Revolution: yes, 8 year olds differ in personality and intelligence level. However, I’m quite comfortable saying that no 8 year old should ever be left home alone for 3 days. That’s an easy one, as long as you are employing your common sense instead of turning this into something it’s not. I sincerely hope that you would intervene if you saw a young child left alone for days.
[-2] May 25, 2015 at 3:35pm
And yes, that should have been “surely.” Thanks Siri. :)
[-2] May 25, 2015 at 3:31pm
i’m having trouble understanding your point. What if the child were being abused by the parent? Should CPS not interfere since, by your argument, putting the child in danger is their own choice? Shorely common sense and limited government can coexist a little better than that .
[-1] May 25, 2015 at 2:46pm
I’m sorry, but that’s not a lack of “parenting skills.” That’s a clear choice to neglect her child and put him in danger in order to do what she wants to do, not a “hmm… at what age should my child switch to a real toothpaste?” I hope CPS is all over this and makes sure this poor kid isn’t being abused in other ways by her “boyfriends.”
Yeah it takes a Community to raise a child. You are a PROGRESSIVE! Mind your own business and let people make there own choices Freely.
 May 25, 2015 at 2:42pm
I have to believe you’re either playing devil’s advocate or don’t have children. Potty and bathing skills are not all that is needed for a child to be safe. This is so obvious that I feel silly even typing it out, but a child needs an adult around even to FEEL safe at night – no matter whether there are any active dangers. And what if someone broke in? Or if some neighborhood pedophile notices “hey, here’s a kid home alone!” There’s a big difference between giving your kid reasonable opportunities to try things on his own and taking off for another state trusting that the power won’t go out, or he won’t trip down the stairs and break an arm, or any of the other random things an 8-year-old shouldn’t face alone. I agree that the idea of the government providing “parenting training” is a tad creepy, but let’s not pretend that makes her a good mother. There’s a strong case for neglect here, and it wouldn’t surprise me to find out that she’s put him in worse situations. Clearly she puts what she wants to do ahead of her child’s comfort and safety. I’m leery of Child Protective Services and its overreaches, but this situation screams for intervention.
Why can't people raise their children the way they see fit? Who are you to tell anyone how to raise their children? Why do you hate Freedom?
It is about possible situations they can't handle at that age
JHofKS Not all 8 year olds are the same. You don't know this kid or what he was taught to do in certain situations. One size does not fit all. It's called Freedom of Choice. Why do you hate Freedom and personal choice? Do I have the Right to tell you how to raise your Child? Do I have the Right to tell you what you can or can not allow your Children to do? No one but you have the Right to raise your Children how you want them raised.
Revolution: yes, 8 year olds differ in personality and intelligence level. However, I'm quite comfortable saying that no 8 year old should ever be left home alone for 3 days. That's an easy one, as long as you are employing your common sense instead of turning this into something it's not. I sincerely hope that you would intervene if you saw a young child left alone for days.
 May 21, 2015 at 12:15pm
ArmyMedic – I’m pretty sure “mr. dan” was being a tad sarcastic. :)
 May 20, 2015 at 12:51pm
TG360 – Matt (and the associated Bible verses) isn’t saying that we shouldn’t acknowledge the existence of evil and violence. Did you miss his entire point about Schindler’s List? The point is that Game of Thrones glorifies violence and sin, rather than showing it for what it is. If you can’t discern the difference, it might be time to spend a few weeks away from media and see whether your moral compass is still functioning properly. I’m not saying that in a snarky way, as I’ve had to check my own periodically.
 May 20, 2015 at 10:40am
The trouble with your point is that you don’t know what you would do if you were a Christian. “Becoming” a Christian is a transformative experience, and changes the desires of your heart. The Bible instructs believers to look on things that are good and pure and lovely and instructs us away from dwelling on sin (sex outside of marriage qualifies) and violence. As a Christian, you’d probably feel differently about it than you do now. That’s who Matt was talking to. :)
As a Christian I look for good engaging stories, and sorry you don’t get those where everything is happy and okay.
Also plenty of violence in the Bible so…..
TG360 - Matt (and the associated Bible verses) isn't saying that we shouldn't acknowledge the existence of evil and violence. Did you miss his entire point about Schindler's List? The point is that Game of Thrones glorifies violence and sin, rather than showing it for what it is. If you can't discern the difference, it might be time to spend a few weeks away from media and see whether your moral compass is still functioning properly. I'm not saying that in a snarky way, as I've had to check my own periodically.
Really? GoT shows very well what violence actually is.
"The trouble with your point is that you don’t know what you would do if you were a Christian"
I was a Christian. But like I explained in my post, I understand make believe, soooooooo.
I wouldn't necessarily state that the article could only be pointed toward a Christian readership, though it may be just that. My point is that the advice given could be taken to heart by anyone willing to listen. People who make a difference in the world usually aren't those who mindlessly plug in and follow the crowd, they are those who, at times, go against the tide. I am not a Christian, but I don't plan to watch a lot of the stuff peddled on television programming. It could be called "programming" for good reason. The ideas we take in - whether consciously or unconsciously, whether through books, T.V., or music - still do affect us and our paradigms. (Some people more than others.) I try to avoid the pitfalls of our current culture, which includes a lot of the ideas pushed in the entertainment industry. I'm tired of being a slave to our culture and government and I don't necessarily need God to tell me what I should and shouldn't be doing, as I attempt to live by what I would consider universally preferable behavior. (If you believe in God, that's fine by my standards, though I could come up with some arguments. Another day, perhaps? :)) Hence, I still think the article could have a broader audience than what you may be thinking.
 May 19, 2015 at 2:05pm
At this point, what difference does it make? We all know her answers would be dodges or lies anyway.
12: I sure hope someone markets that tee shirt : ' At this point, what difference does it make ?! '
 May 15, 2015 at 12:49am
And it’s also because the importance of the home is at odds with the the importance of government. Strong families take care of their own, and don’t need (or welcome) interference from nosy officials. Weak family structure, on the other hand, is an opening for control from the outside….. AKA the Life of Julia. So we are constantly blasted with the message that being a parent is a job for the state, while both parents seek fulfillment elsewhere.
That's right, cat. Feminism is not about equality. Feminism is about destroying the family. Feminists hated Sarah Palin. They lied, the called her and anyone who agreed with her and wished for her success stupid. If it was equality they wanted, why didn't they cheer for her to succeed as the first female VP. Feminism is about promoting Marxism. They couldn't care less about any woman who doesn't kowtow to the Marxist ideology. Feminists loved Bill Clinton even though he was disrespectful towards women. He used them and Hillary attacked any woman that dared oppose the Clinton cabal. Now Hillary hopes to use them too.
I don't know if it will work for Hillary. Most people still haven't waken to the hypocrisies and lies of feminism, but Hillary appears to be very corrupt. I don't know she will be able to overcome that even with the aid of feminazis.
I think it would be wise to start getting the voices of anti-feminists heard. I don't know if Fox would allow it, but if Hannity let Karen Straughan take over his show for an hour...
I imagine Fox's ratings would SOAR that night and it would create a national dialogue. Karen could put the feminists against the ropes and MSDNC and the likes would be in a wild frenzy attempting to counter her arguments... and dishonestly trying to belittle her as they did with Michelle Bachmann, Sarah Palin, and Dana Loesch... any woman who dares disagree with feminists and the Marxist cause.
We should call liberals what they truly are, Marxists.
Agreed. I believe being a housewife is the most patriotic profession a woman can do, even more than the military. The family is the bedrock of this republic, without it we crumble.
" the importance of the home is at odds with the the importance of government. Strong families take care of their own, and don’t need (or welcome) interference from nosy officials."
Yep, nailed it.
That in a nutshell has been the Progressives strategy from the beginning
cat - great observation - fulfillment elsewhere. People so busy looking for fulfillment, they loosen themselves from things that matter most. Self gratification over all things else.
I believe feminism has never been just about “equality”, but also about “choice” – the right for a woman to make choices about their lives the same way men have always been able to. And “choice” means the right to be a stay-at-home mom if that’s what you choose. I know many liberal stay-at-home moms and thankfully, feminism gave them the right to choose to be one.
Great point! Today's feminism is largely an anti-male, female supremacist movement by the left that is harming families. Many young men today do not want to marry as women are becoming so aggressive, angry, and hard to please. Feminists are encouraging women to view men as the enemy, which makes it hard for feminists to have a happy married life. The left is out to destroy the family in order to give the government total control over raising children. The leftists want a society like that in "Brave New World."
Feminism was about the right to vote originally.
Liberals (Marxists) morphed and perverted it into what we have today.
If a woman says she wants to be a stay-at-home mom, feminists go on the attack. What I hear from feminists is "What's wrong with you? You're not a 'real' woman unless you're working." That's not promoting choice! That's Nazi-like pressured conformity.
Remember how they attacked Ann Romney? It was her choice, but the feminazis didn't like her choice.
It is definitely not about choice.
I probably put this on too late so not many people will see this, but this is probably my most important post.
Listen to this former KGB agent talking about brainwashing the "useful idiot leftists" (his words)
The former KGB agent talks about how they target narcissists and professors for brainwashing in order to destroy society and they've done it before...
HEH! The video was recorded in 1984. It's short, only 15 minutes.
I see that most here subscribe to the notion that a woman's place is in the home. I'm afraid that's an outdated notion, a throwback to the time when the average job involved hard, physical labor.. More women today are graduating from college today than men. Women are just as capable as men in any job. That's different from saying that being a housewife is "a bad word." I've never heard anybody say that and would challenge you to give me an example of somebody saying that.
If you can afford to raise a family with only one income there are advantages to having a parent at home, but why not the man? These are cultural issues and not, as the cretin in the interview suggests, inherent and intrinsic differences between the genders. Women are just as capable as men in any job where the primary asset is a good brain, and men are just as capable as women as being good stay at home parents.
I am a feminist mother of two who chose to stay home with my kids until they started school. I know, you don't expect to hear that from us horrible liberals and you probably think I'm lying. You can start calling me names now.
Equal pay for equal work. Equal work. Same pay for the same job. That's the part they conveniently leave out when talking about what men and women make. If a woman is more likely to leave her job than a man, the market will take that into consideration, too. As far as women taking jobs that pay less, that's controlled by the market, too. It's easy to claim that some jobs pay more simply because men do them, but there's never any compelling explanation or evidence that the market doesn't dictate that a receptionist will make less money than a bricklayer, and those jobs tend to be gender-biased.
You're wrong, mod
"A woman's place is in the home" is nothing but dishonest propaganda of the left. It's very short and easy for the simple-minded to regurgitate - which is what you just did.
Yes, there are no doubt some (a very VERY! tiny number of men) who think that way, yet you paint the majority that way. You're either very dishonest or very stupid if you actually believe it.
I would bet that if you polled everyone on The Blaze, you would find that virtually no one has a problem with men taking care of the kids if they so choose or need to. That is another dishonest argument.
A woman can do any job a man can do, intellectually, true. No one's going to argue with that either. Yet there are jobs that 99.99% of women are not physically capable of doing. I've mentioned that I used to haul rolls of carpet that were so large that even most men could not carry them.
You've used three intellectually dishonest feminist cliches and tried to use them to paint "the majority" (your words) of The Blaze' commenters.
Do you actually believe the BS you spew?
mod -please refute the wisdom of this statement then;
THE FAMILY is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity. Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities. By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners. Disability, death, or other circumstances may necessitate individual adaptation. Extended families should lend support when needed.
 May 15, 2015 at 12:01am
I can never figure out why feminists find the term “housewife” to be an insult. Taking care of the home and raising kids that have a positive impact on the world is the most important job there is. Women sell themselves short by giving in to the lie that activities in the home are somehow inferior to working in an office.
The left has no respect for women that choose to be a housewife....The left feels it is oppression by men because women have the babies and you should all put career first.
You're exactly right, Cat... & if it's done right, it's a much harder job too.
And it's also because the importance of the home is at odds with the the importance of government. Strong families take care of their own, and don't need (or welcome) interference from nosy officials. Weak family structure, on the other hand, is an opening for control from the outside..... AKA the Life of Julia. So we are constantly blasted with the message that being a parent is a job for the state, while both parents seek fulfillment elsewhere.
I completely respect you, Cat. We have raised three daughters, all of whom consider themselves "feminists." They all have college degrees and choose to stay at home now to teach and raise their young children, my precious grandchildren.
Nevertheless, Mr. McInnes is a bit of an insensitive jacka**.
The work in the home is the GREATEST work we will ever do. Man or Woman. Husband OR Wife. The home is the place and we are seeing all of that come home to roost with the numerous gang events and riots where there IS NO Father, and where the home is a mess... it all spills out over into society.
Homes with a father and a mother, is the best thing that happens in and to a society. SUPPORT it! Enough with the failed ideas of the Feminists!! FAILED!!!
The reason is simple, Cat.
The Communist Party of the USA set out its goals several decades ago. I have the whole thing somewhere but I can’t find it at the moment. One of the goals was to destroy the moral strength of the American family because it make the successful introduction of socialism immensely difficult – if not impossible.
The way that they chose to do it was to employ feminism to push the mothers out into the workforce.
The upside of this is that women have a much greater choice in life than they ever did before, and that’s a good thing. The bad thing is that women were made to feel a lesser contributor, and less self-fulfilled, if they didn’t get out of the house.
It seems that the only people who remembered the old adage ” the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world” were the communists, and they intended to do the rocking.
That video was fun. I have another one for your enjoyment. The best bit comes right at the end.
Luckily, the majority of western women, while rightly accepting the advances that early feminism gave them, have tossed the rest of the socialist nonsense into the trash bin of history…
Thank you catlaugh. I'm gonna go home and do something to show my wife how great I think she is ASAP.
Soon a panelist will need a government "waiver" to make these comments out loud. Anyone else that utters these ideas in a protected workplace will be subject to hate speech laws. You think I'm kidding??? Wait and see.....
You said it. Without a stable, involved family, how will a child grow up into a stable adult? The housewife is the backbone of a healthy and moral nation. I have no problem with women that want or need to work a paying job, but there is no shame and in fact, great honor in being a homemaker.
Tamara Holder allegedly slept with Jesse Jackson...just sayin'
Right. Feminist's are selfish, self centered pr1cks. Who put their wants and needs in front of children and family. That's the bottom line. How many wild animals with the hundreds of different species goes off and does their own thing after having their young? They don't, their instinct is to raise their young and put THEM first, as God and Nature intends.
Child mass murderers were born after the feminists hit the work force, started with the Columbine mass murders in Colorado. Prior to women abandoning their kids to serve themselves there WAS NEVER child killers. Not to many years with the feminists started abandoning their families and children to SERVE THEMSELVES did the children start mass murdering other kids and adults.
catlaugh12: "I can never figure out why feminists find the term “housewife” to be an insult."
Well I can't / won't speak for feminists but... No one I know (Liberal or otherwise) finds the term "housewife" to be an insult.
This is about freedom and liberty and equality.
Women have every right as men to choose the path of their lives.
For this sexist McInnes to suggest that HE KNOWS “You would be much happier at home with a husband and children." is righteous male arrogance of the highest order. Just who the ___ is he to tell others when / where they'd be happier?!?!?
“They would rather go to their daughter’s piano recital than stay all night at work, working on a proposal so they end up earning less.”
WOW! What an unbelievably ignorant statement.
Curious McInnes. Have you ever asked a father if he would rather go to his daughter’s piano recital or stay all night at work, working on a proposal? And what? Males / fathers "stay all night at work, working on a proposal" JUST so they can earn more?
So they value money more than their family?!?!
"They’re less ambitious, and I think this is sort of God’s way, this is nature’s way of saying women should be at home with the kids — they’re happier there.”
The amount of ignorance flowing from this man's (apparently tiny) brain is simply amazing.
Again. Just who the ___ is he to say how ambitious someone is?
Go back to your cave McInnes.
A very wise person once said "No other success can compensate for failure in the home" The mess this country is in currently is a direct result of this principle in practice.
The work is too tough for them.
That was hilarious watching the flood of emotions enter
miss democrats head when she realized the guy was right
"She is a miserable, sleep around, tramp stamped,
aborted fetus, feminist who is angry and miserable at her core"
Personally I think Gavin does this just to make waves and get a rise out of people... he is an odd bird for sure.
Housewife is arguably the most important job in the world they take care of everything that is important in this life. Why do we work? We work to provide a house to raise children in that is our primary concern or should be, and when it no longer is society begins to fall apart. What ive been seeing is adults who are more concerned with themselves then their families ,if they have one many are waiting till much later in life opting to "Work on themselves" or "Enjoy life" instead of starting a family which to me is just another symptom of a declining society.
"They’re less ambitious"
Huh??? What women does he know? This guy should go work with the Taliban! Are we different? Yes. God's plan? Yes. But good Lord, has he ever stopped and actually watched what a woman accomplishes in a day? I don't think so! The construction of the body puts the full load of pregnancy on the woman. This is a handicap as far as income goes. A handicap that I don't think most women would want to give up. Giving birth is a miraculous thing! Yes, this is why "Man go hunt food, woman raise child." And even in the modern world there is some truth to that, but to say it is a less ambitious role, or that the work done has any less value to humankind in general is preposterous!
Apparently women doing the job they were genetically designed to do is offensive to prog damaged goods like "Tammy".
I couldn't be arsed looking it up but didn't she date Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson or some other race huckster at some point? Like I said..damaged goods.
This actually is funny ! She s a person who admitted that she cannot commit to a relationship and the guy is probably correct that she is unhappy.
For those of us who commit to a multi decade partnership with our wives know the truth.
I like working. I like working long hours at time.
My wife has always been extremely successful in her professional career and endeavors. But throughout time as allowed chose not to work because she is always happier around the kids (i am too). Yes, that means over the last 25 years my wife turned down promotions. I never have.
Almost all my friends have done the same. The wife is an extremely important job in itself. They usually run the household and make sure children are not “free range”. :)
Not all people want that, but most do.
So called feminist will not admit that.
That poor brainwashed little girl on Hannity doesn’t have a clue as to how good a stable family structure is.
She must be a liberal.
Where he lost this was using the word ambitious incorrectly
Gavin is hilarious and smarter than he looks. I have watched him for years on Greg Gutfeld’s Red Eye on FOX. Comes on a 3AM…I DVR it. It’s lost some of its draw for me now because Gutfeld moved on to make more time to work up the FOX corporate ladder. Gavin guests hosts sometimes and he does a great job.
Progressive Democrats don’t want to hear the truth. The subject of equal pay for women is one of the three divisive elements of the Democrat platform right now, so speaking truth about it is literally stepping on a 3rd rail.
Women’s equality, Black race and Gay/Transgender are the three pillars of the Democrat divisiveness machine. You see them harp on it every day. In between they use the tragic deaths of train crash victims to break out the usual clamoring for more money for transportation which seldom gets spend on productive projects…but they never let a great crisis go to waste, True pieces of human waste as they are.
It is illegal for a company to pay a woman less than a man for the exact same job with the exact same qualifications because of gender…and no…I mean NO smart business man is going to cheat ANY good employee. Good people are too hard to find to not take care of them.
The women that have children and raise them to be good humans by actually mothering them and not leaving them in daycare are the true heroes of our society. And there is no pay equivalent to an awesome mother…they are “Priceless”. Being poor with a good mother is better than the opposite.
Offended is the new black.
You are correct. I will say this always. A housewife is the most important job in the world . Happy wife is a happy life. A woman can give birth to life. That is the closet to god anyone can come to. I respect women to the core. Without women their would be no life .
Not only is the term "housewife' not offensive but many women CHOOSE to be one. As it's often the case though, liberals are for choice as long as you choose what they want you to choose.
I agree with all my heart. That is what is wrong with this country, the family in America is almost a thing of the past.
"I can never figure out why feminists find the term “housewife” to be an insult."
40+ years of progressive indoctrination via critical theory in our school system. That is why. That is why we have kids burning flags and making excuses for ISIS. That is why we have people twisting themselves into knots with rationalizations as as to why black on white violent crime is to be ignored. That is why people know nothing of value in regard to history, philosophy, economics, and science. That is the root of so mush of our current problems. We need to take back our schools and we need to do it yesterday.
Absolutely AND women were worshiped, as were mothers and grandmothers. women had a LOT of power then...all they have now is a lot of hard work and what do they get in return? Serial relationships? When women once again show respect for their OWN BODIES and learn to say NO as they did for generations, men will only then respect them...and pursue them. Everyone knows why diamonds are so valued...they are RARE!
I don’t know about whether Miss Holder would be happier, but he is 100% correct on the rest of it. What is the most insulting is how feminists act as if they speak for women when they do not.
When I was growing up, feminism had reached such a point in our culture, that even in the Christian school I went to, no one presented the idea that the simple ambition of having a happy home and kids was a viable plan for life. It was expected that I would choose a career, and as such, it did not occur to me that it was ok that I had no such career ambitions. I felt useless and “wrong."
It took time for me, and my husband who was tainted to think the same way, to realize that being home was a needed, thankless, job of high honor. Just because mama is here in the kitchen, my family’s world is a peaceful haven of security. If other women do not choose this path, I think they have a right. I don’t think, however, that they are really considering what means more to their family: a career woman, or a mom making a comfortable home.
At the very least, let’s stop with this farce that feminism is what most women would choose baring outside pressures.
There was a time when I thought stay at home moms wore lazy do nothings. Then I had kids. Man, there are days when I can't wait to go to work :). Stay at home moms that are truly invested in raising their kids the right way work harder than most of the people with jobs, and the service that they provide to society is priceless. Of course there ARE stay at home moms that are lazy slobs and their kids would be better off in day care....but that is a discussion for another thread.
Women who stay home to raise children are to be commended, and I say that as a liberal male who considers himself a feminist. I believe most of the liberals I know agree with that statement. I don't deny that there are some hardcore leftists who think a woman who doesn't work isn't living up to her potential and that such a life is a waste, just as their are those on the far right who think all woman should stay at home and shouldn't work. I find both of those attitudes absurd. I hope you do, too.
I will say that being a housewife when there are not, never have been, and never intend to be any children does seem a bit of a waste.
One thing I do wonder: Do you feel the same way about a man who stays home to raise children while his wife works? My cousin is radiologist, and makes a very nice salary. Her husband was a psychologist, and made good money, too, but not as much as she did. So, he stayed home and raised the children and she worked. He doesn't get much respect from his father-in-law, my uncle, who is quite conservative. What is your take on that situation?
She is a miserable leftist she always was & always will be.
How and why feminism has flourished:
Well said Catlaugh12...
I'm a 68 yr old woman who has done both...career...wife...mother. I finally quit work outside the home. I grew up during the "burn the bra" years. It's not just about equal pay for equal work. The women today are in it for the power and the money. The whole women's movement is about "Power". If women stayed home there would be more jobs for men. Simple truth. I could care less about the woman's "right to work". I've learned my lesson. I was wrong during my younger career years. I was conned by the whole feminist movement.
-Women who manage the home-front are better mothers and wives
-Women should NOT be street cops (there are exceptions)
-Women should NOT be firemen for the same reason as not being cops
-Women should NOT be an on the ground military (hand combat) except as support personnel
-Women would make good Snipers...women are better shots than men...generally speaking.
I do feel women make good pilots.
Hey...I realize that there are some women that can out perform men. Then let that woman fill the job. Forget your lousy Equal Opportunity fill-in-the-women/minority-slots crap that sets people up to fail. Been there and felt that. Very insulting feeling when you realize you were only hired to fill an equal opportunity slot...and not because you could do the job.
Now I'm proud to be a woman and a hardworking housewife.
I agree with what this gentleman started saying. The largest reason women are paid less is because many do stay home.
However, I would strongly disagree that women should stay home, and those that do are happier.
Women should do what they want, not what some man on TV, or some moronic feminist tells them to do. If they can afford to stay home (on their dime, not mine or the government's dime) at wish to, more power to them.
I agree with Gavin.. Women WERE happier.. I know I am happier at home taking care of my babies and my husband.. I don't need a job to feel fulfilled, I have a family that loves me and everything I do and am.. Feminism ruined the family unit and made some men into pansy a$$ girly men... When it takes your man longer to get ready than you take, you might be a pansy man, if you visit the salon more times a month for hair/mani/pedi, you might be a pansy man... I mean for the love of God, men are not MEN anymore.. At least there are very few of them left.. I wish we could go back to the way it used to be...
My mom hasn't had a job for about thirty years because she's been at home with children and keeping our house looking at least DECENT!! I think that's a perfectly respectable job, taking care of your home :)
get rekt feminist. Everything quoted by TheBlaze is true. (no offense if any women think i mean they are inferior)
 May 14, 2015 at 5:01pm
I feel so sorry for you, Violet. You see only darkness and bitterness where there is so much joy and love to be found. Try to be honest with yourself and consider the logical ramifications of your position. Would you tell a woman diagnosed with terminal cancer that her last few months have no value, and that she should commit suicide? Or is there joy in her remaining days with her loved ones? Would you tell a parent who lost a young child through other means – SIDS, car accident – that those years were a waste? Life has meaning, Violet, whether you choose to see it or not.
Violet – This just means that you agree with those that believe life itself has no value, without certain abilities. I’d challenge you to go spend some time with families that have children with disabilities (not defects) or illnesses and see if you still believe there is no joy or value in these young lives. I’ve known parents that lived through terminal illnesses with young children, and they wouldn’t give back one single day of the time they had with that child. To give life and love, even if only for a short time, is never selfish.
 May 14, 2015 at 4:42pm
This whole conversation comes down to whether human life has intrinsic value or whether possessing other characteristics/abilities are required to give it value. Is human life only valuable when a person lives a long time? Or when the child can read or go to school? Or is it always of value and should be celebrated? Should the parents of children with disabilities feel guilt for not killing their children in the womb, since social services to support them are a drag on society? If you take the position that human life requires something additional to give it value, you are not alone. Hitler sterilized women who gave birth to children with disabilities/were Jewish/were gay, etc. Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, advocated the abortion of black babies. If, however, you find intrinsic value in life itself, logic requires that you stand against killing babies (pre- and post-birth). This is why pro-lifers will argue to protect an unborn baby, no matter whether it is an inconvenience or a burden to the parent(s). And it is also why we celebrate children with diseases/disabilities/etc, even if they’ll never “amount to much” in some people’s eyes. There is SO much to learn from these little ones. I hope you can see that.
No ideology is a bigger affront to the notion that ALL human life has some minimum intrinsic value than modern American "conservatism." You people have NO moral high ground to stand upon, to pretend like your pro-birth invasion of the medical field is based upon any such high-minded principles.
You just want to insert your baseless (almost always superstitious) preconceptions about the world into public policy, without any actual persuasive grounds for anyone, INCLUDING yourselves, to think your claims about the nature of reality (the nature of, for example, fetuses specifically--and their ability, or lack thereof, to have rights). Stop pretending you're anything more than irrational busybodies--it's positively LAUGHABLE for you to portray your position as anything but. At least be honest about what you believe--you don't just want to not have an abortion upon your own unproven beliefs, you want to take away that ability from EVERYONE ELSE on that total lack of any factually demonstrable basis.
 May 13, 2015 at 3:20pm
Just don’t forget about Romans 3:23 when you’re determining your doctrinal stance on “keeping the commandments”. It’s pretty clear that no one has ever kept them all.
That's exactly what the commandments were intended for. To show people no one could keep them all. They are the law. We are under grace, that have Jesus Christ as our savior. We are under the finished works of Christ, not the law.
And that's why Christ gave the Apostles and their successors the authority to hear sins so He could forgive them for us, and gave us the sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession).
Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”
The Bible says if we LOVE God and KNOW God we will OBEY His commands. There is no verse in the Bible that says Gods Commandments are "impossible" to obey. Don't confuse obeying the 10 Commandments with being "sinless" God knows we cannot be "sinless" which is why He gave us the 10 Commandments (commands that we CAN obey) Which of the 10 Commandments are "impossible" to obey if we truly LOVE God?
1 John 2:3
We know that we have come to KNOW Him IF we KEEP HIS COMMANDS
1 John 3:9
NO ONE who is BORN OF GOD will CONTINUE TO SIN, because God’s seed remains in
them; they CANNOT go on sinning, because they have been born of God
1 John 5:2
This is how we KNOW that we love the children of God: by LOVING GOD and CARRYING
OUT HIS COMMANDS.
2 John 1:6
And this is love: that we WALK IN OBEDIENCE TO HIS COMMANDS. As you have heard
from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love
Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant
and steadfast love WITH THOSE WHO LOVE HIM AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS, to a
they turned quickly out of the way which their fathers walked in, OBEYING THE
COMMANDMENTS OF THE LORD; but they did not so
Then I said: "LORD, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his
covenant of love with those who LOVE HIM and KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS
"if you want to enter life, keep the commandments"
Satan invented the lie that Gods 10 Commandments are burdensome and it is "impossible" to overcome the world and obey Gods commands.
1 John 5:3-4
In fact, this is love for God: to KEEP HIS COMMANDS. And his Commands ARE NOT
burdensome, for EVERYONE born of God overcomes the world.
If you LOVE ME, KEEP MY COMMANDS
The Bible says that Elizabeth and Zacharias so loved the Lord that they obeyed ALL of His commands and decrees BLAMELESSLY.
BOTH of them were RIGHTEOUS IN THE SIGHT OF GOD, observing ALL of the Lords
COMMANDS AND DECREES BLAMELESSLY.
The Bible says Job so loved the Lord that he shunned evil and was PERFECT and UPRIGHT.
There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was PERFECT
and UPRIGHT, and one that feared God, and shunned evil.
 May 13, 2015 at 3:17pm
Just a note… while faith in Christ’s saving work is all that is needed to be a Christian, someone who has that faith will want to be involved in a Bible-preaching church. It’s part of the work God does in our hearts, and we’re instructed to get involved as well (Hebrews 10:25). :)
 May 12, 2015 at 3:15pm
Really? I get a thumbs down for saying this isn’t news? Sigh. And here I thought we Blaze fans were more interested in hard news than the fluffy drivel we get from Yahoo, etc. Apparently not.
Even if he found the actual boot from the movie, isn’t this more along the line of “a neat story I tell at parties” than a news item? TheBlaze could really help users out by labeling such articles with “This story is only here as filler, and reading it would be a complete waste of your time.”
Really? I get a thumbs down for saying this isn't news? Sigh. And here I thought we Blaze fans were more interested in hard news than the fluffy drivel we get from Yahoo, etc. Apparently not.
 May 10, 2015 at 2:36pm
I think you probably want to do some research before making these blanket statements. There are so many factors that go into when and from where a family adopts. As someone heavily involved in the adoption community, there are usually waiting lists for American children that are available to be adopted. Keep in mind that I’m talking about kids that can be adopted right away, rather than dealing with complicated foster/maybe-adopt situations. On the other hand, my sister’s family had the joy of bringing home a precious little boy from China who was abandoned under a bridge after birth, due to medical needs. This little one – perfectly healthy now – has gone from a life of institutions where he spent 23 out of every 24 hours in a crib with no stimulation to a home with 3 brothers and sisters and a mom and dad who love him. There was no one in line in China to care for him. I also know many who have fostered/adopted American kids too, and that is also a joy. I just want to point out that assuming international adoptions are done for “status” is a pretty foul accusation to make, given the wretched state of 2nd and 3rd world orphanages, and the love and sacrifice required by anyone to open their home to a strange child. Perhaps a better approach would be to be thankful for these families and encourage others to follow their example both here and abroad.
 May 8, 2015 at 3:57pm
HarryPotter – “debunked by scientific study after study.” Okay, name 5. Or name ONE.