Linda Hollist, United Families Georgia Chapter President
I was married 17 years ago last April, and we have been blessed with 7 beautiful brilliant healthy respectful children. Blayne, at 16, is finishing high school and attending the local university while preparing to continue his education at West Point. Mariah, 15, maintains her 4.0, plays lead roles at the state theatre of Georgia, and was chosen for governors honors in vocal performance at the high school. Cutler, 13, is enrolled in all honors classes as well as a design Engineering class as a freshman. J Penton, 11, involved in soccer and band, and Talia, 10, chosen for All-state chorus, both excel academically at the middle school. Hunter, 8, is known by his coach as the baseball player with the most heart and the strongest boy he has ever met; and Talmage, 6, comes home with prizes in phonics achievement almost daily. They all never cease to delight us. But more than that, they are growing up to be honorable productive contributors to all around them.
Why Protect the Family?
Having invested most of the last 17 years in the success of my children, I know that raising good children does not happen without fighting for their interest via traditional family values. These values are not only valid but absolutely requisite to raising successful children who become successful adults insuring the solidarity of our nation and civilization. I live the success of these family values daily. Academics and special interest groups use power and influence to lobby for theoretical agendas. These theoretical agendas are designed to remove family values and replace them with devastatingly flawed laws. The failure of the family, thus society, is directly tied to their implementation. I do not know of any more important issue to be involved in than that of the protection and success of our precious children through promotion of family values.
How can everyday people get involved in the fight for family values?
We greatly need your support. Start by integrating traditional family values into your own families. Let the schools hear from you regarding specific needs for improvement, take time to write letters to the editor, television stations and legislators, and talk with friends. An easy way to get involved is to combine your efforts with UFI. We welcome your time, talents or financial support to protect and promote family values. Combined small efforts yield great results. Please join us in our quest for a greater future for our children and our world.