The first thing Frederick County Commissioner Paul Smith does when explaining his controversial views about a woman’s proper place is to hand out a pamphlet from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
“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,” the pamphlet reads. “Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children.”
The furor started when Smith sought to explain his vote to cut $2.3 million out of the county’s Head Start program for nearly 300 toddlers in low-income families. At a public hearing last month, he told a group of tearful Head Start parents that marriage and staying home with children was not only the best option for raising them well but would also “decrease” the number of kids that the government would need to provide for.
You want to restore traditional gender roles? Okie dokie. Here’s a sharpened stick. Go kill something large and dangerous. Good luck with that Smith.
(Source: Washington Post)