“It Takes a Village” Turns 10 — Party Cancelled Due To Second-Hand Candle Smoke Concerns

The title of Hillary Clinton’s decade-old book that pretty much sums up an entire political and philosophical mindset, “It takes a village,” is now ten years old.

To celebrate, Hillary is making a media tour this week and presenting an “updated” version for the kids, complete with a campaign donation envelope and a chapter entitled “Barack Obama will kill Santa Claus.”

The book would have had a ten-year birthday party complete with a candle-covered cake, but “the village” passed carbon emissions and second-hand smoke laws and can’t light candles indoors (or outdoors on windy days). A group of villagers were also going to sing the birthday song to the book, but that was banned from being sung in public until the courts decide if the word “dear” should be removed pending the results of a sexual harassment (“unwanted verbal groping”) lawsuit filed by a member of said village against a fellow villager.

Other than that, happy birthday, “It takes a village”! You’ve really taught us how to raise our children. What would we have done without you?

The book opens with a quote from author Herman Melville. Somewhat fitting, don’t you think, that a man who wrote about the terror and damage that is inflicted by a great white whale is quoted right off the bat? It’s almost as if Hillary knew she was writing a sequel.

In the book, Hillary wrote that “children are not rugged individualists.” And thanks to Hillary and her cronies, they never will be if we hand them over to her “village” full of socialist lampreys.

Consider the “problems” Rodham-Clinton-Rodham outlines in our society today. Our culture has now, unfortunately, belly-flopped into the intellectually and emotionally stagnant waters of day care, latchkey kids and just plain no supervision whatsoever. Hillary’s “It Takes a Village to Raise a Child” tripe-tome becomes even more nonsensical when you take into account the fact that a great deal of “the village” consists of airheaded, directionless people who had the needle torn from their moral compass as children. And why?

Because their parents were dumb enough to rely on “the village” to raise their kids for them in the first place. It takes a village to run around in circles of intentional counterproductivity.

I admit that we do need “the village.” We need “the village” for friendship, if we desire, to fix our plumbing, and to sell us our milk. We need “the village” to come to our churches, help the elderly, and fix our roads. Actually, raising our children is one of the few things we don’t (or shouldn’t) need the village for. But, as Whitney Houston sang, “the children are our future.” That statement is especially true if you’re a politician who relies on the uninformed and rootless for power.


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Doug Powers is a writer, editor and commentator covering news of the day from a conservative viewpoint with an occasional shot of irreverence and a chaser of snark. Townhall Media writer/editor. MichelleMalkin.com alum. Bowling novice. Long-suffering Detroit Lions fan. Contact: WriteDoug@Live.com.