On Mother’s Day, I acknowledge that being a mom to successful children is the best aspect of Vivian Childs’ campaign. Rep. Sanford Bishop is as polished and urbane as President Barrack Obama but not being a parent left him with a third person view a parenting (can you believe all the idiots who breed like rabbits but quality DNA like Bishop, Oprah and me doesn’t continue.)
Since I last worked for Bishop, he has become a grandparent by marriage and a radiance comes over him when he speaks of his granddaughter—he sincerely wants a better nation for her.
Al Gore ran for president in 1988 to focus national attention on climate change. In 2008, Rep. Tom Tancredo sought the Republican nomination for president primarily to put illegal immigration on the national stage. I think that Vivian Childs should use her campaign to emphasis issue regarding America’s children and it should start with school choice.
For most of my life, I personally felt that private schools in the South were created so White kids could avoid attending school with Black kids. You know, I might have preferred a properly funded all Black school in the 1970s during a transition phase but that didn’t happen. In the last few years, I have been following a young man from our summer program as he play private school sports all around south Georgia. Surprisingly, many of the current private schools are based on faith and class size rather than race.
Parents should have the option of using a school voucher to select the best learning environment for their kids. However, I do draw the line with vouchers for home schooling because I still think that attending school is a chance to monitor the home treatment of young people.
Actually, most public schools are nice places with well-prepared teachers and staff. I will say what elected officials won’t: the problem is poor parenting. Some people are having kids before they are prepared for that awesome responsibility. I see babies pushing baby carriages—children who should be somewhere playing with an Easy-bake oven. Why do people put Air Jordans on babies who can’t walk yet? Really? And you need public assistance? Child please. (I bet you want hear Vivian Childs or Sanford Bishop pumping up a crowd with that type real talk and getting the crowd to respond “child please.”) Today, teachers are also parental figures. Secondly, education starts at home: speak proper English 24/7, turnoff the video games, engage in intelligent discussions nightly at the dinner table and push reading.
There is too much testosterone in the Georgia congressional delegation. In the last 50 years, only two women have represented Georgia in congress—Cynthia McKinney and Denise Majette. Vivian Childs’ candidacy will encourage more women to seek high office and future public policy will have more motherly sensibility.
You can’t seek to replace Rep. Sanford Bishop if you aren’t prepared to fight with your party when they are wrong. Bishop doesn’t get enough credit for those battles. Case in point: the GOP needs to provide a real alternative to Obamacare and that plan should address pregnancy prevention (which is different from abortion.) Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and Barrack Obama emphasis that a way to reduce abortion is to reduce unwanted pregnancies in the first place. Conservatives feel that providing birth control encouraging premarital sex. While I don’t have all the answers, I do know that half-raised kids are messing up the community, messing up the schools and filling the jails. Do you know that it cost more to put a person in federal prison for a year than it cost to pay a teacher?
Democrats say that Republicans aren’t pro-life; they are pro-birth. Once a child is born into poverty, GOP cuts in the nutrition programs in the Farm Bill would have kids go hungry. Correction, they can eat at school if they clean the cafeteria later. Child Please. You know Bishop isn’t sweating this election because he welcomes the opportunity to debate anybody on his legislative decisions. The debate this summer and fall is going to be good and if the GOP voters in the second congressional district fail to select Childs as the nominee, it would just another reason for Hillary Clinton to court moderate women voters in Georgia.