The Progressive War on My Stay at Home Mom
Stay at home moms. The very term make progressives cringe, and now have a coronary bigger than even the likes of Michael Moore could imagine, but why is the backbone of America so often criticized and looked down upon as inefficient? Liberals try and hide their displeasure for stay at home moms by rooting it in gender inequality. Just this past weekend during one of Obama’s gender equality speeches, he was quoted as saying “women shouldn't have to leave the workplace and give up their pay in order to take care of their kids, daycare should be affordable to all.”
On the surface this seems harmless enough. He's simply stating the need for cheap daycare, that women should be paid good money to afford this day care and ship their kids off to them! Yippee! But Obama didn't mean that, he meant that women should never give up their incomes to raise a family. The clear disdain for women who choose this path is rooted in the progressive agenda and proven daily.
As recent as 2012, CNN commentator and close friend to the administration, Hilary Rosen, stated that Ann Romney never worked a day in her life because she is a stay at home mom. Obama vehemently denies any connection with this statement but he proves it through his statement “women should never give up income to raise a family” because he equates the only form of working as a tax-paying job. I want to start by saying that the President, Liberals, and critics of stay at home moms infuriate me, and it’s personal. I’ve been blessed enough to be raised by a mom who chose to stay at home and raise me. – I would go into further detail and point to the fact that I’ve been blessed to have a father with a sustainable job but a two parent, heterosexual household may be too much to handle these days –
My mom works harder than anyone I've ever witnessed; she keeps our house from going to hell, is always there for us, and makes coming home the best part of the holidays. Her job never stops either; she is clocked in 2twenty four hours a day for three hundred and sixty five days a year, and isn’t paid a single penny other than in love. She also doubles as mom and Mrs. Cruse; my mom is the teacher for my brother who couldn’t handle public schools but is now being successfully homeschooled. After witnessing all that he’s learned, it’s safe to say he's learned more under my mom, than I'd learned under any of my teachers. Once again, it’s another example of all the work that she does for my family. But this is something she chose to do, out of her own free-will, and not because of a masculine-dominated, societal form of thinking or any nonsense like that. My mom decided that in order for my brother and me to have the best possible life and to be most set up for success, she would stay at home. So why is this something Obama would frown upon? My mom chose to stay home, and she chose to not send me to a daycare, regardless of its price. Obama and Liberals hate my mom because she is traditional, and this is where the real “war on women” is being waged.
To liberals, stay at home moms are as traditional as a heterosexual marriage, not aborting your baby and not demanding free birth control. They must be stopped. Stay at home moms represent everything that made America great: personal responsibility and the belief that families were the backbone to society, not the reliance on others. Conservatives and common sense Americans need to stand up and embrace these traditional values. If you want to work and send your kid off to daycare, that’s great, but don’t criticize my mom when she chooses otherwise. For an ideology that is “pro-choice” you would think stay at home moms would be honored. This same argument goes for stay at home dads, and anyone who chooses to stay at home and raise a family. Never believe that the traditional way to raise a family is the wrong way, because it isn’t. We succeeded for years as a nation raising our own and did it damn well. Of course I recognize the privilege I have for being in a family that can afford for my mom to be at home. For the people who are upset with stay at home moms however, all I’m asking is that my mother's choices be given the same respect as any other "working" woman. She sees more value in a successful and happy family than an affordable day-care and an extra buck. Good for her. If you want to respect all women, start by respecting the women who made this nation great, the stay at home moms.