- The Washington Times - Monday, May 25, 2009



I am writing to commend The Washington Times’ editorial decision to debunk the “deadbeat dad” myths (“Anti-Dad bias,” Editorial, Monday). Ayn Rand once said, “The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody had decided not to see.” One example could be the connection between absent fatherhood and a broad range of issues associated with failure in childhood development: terrible primary education, substance abuse, teenage pregnancy, juvenile crime and, perhaps worst of all, the repetitive generational cycle of domestic violence and abuse.

Government leaders continue developing programs and law enforcement directives that create incentives for single motherhood and neglect the erosion of nuclear families. They believe what they are doing is in the best interest of the child. However, that is far too often a false promise. It is time to revisit these issues and approach them from a new perspective.


DAD of Tennessee Inc.

Nashville, Tenn.

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