Friday, April 13, 2012

Democratic War on Stay-At-Home Parents

It appears that when President Obama said:

“Let me be a clear as possible: I have said before and I will repeat again, I think people’s families are off limits, and people’s children are especially off limits.”

he was only really talking about his own family.

In the video below, you will see Hilary Rosen attacking Mitt Romney’s wife.

Rosen assails Ann Romney for “never having worked a day in her life.” I guess raising five children isn’t work to Ms. Rosen.

Ann Romney responded and defended her decision to raise her and Governor Romney’s children. In that defense, she could have also pointed out that she has raised her five children while coping with a debilitating disease, MS.

To their credit, the Obama campaign is now attempting to distance themselves from their advisor and her profoundly stupid remark. In a bold display of bias however, the MSM is assisting on that front by carefully creating as much separation between Rosen and Obama as possible - something that didn’t occur when Governor Romney’s campaign advisor made the recent gaff about an etch-a-sketch. Obama advisor David Axlerod and the MSM acted as though Mitt Romney himself made the comment.

Does President Obama believe that parents that choose to raise their children instead of develop a career should be characterized as Ms. Rosen, his advisor, did? We likely will never know, since the MSM isn’t asking that question of the President.

But, it raises a common theme among Democrats, that parents that choose to raise their children instead of having strangers and school systems do it for them are somehow second-class citizens. The Pro-Choice party only believes in choices when you make the “right” ones, the ones that they agree with.

And really, does anyone honestly believe that today’s children would not benefit by more time with their parents?

In America, we are guaranteed equal opportunity. Every citizen has the ability to pursue any career, any goal, or any objective that does not infringe on the rights of another. Ann Romney, like every American, could have chosen to go after any of the prestigious acronym titles out there. She could have worked to become a CEO, CFO, MD, DO, etc.

Instead, she choose to focus on only one title, MOM, which along with DAD are two of the most important titles any person can have.

Mrs. Romney, like many of the other parents out there made a choice. A choice that infringed on the rights of no one. A personal choice that she made privately. A choice that she likely believed to be in the best interest of her family and her children.

A choice likely motivated by one thing…love.

Her choice, like that of other Moms and Dads out there that make a similar one, should be respected by all, including the President and his operatives.

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