel where the Conservative Party conference was being held. It blew up at nearly 3:00 AM, collapsing a portion of the hotel. Five people were killed and dozens were injured. Undeterred, Thatcher delivered her speech hours later. 

Thatcher, Reagan and Pope John Paul II were the greatest world leaders of the post-World War II era. We desperately need three more like them today.