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Maddi Gillel On a fairly regular basis, we hear the phrase “we’re losing our freedoms.”  Do we understand what that means?  Do our eyes glaze over? Do we ask ourselves ‘okay, so what do we do about it’?  Let me give you just a few examples...

“Women make only 77% of what men earn for equal work.” The percentage in statements like this changes from year to year, but the misperception doesn’t.  People deeply vested in feminism still try to convince the population that women are suffering from workplace discrimination. Perhaps the...

The role of the Supreme Court in checks and balances is to stop acts of the President, laws of Congress or of states that break a rule in the Constitution. One rule of the constitution is found in the first amendment of the Bill of...

In 1908, Maurice Maeterlinck published the play, “The Blue Bird: A Fairy Play in Six Acts.” The story is about a young boy Tyltyl and his sister Mytyl who receive a quest from the Fairy Berylune to find the blue bird of happiness for a...

Tashica Jacobson I used to consider myself a feminist. I have always thought that I could and should be able to do pretty much whatever a boy could. Even when it comes to dating I always offer to pay for myself and I have even straight...

Rebecca Mallory Just when I'm convinced that the whole country thinks it's ok to take and get as much free stuff as humanly possible, I have a day like today that has restored my faith in people. I was reminded of the old Chinese proverb about throwing a man a...

Diane Robertson There are many people out there that want to help with the fight against radical feminism, the sexualizing of children, and the destruction of religious freedom but do not know what to do. They do not even know where to begin.  If you are...

Young children are naturally curious as they grow and learn to explore the world around them. Their investigative minds may see the wonder of flour being spilled onto the kitchen floor for finger drawings or discover in Mom’s makeup bag a new set of art...

Stephanie Hubbard Over the past four years I have lived the typical college lifestyle. I thrived on ramen and macaroni, pulled several all-nighters and amazingly functioned on little sleep. Not only did I endure the physical deprivations to my health, but also withstood the psychological stress...

Maddi Gillel According to Heritage, our government is trying to regulate Americans’ livelihoods away. The EPA is pushing regulation of “greenhouse gases” – something even its own officials have admitted would have no noticeable impact on the climate. Research shows the devastating impact it would have...

The United Nations process provides a startling contrast to anyone familiar with the legislative process at the state or federal level. There are no elected officials or constituents, there is no constitution, little accountability, and everyone seems to be doing whatever they want. One of...

Diane Robertson The Commission on the Status of Women (CWS) is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Each year delegates from 45 countries meet at the U.N. headquarters in NY to formulate concrete policies on women worldwide. Volunteers from United Families...

At age eight, Amelia Belchior woke up in her home in Marromeu, Mozambique to learn that her mother had passed away—a short 15 months after losing her father. She and her two-year-old brother were left without parental love and guidance. In the orphanage system, they...

Kristi Kane Do you ever look forward to the weekend because you know an outstanding movie is coming out? I haven't felt that way in a very long time. The 86th Academy Awards which took place on the first Sunday of this month, left me feeling as...

Rachel Allison Four sons, one son-in-law, and five grandsons are reason enough to be concerned about the plague of pornography that is so available on our computers, “smart” phones, tablets, and every other devise that can access the internet. Because of the availability, addictions can be...

Rebecca Mallory      Yes, despite the yucky stuff bombarding us each day, I AM happy! And since March 20, 2014 is the "International Day of Happiness", what better subject to write about? You need to watch a great youTube video by Pharell Williams that is sure...

Maddi Gillel In 1972, Richard M. Nixon instituted the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  One of the first actions taken was to ban DDT.  DDT had saved the lives of countless Americans and Europeans.  It was then  banned in a frenzy of ‘misguided environmental zeal and population...

Ann Bailey One third of all women living in the countries that comprise the European Union have experienced some form of physical or sexual violence since the age of 15.  This according to a new survey based on interviews with 42,000 women.  That’s a staggering number...

In a media age that bombards youth with images of what they should look like and gives false importance to outer beauty, it can be challenging to instill in young minds a true sense of inner strength and beauty. How can fathers and mothers compete...

Kristi Kane Many years ago, my husband worked through the sale of his company. The process of the sale lasted for over two years. During that time, my husband was the chief legal counsel for the company, and had many work hours already. Instead of the...

-Holly Gardner The internet and I have a love/hate thing going on.  It got me through junior high, high school, college, job hunting, Sunday lesson planning, worry-wart mothering, hobbies, genealogy, my Pinterest phase… I mean, I am an internet fan!  Good, wonderful, informative, uplifting, uniting, blessed...

Rachel Allison A good friend of mine is fighting Agenda 21. Another friend is educating neighbors and friends on our Constitution and its guaranteed freedoms. My neighbor down the street shelters dogs in need of a good home. I learned years ago, that there aren’t enough hours in the...

     Rebecca Mallory      “Hello. I’m from the government. I’m here to help.”  Is anyone as fed up with government trying to “help” as I am? Last week’s blog post recounted the horrific story of Justina Pelletier who has been cruelly taken from her parents by doctors...