Skip to comments.Mary Cheney's pregnancy affects us all
Posted on 12/07/2006 7:16:54 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
Mary Cheneys pregnancy poses problems not just for her child, but also for all Americans. Her action repudiates traditional values and sets an appalling example for young people at a time when father absence is the most pressing social problem facing the nation. With 37 percent of American children born to fatherless families, Mary Cheney is contributing to a trend that is detrimental to all Americans who will live with the ramifications of millions of children whose anger and frustration at not knowing their father will be felt in the public schools and communities of our nation.
Mary Cheney is among that burgeoning group of adult women over age 20 that are driving the trend of women who dont want a man in the picture, but want to have a baby. These older women are pushing out-of-wedlock birth statistics higher and higher. At a time when teen births and teen abortions are declining dramatically, older women are having more un-wed births and more abortions, including repeat abortions (indicating that they are using abortion as birth control).
Well-educated, professional Mary Cheney is flying in the face of the accumulated wisdom of the top experts who agree that the very best family structure for a childs well-being is a married mom and dad family. Her child will have all the material advantages it will need, but it will still encounter the emotional devastation common to children without fathers.
One Georgia high school principal reported, We have too many young men and women from single-mother families that dont have the role models at home to teach them how to deal with adversity and handle responsibility. Theyve seen their mom work 60 hours a week just to put food on the table; they end up fending for themselves.
When fatherless children get to be teens, the girls tend to start looking for love in all the wrong places and the boys tend to find as their role model the bad-boy celebrities of MTV, NFL and NBA.
As they grow older, fatherless children tend to have trouble dealing with male authority figures. Too often children in single-mother households end up angry at their absent fathers and resentful of the mother who has had to be a father figure, too. Typically, the boys who have a love-hate relationship with their mother end up hating all women. Numerous of them look for vulnerable women where they can act out their anger and be in control.
Mary Cheneys action sets an example that is detrimental for mothers with less financial resources who will start down an irrevocable path into poverty that tends to be generational children in households without a father tend to themselves have unwed births later in life. Experts from both the left and the right cite a disastrous litany of negative outcomes that are predictable when a child grows up in a fatherless family. Such children tend to get involved in drugs, alcohol abuse, and delinquency; they tend to drop out of school and have teen pregnancies. An assistant principal in a Junior High School said that many of the behavioral problems that teachers face in the classroom stem from households without a fathers influence.
Marys pregnancy is an in-your-face action countering the Bush Administrations pro-family, pro-marriage and pro-life policies. She continues to repudiate the work to which her father has devoted his life. Mary has repeatedly said that studies show that children only need a loving home. Her statement is incomplete because the experts agree that for the well-being of children, they desperately need a married father and a mother.
All those people who talk about doing what is best for our children need to get back to the basics: children need a married mom and dad. Children can do without a lot of the trimmings of childhood, but nothing can replace a home where the mother and dad love each other enough to commit for a lifetime and are absolutely crazy about their kids enough to be willing to sacrifice their own needs to see that their children get the very best.
Well, here ya go....
"old, victorian morality laws"
Laws such as contributing to the delinquency of a minor, public indency and public sex, sodomy, etc.
All those things should be legal, then, according to you. You must like Gay Pride parades, then, since that's all those things and more rolled into one event.
I don't think this is accurate. VP Cheney has dedicated his life to the notion of less government regulation in the personal lives of every day Americans and less taxes. I agree with VP Cheney's views of government. I don't think that Mary Cheney has made a wise decision, but it's none of my business. Her choices are between her and God.
Indeed. First thing I noticed. He basically proved himself wrong and somehow was completely oblivious to that fact.
This is not fair Responsibility2nd is just trying to get the reply count up on his counter...lol.
PLUS, I have not gotten the book!!!!! lol.
Yes, you have already made your meaningless jester in an attempt to substitute substance with a jpeg, essentially admitting to your own inability to form a coherent arguement.
If it is true, so what? It is irrelavent to the subject at hand.
churtldawg's transparent argument is that if a human being has a flaw, then the floodgates should be opened to every sort of vice.
Good....because you are going to get one before this thread ends.
Here ya go.
Oh, gee, why don't we just make sure that every child has one then!
We should outlaw fertility clinics that aren't approved of by our new moral government, who will make sure that the parents are 'fit'.
Heck, why stop there? We should just outlaw sex unless they get a government approved license. After all, if they are a bad couple and have a rotten kid, it'll affect me, so I have the right to make sure I'm not affected by their rotten kid. So sex license it is!
"If you didn't want him to have the land so badly, why didn't you pool your resources as a community and buy the land?"
No one knew he bought it until after the fact. Once the deal became known about, all kinds of people offered to buy it from him. But he was determined to open a strip joint - and one of his reasons was to give the low income girls around here a good job.
And come to think of it, the decisions made on the state level were JUDICIAL! Not eve state legislature.
The fact that the vast majority of citizens around here did not want the strip joint means nothing to you. So who's the Big Government here? I guess you like the suits in the state capital forcing decisions on us little people. We're just country folk who pay taxes. We're not suited up elites, we should just accept what our betters decide for us and shut up.
And your 'middle ground' response to Cheney's situation is?
Have we actually reached the point where people are making threats of a virtual, electronic beating? LOL
Explain, por favor.
But fatherless children are a burden on society. Homosexuals are a burden on society. Add these two together, and guess what?
It affects us all.
Please stop denying moral conservatives the right to oppose this.
I'm nominating it.
lol. I feel priviledge now. It is sorta like in high school when one day all your friends get detention and for some reason you decide you want to have detention to so you can hang out and be with your friends.
Brilliant - I was actually thinking of that particular SP episode!
Excellent advice. Most grown-ups I know don't feel the need to get involved in private aspects of people's lives that they don't know.
I prefer the term, "virtual roadkill".
Mary Cheney's pregnancy affects us all
And as you go, I have a parting gift for you:
Thanks for playing.
Well, ya sure are a virtual tough guy, Pilgrim. ;)
lamenting unwed motherhood, homosexual adoption etc. as national trends, as being bad for society, in no way interfere with anyone's personal lives, and is a perfectly adult behavior in a free society. you would ban such discussion?
Feel better now?
It's a shame.
You mean except for the guy saying we should return to victorian morality laws?
Please stop denying moral conservatives the right to oppose this.
They can oppose it all they want, but publically attacking a woman for private behavior in such a way is wrong.
It's people that do things like this that allow the left to attack us for wanting inside people's bedrooms, wanting to impose our values, etc. which greatly hurts our ability to affect things that are truly a public concern, such as Abortion.
lamentable even : )
That's why I'm known as the Court Jesture in some circles.
....and you'll be wearing a burka in the real world with you attitude. Count on it.
Unlike you, I do not believe that a cataclysmic conflict between the West and Islam, should it occur, automatically goes to the Muslims.
It's in the news. It ain't private.
And guess what? We are free to speak about what other people do.
Much better. lol. Read my post 268. I guess you have to have a little humor on a serious thread. I can't say that I don't disagree with you, but I mean it is sorta like telling a drunk driver after they are arrested that they should not have drank while driving. A little too late. But, I do also believe that the government is WAY into our lives already and some of the posts on various threads had people saying that legislation should be passed saying that invitro should not be allowed for anyone who is not married to a man or women. That if they do get a baby out of wedlock they should be fined 100,000 dollars...so of this is a bit much if you ask me. I want a SMALLER government not a larger one than we have now IMHO.
It's been interesting, gotta go.
If nothing else, we're even clearer about where everyone stands.
First, it will occur.
Secondly, victory won't be achieved through the 'patricians' such as yourself.
LOL. You can't argue for the right to privacy and then turn around and pretend to be against abortion. LOL
Some may say "lamentable."
It's OUR business. It's Society's business. It's our civilization's business.
"Mary Cheney" gets over 301,000 google hits with 514 news hits.
Mary wants to impose her values on me, so why should I be denied the right to voice my concern?
And you say abortion is truly a public concern? Well, you are right. But if I take your argument, then how does someone else's abortion affect me? I'm a man,and can't have an abortion. Feminists tell me that since this is so, I can't have an opinion on abortion. Do you agree?
Yes, actually, I can.
Are you so incredibly dumb that you cannot see that privacy is good if it doesn't hurt anybody else, and bad if it does?
Truth be told, it isn't even privacy, it's just got a privacy beard.
Mary Cheney's kid: Alive.
Aborted kid: Dead.
HUGE difference. Murder is not a 'private' affair.
Are you capable of telling the difference?
There's an idea that may come to fruition.
The closest thing I've come to would have been letting Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia beat each other to death. Then rebuild. You may be on to something. Regards.
Some of the Freepers saying this isn't a big deal are being hypocritical. If it was John Edward's or John Kerry's daughter, the exact same people would be whining about it being a sign of the apocalypse.
Take care fella; it's been a pleasure.
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