Author: Gabrielle Temaat

The House Passes Late-Term Abortion Ban, But Will the Senate?

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed Rep. Trent Franks’ Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The bill bans abortions after 20 weeks. Unsurprisingly, Planned Parenthood attacked the bill with lies. 20 week abortion bans are: – unpopular– unconstitutional– part of the agenda to ban ALL abortion#NoAbortionBan pic.twitter.com/gBDEosX1of — Planned Parenthood (@PPact) October 2, 2017 First, various polls consistently show that support for banning abortion after 20 weeks is high. A Washington Post poll found that two-thirds of Americans are in favor of at least a 20 week abortion ban. Even the Huffington Post, a pro-abortion publication, conducted a poll...

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What the Flag Actually Represents

Mainstream and social media have been nearly consumed by the recurring disrespect shown by NFL players during the national anthem. On several occasions, multiple players have decided to kneel during our national anthem rather than stand. NFL players have the right to take a knee during the anthem. Few people would dispute that. However, the message the players claim to be making, and the actual message that disrespecting the anthem portrays, are two very different things. The Protests’ Big Mistake The players have claimed to be standing up against police brutality, racism, or the president. Dallas Cowboy’s owner Jerry Jones stated, “Our...

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Senate Dems Violate the Religious Test Clause

Earlier this month, Democratic Senators Dianne Feinstein and Dick Durbin questioned judicial nominee Amy Coney Barrett in a blatantly unconstitutional manner. Both senators criticized Barrett for her Catholic faith. Sen. Feinstein stated that law and dogma must remain separate. Speaking to the nominee, she stated: I think in your case, professor, when you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s of concern. Sen. Feinstein is referring to the dogma of the Catholic church. Later in the hearing, Senator Durbin asked Barrett what it means to be an orthodox Catholic. This...

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The War in Afghanistan: Is it Endless and Should Congress Control it?

Thousands of Americans have been fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan for 16 years in the longest war in U.S. history. Sadly, there is still no clear end in sight. We’ve lost thousands of soldiers and have seen little progress. In fact, experts believe the Taliban and Islamic terrorist groups have only become stronger. Senators Take Opposing Stands On September 11th, the sixteenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Senator Rand Paul announced a new legislative initiative on the wars in the Middle East. He hopes to repeal the AUMF (Authorization for Use of Military Force), which weakens Congress’ power...

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Trump Ends DACA: The Good and the Bad

On Tuesday morning, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program. Sessions stated, “We are a people of compassion and we are a people of law. But there is nothing compassionate about the failure to enforce immigration laws.” The DACA program, enacted in 2012 by President Obama, allows children who meet several guidelines to request deferred action for a period of two years, which can be renewed. DACA grants legal status to children of illegal immigrants. There are currently 800,000 people utilizing the program. It was put in place by Obama...

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