State of Mankind

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Romney Is The Most Qualified-Ann Romney, That Is

It’s no secret I’ve never been a fan of Mitt Romney, and I hope this is not taken as some back door endorsement of him as a candidate.  The discussion here focuses on a principle in which I really believe.  That principle is family first.  I believe a person will do much more good for the world by taking care of their family and raising children to be responsible adults than doing anything else.  This is the light in which I want to look at Hilary Rosen’s comment about Ann Romney:

“Guess what, (Romney’s) wife has actually never worked a day in her life.”

The comment was said in the context that Ann Romney had no business discussing the economy.  I want to make the case that Ann Romney not only has reason to talk about the economy, but is probably the most qualified person involved in the campaign to talk about the economy.  Let’s consider the accomplishments and policy of Mrs. Romney, and what the result would be if everyone implemented it.  I’m not suggesting that all mothers should be “stay at home” moms, but looking at the larger picture of putting their family first.

Ann Romney raised five boys to be responsible adults.  Having children of my own, I know just what an accomplishment this is.  It takes personal sacrifice and dedication to do it.  I grew up in a family of five boys.  I watched my own mother sacrifice her hobbies and interests, as well as her house and yard (have you ever seen what about fifteen teenagers can do to a kitchen?).  Parents who take the time to let their children grow, love them, and teach them basics of right and wrong not only make good families, they make a strong economy.  Think about it for a minute. (You can also see my previous post on this topic).

How many children whose parents make sure they know how to read, write, and do math fail in gaining enough education to support themselves?  How many children who learn to work and treat people right from parents examples end up being a burden on society?  My argument may be simplistic, but I think it is correct.  If parents would just put whatever effort is necessary to raise their children well, I propose that society would change for the better.  We would have fewer people in prison.  We would have a better, and more educated work force.  We would have workers with the self respect to really do a good job.  Everything our politicians try to promise to make our country better is actually accomplished in the home by good parents.  Ann Romney has proven successful at this and is therefore, in my mind, the most qualified person involved in this race to talk about what is good for our economy or our country.

“No other success can compensate for failure in the home.” -J. E. McCulloch


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