OPINION – I have the best job on the planet. Discussing a myriad of issues on our daily morning Perspectives radio show is enlightening, fun and controversial, to say the least. Many shows leave me wishing we had more time to discuss the topics at hand. The calls were pouring in as we discussed the issues below.
Watching the DNC made me question the nation’s intelligence
In every speech and on every tongue, seemed to be the expression of accolades to our ever growing, ever far reaching, big government idealism. The government is starting to get the status of hero worship. Government should have a limited role in our lives, but according to those at the Democratic National Convention, government was being thanked for everything.
The government is not responsible for my employment. I can get a job without their help.
Government does not need to provide me with the opportunity to provide service. We can serve others without a government implemented “program.”
We can find ways to take care of our health without the government forcing either health care programs or a tax if we do not want to enroll in a program.
The Doctors Volunteer Clinic is a perfect example of volunteerism and assistance for health related needs as it services, quite efficiently, our local community health needs for the un-insured. If every county in America could help their communities by helping their citizens without insurance get medical help from doctors willing to lend a hand, we would not need forced health care.
Government does not give me my human rights, pay my mortgage, nor do they need to feed me.
My rights are God given according to the founding fathers and the Constitution.
If the government were not there to feed me or help me at every turn, we would get the help elsewhere because of good caring people who would reach out to us in a time of need. Neighbors, churches, family and friends are a great resource if I should ever need assistance. Long before government instituted the programs of welfare, neighbors helped neighbors and people survived.
Government is not our savior; they are merely officials that we elect to manage our money and create laws, only when needed or warranted to protect our freedom. They have done a terrible job at managing our money and when they re-allocate small amounts of our funds back to us in “programs,” we applaud them.
What happened to self-reliance and ingenuity to take care of others and ourselves? We would be a freer people if we sought after other options to take of our needs, instead of turning to the government when our lives hit those bumps in the road.
May the lady with the best dress win?
It does not really matter, does it? Both Michelle Obama and Ann Romney are women of substantial intelligence, charm, skill and talent. Both seem to be amazing mothers and women who can think for themselves.
This is not a boxing match. There is not a winner or a loser. I’m tired of the comparisons and the endless competition on whom is the better woman.
Why does our culture resort to scrutinizing the amount spent on the dress, the color, the figure flattering style, or their hairstyles?
Can we concede that both women are exceptional and leave it at that?
Not-so-free public school: The ever-growing back-to-school shopping list
The calls were pouring in on parent frustration with the long lists of school supplies including paper, tissues, dry erase markers and hand sanitizer, to name a few of the items that must be purchased when our kids return to public school.
Teachers are fantastic and I do not want our teachers buying supplies out of their own pocket. We pay so much in taxes for our public schools, that we should demand that the basics of educating our children are included in the funds we allocate to education. Incidentally, most of our school funding comes from property taxes, according the Washington County School District Website.
The student fees are staggering and the school supply lists are growing longer each year. I am waiting for the day that the list includes toilet paper and paper towels.
Why am I buying paper for my elementary school age student and not for my high school aged student?
Why does Desert Hills High School resemble the “Taj Mahal” when a less extravagant school would have sufficed?
The WCSD is responsible for the transparency of those funds and you can view the links to the budget here. Yet, how do they decide how much money they will spend on the construction of a school or how much parents should pay for supplies? Maybe a little less “Taj Mahal” and a little more towards purchasing necessities like paper and pencils, would make more sense.
The great conversations must take place if we want to remain a free nation. “Agree to Disagree” has become my new mantra because if we all agree, then we are not being honest. Our differing views and opinions are what make Americans great. Speaking out is vital to our liberty.
Your comments and thoughts intrigue me and I entertain all of your diverse opinions. Talk radio today, is the one of the only forums left, which gives us the ability to speak out.
Kate Dalley is a news commentator and co-host of the Perspectives morning show on Fox News 1450 AM 93.1 FM. The opinions stated in this article are hers and not representative of St. George News.
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