I was driving home from work the other day, listening to Mark Levin, and an ad came on that had a father helping his little girl learn how to tie her shoes. After she did it, Tom Selleck came on, and said “Sometimes, the smallest things make the biggest impact in our children’s lives. Take time to be a Dad. This message brought to you by fatherhood.gov.”
I couldn’t believe it. FATHERHOOD.GOV??? It had to be a joke.
Sadly, it wasn’t.
I came home and typed www.fatherhood.gov into my computer’s web browser.
One of the graphics I saw was the one above. Another had a picture of the President with his daughters, and the message below invited me to take the fatherhood pledge. I paused, choking down the irony of a man who’s only political stands of any import before becoming the President were centered around maintaining abortion, and resisting palliative care for children who survived their mother’s attempts to murder them pressing me to “Take the Fatherhood Pledge”.
Then I scrolled to the bottom of the website, and saw these words:
This is an official U.S. Government Web site managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
The agency that DEMANDS employers provide abortion, abortifacients, and birth control, even when doing so goes against their religious beliefs, and which persists in the fantasy that giving taxpayer money to Planned Parenthood helps poor and low-income women get mammograms actually sponsors a website purporting to teach American men to be better dads.
With OUR tax money.
The same government which has managed to destroy the black family, (and has inflicted damage on all families) is now telling men how to be dads. How is this acceptable? How is it that the Federal government, even without everything it has done to destroy families, has the right to deign to tell men how to be fathers? It isn’t the government’s job to tell me how to be a Dad…and the fact that it sees fit to do so with my money simply adds insult to injury. The family is not the government’s sphere of influence, especially in light of the fact that there is so little that the government can do efficiently. This is the embodiment of the concept of government breaking your legs, then putting you in a cast and telling you how lucky you are to have it. Add to the concept what government has done to make war on the family, and yes, erode parental authority, and there is simply no moral basis which government can stand on to defend this. And in the meantime, I’m sure this extended middle finger to any parent with a brain is nowhere near the list of things to be cut in the miniscule curtailment in the growth of government known in the White House as SEQUESTERGEDDON!!!111!!! Not when they can mess with airtravel instead….you know…for the CHIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLDDDDDRRRREEEEENNNNNNNN!!!!!
I’m sure when my kids are still living in my house when they are 40, dreaming of the day when they can afford to move out to an 800 sq. ft. efficiency apartment all their own, I’m sure that they’ll thank Obama for the usurpation of authority never granted to the government and the deficit spending that make the offensive government lily-guilding like FATHERHOOD.GOV possible. They’ll have a future full of much diminished prospects, but at least they’ll have the memory of Dad helping them learn to tie their shoes because government told him to do it.