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Why Suburban Mothers Support Trump

trumpMothers know a simple truth – one Winston Churchill, by chance, put into words: “Kites fly highest against the wind, not with it.”  In other words, teaching values is harder than letting go; working to preserve America, keeping values high, requires persistence.

As a mother, let me explain why Trump’s reelection is essential – for those who care about America’s past and future, Bill of Rights, and giving our kids the chance to strive, fail, start again, and succeed.  We know life is not a straight line but stops and starts. We needed the freedom to explore, live, learn, and finally succeed.  Our children deserve that same freedom.  Trump makes that possible; Biden could care less – as his client is the government.

Generally, mothers want their sons and daughters – grandsons and granddaughters – to have a shot at their individual destiny, whatever that may be.  We are not interested in having them bundled into identity groups, their views shaped by others, taken for granted, disrespected, discarded, twisted, or impugned.  That is not America, land of free speech, religion, and assembly.

We are not interested in a government that marginalizes the individual, distorts personal differences, uses the wonderful sweep of individuality to promote class warfare, socialism, communism, fascism, racism, or any other “ism” that contributes to social unrest, societal tension, or ending America’s long run.

We want honest education for our kids, not activism, leftwing politics, or the agenda of powerful teachers’ unions.  We want respect for the family, the role and right of parents to raise their kids.  Mothers and fathers have the right to teach faith, fidelity, freedom, hard work, self-reliance, and a range of moral values – and not to see those values methodically undone by the state.  Moral relativity should never countermand moral compass.

Honoring America’s history, President Trump is plainly proud of who we are – and who we have always been.  We are “One Nation under God, indivisible” – imperfect, yet always aspiring to “liberty and justice for all.”  We are beneficiaries of hard-won victories, keepers of freedom’s flame, protectors of our exceptional past – to support a future without ceiling.

We want our kids to live in an America safe from senseless riots, strong at home and abroad, secure in their jobs and in the nation’s goodness, striving but thankful, not reckless, restless, or led by wrongheaded, graceless, and ungrateful agitators. We have had enough of them.

We are not interested in seeing cities, suburbs and towns marred by more riots, fear, violence, and mobs undermining basic rule of law.  We are not interested in political leaders who see anarchist disorder, socialist disdain for the individual, disruption of human connections from commerce to community and family to faith as some political tool.  That is not real America.

We want to preserve this place, where our daughters grow up to become anything they wish, educators, doctors, business leaders, engineers, scientists, astronauts – and can also be respected as wives and mothers, dedicated to any future they can envision, not one dictated by the state.

For our sons, we want a place where they are not demeaned, coerced, limited, persecuted, socially molded, or made to be less than the men they were born to be, where strength of character, heart, mind and body are celebrated, where historic men like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Ulysses S. Grant, those on Rushmore to Apollo’s moonwalkers are revered as real heroes and role models – not torn down, figuratively or literally.

We want an America alive and thriving, awake and working, not cowed by political correctness, paralyzed by media-fanned fears, or worried about whether pride is justified.  It is.  We want an America resilient, resurgent with hope, concerned about our fellow citizens – not quick to blame.

We want a place true to our ideals, pulling together in one direction, eyes on the far horizon, hopeful, faithful and full-hearted, not pointing fingers for a foreign virus and pause in economic gains, not stirring racial unrest – certainly not spinning made-up stories to impeach a president.

When we say we love this “land of the free and home of the brave,” these are not empty words. They are words of love and gratitude, a bond not only among living mothers, but past American mothers – who gave sons and daughters so we might become mothers. Trump knows respect for mothers and fathers – as for soldiers – is not time-bound but timeless.

We are a blessed lot, We Americans – especially American Moms. President Trump sees the future through the eyes of an American who has fought to fulfill his own destiny.  Part of that destiny is to see every American child – yours and mine –fulfill theirs.  Is there a higher calling?

We can help make that happen by standing up for values that protect families – and for the one presidential candidate who respects life, born and unborn, young, and old.  Trump will not submerge the individual into some giant, monolithic, all-powerful, socialist state. Biden would.

That is why mothers who see the best in America – not the worst; who love our history – rather than hate it; who honor those in places like Arlington and Normandy – rather than tearing down statutes and what they fought for; and who want to keep America great – will vote for the presidential candidate who shares their love of America.  Trump understands what we live for. That is why so many mothers support him.

In the end, Trump stands for family, freedom, and the future – tied to individual’s finding their own destiny.  Most Moms get that.  They know you cannot let the kite go and expect good things.  Good things take work – like mothering, protecting freedom, honoring history, and getting kites to fly their highest.  Churchill knew it.  Mothers know it.  All should know it.

Rebecca Weber is CEO of the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC), a 2.1 million-strong, non-partisan group for Americans 50+. She is also a suburban New York mother, writer and community leader. 

Originally Published by TownHall

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Diana Erbio
3 months ago

Wonderful column! Yes, the right to pursue happiness with equal opportunity…equal outcomes can never be guaranteed.

Larry
4 months ago

Really appreciated the message about what mothers want.

Larry
4 months ago

This message made tears come to my eyes more than once, more times than I counted. GOD bless America & give us the courage to stop this nonsense.

Lisa
4 months ago

Dear Rebecca,
I love the comparison between life’s challenges and the flying of a kite. We need intelligent people fighting for our side. We need to be heard! No more accepting their words as gospel. They need to be taught the facts as they are, not what they think they should be. These intellectually challenged “children” Need a figurative slap in the face. It will help them to grow up and see the damage they have done to themselves and our nation. Thank you!

mgoode
4 months ago

There is another simple saying that the Left ignores. “Do not let the perfect become the enemy of the good.” By what they say, they are demanding that the USA be perfect. And because it is not they want to start over.
The big problem with that is they want to start over with an intrinsically flawed idea, that does not allow for improvement. We are not and never will be perfect, but at least the founding ideas allow us to try to improve.

Richard Hennessy
4 months ago

Democrats like to point out that suburban women prefer Democrats. That may be true, but I believe it is also true that suburban women with families (those having a husband and one or more children), prefer President Trump and Republicans because they value culture and stability over big government and handouts. Ignoring families as a demographic is politically advantageous for Democrats.

Shirley
4 months ago

We should all heed these words. May God protect us all from the “ne’er do wells” & their so-called leaders trying to take control of our great nation. And may He bless America & President Trump.

Eleanor Smith
4 months ago

In Jr High School I learned that the election of a class president should be based on leadership qualities, not popularity. This holds true throughout our society. We are so privileged to have the right to select our leaders, we must remember to base our choice on leadership qualities and not on personality. Often good leaders do not have wonderful personalities; in part, that is what makes them great leaders.

Kim
4 months ago

At the beginning of Joe Biden’s speech at the Democratic National Convention, he stated that the Trump administration has been one of division, cloaked in darkness. What meaningless words. This mature suburban Mom takes offense at these fallacious sentiments.

It was the Obama/Biden administration that compartmentalized each of us into little boxes, essentially defining who we are by the label on the box. What they failed to appreciate is the individuality of each American, that we cannot be defined by simply being labeled “Black” or “Student” or “Christian” or “Rich” or “City Folk”. This box-checking further divides America; it cannot, ultimately, engender unity.

America has prospered because of our individual differences and capabilities. We were born with the “natural” right to enjoy those freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution, and, therefore, the right to express ourselves within our families and communities, in commerce, and in religion. The Republican platform looks at all the possibilities and chooses those ideals that benefit the greatest number of citizens. It formulates legislation based on providing equal opportunities for each of us, not by picking winners, losers, and outcomes. Democrats prefer to corral us into lots, but that old song comes to mind: “Don’t Fence Me In.”

Last edited 4 months ago by Kim
PaulE
Reply to  Kim
4 months ago

Very well said Kim. The election comes down to freedom of choice for the individual versus being limited and segmented into whatever categories that the government, in its supposed infinite bureaucratic wisdom, deems we each belong in. The Republican platform envisions a nation of people exercising their rights and freedoms to the best of their individual abilities. While the Democrat platform views us all as merely cattle to be herded and managed, because we are all too ignorant to decide anything for ourselves.

Kim
Reply to  PaulE
4 months ago

Exactly so, PaulE. Biden said it so well when he implied that the black community is monolithic…so easy to place in that one box…and, therefore, so easy to “manage”. Another song comes to mind: “You don’t know what you got till it’s gone”. In the recent AMAC post about “The Squad”, I said I’d welcome secession of the free states. Previously, I though it outlandish. Now, it’s looking like a reasonable solution if the socialists take over.
Be well

PaulE
Reply to  Kim
4 months ago

Yes, I read your post on the idea of secession. I replied back to you as to why it never works once a country goes socialist. Unfortunately, that was one of several responses this past week that AMAC decided, for no good reason, to censor. Stay well.

Kim
Reply to  PaulE
4 months ago

Huh! So, we should secede before the election! Just kidding; I think President Trump will be re-elected.
Have a good weekend.

PaulE
Reply to  Kim
4 months ago

My point was that once socialism wins control at the national level, any attempt by those that oppose the regime, by trying to carve out a “free zone” are always met with a massive government response of overwhelming force. The government literally crushes the opposition with military force. Then they either jail or execute the leaders of the revolt and send rest to re-education camps or just slaughter them to send a message to the public. That is how virtually all socialist regimes have acted in other socialist / communist regimes when a percentage of the population tried resisted their oppression in the manner you suggest.

The idea that the Democrats, should they win total control of Washington, would just sit back and allow individual states to vote to secede isn’t realistic. Which is why it wouldn’t work. Socialism is all about government exerting total control over the population, because of the belief that the masses are too stupid to make the “proper decisions” for themselves. Most socialists view the public as uneducated cattle that have to be managed by the government.

PaulE
Reply to  Kim
4 months ago

I too expect Trump to be re-elected, if the election is fair. Actually it would be a landslide if all voting was done normally. I also expect the Democrats will employ every under-handed ploy they know to try and steal the election, if they can by tampering with mail-in ballots and dozens of court challenges starting election night. So we all have to realize this will be a knock down, drag out fight right to the very end.

Kim
Reply to  PaulE
4 months ago

That is why every conservative must get out and vote. EVERY VOTE COUNTS! This is no time for anyone to stay home and to assume Donald Trump will win the election because all the others will vote for him.

To all you readers out there—your votes can make the difference! We know the dems will lie and cheat, so we need huge numbers to overwhelm them. It’s the only power we have to make sure the socialists fail.

El Ey
Reply to  PaulE
4 months ago

I’ve observed that these democrats are always pessimistic, the “sky-is-falling” mentality. I have yet to hear them lifting up true hard working, God-loving, family-oriented Americans. However, they side with the rioters and criminals. Has anybody heard them mention God?

PaulE
Reply to  El Ey
4 months ago

To socialists and communists, the government is God. The supreme arbiter of what you can and cannot do and how it all must be done. All socialist and communist regimes that have ever existed vehemently opposed any organized religion or reference to a power greater than the government itself, as it represented a potential threat to the power of the government to command all things. So given the fact that the Democrat Party has effectively abandoned any pretense that they are anything but the Socialist Party of America, why would you expect any mention of God during the DNC convention?

The Democrat Party, like all socialist and communist parties, is all about stoking fear and division. Divide and conquer. That is the only way that what they are selling becomes appealing to those ignorant enough to buy into the tired, old, failed ideas of the socialism.

Kim
Reply to  El Ey
4 months ago

Some of you knew this was coming… As a non-believer myself, I do not differentiate the good party from the other party based on religious beliefs. After all, isn’t the Republican party truly the big-tent party? So, that would include people like me, who take the First Amendment to heart, along with the rest of the conservative platform.

But I agree with you, El Ey, that every issue to the dems is an opportunity to speak in hyperbolic terms. That’s how they get people to listen to them. Coupled with volume and staged emotion, even more will join the mob, and it doesn’t matter how ridiculously insane or unpatriotic their stance is. This rioting and looting in our cities, unchallenged by mayors, governors, and democrats, instills fear, shock, and incredulity in the hearts of rational people. Watch the suburbs grow…

In all the years we’ve been using political bumper stickers, I have yet to see a vehicle with a democrat or “Coexist” sign that also displayed an American flag. Never happens! I wonder if the dems have a flag re-design in mind. Incidentally, I have seen only one Biden bumper sticker. One!

cheryl
4 months ago

Wonderful article and I completely agree. I just wish it could be out there for all to read and think on.