• Disastrous! Hillary Models One Way Parents Are Dropping the Ball Today

    Surge Summary: Hillary Clinton favorably compares commitment to marriage to a parent’s supporting his/her child’s transgender confusion — a connection not altogether obvious to everyone.   

    CraigBannister/cnsnews.com reports:

    Last week, Hillary Clinton confessed to the ladies of ABC’s The View her decision to stick with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, was like … a parent deciding to respect the feelings of a transgender child (?).

    First off, nowadays any gesture toward marital fidelity could be – usually ought to be – considered a plus. So, regardless of how one feels about her politically, kudos to the erstwhile first lady for that. On top of that, Hillary’s decision flies in the face of the dominant influences of twenty-first-century, anti-matrimony, man-hating feminism – thus, good for her on that score, too.

    That said, it’s a tad weird comparing what she branded her “gutsiest” decision to a mom supporting her child’s gender confusion.

    “I had a friend a few years ago,” admitted the seventy-one-year-old Democrat,

    “who called up and said ‘I don’t know who to talk to about this, but my little girl wants to be a boy. What do I do?’ “

    “And, you know, several of us kind of — we didn’t know what to do, we never had a friend who’d faced that before. Several of us kind of read everything and talked to people and gave her advice and it was really gutsy for her to say okay, ‘I’m going to respect the feelings of my child as hard as it is for me to understand this.’

    “So, I think when the question was asked, personally, everybody faces a moment of decision, and you have to reach deep down inside and decide what’s right for you to do and, hopefully, it’s reached with love and understanding.” H/T: The Washington Examiner

    For that last clause, the “love and understanding” part? Thumbs up. Always appropriate. Of course, “love and understanding” in no way automatically translate into a requirement to cheer on your vulnerable, confused, desperately needy offspring’s plunge into an existence predicated on sexual self-deception.

    What if she insisted she was an eagle and wanted to jump off the roof? Of a sting ray and wanted mom and dad to take her a mile out to sea and dump her into the drink? Would “love and understanding” militate that the parents co-operate with their girl’s wishes?

    For centuries, society has operated under the impression adults’ – mothers and fathers especially – carry an obligation to steer flighty, hormone-addled kids away from transitory goofiness and destructive decisions and toward mature, long-term beneficial choices.  Sometimes the grown-ups have to reinforce and enforce the momentarily trying standards that might sting right now but pay salutary dividends in years to come. That’s the healthy expression of “love and understanding”, the normal one pretty much every child, adolescent or young adult needs at some point – probably many points – along the way.

    Hillary and her unnamed friends opted to blow up that hardy and time-tested perspective. All in a misbegotten, morally relativistic interpretation of “love and understanding”.

    Can’t offer her any kudos on that one.

    H/T: CraigBannister/cnsnews.com

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