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Feminism and Conservatism, by Danielle Broussard
I would like to thank all of the great Republican Women of Baltimore County for giving me the opportunity to write about Conservative and Women’s issues. Both are dear to my heart and I fear have been drowned out by the roar of, “Political Correctness.” I am often asked how I can be both a woman and a Conservative. I wonder as a woman how you can’t be. I grew up in the ‘70s when women’s liberation was hitting its stride and the ‘80s when we really came into our own power. While it seemed like the Democrats first embraced women’s rights, they have since abandoned or mangled almost all of the good things they intended, beyond recognition.
As a girl the first time I heard the word, “Feminist” I was intrigued. I was taught that a feminist was someone who thought women were equal with men, especially intellectually, and deserved to have all the same rights and opportunities: availability to education, scholarships, good jobs and equal pay. Who would be against that? Nothing in my life hinted that boys were worth more or more worthy than girls. In fact, I was better than most of them at sports and even when they became stronger than me at puberty, I was still more coordinated and had better stamina than most of them. While I grew up in a home where my Mom stayed home and didn’t work, I also had a Dad that told me I could do anything I wanted to do with my life.
With this definition I have and still do, consider myself a feminist. What has changed is that the Democrat party has decided you cannot consider yourself one if you vote Republican or stray from their values by even one issue. I thought the point of Feminism was empowerment, not to be taking orders mindlessly from one source. The irony has not been lost on me. I can’t tell you how many times I have been called a traitor to my gender on Facebook because I voted for Donald Trump. Somehow I’ve turned my back on Women’s rights because I’m not letting Democrats of both genders tell me what to think. I guess thinking for myself was a great idea until I disagreed with them. That’s like refusing to teach someone to read unless they agree to read only the books you choose.
Here’s where Feminism and the Democrats seriously parted ways for me. I watched them attack and ruin the life of a 26 year-old intern when she had the nerve to get seduced by Bill Clinton. I didn’t hear anyone asking what a middle-aged married, leader of the free world was doing having sex with a child. I heard how she was a slut and a looney toon. I heard this from so-called feminists, the first lady and the press, because a Democratic President was too precious to bring down or even be taken to task on his years long bad behavior. The only politicians who were worse to women than Bill Clinton were maybe the Kennedys, who are possibly tied with King Henry VIII. Being chosen by either could get you killed. Then a few years after that I was asked to vote for Hillary Clinton, the woman who excused every horrible thing Bill did to women. She was like looking at a female madam in a cathouse. I know that men do such things, but I expected better of a woman. Sadly, if she had divorced Bill I might have voted for her because she would be saying, “It’s wrong and I won’t tolerate it.” Then in true poetic fashion, the Democrats way of using people and discarding them no matter what underdog them claim to champion, came back to bite her. Was there anything more sexist than them picking Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton as their Presidential candidate in 2008? It was so smooth most still don’t even see it that way. On the one hand they were saying, “We’ll pick a man, any man, no matter how inexperienced, over this woman.” On the other they were just caught up in their own identity politics machine. It was as if they all got together and said, “You know what would be even cooler than a woman for President? I know, a black teenager!” Did they think they were casting a sitcom? Hillary had far more experience. Didn’t matter, because they really don’t care about women’s rights or equality. They care about power and they will throw anyone they claimed to care about, (women, minorities, Title 9 gave girls the same access to athletic scholarships that boys had. It was a huge victory. Now all that work is being eroded away by allowing transgendered “girls,” who were born biological males, to compete for those precious, few slots. Poof. Just like that, what real Feminists in the ‘70s fought hard for and won for future female generations, is gone. The Left are not Feminists. They’re hustlers. I’m just glad a few of us are wise enough to see it and say it. It wasn’t easy because it’s been camouflaged for years, coming out of female mouths we thought were our sisters and friends.
If you care about America, you MUST take 10 minutes to listen to this very clear explanation of who is behind the invasion of our borders and what it means for the future. And while the Democrats refuse to help the President address the border crisis, they overwhelmingly just passed amnesty legislation which will worsen the border crisis by incentivizing more people to cross our borders illegally in hopes of getting a piece of the amnesty pie. Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, said. “No doubt at this very minute, the smuggling cartels are getting the word out: Congress is going to legalize millions.”
"This is an orchestrated, communist assault on America to destroy America's borders, to create confusion in America, to overwhelm the system politically." —Trevor Loudon, communism expert ..
Buchanan provides an historical perspective on tariffs that few Americans recall. During America's early decades, and until the adoption of the income tax amendment in 1913, most of the federal government’s revenue came from import taxes called tariffs. Congress passed the Tariff Act of 1789 to generate revenue to pay off war debts and to encourage and protect manufacturers in the northern states. Congress subsequently passed tariff bills in 1816, 1824, 1828 and 1832. Donald Trump has ramped up tariffs in an attempt to achieve fair trade with China. You can avoid the current tariff by not buying Chinese products, but as Buchanan concludes we are so hooked on cheap imports that we have lost our economic independence.https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/patrick-j-buchanan/tariffs-taxes-made-america-great