I would like to introduce Taegan, our newest Liberty First intern. She describes herself as:
~Iowa Native. Hillsdale College Student. Aspiring Attorney. Jesus Follower and Kingdom Worker. Avid Reader. Frequent Shopper. Developing Cigar Connoisseur. Pursuer of Truth and Defender of Liberty. The Future of America.~
Taegan has decided to write a blog every day describing the Liberty First life. So, in lieu of our regular #Point2Ponder I will be posting Taegan’s #LifeLibertyLaw blog.
I joked the other day that Taegan is like my Doctor Watson. I find these blogs very entertaining and inspirational. I hope you enjoy reading about our adventures as much as we love living them. ~ In Liberty, KrisAnne
Listen Up, Ladies
by Taegan James
Disclaimer: I know these pictures have nothing to do with the content, but we took these today and they were just too cool to not share.
Okay women, it’s about time to talk about something we should be very concerned with. I’ll start by saying this; I am no feminist. I do not associate myself with that word even in the slightest. Modern feminism is so messed up that I do not have enough time or room to write down all the issues I have with it. One thing is for sure, when I get called a “disgrace to women” BY ANOTHER WOMAN because I voted for a pro-life, female Republican legislator, something is seriously wrong. You always hear feminists say, “We need more female representation in government,” or have seen the popular, anti-gender role t-shirt that reads, “Women belong in the House and the Senate.” Hey, I agree. Women can kick major donkey behind! If feminists TRULY wanted more female representation, why would I be vilified for voting FOR a woman. Because she’s conservative, that’s why. They only want women in government who think the same way they do and who will adhere to their feminist agenda. I’m sorry, I don’t want this blog to focus on my personal distaste of this political movement and ideology, but I needed to let that out before I proceed.
When it comes to education, Americans are taught that women were oppressed, weaklings that had no rights and were simply subjects to their “chauvinistic husbands,” as KrisAnne puts it. This is a blatant, intentional lie. Today I got to listen to a class I haven’t hear yet: “Founding Mothers.” Let me tell you, I was moved to tears by what I learned. There are dozens, hundreds, even thousands of colonial women that are NEVER mentioned in the public education system. Names like Abigail Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, Penelope Barker, Hannah Winthrop, Mary Bartlet, and Elizabeth Adams are not present in out history books, except for maybe one. Do you know which is the only woman I knew about after completing high school? Abigail Adams. Otherwise, these brave, female patriots were unheard of before my time at Liberty First. I was absolutely dumbfounded when I heard about what these women did for the cause of liberty. Let me tell you about them briefly. Mercy Otis Warren was the FIRST female playwright and the FIRST female historian. She was no exception regarding female status and accomplishments. Abigail Adams was a trusted confidant and correspondent to many Founding Fathers. Hannah Winthrop wrote to other women and helped gather support. Penelope Barker organized over 55 women for the second Tea Party meeting. Elizabeth King offered up her home for this momentous gathering. Mary Bartlet watched her home be burned to the ground, fled with her children, and was able to sustain them ALONE. Elizabeth Adams never once complained that her husband was always gone because she understood the importance of the work that desperately needed to be done. In fact, it was the women who almost single-handedly destroyed the British linen industry in the colonies by using their resources to make their own linen. They then traveled around teaching other women how to avoid purchasing British linen by making it themselves. Does this sound like an oppressed group of weaklings to you?
I don’t know about you, but I look up to those women more than any of the supposedly “empowered” females in the political spotlight of today’s society. Women have always been empowered! General Cornwallis even said, “we may destroy all the men in America, and we shall still have all we can do to defeat the women.” Why, you ask? BECAUSE THEY HAD POWER. If we were truly concerned about empowering young women, why aren’t these female patriots being taught and celebrated in our schools? The reason is because it does not fit the liberal agenda. They do not want us to know the power we have; the power we have always had. Hillary Clinton is NOT someone I want my daughters to be taught to admire and look up. Progressives acts like Hillary Clinton becoming the first female presidential nominee shattered some “glass ceiling,” but frankly, it’s a disgrace to women everywhere. Out of the 308 million women in America, it is a shame that the first female nominee is a liar and a criminal, to put it nicely. Hillary Clinton will never have the smallest fraction of honor, dignity, intelligence, strength, integrity, or bravery that our Founding Mothers possessed. Those are the women I want my daughters to respect and aspire to be like.
I misspoke earlier when I said I don’t respect any females in today’s political spotlight. There is one whom I admire very much. That woman is KrisAnne Hall. I have been a long-time lover of the Constitution, but she has inspired and invigorated me to an even higher level of enthusiasm and instilled in me a greater drive to defend Liberty. In my opinion, she is a contemporary Mercy Otis Warren; working tirelessly to proclaim and diffuse knowledge and the truth. I don’t mean to make KrisAnne the object of personality worship, but to use her as an example. Young girls should look up to people like her instead of Hillary Clinton. Imagine what kind of empowerment women could feel if they only knew that they have always held great power and influence. They must only recognize it and put it to use. That is my hope for the future generations of fellow females.
Pursuing truth and defending liberty, always.
-A Devoted Patriot