All-Pro Dad Tony Dungy Says Presidential Candidates Should Adress Fatherhood

Tony Dungy strongly believes that President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney should be putting fatherhood at the top of their priority list; if not the top, at least putting it on the list. The former Indianapolis Colts coach started an online petition, earlier this week, to put fatherhood on the list of issues the candidates should be discussing in their campaigns.

All-Pro Dad is the website that the petition is posted on and it encouraged the candidates to “put the issue of fatherhood at the forefront of our nation’s attention as you discuss issues publicly in the final stretch of this campaign.”

Dungy aslo pointed out that fatherless-ness has to be addressed, saying,

“Too many children are coming into the world without an involved father, while their mothers walk the path of parenthood alone. This is a problem that is defining a generation, and it is something we must address now.”

In the post, Dungy supports his case with statistics about homes with or without fathers and points out that 24 million children currently do not live with their biological fathers.

Dungy’s organization is an extension of Family First, a non-profit organization that provides various articles and other information on marriage, parenting and fatherhood. According to the website, his organization provides men with “every resource needed to rightly train up their children and give them a hopeful future.”

Although Romney briefly mentioned that the issue of violence could be resolved if there were more two-parent homes, Dungy still feels that it is not a priority for the candidates. Romney was responding to a question about the civilian use of automatic weapons.

The petition  has over 3,0000 signatures, so far.

20 Responses to All-Pro Dad Tony Dungy Says Presidential Candidates Should Adress Fatherhood

  1. Romney is out of line blamimg single parents for the rise in gun violence. Consider that most of the people involved in school shootings, particularly the Columbine massacre, came from two parent homes! I, for one, am sick of society constantly laying the blame at the feet of single mothers and implying somehow they aren’t good enough because there’s not a father around. Well, that’s a lot of nonsense. There are plenty of 2 parent houses where the father really isn’t there because he’s constantly traveling for business or he is still out being a playboy!

    • OBAMA IS THE ONE WHO BLAMED SINGLE BLACK PARENTS FOR EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN. YOU NEED TO STOP THAT d**n ROMNEY LIE. ALL ROMNEY SAID IS THAT A 2 PARENT FAMILY IS THE BEST WAY TO RAISE CHILDREN, AND EVERY DECENT PERSON ON THE PLANET KNOWS THAT.

      NO MAN WHO IS JOBLESS IS GOING TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT OR BE A GOOD FATHER. THAT IS THE BOTTOM LINE.

      THE MAN WHO CAN CREATE JOBS, AND INCREASE GOOD PARENTING IS ROMNEY.

  2. As a leader of one of the first Fatherhood organization , Father’s Day Rally Committee, I agreed with Brother Dungy that fatherhood should be on both of the Presidential candidates list as well as violence in our community across America. In today society , you can’t separate the lack of fathers missing from families with the increase of violence.
    Without strong families with both fathers and mothers living together children don’t have the support system they need to grow into loving and caring individuals. But as we ask the candidates to step up and speak on these issues , we as the community must step up and get our family united with fathers involved in their children lives.

    • WITHOUT JOBS, THERE WILL BE NO CHILD SUPPORT, AND THERE WILL BE NO 2 PARENT FAMILIES. IF YOU LOVE MEN TO BE RESPONSIBLE VOTE FOR THE MAN WHO HAS PROVEN HE CAN AND WILL CREATE JOBS.

  3. What does being a responsible Father have too do with politics???People are gawking now because they feel that Government is too much in their lives now you want the presidents agenda too be about fathers.I beleive that a real (MAN) should be responsible for his own children to raise and teach them too guide them in the right direction while they are still young and when they grow old they want depart from it.It is better too have both parents in the family at home but sometimes that is not always the case when I was thirity three I lost my husband and was left with two children who have now grown up too be responsible adults they never drank nor smoke never in too drugs or gangs never in jail or prison so single parents can do just as well it is not up too the president or anyone else to raise our kids we have too do it ourselves and it can be done.

    • A FATHER WITHOUT A JOB, IS LIKE A MAN WITHOUT HIS HANDS. YOU CANT CRIPPLE A MAN AND TELL HIM HE IS EQUAL TO THE NEXT GUY.

      VOTE FOR THE MAN WHO HAS PROVED HE CAN AND WILL CREATE JOBS. a man without a job cant pay child support.

      I cant believe I have to keep saying this to people who are obviously intelligent enough to operate a computer LOL

  4. “All-Pro Dad Tony Dungy Says Presidential Candidates Should Adress Fatherhood”

    …..and no good talking down to U.S. born black men on Father’s Day in 2008, while doing nothing to use his influence to competently serve law abiding black men and women wrongfully violated by the atrocities of government, Barack “the Magic Negro” Obama is unfit to give such direction on how best to be a responsible Father or parent.

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-861876

    The LA Times Message is False, Because President Obama Serves Illegal aliens, anchor babies, welfare recipients, Clarence Thomas like sellout blacks, Al Qaeda, foreign terrorists, and anything else but law abiding U.S. citizens and legal Immigrants, but definitely not U.S. born blacks!

  5. “A FATHER WITHOUT A JOB, IS LIKE A MAN WITHOUT HIS HANDS. YOU CANT CRIPPLE A MAN AND TELL HIM HE IS EQUAL TO THE NEXT GUY.

    VOTE FOR THE MAN WHO HAS PROVED HE CAN AND WILL CREATE JOBS. a man without a job cant pay child support.

    I cant believe I have to keep saying this to people who are obviously intelligent enough to operate a computer LOL”

    Well said Carol……

    ……..and to augment your statement here…..

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-854389

    ……..Barack Obama and other misfits who refuse to uphold the Constitution his or her oath of office to competently serve blacks must be removed from political office and public service, by any means necessary.

  6. A FATHER WITHOUT A JOB, IS LIKE A MAN WITHOUT HIS HANDS. YOU CANT CRIPPLE A MAN AND TELL HIM HE IS EQUAL TO THE NEXT GUY.

    VOTE FOR THE MAN WHO HAS PROVED HE CAN AND WILL CREATE JOBS. a man without a job cant pay child support.

    I cant believe I have to keep saying this to people who are obviously intelligent enough to operate a computer LOL

    Well said Carol……

    …..and to augment your statement here…..

    http://ceyseau.net/files/Property_in_One_s_Labor_by_Adam_Smith_for_posting_3-2-2011.pdf

    …..The opportunity to be gainfully is so fundamental that all other rights are meaningless or will be lost without this fundamental right to make an honest and lawful living.

    …..PresidentBarack Obama and other misfits who refuse to uphold the Constitution his or her oath of office to competently serve blacks wrongfully violated by government…the resulting redress being a path to much needed economic base in the black community. Since these pseudo leaders ignore or trash petitions for redress, these individuals, including no good Barack Obama……

    ……must be removed from political office and public service, by any means necessary.

    • Thank you for contributing to this site. Poverty/joblessness just breeds so much corruption and leads to a poor quality of life. If Romney solves that one problem alone, so much of our other problems will fall in line.

      One thing that blacks crucially need is to have industries like cab driving, hotel maids, and other low skill jobs, returned to the american community. Americans have been cut out of entire industries and that is plain wrong. Everything that the American govt doesn’t give the foreign worker he takes through discrimination and hiring only their own people.

      Blacks have a special problem of being the last hired and first fired, regardless of performance. We need to have special attention to this matter. We need to have the current anti discrimination laws enforced.

  7. “All-Pro Dad Tony Dungy Says Presidential Candidates Should Adress Fatherhood”

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-278743

    …and no good talking down to U.S. born black men on Father’s Day in 2008, while doing nothing to use his influence to competently serve law abiding black men and women wrongfully violated by the atrocities of government, Barack “the Magic Negro” Obama is unfit to give such direction on how best to be a responsible Father or parent.

    • LOL now that is the truest line of all and it is sad. Actually the reason I voted for obama is because I wanted to give him a chance to STRICTLY ENFORCE ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAWS ALREADY ON THE BOOKS.

      When Bush took office all of us blacks who had been given high performance scores all of a sudden became poor performers, and walked off of jobs we had held more than 10 years! Our pensions were stopped right in their tracks.

      obama has done nothing to right this wrong. He has done nothing about housing/loan, or any other type of discriminatiion.

      He has the power to do something to make the world better for his own daughters and he does nothing. He does nothing to alleviate the suffering of his Chicago neighbors. The streets are red with the blood of the murdered black children, and thousands of black teenage boys have been corrupted by men and no child welfare to protect them.

      OBAMA HAS DONE NOTHING FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF BLACK CHILDREN. HE IS THE SORRIEST PARENT OF ALL. and at one time michelle accused him of putting his political career above the interest of their family. Yes he is worse than the negligent parents he criticizes.

  8. http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-769637

    …and without competent representation in an elected official, a lawyer, judge, etc., etc……..and when much is at stake, pertaining to megga bucks in redress…..it is not in the best interest of any Caucasian, Hispanic, Jewish, Islamic, Korean, Italian, Filipino, etc., etc., lawyer or elected official to be the first to step up to the plate to competently serve law abiding Black men and women violated by government, private industry, etc…..the first duty to competently serve or represent black men and women in this situation are our own university educate black lawyers, black elected officials, journalists, judges, etc.

    …..black men, women, and his or her siblings can play by the rules, abide by the law and still lose everything, including being subjected to the Death penalty without “Equal Justice and Protection Under the Law”!

    • Yep, recently a friend of mine took his exwife back to court based on a judge’s order issued in 1987. the lawyers he hired billed him $12,000 knowing all the time that the statue of limitation on bringing the suit was up for more than 7 years before his case was opened. he was dragged through the hellish court system 3 long years and 2 months, and paid $5000, and billed $7000 just to learn that the statute of limitatiions was up before the case started.

      in the old days we had govt offices that would take licenses from corrupt lawyers and judges, but not any more. they get a slap on the wrist and go on with business as usual.

      they are elderly people. what does our justice dept do under that eric holder???

  9. http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-852367

    …and without competent representation in an elected official, a lawyer, judge, etc., etc……..and when much is at stake, pertaining to megga bucks in redress…..it is not in the best interest of any Caucasian, Hispanic, Jewish, Islamic, Korean, Italian, Filipino, etc., etc., lawyer or elected official to be the first to step up to the plate to competently serve law abiding Black men and women violated by government, private industry, etc…..the first duty to competently serve or represent black men and women in this situation are our own university educate black lawyers, black elected officials, journalists, judges, etc.

    …..black men, women, and his or her siblings can play by the rules, abide by the law and still lose everything, including being subjected to the Death penalty without “Equal Justice and Protection Under the Law”!

  10. :Yep, recently a friend of mine took his exwife back to court based on a judge’s order issued in 1987. the lawyers he hired billed him $12,000 knowing all the time that the statue of limitation on bringing the suit was up for more than 7 years before his case was opened. he was dragged through the hellish court system 3 long years and 2 months, and paid $5000, and billed $7000 just to learn that the statute of limitatiions was up before the case started.

    In the old days we had govt offices that would take licenses from corrupt lawyers and judges, but not any more. they get a slap on the wrist and go on with business as usual.

    They are elderly people. what does our justice dept do under that eric holder???” by Davis

    …..and Davis

    A government entity will not automatically bar a lawyer from practicing law, or take action to remove a judge from the bench. Just like any citizen and opposing party in a court of law, the unethical lawyer or judge in question must be faced or petititioned by his accuser to the Illinois State Bar, the Illinois Commission on Judicial Performance, an elected official of the jurisdiciton where this activity originated, etc., etc. Basically, “The Squeaking Wheel Gets Greased”….meaning the individuals harmed must make this known to the individuals (The appropriate elected official) or entity (The Illinois State Bar or Commission on Judicial Performance) who can be held be accountable to correct this issue.

    Your friend, or anyone else must petition the appropriate government agency (Illinois State Bar, Illinois Commission on Judicial Performance, an Elected Official of the Jurisdiction or of Authority Over the Jurisdiction where this took place) to make this possible. Your friend still has the option of reporting the unethical actions of the lawyer that you speak of to the Illinois State Bar, to hold this lawyer accountable. Here again, our own black city councilman, mayors, Congresspersons who respect the oath of office, the Constitution would truly be asset to hold government agencies such as a State Bar accountable to the rule of law too.

    http://law.justia.com/constitution/us/amendment-14/49-statutes-of-limitation.html

    “Statutes of Limitation.—A statute of limitations does not deprive one of property without due process of law, unless, in its application to an existing right of action, it unreasonably limits the opportunity to enforce the right by suit. By the same token, a State may shorten an existing period of limitation, provided a reasonable time is allowed for bringing an action after the passage of the statute and before the bar takes effect. What is a reasonable period, however, is dependent on the nature of the right and particular circumstances.934″

    A judge must rule according to the facts presented, the facts presented in this instance tarnished by the actions of a bad lawyer. If your friend can prove that his Constitutional rights have been violated he still has a claim, because there is no Statute of Limitation that takes precedence over any violation of Constitutional issues, and other serious issues.

    “Due process is best defined in one word–fairness. Throughout the U.S.’s history, its constitutions, statutes and case law have provided standards for fair treatment of citizens by federal, state and local governments. These standards are known as due process. When a person is treated unfairly by the government, including the courts, he is said to have been deprived of or denied due process.”

    I believe that your friend has been deprived of property “without due process of law” ….due process of law a mandated Constitutional Protection, your friend can appeal the judges decision to recover damages, etc. If it can be proven that the Judge of Court of record failed to rule according to the facts and the truth presented in court, your friend can report the actions of the Judge to the Presiding Judge of the Court of Jurisdiction and/or the Illinois Commission on Judicial Performance. Here again our own elected black leaders would be an asset if it can be proven that the court ruling that you speak of violates the Constitutional rights of your friend, the courts being an institutiion of government.

    “There are cases where an individual has been wrongfully treated by his government and about the only way, unless the individual resorts to court, and even in some cases the courts are not able to give proper relief, the only area or avenue open to the individual is through his representative. When you find a bona fide error has been made, I suggest that you make a maximum effort to remedy it. This I feel is a vital and important function of those of us in the House of Representatives”.

    Authors: Donald G. Tacheron and Morris Udall, from the book entitled, “The Job of the Congressman”, pages 65 and 66.

    (The above excerpt “The Job of the Congressman” holds true for any elected office holder, and/or U.S. Citizen.)

    **************************************************

    Article VI, USC: This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all treaties
    made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, “shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in
    every State shall be bound thereby”, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary not withstanding.

    14th Amendment, USC, Section 1: “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

    Best Regards

  11. Yep, recently a friend of mine took his exwife back to court based on a judge’s order issued in 1987. the lawyers he hired billed him $12,000 knowing all the time that the statue of limitation on bringing the suit was up for more than 7 years before his case was opened. he was dragged through the hellish court system 3 long years and 2 months, and paid $5000, and billed $7000 just to learn that the statute of limitatiions was up before the case started.

    In the old days we had govt offices that would take licenses from corrupt lawyers and judges, but not any more. they get a slap on the wrist and go on with business as usual.

    They are elderly people. what does our justice dept do under that eric holder???” by davis

    A government entity will not automatically bar a lawyer from practicing law, or take action to remove a judge from the bench. Just like any citizen and opposing party in a court of law, the unethical lawyer or judge in question must be faced or petititioned by his accuser to the Illinois State Bar, the Illinois Commission on Judicial Performance, an elected official of the jurisdiciton where this activity originated, etc., etc. Basically, “The Squeaking Wheel Gets Greased”….meaning the individuals harmed must make this known to the individuals (The appropriate elected official) or entity (The Illinois State Bar or Commission on Judicial Performance) who can be held be accountable to correct this issue.

    Your friend, or anyone else must petition the appropriate government agency (Illinois State Bar, Illinois Commission on Judicial Performance, an Elected Official of the Jurisdiction or of Authority Over the Jurisdiction where this took place) to make this possible. Your friend still has the option of reporting the unethical actions of the lawyer that you speak of to the Illinois State Bar, to hold this lawyer accountable. Here again, our own black city councilman, mayors, Congresspersons who respect the oath of office, the Constitution would truly be asset to hold government agencies such as a State Bar accountable to the rule of law too.

    “Statutes of Limitation.—A statute of limitations does not deprive one of property without due process of law, unless, in its application to an existing right of action, it unreasonably limits the opportunity to enforce the right by suit. By the same token, a State may shorten an existing period of limitation, provided a reasonable time is allowed for bringing an action after the passage of the statute and before the bar takes effect. What is a reasonable period, however, is dependent on the nature of the right and particular circumstances.934″

    A judge must rule according to the facts presented, the facts presented in this instance tarnished by the actions of a bad lawyer. If your friend can prove that his Constitutional rights have been violated he still has a claim, because there is no Statute of Limitation that takes precedence over any violation of Constitutional issues, and other serious issues.

    http://www.lectlaw.com/def/d080.htm

    “Due process is best defined in one word–fairness. Throughout the U.S.’s history, its constitutions, statutes and case law have provided standards for fair treatment of citizens by federal, state and local governments. These standards are known as due process. When a person is treated unfairly by the government, including the courts, he is said to have been deprived of or denied due process.”

    I believe that your friend has been deprived of property “without due process of law” ….due process of law a mandated Constitutional Protection, your friend can appeal the judges decision to recover damages, etc. If it can be proven that the Judge of Court of record failed to rule according to the facts and the truth presented in court, your friend can report the actions of the Judge to the Presiding Judge of the Court of Jurisdiction and/or the Illinois Commission on Judicial Performance. Here again our own elected black leaders would be an asset if it can be proven that the court ruling that you speak of violates the Constitutional rights of your friend, the courts being an institutiion of government.

    “There are cases where an individual has been wrongfully treated by his government and about the only way, unless the individual resorts to court, and even in some cases the courts are not able to give proper relief, the only area or avenue open to the individual is through his representative. When you find a bona fide error has been made, I suggest that you make a maximum effort to remedy it. This I feel is a vital and important function of those of us in the House of Representatives”.

    Authors: Donald G. Tacheron and Morris Udall, from the book entitled, “The Job of the Congressman”, pages 65 and 66.

    (The above excerpt “The Job of the Congressman” holds true for any elected office holder, and/or U.S. Citizen.)

    **************************************************

    Article VI, USC: This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, “shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby”, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary not withstanding.

    14th Amendment, USC, Section 1: “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

    Best Regards

  12. “Yep, recently a friend of mine took his exwife back to court based on a judge’s order issued in 1987. the lawyers he hired billed him $12,000 knowing all the time that the statue of limitation on bringing the suit was up for more than 7 years before his case was opened. he was dragged through the hellish court system 3 long years and 2 months, and paid $5000, and billed $7000 just to learn that the statute of limitatiions was up before the case started.

    in the old days we had govt offices that would take licenses from corrupt lawyers and judges, but not any more. they get a slap on the wrist and go on with business as usual.

    they are elderly people. what does our justice dept do under that eric holder???”

    …….and Davis,

    Attorney General Eric Holder is the “Top Dog, Chief Law Enforcement Officer” of the U.S. Justice Department.

    Has Eric Holder been petitioned?

    This sure would be a good time to find out where Eric Holder stands, and to test the competency of Eric Holder. Although Eric Holder is under oath to serve all U.S. citizens and legal immigrants, he like other elected black leaders or influential public servants have a duty to go the “Extra Mile” for U.S. born black men and women who petition him or her for redress of a legitimate grievance.

    “…..President Barack Obama, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Attorney General Eric Holder, the Congressional Black Caucus, Los Angeles County 2nd District Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas, black mayors and city councilpersons, etc., etc.,like other elected black leaders or influential public servants have a duty to go the “Extra Mile” for U.S. born black men and women who petition him or her for redress of a legitimate grievance.”

    The above statement as quoted being the primary failing or ineptness of the typical U.S. born elected black leaders, lawyers, etc., etc., and his or her duty to competently serve U.S. born blacks. Hispanics, Jews, Italians, Filipinos, Arabs, Haitians, Jamaicans, Somalians, Koreans, etc., etc., do this naturally and know their salvation or survival as an ethnic group or culture depends on this.

  13. Whether you’re expecting your first child or your kids are grown and on their own, being a dad is a new experience. When my wife was pregnant, we decided to have a homebirth. We hired a doula and two midwives. I won’t tell you how much it cost. According to them and other experts, labor was going to last 10-12 hours. My son had other plans. My wife’s labor was so short that the only other person in the room when he was born was – guess who? – me. After nine months of preparing to support my wife in the birth of my first child, there I was, with no medical training, serving as midwife, doula, and doctor. I fought off the strong desire to run out of the room as fast as possible. When I caught Joaquin, I experienced pure exhilaration and love. ‘:

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