“Women in the Senate Confront the Military on Sex Assaults.”
The headline on the front page of the New York Times said it all: “Women in the Senate Confront the Military on Sex Assaults.”
In a triumphalist article highlighting the growing numbers of women on the Senate Armed Services Committee, “one of the Senate’s most testosterone-driven panels,” the story line presents female Senators attacking male military officials over charges of sexual assaults against women in the armed forces.
Us-against-them stories are great for generating excitement in the media and in politics. But whether any of this political theater will actually reduce sexual assaults against women in the armed forces is a very different question.
For thousands of years, people around the world had the common sense to realize that putting young men and young women together in military operations was asking for trouble, not only for these young people of both sexes, but for the effectiveness of military forces entrusted with the fate of nations.
Yet, in these politically correct times, civilian leaders who increasingly have no experience whatever in the armed forces are far more willing to try to micro-manage the military than back in the days when most members of Congress and most Presidents had served in the military.
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Dr. Ben Carson on ObamaCare…
Neurosurgeon and author Dr. Ben Carson has been an outspoken opponent of Obamacare. We finally got the opportunity to catch up with him to ask him what Obamacare means to him as a doctor—and an American.
Watch our two-minute video to find out what he had to say about the health care system, bureaucrats meddling between doctors and patients, and the driving forces behind Obamacare.
According to Dr. Carson, he is concerned – as should every American or recipient of such – of the doctor and patient relationship which he advocates for and on behalf of medical practitioners, not matter where in the relationship they are. He believes strongly that our “middle advocacy personnel” [emphasis by author] are a desperate need for proper medical care.
Moreover, Dr. Carson believes that there is far too much bureaucracy as well as rules and regulations involved in medical services. This is an important issue, therefore we will reiterate; Dr. Carson believes that there is far too much paperwork involved during the set-up phase (patients) furthermore, what could be worse for a doctor than even more paperwork.
One should realize that doctors who are performing the proverbial paperwork are not doing in fact what they were tortured with during medical school – performing medical procedures. Dr. Carson believes bureaucrats meddling between doctors and patients, and the driving forces behind Obamacare.
And finally Dr. Carson makes a perfect analysis as to what ObamaCare is. Carson openly states that if a government can control a person’s need for health care – the issue is not the well-being of the patient, rather the power continuum literally involves the government’s control over individual and their right to health care.
The government shutdown has cramped President Obama’s golfing addiction. For the first time since early July, the president skipped his weekly outing to the greens. Mr. Obama spent an unseasonably warm and sunny October weekend indoors, but he did not use the extra time to negotiate with Republicans over the political impasse.
Mr. Obama has taken a break from golf only twice of the last 30 weeks and both were to avoid public scrutiny — after the Boston Marathon bombing in April and while touring Africa in June.
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