Entries by Ellie Fromm

How Oppressed Can They Be?

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Pride Month, also known in the Gregorian calendar as “June”, is a time for those outside of the overwhelmingly predominant heterosexual population and some who believe they are gender confused to celebrate their sexual or gender orientations. The celebration of these lifestyles and personal assignments ought to be in the privacy of their own homes, […]

“Never Ever Back Down”: DeSantis Presents Florida Accomplishments in a Presidential-Sounding Speech at Hillsdale College

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 Governor Ron DeSantis delivered a speech at Hillsdale College on April 6, 2023. Though DeSantis has not formally declared candidacy for the 2024 Presidential election, there is much anticipation that he may announce candidacy. This is a plausible next step in an extensive and successful political career, from the House of Representatives to Governor of […]

Seeking the Good, the True, and the Beautiful: A Student’s Commentary on Hillsdale College

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Editors’ Note: The Editors of The Prickly Pear are pleased to publish this essay by Ellie Fromm. Ellie has been serving as an intern at The Prickly Pear since her junior year in high school and with great effectiveness and quality. Her acceptance into Hillsdale College is not surprising but is certainly celebrated by us. […]

AmericaFest 2022

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AmericaFest was an event hosted by Turning Point USA in Phoenix, Arizona on December 17-20, 2022. Attendees of AmericaFest totaled 10,800 people, making this event the largest multi-day conservative event in history. Live conservative media productions were presented outside the main exhibit hall in which the speeches occurred. Shows and platforms such as ‘The Charlie […]

The Case Against Drafting Women Into War

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Women are not men, and vice versa. Men and women are different physically, emotionally, and mentally. Their strengths and weaknesses were made to complement each other, not to be interchangeable. Generally, women are less tall, weigh less than men, and possess less muscle mass.  Men are stronger than their female counterparts because of basic human […]

The Second Amendment is About the People, Not Only a Militia

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Editors’ Note: The following essay by The Prickly Pear’s Journalism Intern was written shortly before the historic Supreme Court decision on June 23rd in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen. In that 6–3 ruling, the high court invalidated New York state’s tough concealed-carry gun permitting system with profound effects for the Second Amendment across the […]

Biologic Men Are Crushing Women’s Sports

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Title IX was signed into law on June 23, 1972, almost 50 years ago, giving women equal opportunities and representation in all sports, from elementary school through college. The supporters of Title IX clearly recognized that women should have equal opportunity to compete in sports. They knew men and women are physically, emotionally, and mentally […]

A Call to Defend and Preserve the First Amendment

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 “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances”.   This is the entire First Amendment of the Constitution […]

The Attack on the Justices of the Supreme Court is the Real Insurrection

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The motto of the U.S. Supreme Court states “Equal Justice Under Law”. While everyone can agree with this simple statement, recently there has been no application of justice for the Justices of the Supreme Court. The protesters at the homes of the Justices have not been arrested. Remember, protesting outside of Justices’ homes to intimidate […]

Turning Point USA’s AmericaFest in Phoenix, December 2021

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Editors’ Note: The Prickly Pear welcomes this review by Ellie Fromm, a new citizen journalist and young patriot committed to the values we share as America-loving citizens: faith, family, a strong work ethic and devotion to liberty and individual sovereignty. Ellie represents the best in her generation who will lead this nation forward in the […]

A Home Schooled High Schooler Debates the Woke Children

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Editors’ Note: The following is an essay by a 16-year-old home schooled young lady. The essay speaks for itself but we feel it important to emphasize that when young Americans are taught the foundational principles of our Republic without the leftist, ‘woke’ indoctrination so pervasive in our public school system, a responsible and educated young […]