Ashley Pratte

Many topics of Tuesday night’s ninety-third State of the Union address had conservatives buzzing, some of which were income inequality, gender inequality, and the expansion of government programs.

What is utterly ridiculous is the fact that liberals use racist comments and demeaning pandering to perpetuate inequality, driving a further divide among the American people. Conservatives seek to empower individuals whereas liberals continuously promote government programs that create little to no opportunity for individual empowerment. Overreaching and expanded government programs create a permanent dependent class, one that promises no hope of future economic independence.

It certainly doesn’t help when national media outlets such as MSNBC tweet ignorant and insensitive statements about conservatives hating the new Cheerios ad because it features a biracial family. What ensued afterward was incredible; many conservatives took to twitter and tweeted family photos of their own biracial families to push back against the attack. These pictures were full of love and offered a positive response to the hateful comments. This was a wonderful way to combat liberal bias and to show that conservative ideals and values are ones of equality, compassion, and respect.

Additionally, the fictional “war on women” is one that is constantly driven by liberals as a way to attract women to their ideas. However, it is conservatives who view all individuals as equal regardless of gender or skin color. The next time Left wants to pander to women by addressing income inequality; they should investigate the current White House, where it is reported that women are paid 13% less than their male counterparts. Time and time again liberals objectify and disrespect women by using them to strengthen their platform, which is the real war on women. Whereas, conservatives cherish and recognize the uniqueness of individuality and support ideas that help individuals succeed.


Ashley Pratte

Ashley Pratte is the Spokeswoman for Young America’s Foundation.