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My last box of Cheerios

A little over ten years ago my family boycotted General Mills because they were supporters of Planned Parenthood. We gave up Cheerios in all their permutations in spite of the fact that these had been a major part of childhood. We carried on this boycott for years. Every time I trundled down the cereal aisle with children in tow one of them would point to the Big G logo and say, "We don't buy those! They like abortion." It was only within the last five years that I found out General Mills had stopped donating to Planned Parenthood and we could indulge in Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Lucky Charms again. Alas, no more.

General Mills has now decided to take an active role in promoting gay marriage in Minnesota:

General Mills has entered the Culture War, announcing its corporate opposition to the marriage amendment in Minnesota on the ballot this November which would define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Fine. If General Mills wants to choose a side that is anti…

Defending Our Catholic Village

Don't keel over. I agree with Hillary Clinton. It does take a village to raise a child. However, unlike Clinton, I have no intention of allowing the state to impose itself as the "village". As a parent, it is my right to choose the village. Read why the fight for religious freedom is also a fight for parental rights:

The Washington Post recently published a heartwarming and inspiring story of parents in Loudoun County, Virginia, who banded together to make sure their children succeeded in high school. They perceived cultural obstacles to success and sought to equip their sons and daughters to overcome them. Beginning in middle school, these parents supported each other and watched out for each other’s children. They set high standards for both behavior and academic performance. Together they mentored, chided, scolded, encouraged and rewarded these young people to keep them on the road to academic excellence. Their children graduated with a 92% rate of enrollm…

Dream for My Daughter

Why is it that President Obama is convinced that a woman cannot succeed unless she denies her feminine nature and makes herself physiologically like a man? A recent Obama re-election ad suggests that a young woman's professional success is dependent upon using contraception. I responded at the HLI America site:

One of President’s Obama’s latest re-election commercials entitled “Dreams of our Daughters” offers both misleading information and a demeaning characterization of women. The spot shows actors portraying a mother and two daughters with soothing music in the background. The mother’s soft voice narrates the ad and speaks of the ambitious goals of her six-year-old and ten-year-old daughters. One wants to be a “dolphin doctor” and one wants to be a military fighter pilot. She then laments how some want to take away the rights of women to obtain birth control. That is why she is going to vote for President Obama. Unless her daughters have access to birth control, they w…