The Federal "Dysfunctional" Family

This week, the Palm Beach Post  published a story on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) increased use of the phrase “federal family” in addressing their preparedness for Hurricane Irene.  If the federal government is to be our family, it’s got to be the kind of dysfunctional family with the crazy uncle and addicted sister-in-law.


This is not the first administration to use the phrase and considering the level of competence they have shown in the past, it is understandable why they would want a warmer image. However, according to the article, the use of this phrase has increased considerably under the Obama administration:

A Google search shows the phrase appearing 10 times on FEMA’s website during the Bush years. Since Obama took office, “federal family” has turned up 118 times on, including 50 Irene-related references.

It should come as no surprise that the Obama administration would be fond of this phrasing. The far Left has always had the desire to replace our family structure and traditions, for they stand in the way of the power and agenda they would like to enforce upon us. Karl Marx pointed out the importance of eliminating the competition, as discussed in an article from

He advocated in the Communist Manifesto for the “forcible overthrow” of all existing social conditions. In other words, Marx says: Eliminate God, Family, and Church, and replace them with Statism and Government.

Obama himself showed disdain for the power held by traditional family values in this statement during his state senate campaign:


The right wing, the Christian right, has done a good job of building these organizations of accountability, much better than the left or progressive forces have.   But it’s always easier to organize around intolerance, narrow-mindedness, and false nostalgia. And they also have hijacked the higher moral ground with this language of family values and moral responsibility.

It is also evident in his desire to have control of the minds of our children at an earlier and earlier age; from birth, if possible. This was the starting age group in his “Children’s First Agenda” educational funding plan which he proposed during his campaign. Why wait until parents have spoiled their little minds with religious myth and conservative values and traditions? It takes too long to overcome those things. Why wait?

This is nothing new. Humanist, psychiatrist and the first Secretary General of the UN World Health Organization, Dr. Brock Chisholm, was quoted as saying this back in 1946:

It has long been generally accepted that parents have a perfect right to impose any points of view, any lies or fears, superstitions, prejudices, hates or faith on their defenseless children…These things cause neuroses…”


In one final example from the federal dysfunctional family, you’ll undoubtedly remember Al Gore’s quote speaking to a group of youths in an attempt to discredit parents:

“There are some things about our world that you know that older people don’t know…”

The federal dysfunctional family has already succeeded in making many single mothers, unemployed workers and many others dependent on them for their most basic needs, but they won’t stop until they become the Big Daddy (or the meddling mother-in-law) for us all. Considering their own words, they may not have the best interests of their children in mind.


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