Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) had a storied career in the Air Force, becoming the first woman to lead a fighter squadron in battle. She has had ups and downs as a politicians, first narrowly losing to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema in the 2018 midterm elections then being selected to replaced John McCain after he died. Now on Capitol Hill, she revealed today during a Senate hearing on sexual assault in the military that she was raped by a superior officer.
“Arizona GOP Sen. Martha McSally says she was raped in Air Force by a superior officer”https://t.co/xcf1IccHtL
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) March 6, 2019
Women have the right to serve our country and fight along side men in the military. It’s incumbent on military leaders to make sure they’re protected. As much as I hate invoking the phrase “rape culture,” it’s evident that there’s a severe problem, not just with the men who prey on women in their units but also with the military hierarchy that has developed over the decades to protect men committing these crimes.
It’s not dissimilar from the problem in the Catholic Church. A vow of silence among the brotherhood protects these criminals for the sake of protecting the reputation and unity of the entity itself. But that unrighteous protection does real harm for the sake of a perceived and false good with public perception. Crimes are crimes and under no circumstances should any institution, whether it be a business, a church, the military, or the government itself do anything other than expose and punish those who harm others.
McSally’s bravery today underlines a core issue in this problem. She has demonstrated both strength and courage throughout her life, yet even she was so worried about backlash and a corrupt system that she didn’t report the heinous crime allegedly committed against her. If she was unwilling to step forward, how many other sexual assaults are either swept under the rug or never reported at all?
Some would argue that women in the military is a bad thing. While I’m totally against the idea of drafting women in times of dire need, any woman who chooses to serve her country by fighting alongside men in the military should be allowed to do so. We do not live in a society that condones sexual misconduct simply because a woman is present where men believe she shouldn’t be.
The United States military should be the shining beacon of integrity. There will be bad people in any sufficiently large enough group, but the system must protect the people within it regardless of how powerful the people are who are committing the crimes.
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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Thank you, and God Bless!
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