And what better way to remind us all of what others have sacrificed so much for than to share with you the story of one such hero, 1st Lt. Travis Manion USMC. Travis was killed by a sniper in Fallujah while trying to help his fellow Marines stop an enemy ambush. The Travis Manion Foundation was created in his honor, and was initially run by his mother Janet, who recently succumbed to her battle with Stage 4 lung cancer. Travis’ sister, Ryan, however picked up the mantle and continues to run the foundation. Chris Wallace interviewed her as this week’s Fox News Sunday “Power Player of the Week.”
I urge you to visit the Foundation website and read all the stories there, watch the videos, and contribute if you can. God bless our warriors who fight and are willing to die for us unconditionally.
You have to watch the whole thing because it’s really incredible. Chris Wallace asked the first key question I don’t think anybody else has asked about the new “preventive care” or “contraception” mandate that was handed down as part of Obamacare. The question came early on, and Jack Lew’s answer was stunningly blatant. Here’s the key portion to which I am referring, from the Fox News transcript:
WALLACE: Before we get to the president’s new budget and I promise we will, I want to clear up some lingering question about the president’s revised policy about providing health insurance coverage for birth control to the employees of religious institutions. The president now says that Catholic institutions don’t have to provide the coverage but the insurance companies do.
The question — where does the president get the power to tell a private company they have to offer a product and offer it for free?
LEW: Well, Chris, just to be clear — the president has the authority under the Affordable Care Act to have these kinds of rules take affect.
This is just another reason why I’m sad that Ryan isn’t running for POTUS this year. However, as effective and convicted as he is about budgetary matters, perhaps he can truly achieve more in the House. Either way, I’m just glad our side has such a strong proponent of capitalism and the importance of having a budget. Video courtesy Fox News Sunday:
America…PLEASE wake up to this class warfare game that the Dems and Obama are playing. Their policies are so antithetical to prosperity, it’s no wonder that those who are in the dependent classes in America fall for this tripe every time. The ones who get the goodies are the ones who vote for those who give the goodies. But sooner or later, we will all be out of goodies to give, and who will be to blame? All of us, truthfully, because we aren’t engaged in this fight as much as we should be in order to see the change we need.
Sometimes facts are stubborn things, and sometimes idiots on the left need to be beat about the head and neck with these stubborn things. Today’s pummel comes at the hands of Chris Wallace who has to remind Obama advisor, David Plouffe, about exactly who it is that pays what in terms of federal income taxes.
I don’t think the lesson took, but it was nice to see it being delivered anyway.