The Federalist, on Wednesday, October 5th., hit the nail on the head with this headline, “What America Needs Now Is For Prodigal Dads To Come Home And Be Real Men“.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as reported by the National Fatherhood Initiative, 18.4 million children, 1 in 4, live without a biological, step, or adoptive father in their home. “That’s enough children to fill New York City twice or Los Angeles four times over,” the initiative states.
That sobering statistic came to mind after I read a recent piece by Delano Squires of the Heritage Foundation on what he calls the “Prodigal Father” — fathers who have left their responsibility to their children and their mothers behind to seek what they believe to be personal pleasure and riches. He surmises that many of these men have abdicated their responsibility and become “prodigal fathers” because society has told men that their “manliness” is toxic and needs to be eradicated. Thus, they have no purpose or sense of commitment to invest in and stand for their families.”
Thomas Robb, the National Director of the Knights Party of the Ku Klux Klan, based in Harrison, Arkansas, spoke from his office saying, “This may be true to an extent. We’re told not to stereotype people, but it’s a long standing fact that this happens the most within the black race. White people aren’t off the hook though. I feel within the White race today, even with a mother and father, too many parents are both absent when it comes to running their families. What I mean by this, is that lately I’ve seen so many articles that begin with ‘Brave High School students’ defend this, or they defend that, whatever the case may be. As parents, we’re to protect our children with our own lives if that’s what it takes, but today, many parents just send their children to school and expect them to defend themselves against the immoral things taking place in America’s Public School Systems.This is your job as a parent. So at least within the White race, unfortunately, it could be said that some White families have both a ‘prodigal’ mother and father”.