Are these not strange words to put in a Father’s Day proclamation?
When fathers are not present, their children and families cope with an absence government cannot fill.
Did anyone think government could fill the role of a loving and caring father?
And this one, which had no context whatever.
Nurturing families come in many forms, and children may be raised by a father and mother, a single father, two fathers, a step father, a grandfather, or caring guardian.
One is given to wonder why Obama omitted grandmothers, foster homes, hired nannies and lesbian couples as possibilities.