American Culture Politics

DeSantis Goes Beyond Partisanship, Talks Fatherhood and Culture

The Grind:
Governor DeSantis attributes many societal problems to the growing lack of active fatherhood, calling on fathers to be “interested,” “present,” and “setting a good example” for their children.

The Details:
During a May 27 interview on the First Class Fatherhood podcasting show, Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis suggested that children are suffering from a lack of fathers in their lives, which in turn has led to many of modern society’s problems.

“If… every kid in America had a loving father in the home, we would have far, far fewer problems that we would have to deal with as a society,” DeSantis said.

The governor added: “I do think there are a lot of problems, but if you could just snap your fingers and do one thing, and you did this where the fathers were in the home, you would not even need to worry about a lot of these other problems.”

DeSantis quoted data from the U.S. Census Bureau showing over 18 million children (one in four) in America live in homes without a father. Research further shows a definite link between fatherlessness and crime. Read more…

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