In the middle of the second presidential debate, republican candidate Mitt Romney launched into a bizarre diatribe against single mothers when asked a question about gun control. Instead of speaking about the subject from a second amendment viewpoint or even a law enforcement standpoint, he implied that single mothers are responsible for the violence plaguing our nation. However, violence of all kinds, including gun violence, is not the sole purvey of single parent households. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris - the Columbine killers - were both from intact, two-parent households. So were Jeffrey Dahmer, Seung-Hui Cho and James Holmes (the cannibal killer, the V-Tech shooter and Aurora movie theater killers, respectively). Clearly, there must be other factors if kids from intact homes also commit violence.
Taking a quick look through any newspaper will show that violent tendencies run in all types of families and backgrounds. The news is full of stories of both urban AND suburban murders and violence. This becomes more obvious when you consider that the first impulse felt by Tagg Romney while watching his father during the debate was to want to physically assault the president. He was angry because he felt that President Obama called his father a liar by talking about flip flops and inconsistencies. Naturally, Tagg did not talk about how President Obama was on the receiving end of that same treatment by Mitt Romney. Of course he was; after all, that's par for the course in debates! He also didn't speak out the fact that hiw father also called the president a liar during the first debate, when he implied that Obama was lying to him, just like his five sons did.
Speaking of lying, if Mitt Romney's sons are such prolific liars that he felt it necessary to call attention to it on national television, it doesn't speak well for the five Romney boys OR for their upbringing. I doubt that there are very many parent around who have NOT had a child lie or fib to them on occasion; that's natural. However, I don't recall any other parent besides Mr. Romney who wanted to shame their own children and call them liars on national television. The lying would have to be really bad for a parent to feel a desire to do that. So, if two-parent householes are so vastly superior to one-parent families, why did the Romney raise five sons who are liars, at least one of whom also expresses violent tendencies?
Mitt Romney chose to call into question the integrity of other people's parenting; therefore, I think it's only fair that his own be questioned, as well.