Posted by: Debby Durkee | May 9, 2011

Motherhood is political.

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Motherhood is political.

This is a great column by Dana Loesch of St. Louis. She has a talk radio show and is a co-founder of the St. Louis Tea Party. As a mother, she has been increasingly uneasy about the future of the country since the present administration has shown that it’s not particularly interested in doing things that will keep the country great. She’s not alone in her concern for our children and what the future portends. Many mothers have gotten involved politically reluctantly, but with one goal: protecting their children from those who want to “fundamentally transform” the country. This is at the Big Journalism website.

Why have so many mothers become so active?

Because motherhood is political.

I have two sons. One day they may hear the call of duty and enlist to fight for our liberty. One day they may be called upon to defend America’s shores. They may decide to enter business or take up a trade. They may decide to have families of their own someday. I want them to have every opportunity available to them and I will stand against that which impedes on their rights. It’s instinctual: my job as a mother is to raise up, nurture, and protect my children, to protect their interests, to protect the interests of my family…

It’s unconscionable to me that I would protect my children from running out into a busy street but not protect their right to be free

We take them to the pediatrician to have them immunized, to inoculate them against disease. Why wouldn’t I also build up their knowledge of the Constitution, their confidence, and their courage so as to inoculate them against the ongoing campaign to break them down and render them dependent upon a swelling government?  Snip –

The nurture and protection of your children isn’t limited to monitoring their dietary needs, their educational needs, their emotional and spiritual well-being. I speak out because I don’t want my children saddled with debt. I don’t want my children’s generation to be the first generation that comes out of the gate with a lower standard of living because of our recklessness…

This is why mothers have been politically active these past few years…If you saw danger coming headfirst at your children you would intervene. Danger assumes many forms.

We’ve taken position against the reckless spending of our children’s future, against the many attempts by the establishment government to assume more parental rights and position our children as wards of the state in education, medicine, faith, diet, and wage.We reject the ideal that the government can be all and provide all because no government can be all, provide all and still reflect a free people. We reject the cultural vehicles through which this ideology is distributed: through the attack on men via feminism, through the cultural criminalization of our boys, and through the false empowerment via promiscuity and self-victimization of our daughters.

Our instincts detected a threat to the well-being of their children and we are working to right it.

Loesch reminds us of an old saying, one that the current president and his cohorts would be wise to remember, because there’s nothing truer

…The most dangerous place in the world is between a mother and her children…

The bond between a mother and child is strong, and many mothers have been out front in the battle for the soul of the country because of the natural instinct to protect their children. If the Republicans haven’t figured out that mothers are worried about their children and will be out in force in the next election, then they need to get a clue. I attended my first Tea Party on April 15, 2009. My sign reflected the thoughts Dana Loesch has expressed in this column. On one side the sign said: “Congressional spending enslaves our children to the Chinese.” On the other side it read: “Congressional spending = all children left behind.” I’ve never been politically active in my life, but some things must be fought for. The country’s future (which is my child’s future) is worth the fight. Republicans, we expect you to join that fight or be swept aside.  Thank you, Dana, and all women who are as Sarah Palin has called them: Mama Grizzlies. Let the country hear us roar. Read it all here: http://bigjournalism.com/dloesch/2011/05/08/sunday-open-thread-motherhood-is-political/

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  1. One word only: AMEN!!!


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