President Joe Biden’s “Plan for Families of America” is targeted by the administration as “investing in our children, families, and economic future.”
Actually, it’s a bad bet – and for many reasons.
Of particular interest to me in the research is the president’s proposal to spend an additional $ 225 billion on child care and another $ 200 billion on “free” preschool. The premise and rationale for such much spending is that many federal dollars are equivalent to healthier children and families.
If it were easy.
In fact, in this example, I believe that spending too much in this area can only exacerbate a vulnerable situation and do more harm to children than good.
That’s because it’s for the most interested child to spend as much as their parents can – especially their mother. There can be many talents and abilities in child care in communities across America, and indeed there are-but research and experience show that the mother of a child provides the best care of all. .
I know that circumstances don’t always allow for the ideal, whether because of single parenting or other financial constraints. It was a personal and sometimes complicated decision. At the same time, the government should not have encouraged mothers and children to separate by providing financial incentives if they wished.
From President Lyndon Johnson’s “Majority of Society” programs in the 1960s to the escalation of the welfare state in recent years, history has shown consistently and often that money cannot solve the problems at its root. of morals and values.
The size of the role of government in our lives is a hotly debated topic, and it has certainly been around for generations. Even to this day, good people debate President Franklin Roosevelt’s “New Deal” programs – government aid that is considered by many to be temporary, but that has been done quickly.
More recently, President Ronald Reagan expressed most of our concerns about the long and troubled arm of government when he said, “The nine most frightening words in the English language are:‘ From I’m in government, and I’m here to help. ‘”
As suggested, Biden’s plan promises to reduce parental influence and increase the role of government in a child’s life – and what’s the end result?
Given the onslaught of social “awakened” propaganda bombing children in public schools, not to mention the growing hatred of people with religious beliefs, do you want three-year-olds subject to an agenda that is clearly corrupt and contrary to God’s plan and principles?
But our concern is more than matters of faith.
Social science research has confirmed that young children who spend time in daycare care have excessive behavioral problems by the time they are five years old. It is also more likely to have high levels of cortisol – the hormone that develops when exposed to stress.
As a result, if the government subsidizes daycare and preschool, we are more likely to change the definition of family and childhood itself.
Ineffective policies are one thing, but bad policies masquerading as a form of “help” that ultimately makes the disease bring to mind Senator James Lankford’s observation that as families weaken, the government be strong, but at what cost is a great concern to all of us.
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