Lacey Smith

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It’s not that easy

In Religion, The Real World on January 22, 2013 at 12:00 pm

I am a very vocal advocate for a lot of things, not the least of which are traditional gender roles, traditional families, common sense conservatism, homeschooling and many other things that range from relatively benign to extremely controversial.

Despite my no-nonsense, take no prisoners defense of or advocating for these things, even I recognize that what is simple is not always easy.

Last week, I presented my case that women need to reject what the modern world claims is their role and return to their rightful place in the home. I believe this intensely, passionately. That is our right. As modern women, our attitude towards being a homemaker is much that of a prince rejecting the throne in favor of being a pauper. It’s a tragic idea. Read the rest of this entry »

Happy Inauguration Day

In Current Events, Politics on January 21, 2013 at 6:06 pm

We will return to regularly-schedule programming in just a moment…

But first, some information about Inauguration Day (Observed) 2013.

Since the Constitution mandates the President of the United States be sworn in on January 20, today is just formality, pomp and circumstance. The real deal happened yesterday.

According to ABC News, the known inauguration costs as of January 19 total over 13 million dollars, but that figure was just preliminary. Now, not all of the cost will be shouldered by the American taxpayer. In 2009, the inaugural events cost $170 million and the Presidential Inaugural Committee received $53 million in donations. Of course, that leaves $117 million unpaid for. I’m sure the American taxpayer didn’t pick up tab…

So, whether you could stomach watching the Obamas walk the parade route with the cheering crowds looking on (or you were just exposed to it as a job hazard) orĀ  you hid the whole day from it, happy inauguration day! Throw a party. The president sure did.

After all, I’m sure we had nothing better to do with $13 million.

Accepting our differences

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2013 at 4:31 pm

So clear back before New Years, Christmas, the Sandy Hook tragedy and the ridiculous “Wear Pants to Church day”, I was working on this post.

As I wrote it, it became clear that it really needed to be at least two posts.

I know there is a possibility of offending people on this and a real likelihood that there will be a lot of disagreement. However, I think it’s time we really had this conversation.

When I look at where we are as a country today and where so many individuals are in their lives, I see common factors, good and bad. One of the bad ones is that our homes, our families, our very natures are degraded. Somewhere along the way, we have lost what it means to be who we are. Read the rest of this entry »

Mike Crapo and losing our souls

In Current Events, Politics on January 4, 2013 at 3:25 pm

So much for a regular posting schedule…

I am working on a couple of posts for next week, but this is one of the reasons I didn’t go into print journalism: I’m not so good at regularly churning out articles.

This Mike Crapo story is getting to me, though. It’s enough to postpone what I was going to share and talk about this first. Read the rest of this entry »

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