Governor Sarah Palin revived John McCain's campaign from the dead. This will without a doubt make the race very competitive in November. Governor Palin has a positive track record in reducing government intrusion into familes. The National Organization for Women (NOW) ironically does not support Gov Palin. No surprise there! General common sense would lead you to think that if NOW doesn't like her then she must be great for us dads!
Placing the brilliant VP pick by McCain aside. Who is best for fathers? McCain or Obama?
In our opinion neither are ideal and both seem to be clueless as to the plight of today's fathers. However, Obama may talk alot about fathers but he has to be the worst candidate of the two. Obama's Responsible Fatherhood Act fails to recognize that fit and willing fathers are removed from their children's lives for the states to maximize Title IV-D funds.
“The federal incentives drive the system. The more divorces, and the higher the child-support guidelines are set and enforced (no matter how unreasonable), the more money the state bureaucracy collects from the feds. Follow the money. The less time that non-custodial parents (usually fathers) are permitted to be with their children, the more child support they must pay into the state fund, and the higher the federal bonus to the states for collecting the money. " - Phyllis Schlafly
Obama's Responsible Fatherhood Act mentions child support 65 times and fails to mention parenting time, custody, visitation time or access denial. Not only is this hostile to fathers but it also fails children by ignoring the numerous benefits of shared parenting for children. Dads are more than paychecks! Obama's Responsible Fatherhood Act is not only bad for fathers and children, but it will also significantly increase the size of government and the intrusion into our families.
Phyllis Schlafly did an excellent article on this very point. This article also mentions equal parenting advocate Robert Pedersen. Another excellent article on Obama'a Responsible Fatherhood Act was written by Glenn Sacks and Mike McCormick.
We hope that John McCain and Barack Obama will address the issues noted in this incredible Youtube video on Men's Issues.