Dear Readers: So two nights ago, a push-poller for the Bonnie Dumanis for Mayor campaign called our home and asked me to “review the issues”. I think I left her a little stunned by one of my statements: I am tired of my son being weaponized against me, so politicians can take more of my wealth to reward their supporters.
How did this statement come about?
As many of you know, I support CARL DEMAIO FOR MAYOR. So, when the pollster asked the question about my inclination to vote (110%) and who I was voting for (Carl, as long as he is an option), I thought we were done. However, she went on to ask a series of question focused on Bonnie Dumanis’ perceived strengths and weaknesses. My spitfire response occurred when she asked me to respond to my feelings toward Dumanis after hearing a statement along these lines: Dumanis considers education a priority.
WTF? Does that mean Carl and the other candidates DON’T think education is important? I can’t think of one normal human being who isn’t appreciative of the need for a solid, basic education for everyone.
The trouble is that in California, our children’s futures are constantly being sacrificed in service of the behemoth of the education bureau-tocracy. These public employee union leaders actually do little for our kids and serve instead themselves. In fact, I shocked her further by asserting that I would be voting against any person obtaining the endorsement of the the California Teachers Organization, the California Teachers Federation, or other similar groups. See CALIFORNIA TEACHERS UNIONS EXPOSED for the entire basis of my reasoning.
Truly, I left her stunned. It was a testament to her skills that the pollster remained entirely professional during the rest of the questioning, and I had her laughing about my opinions of Bob Filner.
I am also deeply concerned about Washington elites dictating to me and other concerned parents about what our kids can and cannot eat. Please check out the odious approach of a lunch program administrator who can’t even bring herself to use the world “parent” to describe the moms and dads packing their kids’ lunches: Educator: Parents Don’t Know Best
Food and health are two key survival issues. I suspect if Team Obama believes it can control these matters, it can control us fully.
Speaking of health and survival, let’s now turn to my Church. As you know, Bishops of the the Catholic Church have issued formal letters addressing the Team Obama’s attacks on First Amendment constitutional freedom of religion. Now, it seems there was a cynical calculus involved in the timing and style of this issue being brought forward. There are two aspects to this attack:
1) Contraception Bans being falsely made into a campaign issues. Professor Jacobson was the first to note that the question to Mitt Romney related to states being able to ban contraception during an ABC debate was actually Team Obama’s initially unveiling of how they plan to remove the unpopular topic of abortion from the table and replace it with an issue that would garner support by American women. No matter what you feel about contraception, and no matter how many Catholic women use it or don’t, the fact is birth control will always be available and if you are old enough to have sex you should be old enough to earn money to pay for it.
To be fair, after considering the above statement and given the enormous amount of youth unemployment under the Obama Administration, I can see where the uber-liberal elites may be concerned. But, I digress.
This contraception matter is AN INANE DISTRACTION. Ever since ancient Egyptians used crocodile dung, people will always use devices to prevent pregnancy. In a free market economy such as ours, it will also be available to those who want it. The real matters important in this election are:
- THE ECONOMY AND REAL JOBS IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR
- TEAM OBAMA’S ABUSE OF THE CONSTITUTION
These, my friends, should be our focus. None of the Republican candidates will be banning contraception. Even Santorum. Anyone who tries to persuade you otherwise WANTS you distracted from the truly serious matters of the day.
2)Team Obama’s targeting the The Catholic Church and its institutions, so that it may replace Catholic beliefs and services. The Anchoress has a report that a Planned Parenthood facility offered a Catholic food pantry items, which that charity couldn’t take in good conscience. It seemed that Planned Parenthood facility had arranged for their extremists supporters to follow-up this rejection with calls of complaint and protest, all to give that Catholic charity a PR-black eye. Happily, as many people are now versed on Alinsky tactics, this approach doesn’t seem to be working and the Catholic charity is now receiving even more donations to help the needy.
Planned Parenthood has as its sole goal to create more customers for their services: Americans who revile their abortion services are continually forced to pay for the organization.This is not right and should not be allowed to stand.
Furthermore, it seems Team Obama wants to undermine the Church so that its preferred providers can thrive and more women rely on Big Government.
Yes, I am very tired of my kids and my church being used as tools by Team Obama and other politicos.