Churchill Trump — On this 75th Anniversary of D-Day, we’d like to point out that Winston Churchill, the man who saved the world in 1940, was half American and half British. His dad was Lord Randolph Churchill, an English aristocrat and his mom was Jennie Jerome Spencer-Churchill, who was born in Brooklyn.
We’d also like to point out that President Donald J. Trump, who is saving the world right now, is also half-Yank/half-Brit. His father Fred was born in the Bronx. His mother Mary Anne, the daughter of a fisherman, was born on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland.
It’s a pretty neat connection. Hopefully, pointing this out triggers someone.
By the way, Trump’s uncle John Trump was the brilliant physicist who developed radiation therapy as a cure for cancer and was tasked by the U.S. government to search the papers of the recently departed Nikola Tesla for potential secret weapons.
Stable genius must run in the family.
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Abortion Healing Overlooked By Pro Life Movement — World Net Daily has a profound article concerning a part of the abortion debate often ignored, namely the wounds caused by those who had abortions.
For many abortion is a deep wound that must be healed, says Karen Ellison, the founder of Deeper Still Ministries in Knoxville, Tennessee.
“People with abortion-wounded hearts are constantly managing the stuffed pain,” she says. “If you don’t have a hope that someone will forgive you and help you heal, your response is more one of anger and defensiveness. You’re not going to let these people take you down.”
Ms. Ellison operates healing retreats for those who had abortions including in China. She notes that 98 percent of abortions happen outside the United States.
The biggest demographic segment at the retreats, she said, are women in their 50s, she said. Women in their 20s who have had an abortion tend to be in denial, but by the time they reach their 40s, “they begin to look back on life and have a lot of regrets.”
She said that when they reach their 60s and 70s, they say: “I don’t want to go to my grave with this on my conscience. Are you telling me there is a way out? Are you telling me I can have peace before I die?”
She also said men attend expressing regret for not fighting for the unborn child.
Ms. Ellison, who was motivated to start her ministry from an abortion she had as a college student, longs for the day when abortion will become not only “illegal but unthinkable.”
It’s June in Harrisburg, and that means that the Capitol is teeming with lobbyists trying to convince lawmakers to spend someone else’s money on their client’s causes. Sometimes that takes the form of subsidies like the nuclear power bailout, or the $250 million Race Horse Development Fund. However, bad ideas are not limited to spending tax dollars. One popular, and harmful policy, that continues to pop-up while lawmakers look for horses to trade is an increase in the minimum wage.
A recent article from the Associated Press notes that Republicans in the General Assembly have until now rebuffed efforts to increase the minimum wage. According to the article, there is now some movement among Republicans in the Senate to raise the minimum wage:
“In that chamber, Labor and Industry Committee Chairwoman Camera Bartolotta, R-Washington, is preparing legislation to boost the minimum wage by a ‘cost-of-living increase,’ which she said would protect business owners from crushing new costs.
“She declined to give details.
“Senate Majority Policy Committee Chairman David Argall, R-Schuylkill, said he also supports some sort of minimum-wage increase and that Senate Republicans have discussed the idea of tying an increase to policies to get more people into the workforce and off public assistance programs.”
Lawmakers who advocate increasing the minimum wage are no doubt well-intentioned, but there are always unconsidered, or unintended consequences to their interference in the labor market. One item that is rarely discussed in debates on minimum wage is the simple fact that government-mandated wages, by their nature, interfere with an individual’s freedom of contract. Freedom of contract is a person’s right to bargain and create an agreement without interference. When the government sets a minimum wage, that freedom is diminished.
A second problem with increasing the minimum wage is more practical; it harms the people that the policy change purports to help. The Independent Fiscal Office estimated that raising the minimum wage to $12.00/hour would destroy 33,000 jobs in Pennsylvania. Their report may underestimate the impact substantially. Ontario, Canada increased their minimum wage by 20 percent from 2017 to 2018, and there was a nearly immediate elimination of over 59,000 part-time jobs. Most of the wage proposals being floated would surpass Ontario’s wage increase on a percentage basis.
The real minimum wage is zero. When politicians forget that and try to set wages, they may feel good about themselves, but workers pay the price in lost jobs and decreased hours.