Good Mothers are Responsible Role Models
by Carla Howell, May 13, 2001
The following speech was presented on Mothers' Day in Boston at a Second Amendment Sisters rally.
Mothers' Day. Flowers. Candy. Gratitude. Good memories.
A good mother makes all the difference. What she is. What she does. A mother is the great influence for her children.
A mother is the great teacher of her children. For good or ill, a mother shapes and directs her children's destinies.
Motherhood is a calling. Motherhood is a challenge.
Today, motherhood is more demanding than ever before. It is hard to be a good mother. It is hard to be a responsible role model.
Good mothers are responsible role models.
Good mothers care for their children. Good mothers protect their young. Good mothers make their homes safe. Make their children safe. Good mothers defend their children.
Many good mothers are gun owners. Responsible gun owners.
Good mothers know that police cannot be everywhere.
Good mothers refuse to be victims. And refuse to allow their children to be victims.
That is why many good mothers become responsible gun owners.
Well-informed mothers know:
Well-informed mothers know that John Lott is right: "More Guns, Less Crime."
Well-informed mothers know that they must protect their children until the police arrive.
Good mothers are responsible role models. They live and teach firearm safety to their children. They live and teach responsible gun ownership.
Their homes are safer. Their children are safer.
In the animal kingdom, the mother protects her young. She teaches them to fend for themselves, and defend themselves.
In human society, good mothers protect their young. Good mothers teach them to fend for themselves, and defend themselves.
Good mothers teach their children to be safe, self-respecting and self-reliant.
Good mothers raise responsible children.
These children become responsible adults. And very often, responsible parents.
They will make America a better place. A safer place. A more responsible place.
Good mothers need our help.
As the Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate against Ted Kennedy in 2000, and as a possible candidate for Governor of Massachusetts in 2002, I call for the following Bold steps:
We must remove the laws, policies, and propaganda that keep a good mother from protecting her children. Because that's her first duty as a mother.
To every good mother, Thank You for being a responsible role model.
From your children and me, Happy Mothers' Day.