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United Families International

Posted in 2013 on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 at 11:32 AM 1 Comments

By Margaret Dayton

Senate District 15

On August 19th I had the privilege of hosting a meeting for United Families International at my home. During the meeting there was a changing of the guard and my good friend Laura Bunker was installed as the new president of UFI.

United Families International is a nondenominational public charity devoted to maintaining and strengthening the natural family as the fundamental unit of society. They work on a local, national and international levels with elected officials and policy makers to promote humanitarian projects that strengthen and protect families.

During the meeting, outgoing president Carol Soelberg, reminded us all about the importance of the grassroots fight to protect our families and our liberties. She said, “If you have ever had to pull Johnson or Bermuda grass from your yard or garden, you know that power! Grass roots efforts are those activities that require your involvement: voting, speaking out in small and large groups to educate and activate citizens, carrying petitions, and contacting elected officials to express your view. Simply put, YOU are the bottom line in saving families.”

Along those same lines, Laura Bunker, incoming UFI President said, “If we believe something is ‘inevitable,’ we shift the responsibility from ourselves. We all have unique opportunities within our own reach to strengthen and protect the family. Our job is to do what is within our reach to build again a family-centered civilization.”

My priorities as a Senator have always been to support the Constitution of the United States (religious freedom is an essential part of that Constitution) and to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society. The mission of UFI connects with my priorities and I align myself with the goals of this organization.

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1 Comments to “United Families International”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I completely and emphatically agree that the family is the fundamental unit of society and preserving it is of utmost importance. Indeed, preserving the family bond is essential to saving our great republic.

    UFI’s efforts, while their desired goal is the same as mine, sometimes unintentionally works contrary to these ideals. I point you to their stances on divorce, custody, alimony, child support, and the fundamental right of fathers to parent their own children and block unwanted adoptions as evidence. They consistently work against the natural, fundamental rights of fathers in favor of their state-authority driven matriarchal view of families.

    In my mind, this is the very antithesis of what they claim to aspire toward. I don’t believe it’s intentional, to be sure. I am certain they’re well intent lines up with mine perfectly and that they’re good people. But their views on this are both myopic and biologically unfounded.

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