girl scouts are letting in trans* girls and letting girls replace God with whatever they want in the pledge, also they use cookie income to support abortion and LGBT agendas
boy scouts are just now allowing gays in, officially in january, but gay leaders are still banned and they’re talking about segregation on camping trips, with gays and straights in different tents. also they still ban atheists,
girl scouts: 10000 boy scouts: 0
Take a silent breath. Hold in the change. Tell yourself you still live here. Take your bags upstairs. Put away your clothes, take it nice and slow. Be their daughter. Nothing’s harder when nobody knows how to return home.
How to return home and how to survive, there’s no written guidelines. How to go back, how to show up and unpack. How to show up. How to grow up. How to take a breath.
And how to survive,
There’s no written guidelines
How to go back,
How to show up and unpack
Speaking at the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council on Thursday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) embraced the oddly common view among Tea Partiers that American voters should not be allowed to choose their own senators. According to Cruz, “prior to the Seventeenth Amendment,” which provided that voters and not state lawmakers will select U.S. senators, “the state legislatures’ ability and authority to select senators was a powerful check on the federal government coming and intruding on the prerogatives of the state.” “[I]f you have the ability to hire and fire me,” Cruz added, “I’m a lot less likely to break into your house and steal your television. So there’s no doubt that [the Seventeenth Amendment] was a major step toward the explosion of federal power and the undermining of the authority of the states at the local level.”
Most people would be surprised to learn that a sitting senator could steal their television set, regardless of who placed the senator in office. Nevertheless, Cruz’s remarks provide a helpful window into the unusual way many Tea Party thinkers view government. The reason why legislators at all levels should be chosen by the voters is because legislatures exist to serve the interest of the people they represent — and thus lawmakers should be accountable to the very people they serve. Both the states and the federal government are constructs created to enable local and central governments to serve the people.
At the ALEC conference, however, Cruz offers a very different vision of the role of the states. The implication of his view is that state lawmakers are not just servants of the people they represent, but that they are also themselves deserving of representation in Congress equal to the representation provided to the voters themselves. (There are two houses of Congress. Under Cruz’s vision, one represents the people and the other represents state lawmakers.) Indeed, the Senate is the more powerful of the two houses of Congress because it alone has the power to confirm nominees and to ratify treaties. The effect of Cruz’s vision is to establish the Senate as a kind of House of Lords ensuring that a narrow band of elites will wield influence in Washington equal to that of the people themselves.
There is also another important reason why the United States abandoned the model Scalia and Cruz prefer and provided that senators should be elected by the people. As David Gans explains, the old system of having state lawmakers select senators “led to rampant and blatant corruption, letting corporations and other moneyed interests effectively buy U.S. Senators, and tied state legislatures up in numerous, lengthy deadlocks over whom to send to Washington, leaving those bodies with far less time to devote to the job of enacting the laws their states needed for the welfare of the people.”
This is a high price to pay for making the Senate more like the House of Lords.