I am a mother. I have the power to defy the popular culture. I have the power to defy evil. I will use that power:
When the world tells my children to be afraid, I will teach them to be courageous.
When the world offers hand sanitizer, I will offer sandboxes, gardens and playgrounds.
When politicians teach helpless dependence on government, I teach independence, voluntary cooperation, private charity and hard work.
When the world undermines the family, I will build a strong one.
When the government undermines and ridicules faith, I will teach my children the history, doctrines and practice of my faith.
When the world teaches socialism, self-esteem, relativism and hedonism, I will teach ethics, logic, reading, mathematics and the scientific method.
When celebrities parade their lives of excess, I can teach a life of purpose.
When their professors glorify Marxism, I will tell my children about the millions killed by Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot and a host of other dictators.
When society tells them to shut up, I will encourage them to speak out.
When the world offers them birth control, abortion, and meaningless fornication, I will teach them self control, personal integrity, and unconditional love.
When the media offer them mindless, tasteless entertainment, I can give them the tools to create their own poetry, art, games and music.
When the world tells them the right answer doesn't matter, I will continue to teach the existence and the value of truth.
When artists sing about f*$%Sh#?!Bi&*, I can give them Bach, Beethoven and Mozart.
When people throw feces and call it art, I can show them Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Picasso.
When the world offers them "The Vagina Monologues" I can offer them "Julius Caesar" and "Antigone."
When their peers go to the beach to get drunk over spring break or summer vacation, I will pay for their mission trips to build schools or teach English.
When the media use euphemisms like "choice" and "procedure" I will tell them the truth: Choices are made before conception and the procedure kills an innocent human life.
Yes, I am a subversive woman. I will resist the dominant culture and teach my children to do the same. I make no apologies. If America survives, it will be because of those of us who refused to give in to decadence, dependency, and deception.