America’s Mothers Fight Back
I have written in the past about the “Revenge of the Natalists,” regarding Conservative conquest via the tendency among Liberals to thin out their own herd through reproductive attrition. Simply stated; Republicans and Conservatives have higher birth rates and lower abortion rates than do Democrats and Liberals, and so within a generation the Right will dominate through sheer numbers. And despite the fact that many young adults are indoctrinated by the Left in colleges and universities, more often than not, they return to the values and family model with which they were raised.
Women and mothers hold a position of great power in determining the future of the American family, which is America’s future. And America’s future determines the quality of life for all in a future world. The abortion lobby, women’s groups, liberals who push anti-traditional marriage legislation, would minimize and disrupt the role of mothers in America. The welfare state effectively jettisons fathers out of homes and the lives of children because it supports and rewards those women who bear children outside of marriage. But there are powerful women throughout America, and other countries, who push against the tide which would destroy womanhood, motherhood, marriage, and families. Mothers and women are “the Lord’s secret weapon,” in reclaiming the freedoms with which He endows us.
The word “mother” is not applicable only to those women who have borne children from their wombs, and raised them in the circling safety of an intact family. Every woman who put asides selfish, and material considerations to devote herself to preserving a free, prosperous and righteous future for the children of America, and of the world, is an American mom. Sheri Dew, a leader of my church, is a woman who has never married or had children of her own. She is a best-selling biographer and former CEO of a major bookseller. But she, like me, considers all women who serve God and the cause of Liberty, to be “Mothers in Israel.” I have included excerpts from a talk she gave in 2001.
“…When we understand the magnitude of motherhood, it becomes clear why prophets have been so protective of woman’s most sacred role. While we tend to equate motherhood solely with maternity, in the Lord’s language, the word mother has layers of meaning. Of all the words they could have chosen to define her role and her essence, both God the Father and Adam called Eve “the mother of all living”3—and they did so before she ever bore a child. Like Eve, our motherhood began before we were born. Just as worthy men were foreordained to hold the priesthood in mortality,4 righteous women were endowed premortally with the privilege of motherhood.5 Motherhood is more than bearing children, though it is certainly that. It is the essence of who we are as women. It defines our very identity, our divine stature and nature, and the unique traits our Father gave us.”
The American mother is not simply a guardian of the nest, but the guardian of liberty as well. Motherhood is not just nurturing the future generation, but preserving the future into which that generation will walk.
“…As mothers in Israel, we are the Lord’s secret weapon. Our influence comes from a divine endowment that has been in place from the beginning. In the premortal world, when our Father described our role, I wonder if we didn’t stand in wide-eyed wonder that He would bless us with a sacred trust so central to His plan and that He would endow us with gifts so vital to the loving and leading of His children. I wonder if we shouted for joy12 at least in part because of the ennobling stature He gave us in His kingdom. The world won’t tell you that, but the Spirit will.”
Women are leaders in the Tea Party, 9/12 groups, and the Conservative Right in the Republican party. The so-called women’s movement has failed; abortion, anti-male, anti-father, anti-family sentiments, have failed. The backlash against the Old Feminists has come from a generation of women who reject the lie that males and females are non-differentiated in their professional capacities and social roles. We know instinctively that the greatest fulfillment comes from the nurturing, loving, and teaching aspects of our femininity. We also know that we can be highly educated, professional, equal help-meets to the men in our lives, and do so without sacrificing the joys of raising children. We know that education, family and children, and career, all come in due time, in a healthy life sequence. Our lives are long, our intellects keen, and our capacity limitless. We know these things come, not from the old feminists or so-called women’s movements, but from God’s blessings and the free country he gave us.
“…I know, I absolutely know, that these doctrines about our divine role are true, and that when understood they bring peace and purpose to all women. My dear sisters, whom I love more than I know how to express, will you rise to the challenge of being mothers in these perilous times, though doing so may test the last ounce of your endurance and courage and faith? Will you stand steadfast and immovable as a mother in Israel and a woman of God? Our Father and His Only Begotten Son have given us a sacred stewardship and a holy crown in their kingdom. May we rejoice in it. And may we be worthy of Their trust. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.”
There is a war on women, and it is coming from the Left. It is a war on mothers and motherhood. But we are the Lord’s secret weapon, and our faith in Him is our best defense in the conflict of liberty.
By Marjorie Haun 4/12/13