Four More Years: Re-elect President Barack Obama


President Obama supports extending the school year.

My Education, My Future And A Longer School Year

In eleven months Americans will go to polls to decide the economic and political future of our nation. As we approach Election Day, November 6, 2012, I will layout reasons why President Obama deserves re-election.

Today, President Obama continued to show that he takes the right position on issues affecting children and families.

This morning, HHS Secretary Kathryn Sebelius overruled the Food and Drug Administration’s decision that would have allowed any woman, including teens under the age of 17, to get a morning-after birth-control pill without a prescription. Otherwise, girls as young as 11 years old would have been able to purchase birth-control without a prescription and without parental consent. Score one for parents from America’s First Dad.

Predictably, advocates (who champion sexualizing our children) immediately cried foul, and senior Democrats on the Hill expressed disappointment that the Obama administration would intervene on such a sensitive matter.

Ten percent of U.S. girls reach puberty at age 11 and could in theory get the pill under any new FDA approval.

That served as justification for Secretary Sebelius to overrule the FDA put Plan B One-Step out of reach of minor girls. Sebelius and President Obama should be applauded for their action.

If our nation is serious about reducing high teen birth and abortion rates, we should have a zero-tolerance for the sexualization of our children in the media. We have successfully used zero-tolerance to lower the rate of smoking and smoking-related cancer deaths and diseases.  We don’t permit television advertising of tobacco products and Hollywood films no longer glamorize smoking.

But the sexualization lobby want dangerous chemical medications easily available to adolescents. Thanks to the Obama Administration, our kids won’t be exposed to Plan B One-Step.

Another reason to re-elect President Obama.

About SquarePegDem

A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email MBenjamin9@optimum.net.
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2 Responses to Four More Years: Re-elect President Barack Obama

  1. Victor Tosi says:

    Michael: As much as I respect you, and agree with you on many issues, I must tell you you are totally mistaken calling for Obama’s re-election.
    He has done more to destroy our economy that any other president (Except for Jimmy Carter) in the last century! ( I won’t even go into his foreign policy which is also a disaster).
    At this point, I do not know who I might support for president in 2012, but I can not imagine any one worse than our current president.
    (I guess that is what makes politics so compellingly interesting)

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    • Vic –

      Have you forgotten the wage & price controls President Nixon tried imposing to halt inflation?. Or Ford’s resort to WIN (Whip Inflation Now) buttons to solve “stagflation” prior to President Carter’s term?

      Twice Republican presidents have left the nation’s economy in shambles for their Democratic successors. President GW Bush squandered President Clinton’s gift wrapped deficit-free, budget surplus humming economy.

      Remember when you point a finger, there are three pointing back! 🙂

      Besides, I was commending Obama for standing up for parents and against Planned Parenthood. His centrist positions will earn him re-election.
      Michael Benjamin
      Connected by DROID on Verizon Wireless

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