Monday, June 16, 2008

Obama to Dads: Man-Up to Your Responsibilities

During a Father's Day speech in Chicago, Barack Obama -- whose own dad left his family when he was 2 years old -- admonished fathers to be there for their own children and to actively raise them.

Boiling the speech down to its very essence: Dads matter.

An excerpt:

"We need families to raise our children. We need fathers to recognize that responsibility doesn't just end at conception. That doesn't make you a father. What makes you a man is not the ability to have a child. Any fool can have a child. That doesn't make you a father. It's the courage to raise a child, that makes you a father."

I couldn't have said it better myself.

1 comment:

laughingatchaos said...

And, frankly, he's the only one who could make these comments these days.