Moms should put chil­dren be­fore work

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The ar­ti­cle “Pro­gram seeks to teach mar­riage skills to frag­ile fam­i­lies” (Ju­ly31edi­tion) bring­sup­somein­ter­est­ing­pointsre­gard­ingthe Bal­ti­more Build­ing Strong Fam­i­lies pro­gram.

Iti­sod­dthatwe­have­toteach­mar­riage skills rather than the need for mar­riage. Through­outhis­to­ry­mar­ria­georthe­unionofamanand wo­man has been nec­es­sary for the preser­va­tion of the hu­man species, even as it is nec­es­sary for the en­tire an­i­mal king­dom. Con­tra­cep­tion has made it pos­si­ble to elim­i­nate the hu­man race.

Po­lit­i­cally menand­wom­enare­describedas equal, which they ob­vi­ously are po­lit­i­cally. Women can do men’s work and have been en­cour­aged tosac­ri­fice their fe­male qual­i­ties ac­cord­ingly. Men are led to ac­cept women’s role but men do not by na­ture ac­cept their role in re­plac­ing­work­ing­women. Men­by­na­tureare sol­diers and me­chan­ics.

There­wasatime­when­me­n­earne­de­nough to sup­port a fam­ily, in­clud­ing wives and chil­dren. The pill has made it pos­si­ble to con­vert women into male sub­sti­tutes, since with fewer chil­dren they are avail­able for men’s work.

It seems to me that the Bal­ti­more or­ga­ni­za­tion should ded­i­cate it­self to urg­ing more mar­riages, with women’s role be­ing ap­pro­pri­ate to her emo­tional role and her pri­mary role of bear­ing and main­tain­ing chil­dren and fam­i­lies. Tal­ented women who en­ter the pro­fes­sions are nec­es­sary to raise tal­ented chil­dren, suit­able­to­be­com­ing­mar­ried­me­nand­women.

This seems to be re­gres­sion po­lit­i­cally, but in terms of the sur­vival of the race it is an­im­por­tant con­sid­er­a­tion. Women­need not be com­pletely home­bound, but their pri­mary pur­pose of bear­ing and rais­ing chil­dren should be­made part of the po­lit­i­cal equa­tion. Their re­turn­ing to do­mes­tic­ity is no worse than men’s as­sum­ing the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of pa­ter­nity.

Wom­e­nas­doc­tor­sand­lawyers­may­beaflat­ter­ing chal­lenge to men, but chil­dren have no spokes­men, and are al­lowed to drift, with both par­ents work­ing and chil­dren al­lowed to fend for them­selves. In­ter­est­ingly, when chil­dren ar­eraised in day care, their care­giver­sarenot equal­ly­men,but­women,rec­og­niz­ing­women’s in­natepur­poseas­bear­ersand­nur­tur­ers.Chil­dren’s care is be­ing sac­ri­ficed for pol­i­tics. Seem­ingly equal men and women are aban­don­ing chil­dren, deny­ing their bi­o­log­i­cal and so­cially nec­es­sary sup­port in grow­ing with a fa­ther and mother.

We need more at­ten­tion to be given to the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of men as fa­thers and women as moth­ers, within a frame­work to pro­tect chil­dren, and to pre­serve the race. Jerome Green­blatt Mis­sion Viejo, Cal­i­for­nia

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