Young people are supposed to be in Obama's back pocket and among his most enthusiastic supporters, but now the jury is out and the numbers show that many think Obamacare is one of his worst accomplishments as President or are indifferent to his signature legislation.
Young America's Foundation (YAF) has released new nationwide poll findings on Obamacare, conducted by The Polling Company, Inc., which surveyed 1,000 adults between the ages of 18 and 24. Just 25 percent of young adults believe that Obamacare is one of the best accomplishments of Obama's presidency, compared to 36 percent who believe it's one of the worst.
However, the most interesting finding was that 33 percent of young people don't believe Obamacare is the best nor the worst accomplishment of Obama's presidency. It is possible that Millennials are equating Obama's presidency with healthcare reform since he has been its biggest champion throughout its proposal, passage, and botched rollout. more >>
We want everyone to feel good. There is no room in Obamatopia for anyone to suffer deprivation, be it physical, emotional, or social. That is unless you believe in limited government or unalienable rights. Then it's a one-way ticket out of the land of milk and tolerance into a railcar bound for Camp Re-education; but as long as you toe the thin pink line, things are gravy. Any discomfort which might crop up will get imperially quashed in order to avoid harshing your Soma™ buzz. Not satisfied with your minimum wage job? Let's craft federal regulation so you make as much as your boss. Tired of living in another country which doesn't hand out free stuff? Come on down to the ol' US of A and we'll make you a full-fledged citizen, just for cutting in line. Are those pesky Christians making you feel uncomfortable with their onerous moralizing? We'll penalize those Bible-thumpers until they can't afford to leave the house they leveraged to fight the civil suits we brought!
Welcome to 2014, where comfort is king and discomfort is a four-letter word. It's only natural that community groups in San Francisco are asking the city to hand out crack pipes in order to stem the spread of HIV. Officially, city administrators are distancing themselves from the suggestion and denying its credibility, but they had the same reaction when someone first suggested free needles for heroin users. The city now has more than a dozen needle exchanges. They'll come around…
Examining the proposal itself, it seems odd. At least with needles, it's clear how the virus might be spread from user to user. But how could HIV be spread via crack pipes? Wouldn't heating a glass pipe potentially kill the virus instead of helping it spread? more >>
Professional surfer Bethany Hamilton, known as the "Soul Surfer," spoke during the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday about her recovery after she lost her arm in a shark attack and how her physical setback allowed her to realize her true purpose outside of surfing.
"I felt as though I had lost more than just my arm," said Hamilton. "I thought that my hopes and dreams to become a pro-surfer and adventure the world were stripped away, but the faith I had in Jesus Christ gave me the strength to comprehend and lean on Him for understanding, even as a young girl"
During her speech, Hamilton read two biblical passages and focused her message on overcoming adversities to an audience that included President Barack Obama, who later joked that his surfing skills were not as good as hers, and other distinguished attendees. more >>
WASHINGTON – Hundreds of people from across the United States and an estimated 130 nations came to the Nation's Capital for a prayer service.
The 62nd annual National Prayer Breakfast, organized by members of Congress from different political backgrounds, was held Thursday morning at the Washington Hilton near Dupont Circle.
President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and members of both the House and Senate were in attendance, along with leaders and public figures from abroad. more >>
A major crafts retail chain run by a devout Christian family has released a video online putting forth their argument against being compelled to adhere to the Department of Health and Human Services' "preventive services" mandate.
Hobby Lobby Inc., a crafts chain run by the Green family of Oklahoma, posted the video on YouTube on their "Hobby Lobby Case" account last Thursday.
Titled "Hobby Lobby: A Family Business," the four and a half minute video presents an overview of the company as well as interviews from Green family members about their lawsuit against the HHS. more >>
President Barack Obama spoke Thursday about religious freedom as a key component of United States foreign policy at the National Prayer Breakfast, noting that freedom of religion is central to human dignity.
"Today we profess the principles we know to be true," he said. "We know that each of us is wonderfully made in the image of God. We therefore believe in the inherent dignity of every human being – dignity that no earthly power can take away. And central to that dignity is freedom of religion – the right of every person to practice their faith how they choose, to change their faith if they choose, or to practice no faith at all, and to do this free from persecution and fear."
The United States leads the world in promoting religious freedom, which is one of the main foreign policy goals of the United States, Obama declared. more >>