Father Knows Best?

April 9, 2013


The popular 60’s tv sitcom,”Father Knows Best” was a reflection of the culture we lived in. Fathers were respected. Most parents took the responsibility for raising and protecting their children. As a child, I couldn’t wait to curl up and watch the next episode. It was both fun and comforting to see how “Father” took on the next challenge. Yes, those were the good old days when television shows encouraged a healthy parent and child bond!

Contrast that with the shocking video below where MSNBC host, Melissa Harris-Perry, lectures us all on our need to get past this idea that the parents have the primary responsibility for their children. According to her, our children will be so much better off if we allow the “community” to raise them.


The breakdown of the traditional family has left America in confusion and chaos. The phrase “father knows best” has now been replaced with “government knows best”.  The introduction of more government programs has brought us more government intrusion and the inevitable loss of individual rights. What about parents? Isn’t it true that as long as we are good parents, we have nothing to worry about?

If you find it difficult to believe that someone could rip children out of a home with two loving parents, no criminal record, no drug or alcohol abuse, please read this article.  I was able to personally visit the family cited in this article and hear firsthand their side of the story.  I was convinced after hearing their testimony and the reports of other professionals that this was definitely an example of DSS and court overreach.

I just recently battled a U. N. Treaty (UN CRPD) that wanted to usurp my authority as a parent and allow the government and the UN to decide what was in the best interest of my disabled child.  Even though we defeated the treaty last year, Senator Reid has vowed to bring it back. It is clear to me that our rights as parents are being threatened on both the state and federal level.

If you think this is just another partisan issue, please think again.In a poll conducted in 2010, Zogby asked: “In general, parents have the constitutional right to make decisions for their children without government interference unless there is proof of abuse or neglect. Do you agree or disagree with this view of parental rights?” Democrats: 92.4% agreed, 5.7% disagreed. Republicans: 97.5% agreed, 1.9% disagreed. Independents: 90.8% agreed, 4.8% disagreed.

Where do you stand on this issue? Please share your opinion in the comment section below!

If you would like to know more about this issue and what you can do about it, please visit parentalrights.org

By: Donna Mauney

Donna is a homeschooling mother of eight children, 5 biological and 3 adopted. She became involved in politics when she started homeschooling, in order to protect her rights as a parent and freedom to homeschool. Since then she has been active in several campaigns on a grassroots level.

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