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Unformatted text preview: parent families function best and are a healthier way to raise children in today’s world. According to studies, Santorum points out those broken homes can increase the rate of delinquency in a community by 15%! I believe that’s where the role of a father comes into play. My Dad was strict and I knew what I could get away with and what I could not, but it helped me realize that in the real world there are consequences for my actions. I believe that the absence of a male role model in a child’s life is a huge problem. Nowadays, in cases of divorce and child custody it seems that fathers get the short end of the stick. Santorum says “I’ve met my share of fatherhood-rights groups, so I know that the divorce courts are not often kind to fathers.” I totally agree with the idea of fatherhood-rights groups and that they should have a bigger role in their children’s lives. I could not imagine what it would be like to be shunned from my Childs life, because of a court order....
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- Spring '08
- Child custody, ideal American family, Rick Santorum