In an editorial published today, typically progressive numbnuts opined about what Dallas Chief of Police David Brown said recently, when he complained about how all of society’s problems are placed in the laps of the cops to solve.
This particular editorial did, for a change, include what Chief Brown said about how 70% of black kids are being raised by single mothers. Obviously, Chief Brown believes that’s a problem in and of itself–not having a father, that is. Of course he would believe that. He sees the fallout every single day.
The editorial went on to explain that this situation–expecting too much of the police–occurs because “these and other problems are neglected by society.”
Which leads one who is not progressive to wonder what the hell society can possibly do about the rising number of children of all races who are being raised without fathers.
Can anybody out there think of any solution to the problem of fatherless children that a progressive would accept?
“Society” currently provides most of these mothers and their fatherless children with health care, food, housing, phones, cash, and education, among other social benefits.
The situation today is far different from how society used to solve the problem of single mothers who could not afford to support the children they produced or who could not, for whatever reason, raise them up to be upstanding citizens.
In the past, such children were taken away from their mothers and placed in homes, where they were, in essence, raised by society. In those homes, they did learn discipline and morals and they were adequately fed, housed, and educated.
Such a system, of course, would never fly in today’s world. So what, pray tell, would progressives today suggest as a solution to the problem of fatherless children?
Would they even accept that being raised by a single mother is a problem? Unlikely, but suppose they did. How would they solve the problem?
It’s hard to get inside the heads of progressives, but without a doubt they would shoot down any solution proposed by a conservative. Certainly they would shoot down any solution that required responsibility on the part of the mother or the absent father.
Would progressives support a solution that required single mothers in need of social benefits to name the fathers? Certainly society, which foots the bill, has a stake in knowing whether a father is financially able to support his children. Society also has an interest in knowing, in the case of a mother who is a minor, whether the father is an adult who should be prosecuted for statutory rape. If that happened, then surely the number of births to teen-aged single mothers would drop.
Would progressives support a solution that made social benefits contingent upon not having more children when a mother has already proven that she cannot support the child she has? In the age of free birth control, there’s no excuse left for irresponsible reproduction.
The only solutions that progressives would probably support would require throwing more taxpayer money at the problem.
While it’s hard to get inside the head of a progressive, it’s getting easier as each year of the Obama administration slides ever so slowly past. (Will 2017 never come?)
Imagine this solution that progressives would probably love:
Either (1) pay men (at least $15 per hour, of course) to serve as substitute fathers for fatherless children; or, better yet to the progressive mind, (2) pay the actual fathers to father to their own children. For a progressive, what’s not to like? We already pay the mothers, so why not pay the fathers, too?
We the People already pay people to care for their own elderly relatives–something that used to be done out of love for Mom or Dad, Grandma or Grandpa–so why not take it a step further and pay a potential deadbeat, absent dad to stay in the “family” and act as a “father” to his own children?
This imaginary progressive solution was presented tongue in cheek. However, I fully expect that a search of the Internet will find some progressive, somewhere, suggesting that We the People do exactly that–pay men to father their own children.