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Thank You Dads — Your Presence Really Matters!

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We live in a culture where men are despised and traditional fathers are treated as disposable. But no matter how hard activists and the media might try to redefine norms, you matter.

Sure the media loves to share culturally subversive stories in their efforts to redefine family roles. For example:

But those don’t diminish the important role dads have with their kids.

And officials in Loudon County might even call the cops on fathers trying to demand justice after the negligence of public officials who let the student who raped his 14yo daughter in the school washroom get away with a slap on the wrist.

Let other sites try to redefine masculinity and the traditional family. We know all about the zeros, the scumbags, and people who don’t fit the traditional definitions. Let other people worry about those outliers.

Here we do something different — we celebrate fatherhood, and we will take a few moments to celebrate some dad moments that are worth revisiting.

Remember that time in Louisiana when the local school devolved into a massive brawl? That situation changed ‘right quick’ when some dads showed up on the scene with a new initiative they dubbed ‘Dads On Duty’. They stuck around and it made a difference.

Here’s a recent summary by Readers Digest.

That means taking an interest in home lives, engaging in dialogue about entrepreneurship and alternatives to gang culture, sponsoring essay contests, and ultimately, making sure every kid has an adult they trust to turn to in times of crisis.

The dads aren’t meant to replace security guards or disciplinarians. If they do see a fight, they get security or an assistant principal on the scene ASAP. Their presence is meant to be more preventive than reactionary.

For instance, one day after school, Dad on Duty Mike Morgan noticed that a student who’d been bullied was milling about outside with friends. Morgan suspected they were lying in wait for the student’s tormentor. Morgan found the bully and steered him clear of the area, likely avoiding an assault. It was a situation requiring more delicacy and a personal investment than law enforcement or security might have offered. — ReadersDigest

Here’s where ClashDaily covered it’s origin story in more detail.
WATCH: When Public School Descends Into Chaos … Hero Dads Answer The Call

Honestly, this was one of the most satisfying feel-good stories we ever shared.

Let’s share some more Hero Dad stories while we’re at it, shall we?

We’ve got a dad who put the race grievance hustlers in their place. HERO DAD: Parents Are ‘Taking Back The Wheel’ To Stop The ‘Discrimination Revolution’ Of CRT In Schools From that story:

Echevarria then blasted the premise of Critical Race Theory.

“I’m biracial, I’m bilingual, I’m multicultural. The fact is, in America, in North Carolina, I can do anything I want and I teach that to my children,” Echevarria said. “And the person who tells my pecan-colored kids that they’re somehow oppressed, based on the color of their skin, would be absolutely wrong and absolutely at war with me, and I think that’s the same for every parent.”

Echevarria said that parents are “the most powerful group in the country” who can drive policy changes like the elimination of mask mandates in schools. This happened last week in Cabarrus County when the CCSB voted to make masks optional for students following backlash from parents.

Dad at a birthday party stepped up when the gator grabbed the lady staffer. Did he know what the hell he was doing? No, but could figure that part out after. At first, all he knew was that he was the only one there who could save a woman in trouble. So he stepped up.

HERO DAD: Bro Jumps To Rescue When Petting Zoo Gator Attacks Woman (VIDEO)

In another story, a dad was at home with his 4yo daughter when 4 armed men broke into his home.

If he didn’t have a gun to defend his daughter, they might both be dead by now.

A home invasion that began at about 10 a.m. on Dec. 8 ended when the homeowner opened fire on four armed intruders in his home in Lacombe, Louisiana, WVUE-TV reported.

Two of the men — 25-year-old Renard Causey Jr. and 21-year-old Justin Hill — were shot dead, and the other two suspects were wounded.

The homeowner’s 4-year-old daughter also was injured in the crossfire but had surgery and is expected to make a full recovery, according to multiple reports.

There’s the example of the dad on scene during a robbery attempt right around closing time at MacDonalds.

Birmingham police spokesperson Sgt. Bryan Shelton said that one juvenile and two adults were injured during the shooting, which is suspected to be a burglary attempt. The unnamed father and one of his sons were injured but are expected to recover.

“Right now it appears the [suspect] made a decision that cost his life and the father made a decision that preserved his and children’s’ life,” Shelton said.

Grandfathers can be heroes too.

The grandfather and his wife ended up in the back of the house and were directed at gunpoint to open a safe. The three men were all armed and tried to rape the teen girl, officials said.

The 67-year-old grandfather managed to grab a gun and shot all three of the suspects. The suspects fired back and the grandfather was hit several times, deputies said.

We led this tribute with the Dads on Duty story because that’s the everyday way dads can be heroic. Most of us will never have to find the courage to stand between a killer and our kid. It’s hardly an everyday occurrence.

But what those dads do is the real bread and butter of how we can all step up as heroes. It’s being involved in the lives of the kids in our care. Of helping them safely navigate the difficult path into adulthood.

Do we make a difference? You better believe we do.

Here’s our own Big Dawg making the case for fathers to step up.

Dear Dads, No Matter What The Man-Haters Say, You’re Irreplaceable!

It’s not just the dads, either. This is a function of society guys are hardwired to lean into. Just look at this older brother (barely a flyweight to judge by the photo) sacrifice everything to save his kid sister.

The sheriff’s office says they began canvassing the neighborhood and discovered that Cole had broken into a home on Starlite Lane. Inside, they found 15-year-old Khyler Edman deceased.

Deputies say Cole broke into the home, a violent encounter occurred, and Edman died protecting his younger sibling.

The sheriff’s office did not release how Edman died and initially stated the family wished for privacy, but the teen’s family came forward Monday to say Edman was killed in the home while protecting his 5-year-old sister, who was found in the home unharmed.

Protector. Provider. Hunter. Hero.

To all the dads out there this Father’s Day — God Bless You.

We salute you. This could never be the same without you.

Stay rowdy.

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