White House attempts to remove ‘Father’ from ‘Founding Fathers’

Founding Founders

Attempts at gender neutrality and political correctness can lead to hilarious results, but none more so than the White House blog announcing that “The papers of the Founding Founders are now online.”

In an apparent effort to make sure the names of Dolly Madison, Martha Washington and Abigail Adams weren’t disparaged, Keith Donohue announced Thursday in the White House blog that papers written by our country’s founders were now available, according to The Daily Caller.

However, either Donohue or a higher-up had a real problem with the term “founding fathers,” and decided to change the word “fathers” with “founders,” thus ending up with the term, “founding founders.”

The Twitterverse picked up on this immediately. New York Post and PJ Media’s Frank J. Fleming wrote, “Glad Obama found the papers of the Founding Founders that details all their foundering.”

Dame TweetsALot alliteratively tweeted, “Frowning Fred fought to founder what the founding founders found.”

Blogger Whitney Porter observed, “I don’t get the sense that Martha Washington, Dolly Madison, Abigail Adams et al would be offended by the phrase ‘Founding Fathers.’”

She followed this up with, “If they wanted to be gender neutral (whatever), just say ‘Founders.’ Founding Founders is redundantly stupid.” Amen to that one.

The tweeps soon offered suggestions to replace “fathers” with something the White House might find less objectionable.

Included were “Those founding guys” from CuffyMeh, and “Founding Persons,” followed up by the question “Would ‘Founding Parents’ be slightly less idiotic?” from Fleming.

founding-fathers

Washington, Jefferson and Franklin: Three of our nation’s most revered founding founders.

The White House isn’t the only entity dealing with gender neutrality. Attempts to achieve this have brought us “handwriting” instead of “penmanship” and replaced “freshman” with “first year student.”

The White House has since reverted to the time-tested “founding fathers,” according to its blog page.

All in all, I have to agree with Porter. Why didn’t they simply eliminate the word “fathers” altogether and go with “founders?” I guess that was too simple a solution.

H/T the Twitchy team

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  • KB Cook

    pinheads!

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      • joel goodman

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  • Carolyn

    For crying out loud…. leave things alone ! Founding Father's is part of our heritage and history. Doesn't need re-writing to be " Today "

  • Jo-An

    the country is in a mess due to these idiots and they are worried about p.c. crud!! founding fathers, penmanship & freshmen have been used for decades if not centuries – leave our language alone! if you can't stand the fact that people are male and female & some words use a gender term – go hide in a closet somewhere and stay there. get a life people.

    • Tierrah

      Exactly Jo-An – do the idiots not realize that most foreign languages even have gender "articles", i.e. "the" to coincide with gender words – they gonna change them too?

  • allah_was_a_democrat

    Some people need to be hit with a bat… repeatedly.

    • Kenneth Clark

      Why ruin a perfectly good bat????

  • Geno

    sorry folks i cant spell today.I just so worked up on this stuff

  • Eric Pineiro

    Like The Saying Goes: You Can't Fix Stupid.

  • Joan

    Is the world laughing at us yet???? And three more years of this NONSENCE??????

  • http://TheViewFromMontana.org tvfmontana

    OK let's get serious. What should we call a "manhole"? "Human"? "Manhattan? "Manicotti? "Mandible"? "Wombat" ?

  • Kenneth Clark

    Enough speak folks. "Its clobberin' time". We have to stop talking and take action. We have the tool at our disposal… The Constitution of the United States of America. This document, that means absolutely nothing to this administration, charges us to stop this very type of treason.

    For those whom think "treason" is not what is happening, then refrain from the rhetoric until after you read the definition of treason as defined within the Constitution.

    We have been betrayed. We have been overruled by this tyrannical administration and we are the only ones demanded to stop it and change it.

  • Bullhead

    I rather like the word "Fathers" leave it alone. This WH is full of dolts.