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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                                                  

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


Animal Cruelty Leads to Domestic Violence

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How can anyone intentionally abuse an animal?  To be clear, I’m not including animal hoarders in this conversation. They have an illness, but their intentions are honorable.  I formerly worked in the pet industry and saw only a small fraction of the animals in need of rescue; it’s overwhelming. No, this is about people committing heinous acts of torture and violence against victims who cannot defend themselves. Dr. Randall Lockwood, who has a doctorate in psychology and is senior vice president for anti-cruelty initiatives and training for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals  observes that whether

Miscellaneous / The Blaze

Yo, Pot-Smoking Hippie Dudes, Your Habit Causes Gun Violence

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I can’t help but laugh when I see the fringe hippies and their tie-dyed friends protesting for “common sense” gun control, and their hope for the demise of the Second Amendment. They don’t see any issue, however, with smoking marijuana.  Pot is no big deal right?  Perhaps all of their psychedelic mushrooms, acid trips, and VW bus exhaust have addled their brains, because there is no way to deny that guns and drugs are inextricably linked, and their demand for pot plays a necessary and significant role in the violent crime culture. It’s only fair that I put my