The democratic politician from California Joe Mathews caused an intense backlash against his proposal to abolish paternity rights and turn children over to the state to achieve the version of “equity” pushed by leftists.
“California should abolish paternity in the name of fairness. “If California is ever going to achieve true equity, the state must require parents to give away their children,” Mathews wrote in the regional Ventura County Star on Jan. 13.
He expanded on his proposal: “My solution—making raising your own children illegal—is simple, and while we wait for the legislation to pass, we can act now. The rich and poor should trade kids, and homeowners might swap children with their homeless neighbor.”
He also saw the political advantage that Democrats could derive from eliminating parental rights, saying, “Democrats also would have the opportunity to build a new pillar of the safety net—a child-raising system called ‘Foster Care for All.’”
Author Parker Beauregard notes, “Those are the opening words of one of the most insanely horrific editorials ever conceived, even by leftist standards (of which there are none).”
He adds, “the ease and comfort with which the author offers an “equitable” solution to inherent differences in the human condition is appalling. In a decent and just society, he would be ostracized and made to repent.”
He further notes that Mathews turns children over to “Big Brother” to raise them instead of promoting the betterment of people by practicing “education, moral integrity, personal responsibility” and other personal activities.
It also highlights the use of the term “universal orphanage” used by Mathews as a device to arouse false sympathy to sway readers to his proposal. Also, the slogans: “anti-racism, gender identity, white supremacy and abortion rights,” as used by leftists.
On the other hand, the disagreement with Mathews’ theories was also present in social networks such as Twitter. For example, congressional candidate Robby Starbuck, @robbystarbuck tweeted. “I just read the single most insane piece that I think I’ve ever read. This leftist is proposing California abolish parenthood in the name of equity. He thinks it will help “dismantle white supremacy and outdated gender norms.” It’s January but this might be the craziest of 2022.” he wrote.
One of the responses to Starbuck’s tweet states, “This has to be satire. No sane person on any side of the political spectrum would ever think this is acceptable.,” wrote the user of the @AwNaw account.
Increasingly, leftists infiltrate the education of children and youth with the indoctrination that pushes theories rejected by parents and behind their backs, and even infringes on the right of parents to educate their children, as Mathews attempts to do.
In this regard, parents across the United States are organizing to combat, among others, the problematic “critical race theory” in the classroom, through which they “indoctrinate children” based on leftist ideologies, which former teacher Carol Swain has celebrated.
“I would encourage whistleblowers to step forward with your information because what is taking place is very dangerous. It is creating a hostile environment for students, as well as teachers and administrators and I know from firsthand experience that if you are in an environment that feels hostile, you cannot be your best self,” Swain said, according to Fox News in April.