Let's Give Kids the Right to Vote?

Sunday, January 09, 2011 11:56 PM Comments (7)

Should kids be given the right to vote?

Michael Kinsley, writing for The Politico, says the idea might be worth considering if giving children the right to vote would act as an impetus toward limiting entitlement spending. Me? I think it would be the best way to guarantee an amendment guaranteeing unlimited candy, Legos, and horses to all children. But maybe I’m just being cynical.

But Kinsley adds a wrinkle to the thought that intrigued me:

Let children vote. Or rather, extend the franchise to children, but let parents vote on their underage children’s behalf. In effect, parents would get an extra vote for every child. How would this solve the entitlement problem? It wouldn’t, directly....READ MORE

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Making Fun of Dick Clark

Sunday, January 02, 2011 11:59 PM Comments (29)

I received a call on the morning of New Year’s Day from an old friend I hadn’t spoken to in a while, wishing me a Happy New Year. He asked me what I’d done the night before and I told him I was in bed by ten p.m.. He made fun of me and said he knew me when I did anything but sleep on New Year’s Eve.

We laughed. He said he stayed home and watched ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. And then he said something that made the laughter stop. He said in a slurred voice, “I’m Dick Clark and welcome to Time Square. Now back to you Ryan.”

And then he added, “Seriously, they should just retire him or have him talk to a camera that’s not plugged in. He wouldn’t even know the difference. We...READ MORE

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MTV's Abortion Special Forgot One Little Thing

Thursday, December 30, 2010 1:32 PM Comments (25)

If abortion is a completely legitimate and moral decision why not televise it? I know it’s a shocking suggestion but I think dragging abortion out of the media imposed darkness is essential to the pro-life cause. So many of the gains made by the pro-life cause have been due to advances in technology in ultrasound and people seeing the unborn with their own eyes. But last night MTV aired their VERY IMPORTANT SPECIAL on abortion. Now, silly me, I actually had some hope that something good might come out of it. I was wrong.

The show “16 and Pregnant” on MTV actually does a good job of showing the real life ups and downs of being a young Mom. In fact, last year a number of feminists were upset...READ MORE

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Death by Regulation

Monday, December 27, 2010 3:49 PM Comments (5)

For years, progressives unable to convince a majority of Americans of the rightness of their opinions looked to judges to change the law of the land via fiat, rather than putting their ideas up for a vote.

This has had disastrous consequences for this country. Access to abortion would clearly be very different in America if legislatures were allowed to vote but instead a majority of justices declared the killing of the unborn a “right” thereby cutting off all debate and leaving America with some of the most liberal abortion laws in the world.

The New York Times is now reporting a new end run around the peopl. Due to Republicans gaining strength in Congress, the Obama administration may...READ MORE

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Happy Meals, Sex, Violence and Condoms

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 2:42 AM Comments (9)

The New York Times and their cohorts in kookiness have their pom poms out for a new lawsuit against a fast food giant for advertising happy meals. Why? Because parents feel bad about saying no to their children. Seriously.

It’s standard marketing: pitch your product to the most easily persuadable. Or as Roy Bergold, a former McDonald’s head of advertising, argued once: “Go after kids.” McDonald’s has done just that with the Happy Meal, a choice of burgers, nuggets, fries and other specialties with a must-have toy.

…The Happy Meal is up for some well-deserved scrutiny. Last week a mom from Sacramento filed a class-action suit supported by the center to make McDonald’s stop using toys as bait...READ MORE

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Postnatal Abortions Are All the Rage

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 2:35 PM Comments (17)

The culture war seems to be operating on an unsuspected new front. While many pro-lifers have been focused on mothers not killing babies in the womb, a staggering new scientific study indicates that incidences of parents killing their newborn babies is five times higher than previously believed.

It’s all the rage.

Come on, you can’t be surprised, can you? You didn’t think a little thing like birth would stop people from killing their babies did you? Seriously, why should the much heralded “choice” end just because the baby is lying on a table rather than in the womb?

Sydney Morning Herald reports:

A team of paediatricians examined the court records of known infant homicides in three...READ MORE

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Great! At Home Gender Selection

Sunday, December 12, 2010 11:56 PM Comments (16)

A woman my wife is friendly with just announced she was pregnant and that even though she was just a few weeks into her pregnancy she was going to learn the gender of the baby in the 7th week.

My wife said she didn’t think that information was available until much later but then this woman told her about a fairly new product, an at home gender detector kit, that can work just seven weeks into a pregnancy. When my wife told me about this I’ve got to tell you my heart sank. It’s a sad world where I find this to be bad news.

Look, if this were a world where mothers were simply dying to know whether to buy pink blankets or blue or footballs or dolls I’d be happy for this information but...READ MORE

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Threats Against Pro-Lifers Escalate?

Tuesday, December 07, 2010 12:51 AM Comments (8)

It seems that pro-aborts aren’t happy just killing babies anymore. Now they’re threatening people outside the womb too. Actually, it was always this way. Let’s face it, you didn’t think a cavalier attitude towards life stopped at an incidental thing called birth, did you?

It’s been well publicized that the home of pro-life leaders Joseph and Ann Scheidler was recently attacked by people throwing bricks through their front window with nasty messages tied to them like “We are crazy feminist bi***es who will destroy your sexist ideas.”

But also this week, another incident at one of the most infamous abortion clinics in America occurred, according to Pro-Life Corner:

The Rockford abortion mill...READ MORE

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Matt Archbold graduated from Saint Joseph's University in 1995. He is a former journalist who left the newspaper business to raise his five children. He writes for the Creative Minority Report.