Woman Honor Thyself

When women are depressed, they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It's a whole different way of thinking. --Elaine Boosler

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Don't ForgeT to CounT BlessingS too

"There was encouraging news Tuesday when the Bush administration unveiled its national anti-drug strategy here in Denver: Overall, teen drug use is down."
The Denver Postexpounds on the details.

"White House drug czar John P. Walters said the decline amounts to 19 percent since 2001. That's 700,000 fewer teens using drugs, an impressive decline."

"Denver's chief prosecutor Mitch Morrissey said drug use among Denver youth not only mimics national trends, but this generation of city kids is "getting in trouble less" than their predecessors."

And while wev'e seen rhetoric fly through the air like streamers and confetti about everything the President has allegedly "failed at"..
I'm sure the media won't raise an eyebrow about this..one of his success stories.

I for one, applaud him as well as anti-drug campaign.
One more teenager being transformed or learning to take responsibilty for his own life..is good enough for me.

Enough with the relentless, feverish scrutiny of the alleged mistakes ..Let's celebrate the very REAL victories eh?

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  • At 2:10 PM, Blogger Timmah420 said…

    One less teenager being transformed or learning to take responsibilty for his own life..is good enough for me.

    For someone who is so against drugs, your sentences sure read like the scrawlings of an addict...

    At any rate I'd rather have a few more kids smoking weed than death and destruction abroad, but to each their own.

  • At 2:19 PM, Blogger David said…

    I have to wonder... how much of the decline is the result of The Roe Effect? Here's the deal, as per one fairly accurate wiki:

    "...The simple version states that, since those who favor legal abortion are much more likely to get one than those who oppose it, and since children often follow their parents' political leanings, support for legal abortions will decline over time, simply because pro-choice parents will have fewer children than they might otherwise have had."

    And it's not just political leanings, but an entire philosophical outlook at issue. It's certainly interesting that recent surveys of teenagers show a marked tendency toward more conservative (small "c") views on many topics than in previous decades. Perhaps the Roe Effect is real and having an impact far beyond what might normally be thought.

    I don't know, and I don't know of anyone actually studying this. Just pure speculation on my part, of course, but my own children are decidedly more conservative than I was at their respective ages, and I am more conservative (again, small "c") than my parents... perhaps partly in response to have worked in some social service positions and having lived in "the good part" of one inner city ghetto...

  • At 4:52 PM, Blogger Tovya @ Zion Report said…

    Angel, I agree. Good news is nice to hear every now and then. What's important as that we make every day better than the last.

  • At 5:16 PM, Blogger Karl m said…

    careful now the aclu will be marching in any minute...fighting for the rights of teenagers to experiment with Guns...

    WHThyself, i sincerely hope that these and all teens are being given an alternative..to actualize as beings..we all know drugs are a substitute for something..what is that something and how do we get it to those that need it...is a whole new talkshow...but it begins at home..

    parents ,the responsibility of being a role model must not be passed off to someTHING in the media.. they are yours..WOMB TO TOMB..

  • At 5:58 PM, Blogger Lady Jane said…

    I really think there is something to the "Roe Effect." Think of all the things that are missing because so many babies have been murdered.

    Unfortunately, Angel, I doubt we will hear much about this. The MSM hates giving President Bush any good news!

  • At 6:36 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said…

    Interestin slant David and Karl..
    amen Tovya!

  • At 6:37 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said…

    tru tru Jane...:) The media is a joke.

  • At 2:41 PM, Blogger Timmah420 said…

    Yeah, I used to buy into the conservative viewpoint in my teenage years too, then I grew up and started thinking for myself.

    Most of the conservative viewpoints that are tackled in this thread are the result of being stuck in a adolescent mindset, for instance the illogical attacks on abortion, when less than 1 percent of abortions are the late term kind, and most of those are due to health concerns. Let's not even get started on the study that found that the reduction of unwanted births leads to a corrolating reduction in crime.

    So basically we're looking at invalidating a woman's choice to not carry a child to term and to remove from her body (what is currently) nothing more than some developing cells, a single potential for human life, and yet no talk of banning male masturbation for the millions of potential lives that are wasted every time.

    A similarly disgusting example is the battle over vaccinating our children against the sexually transmitted disease HPV, because somehow being immune to a cancer causing disease most young people have never heard of will encourage them to engage in sex.

    People say that the Left lets emotion dictate their policy too frequently, I think it's the other way around.


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