A South Dakota Democrat erupted this week claiming that traditional mom and dad families are “un-American.”
Democrat State Rep. Erin Healy was furious over a recent Tweet by Family Heritage Alliance which maintained that a married mother and father was the best and safest situation for kids to grow up. This concept is inarguably true. Statistics and evidence shows that the traditional family is the best.
National Marriage Project Director Brad Wilcox also noted that kids are statistically safest in traditional homes:
Actually, when it comes to abuse, the safest place for kids is an intact, biological married family. See, e.g., this federal report on child abuse and neglect: https://t.co/WT8B2ubXUz https://t.co/eYzEyAYREX pic.twitter.com/am150tbco3
— Brad Wilcox (@BradWilcoxIFS) February 14, 2023
Children living with their married biological parents experience the lowest rates of maltreatment, according to a 2010 study by the Department of Health and Human Services. Children whose single parent had a live-in partner saw more than 10 times the rate of abuse and nearly eight times the rate of neglect compared to children living with their married biological parents.
Further, children whose single parents had a live-in partner saw the highest rates of physical and sexual abuse compared to children in other living situations, according to the study; 15.4 out of 1,000 of this group experienced physical abuse and 12.1 of 1,000 experienced sexual abuse, compared to 2.5 and 0.7 out of 1,000 respectively for children with married biological parents.
Leftist shill Healy, of course, was outraged by that claim.
“Extremist group Family Heritage Alliance said this morning that the safest place for kids are in families that have a married mom and dad. What a dangerous and un-American belief,” Healy tweeted.
Extremist group Family Heritage Alliance said this morning that the safest place for kids are in families that have a married mom and dad. What a dangerous and un-American belief.
— Representative Erin Healy (@RepErinHealy) February 13, 2023
Once again, we see that facts mean nothing to liberals.
Healy’s absurd claim sparked a backlash… as well it should.
Ok groomer https://t.co/SvBWUf2YAA
— James Lindsay, most badass intellectual (@ConceptualJames) February 14, 2023
This is Erin. She is a moron. https://t.co/jUDyja3It0
— Michael Quinn Sullivan 🇺🇸 (@MQSullivan) February 14, 2023
Functioning nuclear families are now "dangeous and unAmerican." What a sick world we live in. https://t.co/OL4eZPYq0T
— Christopher Bedford (@CBedfordDC) February 14, 2023
Erin doesn’t realize that comments like this can cause candidates to lose unexpectedly. 👀 https://t.co/MMfB5grhWU
— Terry Schilling 🇺🇸 (@Schilling1776) February 14, 2023
This is well established, uncontroversial, and obviously not un-American to believe. How sealed does one's echo chamber have to be to tweet something like this? https://t.co/T3KU1B1skv
— Jay W. Richards (@DrJayRichards) February 14, 2023
Rep Healy has a blind spot that she is the one espousing extremist, dangerous, and un-American disinformation. Unfortunately the woke blind and deaf are not also mercifully silent in all public & private forums.
— The Cross Divider (@TheCrossDivider) February 15, 2023