Former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) has endorsed fellow former Rep. Mark Sanford in South Carolina’s special election to fill the state’s vacant congressional seat.
Since the unforgettable tragedy claimed the innocent lives of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook elementary, many high-profile individuals in the entertainment industry have used their popularity to advance their anti-SecondAamendment political agenda rather than to express sympathy and compassion to those affected.
Given that backdrop, it has been heartening to see many in the world of sports entertainment to do what we should all be doing more of in the last week – showing love and support to the victims of this tragedy instead of demagoguing themselves at the expense of responsible gun owners.
President Obama has long championed this bill and Lilly Ledbetter’s cause, and by signing it into law, he will ensure that women like Ms. Ledbetter and other victims of pay discrimination can effectively challenge unequal pay.
While his intentions may have been admirable, women haven’t progressed in the workforce. The Obama campaign has repeatedly attacked GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan for his decision to veto the act, saying that he was against “equal pay for women,” but actions speak louder than words. The president may have signed words on a paper, but we are living in a growing gender gap era, with women on the losing side.