Neither of my parents finished high school. My mother went as far as the eighth grade and my father the eleventh. We never had central heat and didn’t have hot running water until I was in middle school. We didn’t have a car or television until I was eight or so. We had tar paper on the roof of our house and never could afford shingles. Our house was just one step up from a tar paper shack, and not a big step at that. Our house was a dump, but our home was a castle. We never went hungry. My father often worked two jobs. Together my parents raised a large garden and some animals to be slaughtered. They never took commodities or food stamps or any other government handout. My mother stayed home to raise us and only went to work after we were all in school full time. Both parents taught me, my brother and my two sisters how to read and write before we went to school. They taught us how to work hard. They taught us how to be moral. They taught us how to accept real love and give real love. They taught us how to be polite. They taught us how to be gentle; and they taught us how to be damn tough if we had to be. They taught us that you might not be able to always have new clothes but you were just damn lazy if you had dirty clothes. No, dumbass Hillary and Barack; it did not take a village to raise us; it took two parents who fully accepted their responsibilities to raise us up right. My parents were not extraordinary; they were very ordinary. They were no different than tens of millions of other parents at that time. They and those millions of other parents lived by a self imposed set of high personal, moral and ethical standards. They didn’t make excuses or look for someone else or government to take care of their responsibilities. Which brings me to my main point. We must stop lying about what is good parenting; it is not some shared social responsibility. Good parenting is the hard but simple task of taking full responsibility for raising your children well. Any parent who doesn’t accept and carry out that responsibility should only be in one of three places. They should be in their grave if unfortunate circumstances ran into them. They should be in jail if they are too immoral, criminal and irresponsible to accept their child raising responsibilities. Or lastly, they should be locked in some sort of institution because of a mental disorder that keeps them from raising their children and that requires rehabilitation if possible or lifetime supervision if necessary. Only dead, criminal or crazy people don’t raise their children.
The following are Damn Lies: You can keep your doctor. You can keep your insurance. Your health care will cost $2500 a year less. The NSA isn’t spying on you. You can keep your guns. The economy is recovering. Seven million people signed up for Obamacare. You can practice your religion as your conscience tells you to. You can speak freely and the IRS or some other government thugs won’t come after you. You can trust your government. Global warming is a certainty. Climate change isn’t a made-up problem that will allow big business and big government to take more of your money and freedom. Feel free to add to the list. WAKE UP LIBERTY DUMMIES, THE NOOSE IS TIGHTENING AROUND YOUR NECK.
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