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June 23, 2013

June 23, 2013: Letters to the editor

Pause to consider what’s important

I am writing in response to the recent outrage directed at Peter Heck for his comments in his commencement address at Eastern High School.

This is nothing more than an attempt to harm someone, guilty only of being a conservative.

First they twist and distort Peter Heck’s words and views, and then go into all-out attack mode. I ask you, liberals, is this the best you can do? Is this the best you have got? It is obvious the answers to these questions are yes.

I can visualize Peter Heck sitting back in his recliner, smiling and uttering the word “bingo,” and you protesters do not even have any idea what has just happened. You have just proved him right. The world does scoff at the idea of a woman believing the greatest role of her life would be that of wife and mother

Another thing he said, which obviously angered the liberals, is “that the greatest impact you will ever contribute to our world is a loving and devoted investment into the lives of your precious children.” Does anyone really doubt this is true for each and every one of us? If you are one who does not believe this to be a true statement, then the one you see in the mirror is the one with the problem.

In November 2012, the Pew Research Center conducted a poll and found 51 percent of survey respondents said children are better off if a mother is home and doesn’t hold a job. This does not mean a woman cannot do a terrific job of being a mother and also having a career, or that Peter Heck believes a woman cannot do a good job of both as well. It just means more people are in agreement with Peter Heck than those who are protesting his commencement address.

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