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Diane Robertson Babies are born needing to belong. Children born to a mother or father who do not want them, neglect them, abuse them, or do not attach to them, often suffer from attachment disorder causing problems throughout their lives. Given this fact, it shouldn’t be...

Rachel Allison This week I received an email from a good friend. Among other news, she wrote that she had gone to pick up her birth control pills and was told, “No Charge.” My first thought? “It has begun! Unrestricted sex for everyone! With her email she sent...

Kristi Kane To my knowledge, there has never been an article written about the advantages of taking drugs, alcohol or cigarettes into your system. Not a convincing one anyway. And even though 14 states have legalized the “medicinal” use of marijuana, I remain unconvinced of its...

Maddi Gillel “Mothers are patient souls.  You Mother, in particular, must have been a blue ribbons patience winner when you were young.  How else could she have raised such a one as you?  Patience alone couldn’t have done it; it took many cubic miles of love...

Diane Robertson In 1938 when Hitler began taking over Czechoslovakia, The Czech’s sought help from the English Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain. In response,  Chamberlain set up a personal visit with Hitler, Mussolini, and French Premier Daladier in Munich. Czech President Benes was not invited. In this...

Rachel Allison As major conferences are held at the United Nations, men and women from all over the world come to New York City to support a particular cause or share their grievances with those who will listen.  Many plan what are called “side events” and...

Kristi Kane “I have wept in the night for the shortness of sight that to somebody's need I was blind. But I never have yet felt a twinge of regret for being a little too kind.” --anon. There are so many issues in today's society that have not only divided us,...

Maddie Gillel There is a fairly prominent figure in our media today whom I am finding more and more interesting – and in a negative way.  He’s in his late 60’s or early 70’s, in a high profile leadership position, is obviously comfortable financially, and yet,...

Marlene Hinton I suppose in the not-too-distant future the government will take over feeding our bodies just as they are taking over feeding our minds.  Here’s what to expect: What you order from the menu -  Generous serving of prime, grade A top sirloin grilled to perfection,...

Rebecca Mallory If you haven’t been bombarded with an endless litany of pros and cons concerning violent video games, guns, second ammendment rights, reasons why we need to “revamp” that dusty old constitution thing, etc., then you obviously live under a rock with no ties to...

Rachel Allison My children are pretty savvy…at least their mother thinks so.  However, periodically one or another will surprise me with a statement that proves that he’s not as “in the know” as he should be.  By sighting a few statistics or studies, my child has...

Kristi Kane One of my favorite movie trilogies growing up was “Star Wars.” First of all it was just a great story. Secondly, I loved to wear my hair in Princess Leia buns going to school, and third, what girl didn't have a crush on Han...

Editor’s note:  Another in a series of articles describing the various “parallel events” at the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 2013. Katie Donnelly The United Nations complex isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The walls are stained with water damage, the rooms are...

Now is the time to stand up and march. It could be that Americans are losing the chance to speak on the importance of traditional marriage. Arrogant laws are tampering with the inalienable  right of children to have both a mother and a father.  Religious...

Carol Soelberg Late on Friday, the UN negotiating room erupted in cheers as anti-family activists welcomed the adoption of the "Agreed Conclusions" for the Commission on Status of Women (CSW) 57th session.  Two weeks of intense negotiations had produced a document that was less than favorable...

Editor’s note:  Another in a series of articles describing the various “parallel events” at the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 2013. Ethan Foster Friends of the UN believe international government is too good to be true and desire the most effective institutions. Opponents fear...

Editor’s note:  Another in a series of articles describing the various “parallel events” at the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 2013. by Callan Goodwin A few weeks ago I was sitting around a table discussing the ethics of abortion with 20 conservative, politically-aware college...

Rebecca Mallory What do George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Patrick Henry and Ronald Regan have in common? Well, if you ask a child who has been educated with CSCOPE instructional material, those names might not ring a bell. Neither would “American exceptionalism”, rugged individualism or Christopher Columbus’s...

Rachel Allison Because of current circumstances in my life, I have had opportunity to witness seven or eight weddings over the past two weeks. I was actually surprised at how many young couples are getting married.  I thought that marriage was a thing of the past. ...

Kristi Kane Years ago, when cell phones started becoming widely available, there were several things I started noticing. One was that when I was having dinner with my husband at a  restaurant, people were on their phones. I thought it was beyond rude to be on...

Brian Scarnnecchia This year’s Conference on the Status of Women (CSW) is directed to the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls. A New York Times article (March 12, 2013) entitled “Unholy Alliance” claims that Russia, Iran and the Vatican are in league to use “custom, tradition...

Jenifer Moss and Diane Robertson Diane The high-powered and overwhelming Commission on the Status of Women is taking place this week at UN headquarters in New York.  While political groups’ pressure delegates to introduce a document that would include abortion as “reproductive right” for women, I want...

Rachel Allison This week is the final week of the “Commission on the Status of Women,” a conference being held at the United Nations in New York City.  United Families International has several volunteers at the UN working to influence pro-life and pro-family language into the...

Kristi Kane In the day of the dinosaurs, before cable TV, DVD, VHS, laptop computers, or cell phones, there were once books! Of course I am being facetious, but my children often wonder what I did in my early childhood without videos or cable television. My...