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At the age of 18, Daisy started taking testosterone and, at 20, she had a double mastectomy. But just a year after surgically removing her breasts, Daisy met the man she’d soon marry and realized she made a mistake.

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Diana Davis Spencer & Abby Moffat

People in the nonprofit world know that Mrs. Spencer and Ms. Moffat don’t just read their proposals—they study them. Then, they ask questions—pointed but polite and often over a fun lunch. The Diana Davis Spencer Foundation doesn’t just write checks but invests in people.

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Takeaways

"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." - Aldous Huxley

Energy

Fact.

Balancing innovation with regulation is the solution—not politics.
  • Purposefully constraining the domestic supply of oil is resulting in expensive gas that harms Americans and worsens inflation.
  • Technological advancements alongside balanced regulatory requirements have worked to retain the benefits of using oil while reducing the environmental impact.
  • Finding the right balance between energy development, economic growth, and environmental protection is best addressed through markets and the private sector, not politics.

By: Mandy Gunasekara

Child Care

Fact.

Policymakers should support parents, not just child care.
  • Recent parental dissatisfaction with the K-12 public school system—over curriculum, staffing, masking policies, and much more—should caution against more federal oversight in the daycare sector.
  • The Biden administration’s Build Back Better’s childcare provisions would give the federal government the biggest role in childcare programs, introducing regulations that would increase the costs of operation and attendance, and reduce diversity of childcare.
  • Although advertised as a means to improve life outcomes for children, government childcare and preschool programs have failed to produce long term benefits.

By: Carrie Lukas

1st Amendment

Fact.

The new Biden administration Title IX rules exacerbate the problem.
  • New rules proposed by the Biden administration codify an overbroad definition of unlawful sexual harassment, despite Supreme Court warnings about the limits of Title IX. 
  • In additon, and without congressional or constitutional authority, the proposed rules unilaterally redefine the word “sex” to include “gender” and “gender identity.”
  • Combined, these two distortions of Title IX encourage all schools that receive federal money to punish unpopular viewpoints on sex, gender, sex roles, gender identity, or pronoun usage.
  • At least with respect to public schools, the new rules raise serious First Amendment concerns.

By: Jennifer C. Braceras & Heather Madden

Economy

Fact.

Inflation and regulation harm unbanked Americans.

  • Unbanked and underbanked Americans are left vulnerable amid record inflation and financial regulatory policies that restrict access to non-traditional banking services.
  • While most Americans use banks for their monetary needs, the Financial Deposit Insurance Corporation estimated that 5.4 percent of U.S. households (about 7.1 million) were unbanked in 2019.
  • Non-Asian minorities, low-income households, less-educated households, young households, and households with disabled members are more likely than others to be  unbanked, according to the FDIC. Barriers to accessing other financial resources impact these groups the most.

By: Carrie Sheffield

Education

Fact.

School closures and remote learning hurt academic performance and learning.
  • Covid-era education policies compounded an already dire literacy crisis. Students entered the pandemic with weak academic skills, with only one-third of students reading proficiently and less than one-quarter of 12th graders proficient in math in 2019.
  • According to a McKinsey study, students didn’t just miss out on academic knowledge: “They are at risk of finishing school without the skills, behaviors, and mindsets to succeed in college or in the workforce.”
  • Children are Covid’s lowest-risk demographic, but K-12 students have suffered the most throughout the pandemic at the hands of negligent school district officials and powerful teachers unions.

By: Ginny Gentles

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2022 Gentleman of Distinction Award Recipient

Vivek Ramaswamy has played a pivotal role in exposing how much of corporate America has been captured by Leftist ideology. He has not only created greater awareness of wokeism, but he has actually provided a pathway forward so we can do something about it.

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Inflation Storytelling

Government overspending and short-sighted economic policies have created unprecedented inflation, supply chain disruptions, and a labor market crisis. The only way Washington politicians will learn that spending sprees have consequences is if YOU speak up.

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