Moms matter. The position of mothers in society should be elevated rather than being squelched by those feminists or others who belittle their value. Those are some of the key messages from Homemakers for America, a group that hosted a press conference at the Phyllis Schlafly Center in Washington, DC on March 8.
The group selected that location because Phyllis Schlafly made it her life’s work to defend the same principles that Homemakers for America now champions.
They were celebrating an international movement that has taken off like a rocket since it began less than a year ago in May 2017. At that time, the organization published its Declaration of Mothers. Already more than 8 million people in 150 countries worldwide and in all 50 states of the U.S. have signed the declaration, which announces to everyone, from elected leaders to policy makers and the media, what principles the signers want to have defended and spread throughout society.
Below are some of the highlights:
“As the mothers, primary Makers of the Homes of America and molders of the future of our nation, we declare that the liberty and freedom of all people begin in the home and that a nation is but a magnified home. The values and virtues taught within the family will determine the values and virtues of the nation as a whole.
“We recognize the sacred role of mother as the heart of the home and home as the heart of society. The liberty of each individual begins in the home and parents are, first and foremost, the primary teachers and protectors of their children in a free society. Properly constructed social, religious, and governmental institutions are designed to support and strengthen the family unit, not replace it or regulate it. No association or government organization can replace the family no matter how well-intentioned or well-designed it may be.
“Living as a free people in a free society is directly linked to being a people of faith, virtue, and patriotism—the three pillars of liberty. Homes and families with mothers who nurture and teach these principles produce leaders who honor and hold sacred the nobility of the individual.
“Each generation is responsible for safeguarding the Constitution and teaching their children the responsibilities associated with the preservation of this sacred document and the rights secured by it.
“Each member of the human race is born with intrinsic dignity and the right to liberty, self-determination, and self-governance. The individual’s responsibility of work, education, and industry are crucial elements of self-governance in society and the preservation of human dignity.
“…Each generation has a responsibility to instill a love of liberty and virtue in the hearts of the next generation.”
Homemakers for America pushes back against radical feminists and anti-motherhood agendas.
“It is clear that despite what the media and radical feminists would have us believe, the pink-hatted protestors do not speak for the majority of women in America—or the world,” the HomeMakers for America said in a press release about the March 8 event. They also said that the political left belittles the role of motherhood and pointed out the value of mothers for not just children and families, but also the entire community and society.
Numerous governors in various U.S. states have also announced that March 8 is International Mothers Influence Day, and earlier this year Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) entered the declaration into the Congressional Record.
Coming up later this year, the 2018 Mom’s March for America will take place on November 2nd and 3rd in Georgetown, Texas.
In January 2018, HomeMakers for America linked arms with women globally to issue the Worldwide Declaration of Mothers, which has already been signed by people in more than 150 countries around the world.
Kimberly Fletcher, president and founder of HomeMakers for America, said the movement has come along at a key time. “Now more than ever we need the influence of good women in America—for our children’s sake and the future our nation,” Fletcher said.
“Mothers are the hope of America,” she added. “We literally hold the future of America in our hands.” Indeed. And large numbers of men and women throughout the entire U.S. and world wholeheartedly agree.
~ Conservative Zone