Thursday, February 14, 2019

Supporting Our Military

My beautiful daughter, Kayla, leaves for basic training Tuesday for the United States Air Force.  Obviously, I'm extremely proud of her dedication to serving this country, and my heart is full of sadness at letting her go at the same time.  She decided a few years ago that nursing wasn't the line of work she wanted to go into, and began working as a Pharmacy Technician.  I wasn't shocked at her decision to join the military as my baby sister is an Army Veteran.  To me serving in the military is the most selfless thing a person can do, and that fits right in with the beautiful young woman I was privileged to raise.

Until you've had a family member serve, I don't think you fully understand the sacrifice of watching your child, husband, or relative leave everything they know behind to serve a greater purpose.  To me, respecting our flag and National Anthem have always been important.  Now?  That respect has grown tenfold and I'm not sure I can hold my tongue toward anyone that doesn't respect the sacrifice these wonderful people make so we can have all these freedoms.

I grew up as a military brat myself, and spent years overseas, and at other bases so I know what it means to be away from family too.  When you look at our flag, or hear the National Anthem, I hope you'll remember not only my daughter's face, but every single Veteran that has fought to give you those rights we sometimes take for granted.  Everything you do in this life is because someone in the military has fought to make sure you had that ability.

My baby sister just started receiving her VA benefits, after fifteen years of separation after a medical discharge.  There are many other's who've given their lives in service to you and it's a complete disrespect of those lost lives when you don't honor the flag and this beautiful country we are fortunate enough to live in.  There are mother's, father's, wives, sister's, brother's, and other loved ones that will never get the opportunity to watch their solider stand for that flag again or sing the National Anthem with pride.  It's our job as an American to do that for them. 

Above everything else we should be American's.  So the next time you see someone taking a knee, burning a flag, or making jokes about the military, kindly remind them that some people died for that freedom, while other's are out there, sometimes thousands of miles away from family to give them that luxury.  Freedom is never free, even if you feel that it is for you.  God Bless, from a mother in Alabama watching her daughter prepare to go fight for those freedoms!


Michelle Hughes


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Infanticide - When Does A Mother's Right End?





Should Abortion After 2nd Trimester Be Legal?

No. There is no reason to abort in the 3rd trimester.
Yes. There should be no time limit on the availability of abortion.
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Yesterday I talked about how America was changing, and not for the better, and this was one of those reasons I gave.  When women can abort a child in the last trimester of pregnancy, or even not save that baby when it comes out alive, we've got a huge problem in this country.  I don't care which side of the abortion issue you stand on, murdering a baby that can live outside the womb is infanticide.  

We are travelling down a very dark road in our history when we find it acceptable to murder a baby that can live outside the womb.  What's next?  Killing the elderly or those with mental handicaps.  I refuse to believe that a person of sound mind can look at this and not see something is very wrong with this path we're walking down.  Today I'm going to discuss my opinions, and encourage you to research for the truth.  As always, I have my comments open, so please feel free to share even if it's against what I believe.  Freedom of speech, always!



Before we get into my opinions, I want to state some facts.  The University of Vermont has stated there are two ways to perform a last trimester abortion.   "Intact Dilation and Extraction (partial birth) removes the fetus from the uterus through the vaginal canal and creates a suction to remove the brain and spinal fluid from the skull.  Dilation and Extraction (D&X) is another late-term method. The Doctor dismembers the fetal part that has been brought out of the vagina and removes it. The rest of the fetus remains in the uterus while dismemberment occurs."

We learn from the Charlotte Lozier Institute that "unborn babies can experience pain at 20 weeks gestational age (20 weeks LMP, since Last Menstrual Period, the fetal age estimate used by most obstetricians) or earlier."  Aside from any moral issue you might have on this subject, the knowledge that this baby can feel pain, should automatically tell you that late term abortion is not ethical.  We put down our animals without pain, but these unborn babies must suffer?

On the moral issue, a baby that can live outside the womb should no longer be considered a "fetus" because it doesn't need the mother to survive.  The rights of the mother end once the baby can survive without her.  I'm not going to debate the moral issue of whether abortion is right or wrong at any time, because that debate has been going on for years without any consequence.  I will however argue all day (and night) about the rights of a baby that can live outside the womb and how wrong it is to butcher them like unwanted trash.  

There is right and there is wrong, and to me the only right way to go is demand that late term abortion is not only illegal but criminal.  Someone has to fight for those that can't fight for themselves, so I hope you join in and champion these innocent babies ending up on the chopping block because a woman has decided she has more rights than an innocent child who can't beg for their life.


Michelle Hughes

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Dumbing Down of America



What has happened to the America I grew up in? We have reached a point in our history where the news media can no longer be trusted.  Race relations are at the worst point I’ve ever seen in my lifetime.  Our flag and Pledge of Allegiance are now somehow offensive?  We are allowing babies to be killed up to birth.  I barely recognize this great country that I love from my childhood days.  Was it always this way and we walked around with blinders on?  Maybe so, but I choose to believe that the powers that be in our country are dead set on Dumbing Down America!  That being said, the opposite seems to be happening on some sides. 

My opinion, and that is all this is, may offend you.  I won’t apologize for that because I still believe in Freedom of Speech.  I personally believe that if America doesn’t wake up soon, then everything we've strived to build this country into, will be destroyed.  If you don’t agree with what I’m saying, ask yourself if you can go out in public or on any social media venue and give an opinion without vile hatred spewing from anyone who doesn’t agree with what you’ve said.  There was a time not so long ago where people could have a political disagreement and leave it at the polls.  That time is now over.  If you’re a Republican, as I am, you are considered immoral if you’re a Democrat you’re considered brain-dead.  I’ve been guilty myself of thinking that about the opposing party.

I don’t understand how we can have people working the border saying there is a crisis and that the Democrat’s refuse to acknowledge there is a problem.  I don’t understand how we can dismember innocent babies in the womb when they can live outside the mother’s body.  I don’t understand how we can look at our flag and not respect it or the American anthem for being patriotic.  I seriously don’t understand how any of us that lived through 9/11 can accept that we allow Muslim’s in congress that can’t be sworn in our bible.  Does that make me immoral?  Absolutely not.  It makes me an American. 

We’re at a place in history that is unlike any other time.  Maybe we all must wake up and start looking at the facts and turning away from what Main Stream Media is feeding us, because it’s apparently clear to anyone that is objective, that they are spoon feeding us their rhetoric and not the truth.  And it’s not just the left, it’s the right as well.  When I was growing up, the media put the facts out to the people, and you drew your own conclusion.  That is no longer the case.  The media has become paid actors to support whatever political agenda they are hired for.   Ironically, in my first journalism class that was the one thing we were told never to do.  As a journalist you shouldn’t have an opinion, you should be unbiased.  There’s a reason I decided to write fiction instead of following that route.  Ask yourself when watching your news programs tonight if any of those journalists are being unbiased. 

If we can’t trust our media, who do we trust?  The basic answer?  No one.  Question everything you read or hear.  Research and follow through where that leads.  The only person responsible for what you find is you, and sadly, that’s the only way you’ll discover the truth.  They have an agenda, and that’s The Dumbing Down of America.  I guess the real question is, are you going to allow it?

Michelle Hughes


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