Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

End the War on Women

                    The liberty principle for this Freedom Friday comes from an essay written by Daniel Burton, a contributor at entitled "Lessons learned from political `War on Women.'"   That principle is:  The war on women would quickly end if men, women, and political leaders would recognize the power and influence of women and treat them fairly and equally.

                    The essay eloquently describes the many ways that women bring blessings to their homes and communities.  Burton wrote, "When we come down to it, this is about how we - men, the government, and CNN pundits - get out of the way and let women make the choices themselves.  Whether it's a husband, father, or government, women don't need men to tell them what is right or what is wrong, how to spend their money or whether they should be working or not.  They know what is best for their families and they are perfectly adept at figuring it out without Uncle Sam telling them how.  They just need to be treated like their decisions - whether to stay-at-home and raise their children or to share the responsibility of providing with dad or even to not have children at all - matter and are respected."

                    This man values the women in his life.  This fact is obvious from his essay - for which I am grateful.  I encourage you to read it and learn the lessons that he gained.  He ended his essay with this statement:

                    "It's tough to be a mother, and no one should try to tell them that one political party or the other knows what's best for them.  They know best for themselves.
                    "What do women want?  They want to be treated equally and fairly in whatever choice they make.  They are smart, they understand the effects of their choices, and they move the economy.  Whether they choose to be in the workforce or at home, it's time we treat them like they are the equals that they are."

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