The Family Guy took a shot at Sarah Palin's son Trig on Sunday night. If they want to go after Sarah Palin's politics, go ahead. She is a public figure and it comes with the territory. She has made a choice to be out in the limelight. She puts her belief system out there for public consumption. Her son Trig has not.
For those of you who have never been around a special needs child, here is a little lesson for you. These kids are innocent; and will remain that way for life. They are the sweetest children; loving and caring. They will do anything to help someone else out. They love being around people and are always willing to help out. Granted, not all special needs children are functional, but the majority of them are.
They don't see danger. This is one of the biggest worries for parents. They know that their kids will not be able to protect themselves from people who will take advantage of them. These kids get their lunch money stolen from them, they get picked on, and they are ridiculed, and are constantly disappointed because they can't keep up with the other kids. This doesn't necessarily change as they become adults.
Imagine being a parent to a child that you know is always in danger of being used and victimized. Imagine what it feels like as a parent to know that you are leaving behind a child that will continue to need care once you are gone. Imagine what it feels like to know that you have to put away enough money for that child to live on. Now, imagine what it feels like to realize that it is yet again becoming acceptable in our society to make the most vulnerable amongst us a target.
Special needs people always see the good in people, even when others are showing them their worst. The next time you laugh at a television show that is poking fun at a special needs child, just remember that.
A belief in the written constitution. The belief that we are responsible for ourselves and for our families. The belief that we are allowed to fail. The belief in a strong national defense are a few of the things that make me just a conservative girl.
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini
"I say this not to the teachers, but to their unions: If education were a war, you would be losing it. If it were a business, you would be driving it into bankruptcy. If it were a patient, it would be dying." Bob Dole
Yes, House Republicans have been in power for 5 hours and they have not passed their entire agenda. The New York Times things they should be canned and Democrats put back in charge. Don Surber
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"So I say huzzah to the 112th congress for reading the Constitution, for acting like it matters. It does. The Constitution may not be sacred, but the sacred has no better friend than the Constitution." Pat Archibold
"53% of Democrats have a postive view of socialism. 100% of republicans think those 53% are morons." Mark Levin
"Corrupt the young. Get them away from religion. Get them interested in sex. Make them superficial; destroy their ruggedness." First plank of the communist strategy for revolution - confiscated in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1919
"If you believe this isn't going to cost the government anything, you are likely to see leprechauns riding on unicorns with pots of gold circling the capitol" Rep. Devin Nunes, CA-21 on healthcare "reform".
"Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views". William F. Buckley, Jr.
"The Republicans were laughing and waving the American flag, and I thought that was ourtrageous behavior" Maxine Waters
"The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." Norman Thomas
I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress. Frederick Douglas
Don't go around saying that the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain
I freed thousands of slaves, and could have freed thousands more, if they had known they were slaves. Harriet Tubman
But I think the most important thing I have figured out was how not to lose hope even when things are bad and it feels like it won't get better. It will get better. You just have to keep working at it and moving forward. Homeless & Conservative
The way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. Vladimer Lenin
There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal. F.A. Hayek