Quote from fab4fan
It is relevant when those people are held up as paragons of "family values," and used to bash others.
But I agree in general that kids should be off-limits. I'm personally just tired of the constant refrain that the Bush family is pointing the country in the right direction because they are "Christian."
There's no documentation that Chelsea did any of those things, while there is plenty of documentation about the behavior of the younger Bush family's indiscretions. Sorry if it's disappointing that Chelsea wasn't caught doing any of that; I'm sure it would have been great ammo. to further point out what a terrible degenerate her father was.
I'm not disappointed that Chelsea wasn't caught doing any of those things. I admired the Clintons for saying upfront that their daughter was off limits. I agree with that.
Just because you believe in "family values" doesn't mean your kids won't go off track. As I said, you can do the best you can and even advocate that others do the best they can and you kids still make mistakes.
I've never heard Jeb or George Bush hold themselves up as paragons of virtue. They've been candid about mistakes made. Never said they were perfect.
I just find it interesting that because people advocate for doing the right thing, when they or their family members fail, somehow then it is hypocritical.
I have always taught my kids that using illegal drugs is wrong. Because my son used, does that make me now a hypocrite? I do not think so.
I have always taught my kids that abstinence is the right way to go. If my kids choose otherwise, does that make me a hypocrite? No.
I advocate for these life choices. Because I or my kids are not perfect does not mean I'm a hypocrite.
I think you should aim for doing the right thing . . . . but I'm not going to jump all over a family because their kid screws up and I would hope no one would jump all over me because my son erred.
I still think it is sad to jump on people when they are going through painful issues.