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Mother’s Day

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May 10, 2012 by falcon7204

Mother’s Day is coming up on May 12, the day when we thank our moms for raising us to be the people we’ve become.

But these days, motherhood has a different meaning. For many women, it simply means bearing children, and letting ot
hers take on the responsibility of raising them. And it’s been this way for the last two or three generations, as feminists, businesses, and our federal government have done what they can to diminish motherhood and demean those who still feel it’s important to raise children themselves.

My wife is a stay-at-home mom, and she’s raised two beautiful, smart daughters (with input from me, of course). We both felt early on that it was important for these new people (and yes, they are people, regardless of what others may think, with the same inalienable rights we all enjoy) to be raised in a proper home, by loving, God-fearing parents, without undue interference from the outside.

Not everyone believes that. That’s their choice, of course, but when it comes time to make your final reckoning, the excuse, “I was raised by a village” will ring pretty hollow.

Ironically enough, the Obama economy may be giving many women the chance to stay home with their kids. More than 320,000 women left the workforce in the last two months, and female participation in the workforce is at “historic” lows. (See the story here.) Many of those women probably have kids, so this may be a historic opportunity for a new generation of people to enjoy the benefits of being raised at home by their mother. Always look on the bright side – that’s what my mom taught me.

At the very least, it’s time for mothers (and fathers) to reassert their parental rights, re-assume their parental duties, and raise a generation of people that know right from wrong and will reject the meddlesome influences of those in society who downplay the importance of motherhood.

And regardless of your childhood circumstances, hug your mother this Sunday.

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