Don't Be Distracted By Trump, There's Work To Do

After sitting through every moment of the very long and unspectacular Trump inaugural festivities — cheering only during the Rural Tractor Brigade — I started to feel as if it might be tough to sit still through the next administration....more

Feminism and Freedom of Speech

        Feminism has taught me so many things (see the post from 9/8/2016), one of which is that it is SO important to exercise your right to a free speech. Before we go any further, there's a line we need to draw. Freedom of speech means yes, you can technically express yourself however you want, but no, you should not be an a**hole....more

Rights Of Employees In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is one of the states which adheres to the “employee at-will” doctrine. This means that employees can be terminated for nearly any reason, but it also means that employees can leave their employment for almost any reason.  Most employees are not impressed when they learn that they can leave their jobs for any reason, as most of them want to keep them....more

World Women's Day at Home

Inm observance of World Women's Day (yes, I did happily accept my red carnation at the grocery store), it's time to look behind the campaigns and band mottos and focus on what we all want: true equality between men and women. At this point I don't want to focus on the plight of women in Africa, South-East Asia, or the Middle East....more

When the Minority Tries to Win

Before you get all hot and bothered, by 'minority' I am not referring to a race but rather, those few people who manage to yell loud enough that they get their way over the majority....more

Con Law for Preschoolers: Exercising Our First Amendment Rights at Home {& in Schools}

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. ...more

My Rights as a Mom

Rights are found everywhere; human rights, civil rights, animal rights, child rights, patient rights, criminal rights... but what about Mommy Rights? I actually googled 'Mom rights' before starting this article (see, I do research for my blog), and the only thing that really came up were rights that single moms had. There are 'parental rights' out there, but they are more for making sure the kids are taken care of and what happens if they aren't....more

I Want the Freedom to Be Stupid...

"Being stupid is its own reward." ~UnknownI'll admit, we do live in the country with the most freedoms today.  I try to be grateful for that, but it's tough.  I look back on our Constitution and it both saddens and angers me as to what has happened to that wonderful document over the years.  We've lost sight of what it was supposed to do and mean for the American people....more