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Why Mothers Would Make Good Politicians

In looking forward to Mother's Day, I could not help but think about the mess our country is in right now. Not that messes remind me of mothers in particular, but honesty compels me to admit they are good at cleaning up messes. And, the messes they cleanup are not their doing. That is what makes it so terrific.

I believe mothers would make wonderful politicians. There are several reasons why I think so. Mothers, generally speaking, know how to ask questions. "Have you washed behind your ears?" "What time are you coming back?" "Do you have clean underwear?" "If all your friends jumped off a bridge would you?" It is one thing to ask a question but it is another thing altogether to ask the right question. I firmly believe asking questions is a highly refined art. Mothers expect an answer to their questions immediately...without delay.

Another reason mothers would make good politicians is that they never stop until the work is finished. Everybody has heard the old saying, "A man works from sun up to sun down but a woman's work is never done." At the end of the day, every mother has something to show for her work.

It would be beneficial for our country if every politician were apprenticed to a mother with four or five kids. Let him follow her around for a week, if he can last a week, and he will get some idea of what working is all about.

Let some politician clean up after four or five kids for a week and experience what real work is all about. Perhaps, if he has to clean up messes of other people's making he might think twice before he makes a mess himself. The only work a politician really does, is working his mouth, which rarely accomplishes anything useful.

By her very nature, a mother is always thinking about others. Rarely does she take any time for her own personal pursuits. Other people come before her interest and comfort.

Wouldn't that be a wonderful trait in some politicians? Instead of always thinking about reelection and what can get him reelected, he begins to think about other people and their needs. Instead of putting his political career ahead of everything else, he would sacrifice himself to benefit other people, to help clean up the messes around him.

Although it may seem like a good idea, we cannot afford to send mothers to Washington and neglect the important work she has at home. Nehemiah said it so well, "I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you?" (Nehemiah 6:3 KJV). God knew exactly what he was doing when he put together a marvelous creature we now know as Mother.


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