Meet Glenn Grothman (above), a Republican state senator in Wisconsin who casts himself as a family values guy.
Indeed, Grothman’s values are so lofty that that he has INTRODUCED LEGISLATION that would officially declare single parenthood a cause of child abuse.
Grothman’s proposal would do nothing to curb child abuse, of course, but it would, by law, stigmatize single moms, which seems to be his intent. He’s also intent on curbing goverment programs that provide assistance to single parents. He sees them as a scheme by liberals to actually promote child-bearing by single women.
“The Left and the social welfare establishment want children born out of wedlock because they are far more likely to be dependent on the government,” he says.
It’s important to note here that Grothman is no mere back-bencher. Don’t get the notion that he’s just some kook to whom no one pays any attention. Rather, he’s the assistant majority leader in the State Senate. He’s a mover and shaker in Republican circles in Wisconsin.
Grothman also is personally a stranger to parenthood and even to marriage. At age 56, he’s never had a wife — not that there’s anything wrong with that.