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Our father Obama.

Mar. 18, 2014

MBSNC’s Melissa Harris-Perry gave voice to one of the biggest problems with the overbearing nanny state: The effort to take over the role of parent. “I see President Obama as uniquely forthright in how central fatherhood and his identity as a father are to his role as president,” said Harris-Perry. “Although all our presidents have been fathers, I’m not sure we have had another president in the modern era for whom this identity is so obviously central.” Obama provides people with food, phones, homes and health insurance, and he thinks the government is “my brother’s keeper,” making the comparison all too fitting. But a constitutional system of limited government doesn’t need a father at its head; it needs a president who operates under the Rule of Law.

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