Election 2016 / Intolerance / Liberal vs. Conservative / etc.

Hypocrisy is in Fashion for 2017

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I’m not a big fan of Donald Trump and I’m certainly not a Trump apologist, but the hypocrisy, bias, manipulation, and outright lies the media has not only allowed and made socially acceptable, but propagated about him, his family, and his campaign are so vicious and overblown that I feel the need to defend him publicly…which angers me enormously. Designer Sophie Therrault, who has dressed Michele Obama for the last eight years, has stated she will never dress Melania Trump, and has urged fellow designers to follow suit. She stated, in part:  I am well aware it is not

Immigration

Immigrant Songs

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SEEKING AUTHENTIC STORIES FROM U.S. NATURALIZED CITIZENS FOR A COLLECTION. Are you a naturalized citizen? For a variety of reasons, some natural born American citizens don’t seem to appreciate the gifts the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights confer upon them simply by virtue of birth.  They have never known anything else, and therefore, have no way to compare with alternative ways of living. Naturalized citizens, as Dinesh D’Souza says, “vote with their feet.”  They may have experienced poverty, persecution, possibly war, or sought a better life by way of education, a fair justice system, or greater opportunity.

2nd Amendment and Guns / Abortion / Economics / etc.

Can Republicans Put Country First? Part 2: Compromise

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Let’s get down to business. You’re not going to like what I say, based on reactions to Part 1 and Part 1.5, but I’m fed up with the endless accusations from both sides of the “conservative” divide.  A Hillary Clinton win is not inevitable, unless we choose to keep fighting.  If you choose to believe the only way to beat her is through Donald Trump or Ted Cruz, despite the truth in both cases, it’s over and we’ve lost.  All of us have lost. I’ve heard if both sides in a divorce are unhappy with the settlement, it’s probably

Election 2016 / Media Bias / Politics

Can Republicans Put Country First? Part 1.5: Election Fatigue

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*UPDATE:  I’m in Facebook Jail until September 6 and therefore, unable to post to Facebook.  Please share my articles to support open exchange of dialogue. ~ Larry Johnson, a moderator for the FB group, The Liberty Conservative posted, “Bye Julie. Glad to see you being kicked out by me ! Traitor !!” I gather he didn’t like Part 1.  Larry appears to be middle-aged or older — old enough to know better than to call names at someone he’s never met. It’s a shame I’m not welcome, Larry, but I’m only interested in open minds and polite dialogue —

Election 2016 / Intolerance / Liberal vs. Conservative / etc.

Can Republicans Put Country First? Part I: The Problem

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Many Republicans and conservatives are trying to graciously succumb to defeat, reluctantly joining with Donald Trump because they are out of options. One man’s comment on Facebook was (paraphrasing) “voting for a little hope, vs. none at all.” They’re not happy about it. They’re desperate. We are all desperate. Unfortunately for our country, Trump enthusiasts chose not to look at Mr. Trump objectively. You behaved exactly as did the Obama minions in 2008 — see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. You didn’t want to know. You were “angry, and didn’t care anymore.” You chose a nominee

Miscellaneous

Bear With Me…

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I am updating my site to include work I’ve published on other sites, and you may receive many more notifications than the amount to which you’re accustomed.  I’ll work as quickly as I can, and hope to be finished within a week or so. Thank you for your support! — Julie                                                  

Economics / Election 2016 / Immigration / etc.

Where Has the High Road Taken Conservatives?

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What do Conservatives do best? Take the high road.  Let’s take stock of where the high road has taken us. Donald Trump is the Republican nominee.  Need I really say more?  He lied and smeared Ted Cruz and others, and the ignorant populace ran to him, moths to a flame.  We were proud of Senator Cruz, proud that he didn’t get down in the mud with Trump, proud that he stuck to the facts.  But facts be damned!  The sheep flocked to the vulgar rants of a self-styled Republican in sheep’s clothing.  The media propped him up and shoved

Caught Red Handed / Intolerance / Law Enforcement and First Responders / etc.

Caught Red-Handed…Volume IV: Murder in Texas

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 Caught Red-Handed… Hatred and division among the masses in America and the world over wear us down; as much as we try to be a positive force for good, the continuing stream of bad news keeps coming.  Inevitably, we may believe there’s too much darkness to overcome. Please join me as I “catch” true accounts of selflessness, bravery, and kindness in a world gone mad… Murder in Texas The events in Dallas early Friday morning were a tragic and senseless punch to the gut for our country. Peaceful protest has a long and proud tradition in our nation, protected by the Constitution and

Caught Red Handed / Law Enforcement and First Responders / Madison's CPC / etc.

Caught Red-Handed…Volume III: Kindness in Uniform

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Caught Red-Handed… Hatred and division in America and the world over wear us down; try as we may to be a positive force for good, the continuing stream of bad news keeps coming, and inevitably, we may believe there’s too much darkness to overcome. Please join me as I “catch” true accounts of selflessness, bravery, and kindness in a world gone mad… Kindness in Uniform A group that is constantly under suspicion and scrutiny, undeservedly so, are Police Officers.  These men and women have one of the most thankless jobs imaginable.  It takes a very special human being to put on

Election 2016 / Intolerance / Madison's CPC / etc.

Military Transitions Transgender Policy

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Today, Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter, in continuation of his goal to transition the United States Military from a traditional fighting force to an all-inclusive, no holds barred, social experiment, dropped the ban on trans-gendered people serving in the American Military.  The change, effective immediately, completes the trend that began in 2011, when gays and lesbians were permitted to serve openly, abandoning the former “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.  The LGBT community celebrates the victory today, after years of intense lobbying. This policy change makes the United States the twentieth military force in the world to accept openly transgendered

Election 2016 / Madison's CPC / Media Bias / etc.

What You Need to Know about Vote Your Conscience and RNC Convention Rules

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The supposed “controversy” over Vote Your Conscience rules is a fabricated and blatant lie. The questionable practices here are those of the news media, who continue to distort and mislead our country’s voters on the purposes and rules of the state primaries and their role in the nominating process. In fact, the election of the Republican Nominee for the upcoming general election is wholly separate from the state’s primary results, and this process has been in effect since the first Republican Party Convention in 1860, which nominated Abraham Lincoln on the fourth ballot. The only exception occurred when the Rules

Caught Red Handed / Madison's CPC

Caught Red-Handed…Volume II: The Lawn Boy

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Caught Red-Handed… Hatred and division among the masses in America and the world over wear us down; try as we may to be a positive force for good, the continuing stream of bad news keeps coming, and inevitably, we may believe there’s too much darkness to overcome. Please join me as I “catch” true accounts of selflessness, bravery, and kindness in a world gone mad… The Lawn Boy Middle aged and older folks complain about the younger generations, that they’re lazy and self-absorbed, and are always looking for a handout or the easy road.  The millennials seem to them lost,

Madison's CPC / Miscellaneous

Should Louisiana Mom Be Charged for Spanking?

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There are far too many Mamas and Daddies who ignore, or condone, bad behavior by their children. Every now and again, I come across an example of parenting that deserves applause, like Toya Graham, who dragged her son Michael away from the Baltimore riots. It’s always my pleasure to pass along kudos to those parents who are doing it right amidst a culture of wrong.  Michael Graham understands why his Mama did what she did: she loves him.  And he loves her, he said. This week the story of Schaquana Spears, a 30-year-old mother from Baton Rouge, Louisiana is

Election 2016 / Liberal vs. Conservative / Madison's CPC / etc.

The Delegate Dilemna

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I’m struggling to wrap my head around the political chaos reigning in our country on all sides of the equation.  I know where I fit in as a staunch #NeverTrumpNeverHillary, but truthfully, I occasionally waver. I abhor Donald Trump as the Republican nominee and yet, every now and again I feel a twinge of doubt, because Hillary is evil personified, in my estimation. Trump has stood right beside her, a benefactor and patron all the way.  Once you scratch the surface, his whole campaign is built on lies. There’s just no way around this — neither nominee is a good person,

Caught Red Handed / Intolerance / Law Enforcement and First Responders / etc.

Caught Red-Handed…Volume I: Love in the Aftermath of Hate

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Caught Red-Handed… Hatred and division among the masses in America and the world over wear us down; try as we may to be a positive force for good, the continuing stream of bad news keeps coming, and inevitably, we may believe there’s too much darkness to overcome. Please join me for a slice of light and truth, as I “catch” true accounts of selflessness, bravery, and kindness in a world gone mad… Love in the Aftermath of Hate Just hours after a terrorist killed 49 people and wounded 53 in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, employees from three