Sunday, June 16, 2013

This Father's Day, are you being the Father you should be?

Joe's youngest daughter in his hand.
Are you being the father you should be?

The dictionary definition of father is generic.  Entry #1- A male parent.

Are you being more than just the male parent?  A Father is many things.

He should be a provider, a protector, a disciplinarian, a friend and a solid role model among other things.  He should inspire his children to greatness.

What are you providing for your children?  Food, clothing and shelter?  What about their future?  I'm not talking about a prepaid college plan, I'm talking about the future they will have to live in.

Every compromise, every inch of Liberty you give up or fail to secure for you children, is something your children will have to fight for when they grow up.  That is assuming your children even realize what Liberty truly is.

Have you ever taken time to research what the word Liberty means, even in a simple dictionary search?
. freedom from arbitrary or despotic government or control.
2. freedom from external or foreign rule; independence.
3. freedom from control, interference, obligation, restriction, hampering conditions, etc.; power or right of doing, thinking, speaking, etc., according to choice.

Teach your children what Liberty and Freedom actually are.  Not some catchy phrase uttered by the masses on Independence Day as they wander in search of $1 packs of hotdogs.  Go back reread #3 from the definition above.  Freedom from control, interference, obligation, restriction, hampering conditions.... Right now, can you honestly say you live in such a country that will allow your children to grow up free from those things?

Liberty is, or should be, the birth Right of my children.  How can they know, I mean actually KNOW if they even have it, if they aren't taught what true Liberty is. 

What it means to actually be free.  Free from oppression, tyranny, a government that steals the fruits of their labor and monitors their lives every time they utilize modern technology.

Be their protector.  Acquire the means and the ABILITY to actually be able to protect and defend your children.  Train, train and train.  That trusty snub nosed .38spl in your pocket and the Nikes on your feet may have been adequate when you were a 21 year old bachelor with no responsibilities.  As a Father with a significant other and children, if you are still relying on the Nike defense, you are a worthless sack of **** and your family deserves better.  Upgrades aren't just for cellphones.

Joe with his first born.
As a protector, you can't always be there for them.  You may leave for work, they'll need their independence as they grow up and you will grow old and die eventually.  Teach them and train them to be independent, to be able to protect and provide for themselves.  Do the same for your wife.

Instill good shooting skills as early as you can. As they age, instead of sending them off to some random summer camp, take them to pistol and carbine classes.  Train them to fight for themselves and to be able to fight for their children one day.  My readers know a firearm isn't a magical talisman that wards off evil by itself and that confidence comes from skill at arms. 

Do everything you can to assure they can claim their birth Rights.

Today, on Father's Day, make a promise to yourself and to your children to be a Father.

Visit to share with us what you do to teach, train and inspire your children.

©2013 13C

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