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Amendment 26 Says What?

Yes, yes. I should be writing a Criminology paper and getting to sleep (it’s currently 12:30 am). But… I was having a mental block and I’m not tired so I decided to write y’all another post instead. Two in one day! I’m on a roll… 🙂

My friend told me about this article in a universities newspaper. It was under the “Viewpoint” section, which I believe is sort of an opinion section for the paper’s writers.

It’s about abortion. In favor of abortion, of course!

http://www.technicianonline.com/viewpoint/standing-up-for-rights-1.2669790?pagereq=1#.TsSKJmAfqyB

The chick who wrote this is apparently very ignorant.

She opens up with the defeat of Mississippi’s Amendment 26. She explains it a bit, not doing it much justice. Then she states, “Thankfully, the Amendment did not pass.”

Thankfully. Of course!

She’s against it because of “the issue of rape.” Of course you are. This young author believes that if a woman was raped and was not allowed to have an abortion, that the child would be “a slap in the face” and that the mother would show nothing but “distaste” towards the child because it would be a constant reminder of that rape. She says something a little insane about a mother falling, and having a miscarriage, and being processed as a criminal… which I’m pretty sure was not the intent of the Amendment, but hey, I could be wrong… Then the article moves on to fertility treatment and claims that outlawing certain fertility treatments would ban couples from having children.

And here we go.

ISSUES with this article: Everything.

First off, of course it’s a pro-choice article. What institution would print a pro-life article commending Article 26? I wonder if I wrote to The Technician about the positives of this Amendment if they would print it? Highly doubtful.

Second. Her argument about miscarriages and criminal proceedings is awkward. I don’t think she has her facts straight, which is unfortunate. I can just see college students reading this, nodding their heads in agreement, unaware that the details of the Amendment have been skewed and blown out of proportions. And of course they won’t go read the Amendment for themselves, because hey! Someone’s already done that for them. Riiiiight…

Third. I completely understand that rape is horrible. No woman (or man) should ever have to suffer a trauma that horrific. However, it’s pretty selfish to want an abortion because that child would be a constant reminder of the rape. So an abortion is better, huh? Not only will the woman suffer one trauma (the rape) but then she’ll go endure another one having the abortion!! Now that’s horrific. And to call the child a slap in the face is just plain stupid. Get a grip author! You should be more intelligent than that.

Fourth. This argument is the worst of them all I think. “I am the result of numerous fertility treatments. Although I was born long before this became an issue, it still hurts to know that some couples who want children could be potentially banned from having children, should this become a law anywhere?” Well… I don’t think Mississippi will be banning people from having children. There is this thing called adoption. It’s a great thing to do. Instead of creating babies through science and illegitimate and unnatural means, maybe parents can help those that are already living? You know, save a life, give a child a better life and the opportunity to know unconditional love and what it’s like to have a family. Isn’t that was we as Americans stand for? Don’t we stand for happiness and opportunities? Apparently only to a fault.

Plus, I love that she titles it “Standing Up For Rights.” Whose rights? Not those of the innocent, defenseless child. Oh, the woman’s rights? What? Her right to kill an innocent, defenseless child? That’s not a right. That’s murder. And murder is just plain wrong.

Maybe I’m overreacting. Maybe I’m not. I just don’t think this is a necessary article for a university’s newspaper. If they’re going to publish a left-sided article it’s only fair that they should publish a right-sided, pro-life one. But they won’t, which is unfortunate.

And that’s my peace. Time for sleep.

~Lucy

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My Parents!

In criminology, we are learning about what might cause people to engage in illegal behavior and violent/white-collar crime. One of the theories we studied talks about the types of bonds that delinquents lack; one of those bonds is a close relationship with their parents. And so, I am going to brag about my parents.

They are the best parents a girl could ever ask for.

They are great listeners.

I can tell them anything and everything.

They give it to me straight. They tell me the truth, the brutally honest truth, whether I want to hear it or not. Who wants someone who tells you what you want to hear all the time?

They are patient, and kind, considerate, and compassionate.

They have been great role models to my sisters and me.

My parents live their life, their marriage, in God. Nothing happens without Him, and I’ve learned that through them.

They have great, conservative morals and values.

They respect all human life, from conception to natural death.

I hope that one day I can find a guy half as great as my dad. (And that will still be pretty great!)

Mom and Dad would do anything for anyone.

They have great relationships with their parents. I hope that I can be as great a parent to my children as they have been to me.

They give me so much.

They support me in everything that I do. They want me to be great!

They are beautiful people. 🙂

I would rather spend the night with my parents and my two little sisters than go out on the town with my friends. I am a rather big homebody.

We have so much fun together.

They make me laugh. They make me smile when I’m sad.

My parents give great advice.

They know when I’m feeling down, even if I try my hardest to hide it.

I would not be the person I am without my Mommy and Daddy.

They are smart. They are hardworking.

They have great laughs, the kind of laugh that is addicting, and I can’t ever help but laugh along with them.

They taught me what is right and wrong.

They taught me to put others before myself.

They taught me to love with all my heart. To never settle for mediocrity. To be the best I can possibly be.

They tell me I’m beautiful, even when I feel ugly.

They love me unconditionally, despite all my flaws. And I love them unconditionally.

We fight. We argue. We yell. We don’t always see eye to eye. We need our personal space. But at the end of the day, my parents are my best friends. I would not be the person I am today without them, and for that I am so eternally grateful.

I thank God every night for them.

Love you Mom and Dad!

~Lucy

Watching Barack Speak

Sorry y’all! I know I know… it’s been forever since I’ve been on here. Blame higher education. So, this story is kind of late buuuuut…

I SAW OBAMA SPEAK LIVE. Yeah… I know! It was exactly like watching him on TV. Dead serious. I didn’t think it was anything special. He strutted out. He waved like he was Bono. He nodded his head a lot. Said thank you trillions of time. Tried to get the crowd to stop applauding (half-heartedly I thought). And then began his shpeel on the American Jobs Act. (Which apparently… if you would like to know what’s in it, Obama told us to read it on whitehouse.gov. I guess it’s too lengthy to summarize? Or he just didn’t feel like he owed us a little description of what the bill was about? Who knows?)

I saw him speak on Sept. 14. The cool thing about it was that I got to see a standing President speak live. The downside to it was that I had heard the same speech on TV less than a week before (his jobs speech on Thursday, Sept. 8). It was the exact same speech. PASS THIS BILL! PASS IT NOW! If you love me you’ll pass this jobs bill! (And I was always taught that if someone you were in a relationship with said “if you love me” it was an unhealthy relationship…)

It was nauseating how the crowd ate it up. Like they had no brains of their own and just loooooooved everything Obama had to say. (Granted, it was a bunch of liberal college kids, at a university, which is pretty liberal… Eh.)

And I’m sure you’d ask, “So, Lucy, was Obama’s speech entertaining at all?”

WELL! I’m super glad you asked. Despite the fact that I learned nothing new about this jobs creation act and I was told I could read it online (psh), his speech was quite entertaining.

During his speech, I was sitting next to a foreign exchange student from Australia who was studying “politics” (like me!). And we had a good time critiquing Obama’s speech. She couldn’t believe that people actually believed the nonsense that was spewing from his lips. We talked about how it was curious he never told us how he was going to create all of these jobs. Obama never told us what was going to happen in the creation of the jobs. He never told us how we are going to pay for these jobs. (Apparently by themselves… in both speeches I watched, he said that the bill would be paid for. How? Magically? Is China paying for this bill? Are you going to raise taxes to pay for the bill? HOW is it going to be paid for?)

It was entertaining to see everyone’s reactions. Both the students and Obama’s.

And I’m not going to lie…. It was neat to be able to see a standing President talk. Plus, I’m in the marching band and we were able to play for him. Once in a lifetime stuff I think. And, I have a special VIP ticket. 😛

Hope y’all are having a fantastic week!

~Lucy

“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose.” ~Lyndon B. Johnson

Um. Seriously?

I hate when I have to do this (really  I do), but I am throwing one of my friends under the bus again.

Oh, liberals.

I won’t say names. But one of my female friends posted this on her fb page, and it just so conveniently came up on my news feed.

“‘Welfare will create generations of irresponsible animals.’ Fox News…..AHHHHHHHHHHH!! HEAD DESK!! AND PEOPLE BELIEVE THIS SHIT?!?!?!”

This post was accompanied by this link.

John Stewart. Oh goodness…

My response to this status would go as follows.

Ahem. My dear friend, You are stupid. I’m sorry to be so blunt. You can bash Fox News all you want, but you are getting your news from John Stewart on Comedy Central. John Stewart is not a credible news source. He has no idea what he is talking about. He is trying to be funny. He is not a news anchor. He is not a scholar. If you want to bash Fox News, watch something credible. Or at least more credible than John Stewart. I would even prefer you watch CNN or MSNBC. SOMETHING! Watch the “news.” Not this fake, stupid news. Sincerely, You’re friend, who really wants you to be educated and know your facts and stop being silly.

If only.

I know this is mean. It really upsets me that my friends are so uninformed and come up with stupid crap like this. If I were to REALLY post something on this stupid post, it would go something like this….

You can bash Fox News and conservatives all you want. You get your news from John Stewart on Comedy Central….. ’nuff said.

But since this chick is my friend….. I’ll just rant about her political stupidity to you guys! Awesome.

I mean, honestly. How ignorant people are! How ignorant liberals are. How ignorant my friends are.

I think I need to find more conservative friends. 😛

~Lucy

First Day of School

Good morning my fellow college conservatives!!

So, today is my first day of classes at my university. I have to admit… I am kind of glad classes are finally starting. (I know, I’m a nerd.) But I am really excited for my classes this semester. Thought I would share them with you.

My first class this morning is criminology. It’s classified as a sociology class. I know I made a big deal about my soc. class last semester, but I think this will be slightly different because it has a concentrated study, instead of just an overview of a variety of soc. topics. I’ll let ya know.

Then I have French. Exciting. (Fun fact about me. I am horrible at foreign languages. I’ve tried Spanish, Latin, and now French. I’m in part 2 of French 1, and I’m already sick of it. It’s a beautiful language, don’t get me wrong. But I’d rather do Calculus… and I’m not even a math major.)

Then I have two political science classes: Law and Justice (which is my poli. sci. concentration) and Problems with American Democracy. Both sound extremely interesting to me. I guess I’ll know tomorrow 😛

I’ll keep you guys updated. And let me know which classes y’all are taking! I’d love to know.

Have a great day!

~Lucy

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” ~John Quincy Adams

Campus Ministry Drops “Christ”

Let me ask y’all one question. How can you have a campus christian ministry, that preaches the great word of God, that is ashamed of having Christ in the ministry’s name?

Ya can’t.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/07/21/campus-ministry-drops-christ-from-name/?test=latestnews

I find this story very interesting because there is a Campus Crusades for Christ at my university. They are huge, in fact. I believe that it is the biggest  Christian student organization on campus. And I will see first hand the decision to change its name to “Cru.”

Cru. What is Cru? It’s absolutely nothing. It’s meaningless.

The Vice President was interviewed in this article about the name change. The group’s decision to change its name is laughable.

Let’s go through the reasons.

  • The name was getting in the way of accomplishing their mission. (Which is? How was it getting in the way?)
  • Christians and non-Christians like were being alienated by the name (By the name of Christ? Which is who you preach for? Interesting… And why were they feeling alienated? In what ways?)
  • Overseas sensitivity (Sensitivities to what? Sellers doesn’t expand on this point.)
  • It was becoming a hindrance because people were referring it back to the middle ages- forcing Christianity on the world (Christ’s name as a hindrance? I would like to know how many people feel offended hearing the word “crusade”)
  • Taking Christ out of their name would help them more effectively serve their mission and teach the Gospels
  • It will enable them to have conversations with people who would otherwise be turned off by a more “overtly Christian name.”
This last point that Sellers makes is extremely laughable. They cry, “Oh. Taking Christ out of our name doesn’t change our mission!” Well, it kind of does. It seems as if the Campus Crusades for Christ is embarrassed by having Christ in their name. They’re a bunch of pansies. They’re cowardly. They’re being oh so politically correct. They’ve completely lost it.
They are no longer a voice for the Word of God or for Christ. Jesus said, “For is anyone is ashamed of me and my words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when he comes in his own glory and in the glory of the Father and his holy angels.” (Luke 9:26)
“Because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.” (Revelations 3:16)
The former Campus Crusades for Christ are lukewarm. They are ashamed of Jesus and his word. They are pitiful beings with no spines. I hope they receive a wake up call soon.
And I do hope and pray that students at my university will look for a new ministry that is more committed to Jesus Christ. Maybe the Catholic Campus Ministry. 🙂
~Lucy

Push it Further, Will Ya?

http://www.catholic.org/national/national_story.php?id=42059

Oh. My. Gosh.

Things are coming full circle. First there is polygamy. We get rid of polygamy. Then people decide that gay marriage should be legalized. Next, people decide that polygamy should again be legalized also.

There is just no rest for the weary.

What is happening to society? What is happening to marriage between ONE man and ONE woman? What’s happening to fidelity? And loyalty? And partnership?

This story is weird. It’s about these polygamist sisters who apparently have a reality tv show on TLC called “Sister Wives.” (I’ll watch an episode and do a follow-up blog for y’all.) (TLC will put just about anybody on tv won’t they? Jon and Kate plus 8. 19 Children and Counting. Sister Wives. Good grief.)

I’ve said this before, I know. And I don’t want to get too monotonous here. But really people? What really is happening to a marriage between one man and one woman? It’s being thrown out the window, that’s what.

Does anybody else have an issue with sisters marrying the same guy? I mean, I love my sisters and all, but living with them for this long has been tough enough! I don’t want to have the same husband or half-children with them. That’s just weird. And I think I would get jealous.

Most normal women out there need a one woman man. And I do believe that most men need a one man woman. It’s just natural. It’s governed by the universe.

Don’t you be eyeing my husband, sister. Yeah. If we married the same guy, we’d end up literally killing each other. No exaggerations.

WEIRD. GROSS. DISGUSTING. WEIRD.

Messed up.

I like the first paragraph of the article. The little summary section. “He says he will simply argue that the State should not interfere with the private and consensual sexual behavior of the polygamists and must respect their religious beliefs.”

Well, they’re in Utah, so if they’re probably Christians, if not Mormons. I’m pretty sure that the Mormons threw the idea of polygamy out a few decades ago. And all the rest of the Christian denominations don’t believe in polygamy (unless it’s some crazy one I am unaware of.)

And sure. In the old testament men did have multiple wives. But in the coming of Jesus, He preached a different story. He gave us what marriage REALLY was. What marriage was supposed to be. He gave us rules and teachings. Polygamy was not in those teachings. I’m baffled on what these “religious beliefs” really are… I’d love to know. Some demented, twisted definition of Christianity probably…

Oh, well. Let me know what you think! I’d love some feedback on the “Sister Wives.” Has anyone seen the show?

~Lucy

 

 

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