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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>DONALD TRUMP: September 6, 2016</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://www.conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Schlafly.gif\" /></p>\n<p>Donald Trump&rsquo;s surprise visit to Mexico, where he met the Mexican president and discussed the many contentious issues between our two countries, reminds me of President Reagan&rsquo;s important trip to Geneva in 1985.&nbsp; Reagan was more than willing to sit down with the Communist leader in an effort to build a personal connection between the two men without sacrificing America&rsquo;s vital interests in the Cold War.</p>\n<p> THE 1985 Geneva summit was highly advertised as a potential showdown between Reagan and Gorbachev, the supposedly reasonable new Soviet leader.&nbsp;When it was over, Americans realized that behind Reagan&rsquo;s genial affability was a steely determination to protect our country against the threat from Soviet nuclear missiles.<br />\n Just as today&rsquo;s mainstream media is bent on undermining Trump&rsquo;s call to put Americans first in our dealings with Mexico, the media of the 1980s (led by ABC&rsquo;s Sam Donaldson and CBS&rsquo;s Dan Rather) were overwhelmingly pro-Gorbachev and anti-Reagan in their daily coverage.&nbsp;<br />\n Left-wing celebrities from around the world converged on Geneva to support the media narrative that a stubborn President Reagan was refusing to consider Gorbachev&rsquo;s reasonable proposals for world peace.&nbsp;Congresswoman Bella Abzug, actress Jane Alexander and the inevitable Jesse Jackson were giving daily interviews.<br />\n I led a delegation of 25 distinguished women leaders to Geneva to support Reagan and American nuclear superiority.&nbsp;The media didn&rsquo;t give us much coverage, but President Reagan telephoned me afterwards from the White House to thank me for our support.<br />\n Reagan had been elected on a promise to &ldquo;win&rdquo; the Cold War against the Communist forces arrayed against America.&nbsp;Before Reagan, our country&rsquo;s foreign policy was controlled by men like Henry Kissinger, who thought victory was impossible and that his job, as he famously told Admiral Zumwalt, was &ldquo;to negotiate the most acceptable second-best position&rdquo; for the United States.<br />\n After three decades of steady deterioration of America&rsquo;s place in the world, Trump is the first candidate since Reagan who is comfortable using Reagan&rsquo;s vocabulary of winning.&nbsp;Trump has pledged to make America &ldquo;win&rdquo; again, instead of being cheated and outmaneuvered by our adversaries and even our so-called allies.<br />\n Trump&rsquo;s visit to Mexico recalls Reagan&rsquo;s trip to Geneva in other ways, too.&nbsp; At both meetings, there was one signature position on which the American refused to budge.<br />\n Reagan&rsquo;s no-surrender pledge was his unwavering commitment to the Strategic Defense Initiative, that is, to build and deploy a system to shoot down Soviet nuclear missiles headed for our cities.&nbsp;With Trump, it&rsquo;s his rock-solid promise to build &ldquo;an impenetrable physical wall&rdquo; on our southern border.</p>\n<p> BOTH REAGAN&rsquo;S and Trump&rsquo;s signature ideas were purely defensive weapons to which no country could have any legitimate complaint.&nbsp;Reagan&rsquo;s SDI was a non-nuclear weapon whose only function was to destroy or deflect incoming nuclear missiles.<br />\n Reagan stuck to that non-negotiable position at the summit with Gorbachev the following year in Reykjavik, Iceland.&nbsp;As we now know, that&rsquo;s when Gorby realized he could never win an open competition with the United States, so that his &ldquo;acceptable second-best position&rdquo; was the dissolution of the USSR over the next five years.<br />\n Likewise, Donald Trump&rsquo;s wall is not a provocative, but a neighborly idea to stop the rampant illegality that harms both nations along the U.S.-Mexico border.&nbsp;With no legitimate objection to erecting a fence, wall or other physical barrier between our two countries, Mexico should be grateful for Trump&rsquo;s leadership and even agree to help pay for it.<br />\n The value of a wall begins with stopping &ldquo;murderers&rdquo; and &ldquo;rapists&rdquo; from freely entering and re-entering our country with impunity, as Trump mentioned when he announced the start of his campaign last year, but it doesn&rsquo;t stop there.&nbsp;Felony assault by motor vehicle is another deadly crime that seems to be rampant by illegal aliens driving recklessly without the licenses or insurance that law-abiding Americans take for granted.<br />\n The wall would also stop the plague of heroin that has exploded during the last few years of the Obama administration.&nbsp;Deaths from heroin overdoses surpassed deaths from car crashes last year and will hit a new record this year.&nbsp;Most U.S. heroin is delivered by Mexicans working for the drug cartels.<br />\n Of course, most Mexican immigrants are not murderers, rapists, drunk drivers or drug dealers.&nbsp;But even the good, hard-working people who come here from south of the border, both legally and illegally, have such low education and skills that they can&rsquo;t survive economically without massive public subsidies to provide for the care, food, shelter, health care, education and welfare of their children.</p>\n<p> VOTERS FINALLY have the opportunity to choose a president who will make America first by securing our border and ending one-sided trade deals that favor foreign workers rather than our own.&nbsp;Trump&rsquo;s strong stance in his meeting with the Mexican president demonstrates that Donald Trump is the &ldquo;choice, not an echo.&rdquo;</p>\n', created = 1575727611, expire = 1575814011, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:8c747f0e159f5540810732513fed3c99' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>TRANSGENDER RULES: August 30, 2016</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://www.conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Schlafly.gif\" /></p>\n<p>With the start of a new school year this month, public schools across the nation were all set to enforce new rights for &ldquo;transgender&rdquo; students.&nbsp;&nbsp;That&rsquo;s the trendy new term for confused kids who claim their &ldquo;gender identity&rdquo; is different from their biological sex.<br />\n At the end of the last school year, the U.S. Department of Education on May 13 issued new transgender policies in the form of an eight-page &ldquo;Dear Colleague&rdquo; letter to America&rsquo;s public schools.&nbsp;The letter claimed that the 44-year-old federal law known as Title IX requires schools to recognize students&rsquo; &ldquo;internal sense of gender&rdquo; instead of &ldquo;the sex they were assigned at birth.&rdquo;</p>\n<p> IT&rsquo;S BEEN called the bathroom rule, but the federal regulation went beyond bathrooms to include even overnight accommodations for school trips.&nbsp; Schools were told they &ldquo;may not require transgender students to stay in single-occupancy accommodations&rdquo; but must allow them to bunk with students of the gender they &ldquo;identify&rdquo; with, even if it&rsquo;s the opposite sex.<br />\n Over the Fourth of July weekend in Washington, D.C., the nation&rsquo;s largest teachers union, the National Education Association (NEA), declared that transgender students have a right to be &ldquo;addressed by the name and pronoun that corresponds with their gender identity.&rdquo;&nbsp; The annual NEA convention adopted many other resolutions that seem designed to undermine traditional values and parental authority over students in public schools.<br />\n But in a last-minute reprieve worthy of an old Western movie, a federal judge in Texas has just called a halt to the new transgender rules.&nbsp;Judge Reed O&rsquo;Connor of the federal district court in Wichita Falls, Texas, ruled in the late evening of Sunday, August 21, that the &ldquo;Dear Colleague&rdquo; letter was not a valid regulation and that schools across the country are free to ignore it.<br />\n &ldquo;Words should be given their ordinary meaning,&rdquo; Judge O&rsquo;Connor wrote.&nbsp; &ldquo;It cannot be disputed that the plain meaning of the term sex, when it was enacted following passage of Title IX, meant the biological and anatomical differences between male and female students as determined at birth.&rdquo;<br />\n The Obama administration had tried to avoid a court ruling by claiming that the &ldquo;Dear Colleague&rdquo; letter was merely an advisory opinion, and not really binding on the nation&rsquo;s schools. Judge O&rsquo;Connor had little patience for that dodge.</p>\n<p> THE LEGAL effect of the letter, the court said, is to force schools &ldquo;to risk the consequences of noncompliance.&rdquo;&nbsp;Schools were faced with &ldquo;a Hobson&rsquo;s choice between violating federal rules, on the one hand, and transgressing longstanding policies and practices, on the other.&rdquo;<br />\n Alas, Judge O&rsquo;Connor&rsquo;s ruling came too late for schools in states where the new federal edict is already being implemented.&nbsp;In the Albuquerque, New Mexico school district, which has 95,000 students, officials had already distributed a &ldquo;procedural directive&rdquo; requiring its 139 public schools to allow students to live in their preferred &ldquo;gender identity.&rdquo;<br />\n For example, a male child who &ldquo;identifies&rdquo; as female could choose a new name and clothing style, and would be addressed or referred to as &ldquo;she.&rdquo;&nbsp;The child would be allowed to play on girls&rsquo; sports teams and use the girls&rsquo; toilet, shower and locker facilities.<br />\n When the district policy filtered down to individual schools, principal Judith Touloumis of Carlos Rey Elementary School delivered a PowerPoint presentation to explain what the district&rsquo;s &ldquo;procedural directive&rdquo; really means.&nbsp;Her&nbsp;presentation was filled with the most extreme interpretation of what is called academic gender theory, including the statement that &ldquo;biological sex must be seen as a spectrum or range of possibilities rather than a binary set of only two options.&rdquo;<br />\n Anyone with a child knows that children learn about the world through binary options:&nbsp;Up or down, hot or cold, big or little, inside or outside, wet or dry, good or bad, boy or girl, man or woman.&nbsp;But the radical feminists, who staff women&rsquo;s studies departments at most colleges, have propagated the idea that we have to get rid of the &ldquo;gender binary&rdquo; along with the expectation of distinct roles for men and women.<br />\n &ldquo;In other words,&rdquo; the principal&rsquo;s presentation continued, &ldquo;from August 8, 2016, our students at Carlos Rey will be collectively addressed as &lsquo;students, Coyotes, engineers, scientists, mathematicians, etc.&rsquo; No longer will it be acceptable to call our students, &lsquo;Boys and Girls.&rsquo; (A new paradigm shift).&rdquo;<br />\n When the &ldquo;new paradigm shift&rdquo; was reported in the local news media in Albuquerque, it caused an uproar that forced school officials to engage in damage control.&nbsp;A district administrator claimed that a &ldquo;simple misunderstanding was blown out of proportion,&rdquo; but there are no plans to rescind the &ldquo;procedural directive.&rdquo;</p>\n<p> WHAT HAPPENED in Albuquerque shows that many public school officials are only too eager to enforce the transgender fad, even though the federal court decision allows schools to keep using the gender binary of boys and girls.Check your local school to see if it is confused about whether boys should be allowed in girls&rsquo; restrooms and showers.</p>\n', created = 1575727612, expire = 1575814012, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:b513480dfef5e9026fe0d014af7d8181' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>OBAMA PRESIDENCY: August 23, 2016</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://www.conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Schlafly.gif\" /></p>\n<p>&ldquo;Never let a crisis go to waste&rdquo; was the pithy advice of Rahm Emanuel, who has since gone on to become the mayor of America&rsquo;s most violent large city. &ldquo;And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.&rdquo;<br />\n Rahm was speaking in November 2008 about the newly elected president, Barack Obama. That was three weeks after Obama had told a campaign rally: &ldquo;We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.&rdquo;</p>\n<p> WITH ONLY five months left in the White House, Obama is still hard at work &ldquo;fundamentally transforming&rdquo; our country into something much different from the nation we all grew up in. Here are recent examples of how he is determined to transform America by undermining our common culture and language.<br />\n This month&rsquo;s catastrophic flooding in Louisiana is said to be America&rsquo;s worst national disaster not caused by an earthquake or a hurricane. While Obama continued playing golf on the exclusive island of Martha&rsquo;s Vineyard, his federal bureaucrats are making sure that the crisis won&rsquo;t go to waste.<br />\n On August 16, five federal agencies issued an incredible 16-page, single-spaced &ldquo;Guidance&rdquo; warning relief agencies not to discriminate in the use of disaster funds. Agencies receiving funds must &ldquo;post a statement of nondiscrimination&rdquo; on all public notices and &ldquo;should also identify a point of contact for the public to submit complaints of discrimination.&rdquo;<br />\n The Guidance refers to &ldquo;unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin&rdquo; which is prohibited by the 1964 Civil Rights Act, but it doesn&rsquo;t stop there. It also tries to ban discrimination on account of &ldquo;limited English proficiency,&rdquo; which Congress has never prohibited.<br />\n The sneaky part is the way the federal Guidance includes the phrase &ldquo;limited English proficiency,&rdquo; as if the language you speak is part of your &ldquo;national origin.&rdquo; In fact, people from every country can and do learn English, and there is no good reason for our government to conduct official business in any other language.<br />\n The document was issued jointly by the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Health and Human Services.<br />\n The Guidance goes on at great length to require agencies to serve &ldquo;LEP persons&rdquo; and &ldquo;LEP populations&rdquo; in their own languages. Agencies are told to &ldquo;provide translated materials,&rdquo; &ldquo;translation services,&rdquo; and even &ldquo;monolingual communication in the LEP person&rsquo;s language.&rdquo;</p>\n<p> THE IDEA that federal grant recipients must provide services to &ldquo;LEP persons&rdquo; in their native languages other than English originated exactly 16 years ago when Bill Clinton issued Executive Order 13166 in the waning days of his administration. Federal agencies have continued to enforce that executive order by regulation, even though the Supreme Court ruled in 2001 that Clinton&rsquo;s order was not justified by any law passed by Congress.<br />\n Congress had a chance to stop this nonsense last month when Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, introduced an amendment to prohibit funds from being used to enforce EO 13166. King&rsquo;s amendment fell short by 21 votes because 50 House Republicans voted no, along with all the Democrats.<br />\n Don&rsquo;t assume that the only other language is Spanish. The vast wave of over 100,000 illegal immigrants who came here from Central America in the last three years includes tens of thousands of people who do not speak or understand either English or Spanish.<br />\n A recent article in the Los Angeles Times reported that &ldquo;ancient Mayan languages are creating problems&rdquo; because there are so few qualified interpreters. With so many new arrivals from Guatemala and Honduras, the primitive languages spoken in those countries are now more common than French in U.S. immigration courts.<br />\n Don&rsquo;t assume that the Obama administration is merely responding to a genuine need for services by recent immigrants who have not yet learned English. In the name of multiculturalism, the administration is actively discouraging the transition to English by immigrants and their children, and promoting other languages instead.<br />\n The $9.2 billion federal Head Start program has published Multicultural Principles for Children Ages Birth to Five which says immigrant children have a right to be taught in their native languages. A 32-page policy statement from the Departments of Education and Health and Human Services promotes Dual Language Learning and even warns immigrant families not to &ldquo;prioritize the learning of English&rdquo; because &ldquo;children may inadvertently lose their home language.&rdquo;</p>\n<p> WE SHOULD have a national policy requiring immigrants and their children to become proficient in English. Even if they &ldquo;lose their home language,&rdquo; that&rsquo;s a small price to pay for the far greater benefit of English proficiency, and the importance of a common language for all Americans.<br />\n As Theodore Roosevelt said a century ago, &ldquo;We cannot tolerate any attempt to oppose or supplant the language and culture that has come down to us from the builders of this Republic.&rdquo;</p>\n', created = 1575727612, expire = 1575814012, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:ddef11d6f7c99d2063b42f967d1a69a2' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>IMMIGRATION: August 16, 2016</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://www.conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Schlafly.gif\" /></p>\n<p>Last week in Erie, Pennsylvania, Donald Trump entertained his vast crowd of supporters by reciting the lyrics to a song called &ldquo;The Snake.&rdquo; The song was written about 50 years ago, but it tells a timeless truth derived from Aesop&rsquo;s Fables, which are more than 2,500 years old.<br />\n The song tells the story of a &ldquo;tender-hearted woman&rdquo; who rescues a &ldquo;poor, half-frozen snake&rdquo; from near death in the winter cold. &ldquo;Take me in, oh tender woman,&rdquo; the snake cries out. &ldquo;Take me in, for heaven&rsquo;s sake.&rdquo;</p>\n<p> SO THE tender-hearted woman takes the snake into her own home, warms it by the fire and feeds it milk and honey: &ldquo;If I hadn&rsquo;t brought you in, by now you might have died.&rdquo; But instead of saying thanks, the snake gave her a vicious bite.<br />\n &ldquo;I saved you,&rdquo; cried the woman. &ldquo;And you&rsquo;ve bitten me, but why? You know your bite is poisonous, and now I&rsquo;m going to die.&rdquo; &ldquo;Oh shut up, silly woman,&rdquo; said the reptile with a grin. &ldquo;You knew da&mdash; well I was a snake before you took me in.&rdquo;<br />\n The moral of the song was clear to many in the crowd, but Donald Trump made sure that everyone got the message. &ldquo;This is what is going on in our country, with our border,&rdquo; he told the 9,000 people who filled the Erie Insurance Arena.<br />\n &ldquo;When you&rsquo;re listening to this, think of our border. Think of the people we are letting in by the thousands. And Hillary Clinton wants to allow 550 percent more coming in to our country. How stupid are we!&rdquo;<br />\n That&rsquo;s right: Hillary wants to bring in 65,000 Syrian refugees, which is indeed a 550 percent increase over the 10,000 who entered this year, which in turn is a 500 percent increase over last year&rsquo;s intake of about 1,600. Obama is now rushing to complete his pledge to bring in 10,000 Syrian refugees by September 30, despite FBI Director Comey&rsquo;s testimony last October that those people can&rsquo;t be vetted because there are no reliable records on them.<br />\n As Trump said at the rally in Erie, &ldquo;We want to help people, but we can&rsquo;t take a chance. We know bad things are going to happen. We know, as we allow more and more people to come in from terror areas, bad things are going to happen.&rdquo;</p>\n<p> TO ILLUSTRATE the &ldquo;bad things&rdquo; that are bound to happen when &ldquo;we allow more and more people to come in from terror areas,&rdquo; Senator Jeff Sessions, R-AL, last week released the names of 20 people convicted of terrorism in the last three years after being admitted to our country as refugees from such countries as Iraq, Somalia, Uzbekistan and Bosnia. One of the 20 had received a special visa for Iraqi translators and subsequently became a U.S. citizen, yet he pledged an oath to the leader of ISIS.<br />\n Trump&rsquo;s compassionate solution for the refugee crisis is to &ldquo;build a beautiful safe zone in Syria&rdquo; and get the so-called Gulf States to pay for it. The Gulf States are the oil-rich kingdoms of the Persian Gulf whose existence is protected by the U.S. Navy, but have contributed nothing for the welfare of their fellow Arab Muslims in need.<br />\n &ldquo;The story of &lsquo;The Snake&rsquo; is what&rsquo;s happening to our country,&rdquo; Trump continued. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re letting people in. Many of these people hate us. Many of these people don&rsquo;t have good thoughts. And you see what one sick wacko can do in Orlando. And then you see his father sitting behind Hillary Clinton with a big smile on his face.&rdquo;<br />\n That&rsquo;s right, the father of Omar Mateen, who murdered 49 people at the Pulse nightclub on June 12, was allowed to sit directly behind Hillary where he was visible on camera during her entire 25-minute speech. Seddique Matteen, who apparently came to the United States as a refugee in the 1980s, told reporters that Hillary Clinton &ldquo;would be good for the United States, versus Donald Trump.&rdquo;<br />\n Before we allow any more refugees from Syria, let&rsquo;s take a closer look at what happened to a previous wave of refugees brought here from the East African failed state of Somalia. Starting in the 1990s, an estimated 100,000 Muslims from Somalia have been resettled in Minnesota and Maine at U.S. taxpayers&rsquo; expense.</p>\n<p> INSTEAD OF expressing their gratitude for the opportunity to live in a peaceful, prosperous nation, many Somalis have been trained by leftist community organizers to adopt an entitlement mentality, quick to complain about alleged discrimination. If that&rsquo;s not bad enough, a disproportionate number of their young men have supported terrorism or have even traveled overseas to join ISIS.</p>\n', created = 1575727612, expire = 1575814012, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:0636e4130b53313d2a052606db39c190' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>WOMEN IN COMBAT: August 9, 2016</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://www.conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Schlafly.gif\" style=\"width: 300px; height: 116px;\" /></p>\n<p>The subject of women in the military was addressed by both political parties at their national conventions last month, and it&rsquo;s no surprise that Republicans and Democrats came to diametrically opposite conclusions. After the two parties adopted sharply conflicting platforms in Cleveland and Philadelphia, Congress must now try to reconcile the same conflict in the annual defense policy bill known as NDAA, because the House version of that bill reflects the Republican view while the Senate version includes the Democrat position.</p>\n<p> THE REPUBLICAN platform states, &ldquo;We oppose unnecessary policy changes including Selective Service registration of women for a possible future draft. We reiterate our support for both the advancement of women in the military and their exemption from direct ground combat units and infantry battalions.&rdquo;<br />\n The Democratic platform states, &ldquo;We are proud of the opening of combat positions to women.&rdquo; The platform doesn&rsquo;t specifically say that women should be forced to register for Selective Service, as the Senate version of NDAA requires, but it does call for adding the so-called Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution, which would have the same effect.<br />\n Assigning women to combat positions would be a radical social experiment in the redefinition of gender, yet there&rsquo;s been deafening silence in the media. Congress hasn&rsquo;t held a single hearing about it.<br />\n Meanwhile, there&rsquo;s new evidence proving what most of us already knew, namely that women just can&rsquo;t perform the tasks that combat jobs require, and don&rsquo;t want to anyway. A reporter for the Associated Press managed to get the numbers of women who tried and failed to qualify for combat roles in the Marine Corps in the six months since President Obama opened all combat positions to women.<br />\n A grand total of seven female Marines tried out for combat in the first six months since they were allowed to do so, but only one woman passed the grueling physical fitness test. Another 167 women applied for &ldquo;intelligence, logistics or communications&rdquo; jobs in combat units, but those jobs don&rsquo;t require the same level of physical fitness.<br />\n The AP helpfully explained the math: When six out of seven female recruits failed to pass the test, that&rsquo;s a female failure rate of 85.7 percent. By comparison, 40 of about 1,500 male recruits failed the same test, for a male failure rate of only 2.7 percent.</p>\n<p> THE COMBAT test included standard athletic measures of running and lifting which an extremely fit, athletic young woman might be able to do. But the test also included combat maneuvers such as belly crawling and evacuating a casualty, which almost no woman can do successfully.<br />\n On July 6, an amendment was offered by the newest member of Congress, Warren Davidson, who won a special election on June 7 to succeed former Speaker John Boehner. The new Congressman discovered that the Selective Service Administration isn&rsquo;t funded by the Pentagon budget after all.<br />\n So Davidson introduced a very simple amendment to the General Government Appropriations Act: &ldquo;None of the funds appropriated by this Act may be used to change the Selective Service System registration requirements in contravention of section 3 of the Military Selective Service Act.&rdquo;<br />\n In offering his amendment, Davidson pointed out that there&rsquo;s been no discussion of this radical social change outside Washington, D.C. &ldquo;Many families back home aren&rsquo;t aware of this, and especially many young women aren&rsquo;t aware of this.&rdquo;<br />\n He added, &ldquo;We should be clear to the courts that we don&rsquo;t need them or want them to come in and decide the rule.&rdquo; Davidson&rsquo;s amendment passed by the narrow vote of 217-203, with 24 Republicans joining all but two Democrats voting against it.<br />\n The Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Robert Neller, told the AP how hard it is to open combat to women on the same basis as men. To begin with, most female Marines &ldquo;are not interested at all&rdquo; in combat roles, but &ldquo;some want just to make it gender neutral and we&rsquo;ll just figure it out.&rdquo;<br />\n If only one woman qualifies for combat, will the Marine Corps assign her to an otherwise all-male combat unit? Apparently yes, but to provide a buffer for that woman, &ldquo;the Marines will also put a female officer and a female senior enlisted leader in the combat units doing a noncombat job such as intelligence or logistics&rdquo; whose physical requirements are less demanding.<br />\n Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), a former Marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, said, &ldquo;This is what happens when you have a military decision made for political ends. If women can&rsquo;t do it, they&rsquo;ll say it&rsquo;s not fair&rdquo; and standards will have to be lowered.</p>\n<p> THAT&rsquo;S WHERE another plank of the 2016 Republican platform should apply: &ldquo;We reject the use of the military as a platform for social experimentation. Military readiness should not be sacrificed on the altar of political correctness.&rdquo;</p>\n', created = 1575727612, expire = 1575814012, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:551b72df79e203e980ffe109ac4b77d5' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>This Weeks Conservative Focus &hellip; 2016 Election<br />\n &nbsp;</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://www.conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Schlafly.gif\" style=\"width: 300px; height: 116px;\" /></p>\n<p>The Republican and Democratic parties adopted new platforms at their conventions last month, and they have fundamentally different plans for America&rsquo;s future. The two major party platforms have not been this different from each other in our lifetimes.<br />\n A platform should be a statement of principles that can last for many years, not a partisan political attack against a particular candidate. The Republican Party platform has only one reference to Hillary Clinton and barely mentions Republican candidates of the past or present, while the Democratic Party platform rants against Donald Trump 32 times.<br />\n The Democratic Party platform wants federal taxpayer dollars to pay for abortions, and for the first time calls for repealing the 40-year-old Hyde Amendment, which limits federal spending on abortion. The Republican Party platform opposes the use of taxpayer dollars to fund abortion and declares that &ldquo;the unborn child has a fundamental right to life.&rdquo;</p>\n<p> THE VACANCY of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia hangs in the balance in this election, and the Democratic Party platform tells us what their top priority is. When selecting the next Supreme Court Justices and all future nominations to the federal bench, Democrats promise to appoint judges who will &ldquo;protect&rdquo; the abortion industry.<br />\n The Republican platform explains that there is &ldquo;a national crisis in our judiciary&rdquo; due to activism by Democrat-appointed federal judges. &ldquo;Only a Republican president will appoint judges who respect the rule of law expressed within the Constitution and Declaration of Independence, including the inalienable right to life and the laws of nature and nature&rsquo;s God, as did the late Justice Antonin Scalia,&rdquo; the GOP platform explains.<br />\n The Republican platform calls for &ldquo;rebuilding the U.S. military into the strongest on earth, with vast superiority over any other nation or group of nations in the world.&rdquo; The Democrats&rsquo; platform does not mention military superiority or &ldquo;American exceptionalism,&rdquo; but blames Americans for a &ldquo;recent uptick in Islamophobia.&rdquo;<br />\n A quarter of the Republican Party platform is devoted to a section entitled &ldquo;America Resurgent,&rdquo; which sets forth the steps necessary to restore peace through strength while heeding &ldquo;the wisdom of President George Washington&rsquo;s warning to avoid foreign entanglements and unnecessary alliances.&rdquo; The Democratic platform calls for enmeshing the United States in a &ldquo;global network of alliances.&rdquo;<br />\n Republicans support women&rsquo;s &ldquo;exemption from direct ground combat units and infantry battalions&rdquo; and &ldquo;reject the use of the military as a platform for social experimentation.&rdquo; Democrats say &ldquo;We are proud of the opening of combat positions to women. Our military is strongest when people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are honored for their service to our country.&rdquo;<br />\n The Democratic platform opposes &ldquo;voter identification laws,&rdquo; which Democrats falsely describe as discriminatory. Americans are routinely required to show photo ID to board airplanes and enter government buildings, and the integrity of our elections is important enough to require meaningful verification of identity and citizenship before casting a ballot.</p>\n<p> THE REPUBLICAN platform, for the first time, calls for building a wall to stop the overrunning of our southern border by illegal aliens: &ldquo;We support building a wall along our southern border and protecting all ports of entry.&rdquo; The platform explains that amid &ldquo;terrorism, drug cartels, human trafficking, and criminal gangs, the presence of millions of unidentified individuals in this country poses grave risks to the safety and sovereignty of the United States.&rdquo;<br />\n In contrast, the Democrats demand amnesty for the many millions of foreigners who entered our country illegally or failed to go home on time, a policy that simply encourages millions more to do likewise. The Democratic platform would grant driver&rsquo;s licenses, in-state tuition, and citizenship for millions of illegals in our country, the vast majority of whom would then be loyal voters for the Democratic Party.<br />\n The Republican platform says &ldquo;We need better negotiated trade agreements that put America first. When trade agreements do not adequately protect U.S. sovereignty, they must be rejected,&rdquo; declining to endorse the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which the Democratic platform allows.<br />\n &ldquo;These are the standards Democrats believe must be applied to all trade agreements, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership,&rdquo; is a face-saving sentence in the Democrats&rsquo; platform that gives Hillary Clinton the green light to approve it with minor modifications. Last week one of her top allies, Terry McAuliffe, confirmed that a President Hillary Clinton would embrace this horrible deal, and then he tried to deny it amid an intense backlash.<br />\n Teachers&rsquo; unions are the backbone of the Democratic Party, and its platform omits any reference to homeschooling. The Republican platform extols the benefits of parental control over education, and praises multiple alternatives to the failing public school system.</p>\n<p> THE SHARP contrast between the Republican and Democratic platforms leaves no room for doubt about which party should receive your vote in November.</p>\n<p> August 2, 2016</p>\n', created = 1575727612, expire = 1575814012, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:e4ba6d98c7e68f979e5b06f6566f7851' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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Phyllis Schlafly

09/06/2016 - 9:16am
DONALD TRUMP: September 6, 2016 Donald Trump’s surprise visit to Mexico, where he met the Mexican president and discussed the many contentious issues between our two countries, reminds me of President Reagan’s important trip to Geneva in 1985.  Reagan was more than willing to sit down with the Communist leader in an effort to build a personal connection between the two men...
08/30/2016 - 8:03am
TRANSGENDER RULES: August 30, 2016 With the start of a new school year this month, public schools across the nation were all set to enforce new rights for “transgender” students.  That’s the trendy new term for confused kids who claim their “gender identity” is different from their biological sex. At the...
08/23/2016 - 1:23pm
OBAMA PRESIDENCY: August 23, 2016 “Never let a crisis go to waste” was the pithy advice of Rahm Emanuel, who has since gone on to become the mayor of America’s most violent large city. “And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” Rahm was speaking in November 2008 about...
08/16/2016 - 6:31pm
IMMIGRATION: August 16, 2016 Last week in Erie, Pennsylvania, Donald Trump entertained his vast crowd of supporters by reciting the lyrics to a song called “The Snake.” The song was written about 50 years ago, but it tells a timeless truth derived from Aesop’s Fables, which are more than 2,500 years old. The song tells the...
08/09/2016 - 1:31pm
WOMEN IN COMBAT: August 9, 2016 The subject of women in the military was addressed by both political parties at their national conventions last month, and it’s no surprise that Republicans and Democrats came to diametrically opposite conclusions. After the two parties adopted sharply conflicting platforms in Cleveland and Philadelphia,...
08/03/2016 - 9:41am
This Weeks Conservative Focus … 2016 Election   The Republican and Democratic parties adopted new platforms at their conventions last month, and they have fundamentally different plans for America’s future. The two major party platforms have not been this different from each other in our lifetimes. A platform should be a...
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