OPINION: ‘Universal Orphanhood’ is the Left’s Latest Tyrannical Proposal

By Leah Leonard, Florida's Voice

January 28, 2022 Updated 8:18 PM ET

Joe Matthews, VC Star
Joe Matthews, VC Star

January 28, 2022 Updated 8:17 P.M. ET

VENTURA COUNTY (FCV) – VC Star recently published a column titled, “California should abolish parenthood, in the name of equity.” At first glance, you may think that this title is a joke, perhaps a post from The Babylon Bee. 

Unfortunately, VC Star author Joe Matthews was completely serious in his article, hoping to display California’s goal of equity. He defines equity as, “the goal of a just society completely free from bias,” and even believes that equity is California’s greatest value. 

California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) is said to “make decisions through ‘an equity lens.’” However, Mathews believes that the power that parents hold interfere with California’s equity. The idea of this column is that children who have parents with greater wealth and education will also have great wealth and educational opportunities, thus directly causing a negative effect on the children of parents who are less advantaged. To make this easier for disadvantaged parents and their children, and easier for Newsom to abide by “an equity lens”- abolish parenting, he says. 

Mathews proposes that “raising your own children” should be illegal, and even claims that it is a “simple” and “modest” reform.

These ideas are simply tyrannical. The left is attacking the nuclear family more than ever. Mathews’ calls this “universal orphanhood”, with the idea of defeating nepotism and influencing children to be loyal to society rather than their family. 

In recent months, parents all across the country have been seen in increasing numbers at school board meetings protesting critical race theory (CRT) curriculums and teachings. This is a prime example of why radical leftists like Mathews do not want you raising your own children. His “universal orphanhood” idea would be the perfect plan for leftists to indoctrinate American children and gain full control, or “equity,” as they like to call it. 

As Californians and Newsom are focusing on equity and indoctrinating your child with CRT, Florida is accomplishing the opposite. Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has been fighting alongside parents to protect American children in a multitude of ways. 

DeSantis welcomes families and values the opinions of parents with respect to their own children. Unlike California, the state of Florida promotes a culture of family and strives to protect parental rights that benefit children. 

Since COVID-19 mask mandates have been popular among other states, DeSantis has fought against these mandates in the classroom. In Florida, children are allowed to freely learn and socialize; they are not subjected to face coverings for eight hours per day or isolated from their friends. 

As Florida is leading the nation in conservative governance, parents from every state must protect their children from leftist indoctrination. 

Mathews claims that “ending parenthood would end the backlash, helping dismantle white supremacy and outdated gender norms.” His entire ideology is based on fearing parental rights and the ability to protect children from biased and inappropriate curriculums in the public school system. 

The attack on parental rights raising their child is a direct attack on the values that the United States of America was built upon. The foundation of this country is strong with freedom, liberty, and morality. Protecting children and their young minds from these tyrannical ideas must be a priority – it is essential to keeping our free nation alive. 

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