Thursday, May 10, 2012

The USA is very resistant to allow its women and minorities a place as equals.

This is Betty Friedan with a copy of the Equal Rights Amendment. The ERA had been introduced to Congress from 1923 to 1972. In 1972 it passed the Congress and went to the states for ratification. The ERA did not achieve the status as an amendment to the USA Constitution which would have provided women all the rights as men. It would have settled much of what is happening in the regressive agenda of the GOP.

I don't want to thwart enthusiasm for any movement, but, for a very strange reason, the country is not relating to the rights of all persons under the USA Constitution as it should and it hasn't for a long time.

Maybe it is time for the people of the USA to move forward to make all citizens equal under the law, but, I still sense a lethargy to that goal. There were many reasons why the ERA failed, but, it all surrounded social politics. Those women most resistance to change stated things like, "Our daughters will be on the battlefields," "The heart of the family will be lost to work and mothers will not have the right to be mothers." It was a lot of nonsense, but, to 'enough' citizens it was important to uphold the STATUS QUO. Times were different then, but, not to different to believe any attempt to 'try again' might fail as well.

An amendment proposed to make all citizens equal under the law regardless of their minority status would have a difficult time in ratification even if it were passed by Congress. That is playing out in the states where extremist right wing Republicans are still trying to outlaw income equality, marriage equality and women's rights to contraception and abortion. The Right Wing Republicans are attempting with no veiled threat to have their way with this country and declare it a "Christian Country." 

They have money and power and they will not be deterred. I keep hearing how the elections of 2012 is the most important election in the history of the country. Those words are emphasized by the Political Right Wing of the country. They want to convince the electorate that Democrats are 'tax and spend' and negligent of the National Debt, but, that isn't their sincere cause. Yes, that is all important to them, but, it is important to most Americans. Fiscal responsibility is very important to all Americans. 

But, the demonization of the Democrats this election carries a special meaning to the GOP Right Wing. It could mean they will not be able to carry out their agenda to further their social agenda. They have held the line for a long time with people like Phyllis Schlafly.

The people that comprise this Right Wing also have a lot financially riding on their 'stagnant' economy. They want to maintain the world 'as it is' because that is where they make their money. They have a vested interest in 'remaining the same' and upholding 'old, tired values' that don't work in the year 2012. 

There needs to be an amendment to end the 'social wedge issues' to stop the victimization of minorities and women. I simply question the will of the country. It seems so hideous to believe there are second and third class citizens in the USA that have to remain that way forever. At some point in time the people of this country have to find the collective will to provide equal standing to all. I just don't know when that is going to happen, if ever.  Maybe, when we finally have a woman President. It would be a travesty to realize a woman is capable of the Presidency without having the right to her own self-will and determination under the law.

Erin Burnett provided a wonderful interview yesterday. Thank you, Erin.

It was one of the sweetest interviews I have ever seen.

Men's Tungsten Carbide Wedding Rings (click here)

National Debt, look who is really reversing on their promises?

It is not the Democrats lacking the will to address budget gaps and reduce the National Debt, it is Republicans. Please get that right.

Obama threatens to veto Republican's shield of defense cuts (click here)

By David Lawder
WASHINGTON, May 9 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama threatened on Wednesday to veto a Republican bill that would partially replace looming automatic budget cuts and protect military spending at the expense of food stamps and other social programs.
The White House said in a statement that the cuts proposed by Republicans would "cost jobs and hurt middle-class and vulnerable Americans - especially seniors, veterans and children."
"The bill's unbalanced provisions fail the test of fairness and shared responsibility," the White House added.
The veto threat escalates one of several new budget battles that have broken out this spring in Washington....

Job Growth. The man in the White House knows what he is doing. He will get us there.

Employers in the United States were looking to fill more jobs (click here) in March than at any time in almost four years, showing growing confidence in the U.S. economy.

The number of open positions increased by 172,000 to 3.74 million, the most since July 2008, from a revised 3.57 million the prior month that was larger than previously estimated, the Labor Department said Tuesday. Another report showed small companies were more optimistic on their outlook.

More vacancies are a sign American companies were looking to expand at the end of the first quarter, undaunted by the jump in fuel costs or concerns that global economic growth will slow. The pickup is a "positive" development after a report last week showed payrolls in April grew at the slowest pace in six months, said economist Lou Crandall....