New Townhall Article: PP Lives for Corporate Welfare, Not Women’s Healthcare

I’ve penned a new column up at Townhall.com after several months of a hiatus. Below is an excerpt:

At a recent donor retreat in Southern California, libertarian billionaire Charles Koch derided corporate welfare by saying, “Business leaders (must) recognize that their behavior is suicide, that it is suicide long term. To survive, long-term, they have to start opposing, rather than promoting, corporate welfare…This means stopping the subsidies, mandates and special privileges for business that enriches the haves at the expense of the have-nots.”

Mr. Koch’s call to end corporate welfare rings true for Planned Parenthood, the “family planning” corporation that received $528.4 million in federal funds according to its most recent annual report.

Planned Parenthood has been caught, yet again, engaging in ghastly acts as documented in a series of investigative videos from the Center for Medical Progress (CMP). As a result of CMP’s videos, elected officials from across the country have vowed to investigate and/or strip Planned Parenthood of taxpayer dollars. This led to the U.S. Senate holding a vote to defund Planned Parenthood last week –only to fail as Republicans couldn’t garner the 60-vote threshold to make it a reality. Previously, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to defund Planned Parenthood back in 2011.

Continue reading at Townhall.com.

Congress Will Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood Today

The United States Congress is expected to hear a vote on defunding abortion giant Planned Parenthood today. Here’s more context behind this vote from Fox News:

The Republican-controlled Senate is set to vote Monday on halting federal aid to Planned Parenthood, a fast response to the series of unsettling videos exposing the group’s little-noticed practice of providing fetal tissue to researchers.

The measure is not expected to pass because Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the other 53 Republican senators will need support from several Democrats to reach the 60-vote threshold, with some moderates on both sides still apparently undecided.

However, the effort appears to be another step in the effort by pro-life groups and others to restrict abortions and undermine Planned Parenthood, which provides health services, family planning and abortions in clinics across the country.

As a result of the ongoing investigations into Planned Parenthood and this forthcoming vote to defund Planned Parenthood, my sister and I compiled a video up at Counter Cultured several days ago spotlighting Millennial support to strip Planned Parenthood of its federal funding. Below is the video:

It’s already been featured on American Mirror, RedState, Hayride, Right Wing News, Red Alert Politics, while being mentioned by Susan B. Anthony List and March for Life.

Urge your Congressmen and Senators to vote to defund Planned Parenthood by tweeting #DefundPP, #DefundPlannedParenthood, and #PPSellsBabyParts. Although it’s not expected to pass, let’s pray and hope Congress does something right for once–despite reluctant Democrats and feckless Republicans.

New Counter Cultured Article: Free Market Should Punish Planned Parenthood

I’ve penned a new article up at Counter Cultured today. Below is an excerpt:

A new investigative video from the Center for Medical Progress has implicated Planned Parenthood for selling dismembered baby organs.

The video features prominent abortionist Dr. Deborah Nucatola, who serves as the national senior director of “medical services” at Planned Parenthood. She gloats about the “demand” for fetal livers, “intact hearts,” and lower extremities. (How sick and twisted is that?) Below is the video. Warning-be prepared to be disgusted:

Given Planned Parenthood’s bloody track record, it’s imperative to strip this big government entity of federal funding and watch them fail in the free market.

Planned Parenthood is notorious for its anti-life policies that are borderline eugenics. The organization, which bills itself as a “pro-woman” family planning entity, receives billions in taxpayer money to perform abortions. A March 2015 report from the Government Accountability Office revealed that Planned Parenthood received $1.5 billion in taxpayer money for the 2010-2012 period:

Continue reading at Counter Cultured.

Also linked at Right Wing News.

Support Free-Market Environmentalism On This #EarthDay

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Today is Earth Day and V.I. Lenin’s birthday. Coincidence? I think not.

Unbeknownst to many, Earth Day founder Ira Einhorn—who hosted the first Earth Day event in Philadelphia on this day in 1970—killed and later composted his girlfriend. Talk about being environmentally-friendly…

The question beckons: can one be pro-environment without having the same radical fervor as those on the Left do? Answer: hell yes. Conservatism and stewardship go hand-in-hand. We seek to improve our environment without the duress of big government and nanny statism which seek to control every facet of our lives.

You can only be pro-environment if you support abortion or population control since kids are a burden and overpopulation is a real threat, respectively, they say. (Ridiculous.) You can only be pro-environment if you chastise and undermine anglers, hunters, and other outdoor enthusiasts, they say. (Fun fact: our taxpayer dollars and fees we pay to bolster the outdoor industry do more for conservation than these “greenies” have.) You can only be pro-environment if you are vehemently opposed to free markets, gas/drilling/oil, or lead, they say. You can only be pro-environment if you tow the line and wholly accept that “climate change” exists and is anthropogenic (man-made), they say. (Hello? Have you met Mother Nature?)

Too bad efforts to bolster our environment have been stymied by hypocrites who profit from fearmongering, statists who wish to control us, and crony capitalists who benefit from backroom deals. Our quality of life here on Earth, especially here in the U.S., has been bolstered by free markets, innovation, and human achievement. To rid of these would be detrimental to our way of life.

Environmentalism should be rooted in limited government, freedom, and the right-to-life, not rooted in pro-death policies. Happy ‪#‎EarthDay‬!

New Counter Cultured Article: Be an Individual in the Era of Big Government

I’ve penned a new column up at Counter Cultured today titled “Be Classic in the Era of Big Government.”

Here’s an excerpt:

I was recently listening to MKTO’s megahit “Classic” for some inspiration. While this song is centered on love, it can be applied to anything. If you haven’t heard the song, below is a sample of the song’s lyrics:

You’re over my head
I’m out of my mind
Thinking I was born in the wrong time
It’s love on rewind,
Everything is so throwback-ish (I kinda like it, like it)
Out of my league
Old school chic
Like a movie star
From the silver screen
You’re one of a kind living in a world gone plastic
Baby you’re so classic
Baby you’re so classic
Baby you’re so classic

While government may not have direct involvement in every cultural phenomenon, its promotion of paternalism and complacency is greatly seen in pop culture, religion, business, and politics today. It’s better to be classic, or independent-minded, than a conformist in an era marked by invasive big government.

Continue reading at Counter Cultured.

New Counter Cultured Article: Big Gov’t Has No Right to Measure Female Worth Via Birth Control

I’ve penned a new column at Counter Cultured titled, “Dear Big Government: Birth Control Doesn’t Measure Our Worth.”

Here’s an excerpt:

On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued a landmark ruling that put a muzzle on the contraception mandate contained in Obamacare. This is a small but important victory for religious liberty and limited government.

Per usual, abortionistas decried this ruling as the end of women’s rights. (Cue the melodrama! The death of womankind is upon us!) They decried, “Get my employer out of my bedroom!” while simultaneously begging our government to fund their sexual escapades. One gal–Guardian U.S.’s Jessica Valenti—even suggested that women “should organize a safe-sex f***-in at every Hobby Lobby across the country.” (Gross.)

If this is what passes for female empowerment today, our gender has truly been set back.

Continue reading at Counter Cultured.

SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Freedom Today

Two landmark Supreme Court decisions were decided on today. Here’s how I responded on Twitter:

Here’s the gist of these two cases:

  1. 1) Union case: In Harris v. Quinn, SCOTUS limits power to compel contributions to public employee unions but does not forbid it. Says collective bargaining can’t be imposed on employees that aren’t full public-sector union employees. Essentially, this stifles public sector union control to some extent. (Collective bargaining is bad policy.)
  1. 2) Hobby Lobby: From SCOTUS blog: “SCOTUS holds govt can’t require closely held corps w/ religious owners to provide contraception coverage.” HUGE win for religious liberty.

Freedom of association is an inalienable right enumerated in the First Amendment of our Constitution. It allows us the right to subscribe to a belief system without having to compromise or go against our conscience. It allows for dissent/debate in the public square. SCOTUS basically affirmed that government can’t coerce people into paying dues or paying for contraception.

This is a good day for freedom.

#winning