Women’s Real War: Freedom From Dependency
I have never been a member of NOW (National Organization for Women), the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. Nor did I ever champion the Women’s Liberation Movement in the sixties and seventies when I was young and starting a career. I guess that I have always embraced people’s rights instead.
After watching the 2012 Republican National Convention, I became excited about the role of women in our country today, and where we are headed. I was thrilled that my daughter (who is a small-business owner) and my two granddaughters (who are bright, lively girls), as well as myself, can look up to a great array of positive female role models. Many of them spoke at the convention. They included: Condoleezza Rice, Nikki Haley, Mia Love and Susana Martinez. All possess qualities that I, myself, admire and would be honored to see exhibited in my daughter and granddaughters.
Life was not easy for the women who spoke at the convention. They actually worked hard to gain success and live a meaningful life. My daughter has also worked earnestly to make her business a success despite raising children, taking care of a home, fixing meals, etc. The government did not help these women become successful. They did it on their own.
I started thinking about the future of all women in this country. It seems that under the Obama administration, they would have little to look forward to unless you think that free contraceptives, high unemployment and an astronomical debt are gifts. I know that I want more than this for my girls and myself.
While the debt clock has passed the 16 trillion dollar mark, (it is still hard to wrap my head around all those zeros), the Obama administration is offering ways to make life easy for women while spending more of the government’s money which it does not have.
While we stand on the edge of a financial cliff knowing that we need to pare down, this administration is offering programs to facilitate a lighter load for women. They are all great ideas, but they continue to encompass government as a giant safety net.
Some examples of these programs/grants are:
- Grants for Single Mothers
- Grants to Pay Medical Bills
- Grants for Home Improvements
- Grants for Women
- Single Mother Housing Grants
- Grants for Personal Needs
I have only listed a few of these programs. There are many more.
Yes, sometimes people need help. But should we encourage people to take the easy way out when our government has to borrow money to make this happen? Or should we scrutinize these programs to determine whether our tax dollars are being spent wisely? More importantly, should we continue to promote dependency rather than independence? It seems to me that dependency has kept women in bondage for far too long.
There is no denying that our country is in economic turmoil. You can’t deny the numbers. But I look at the hope my daughter and granddaughters can have if we elect someone who will focus on shrinking the government, help us become energy independent, reform healthcare and repeal Obamacare, dissolve the red tape that binds small businesses instead of expanding them, and insure safety, at all costs, for all of us.
This thinking and planning promotes independence, economic growth, healthy employment, solvency as a Nation, and strength in our National Defense.
I want a plan that will allow all women to thrive while pursuing true liberty. I want a platform that promotes less dependency on government and less debt for the future. A future where dreams can and will happen because our Nation has reshaped itself to be what it was originally intended to be.
My excitement started with the convention and grows deeper every day. I don’t feel that there is a war on women. I feel that the real war is women finding out what the real issues are and how to overcome them.
George S. Patton once said, “Better to fight for something rather than live for nothing.” Let’s start fighting and look forward to a better future!
See how you, too, can get excited about real change for this country. Talk to your female friends. Allow them to see that they really can have an exciting future if we support a program where we attack the issues and provide solutions to move our country forward!
 National Organization for Women- http://www.now.org/organization/info.html
 Buzzle- www.buzzle.com/articles/government-grants/
 George S. Patton Quotes- http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/g/george_s_patton.html