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Liberal Lies About McDonnell Thesis Exposed

Having read the entire 93 page thesis (and I wonder how many of the McDonnell detractors have actually done so), I can say the Democrats proclamations that Republican Gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell is somehow “anti-woman” are absolutely false.

While I am an ardent supporter of the McDonnell campaign, I decided to read the Thesis and come to my own conclusions. In light of the tall tails coming out of any Democratic Party focus groups these days, that is a highly recommended exercise.

The first thing that jumps out at you from the very beginning is that the Democrats have lied about the tone of the entire thesis. It is decidedly not anti woman, but rather pro child (and pro-woman).

This thesis looks at the family structure prior to the 1970’s. During that period, the traditional family with the Father working and Mom staying home to nurture the children, the economic conditions of women and children was far better than in 1989. McDonnell blames the government for encouraging single parent families over two parent homes. And government programs to raise the kids.

The thesis was not about forcing women to stay home, but about encouraging families to stay together and return to the statistically best method – a two parent home – that is the best environment to raise children. He laments that the opposite is now true. Government programs and high taxes have made it impossible for women who wish to stay home to do so.

And the assertion by Deeds that McDonnell is against Day Care for children is preposterous. McDonnell admits that there is a need for child care assistance because most women must work (for which he blames government policies). They have no choice. Yet these same necessary government programs shift us further away from the traditional two parent home. He is not advocating taking away child care, just concerned that these programs, in the long run, are hurting women and children more than they help.

McDonnell is accused of being against contraceptives because of his view that the Federal Courts should not supersede the individual state’s authority pertaining to marriage. McDonnell’s problem was with the Federal Court’s finding a new “right” to privacy in the Constitution, and judicial activism. He believes the State government, which is much closer to the families, is the proper place for any necessary rules. Obviously, things like child abuse and such are beat looked at by State and Local Authorities.

The overall impression after reading this Thesis is that Bob McDonnell looked at the traditional family of years past and saw that government programs and intervention have eroded away that basic family structure that has served us so well for centuries, and women and children are far poorer for all the government “help”. He is not calling for an end to day care, contraceptives, nor does he advocate women stopping work to raise children. He admits that in 1989 things had already progressed to the point that women were then forced to work and encouraged to abandon the traditional family by the government. Which he sees as the problem.

He also decries federal meddling in the State’s business as to marriage, and says the State is supposed to encourage and nurture families, not control them.

In fact, the only thing Bob McDonnell was calling for in this thesis was policies to reduce the impoverishment of single women with children. Returning to the traditional family, the point before poverty began growing seems an admirable goal.

This is not about forcing anyone to do anything. It is about the government encouraging the traditional family to return to America. It is about a better choice for raising children. It is simply a realistic look at what has caused the rise of poverty and single parents.

And looking at the statistics and continued rise of impoverished single mothers in the country, the government programs do, indeed, seem to be hurting. Not helping.

Compared to today’s plight of single Moms, when Bob sounded the alarm with this thesis, women and children lived the lifestyle of the rich and famous in 1989.

Too bad we didn’t listen. and continue to ignore Bob McDonnell’s call for the traditional family.

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.

Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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    Tom White Says:

    Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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