‘No’ to 2 moms and 2 dads

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RAYNARD JACKSON

 

(NNPA)—Lately, I have been stressing the importance of preserving the sanctity of the traditional family—mother, father, and children. There is not one example throughout the history of the world of a society prospering without an intact family unit. Susie can’t have two moms nor can Jimmy have two dads.

Liberals would argue that is not the case and that society must “evolve” with the times we now live in. Nothing can be further from the truth. As a matter of fact, one need look no further than the words of MSNBC talk show host, Melissa Perry, a radical feminist of irrational proportions.

MSNBC has been running a series of promotional ads featuring their various TV hosts. Here is what Perry said in her most recent ad (I am not making this up), “We have never invested as much in public education as we should have because we’ve always had a kind of private notion of children: Your kid is yours and totally your responsibility. We haven’t had a very collective notion of these are our children. So part of it is we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents, or kids belong to their families, and recognize that kids belong to whole communities. Once it’s everybody’s responsibility and not just the households, then we start making better investments.”

I want you to re-read carefully what she said. I have quoted her verbatim. I am still in shock that anyone with half a brain would make such a radical statement.

When asked to defend her comments, Perry said: “This isn’t about me wanting to take your kids, and this isn’t even about whether children are property. This is about whether we as a society, expressing our collective will through our public institutions, including our government, have a right to impinge on individual freedoms in order to advance a common good. And that is exactly the fight that we have been having for a couple hundred years.” I will give anyone a dollar if they can explain to me what she just said.

So, please allow me to correct the record on one of Perry’s main premises—“that we have never invested as much in public education as we should have.” According to the latest OECD Education at a Glance Report, the U.S. spends more on education per student than every other country in the world. So, her very premise is based on a lie, but then again, isn’t the essence of liberalism based on a lie that others know what’s best for you and your life?

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