U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)
July 19, 2022
Being a mom or dad is the most important job any of us will ever have…. But what happens when a mom or dad’s first obligation is no longer to their family, but to their employer?…
Wall Street firms demand upward of 80 hours a week from employees. Big tech firms expect the same…. The message is clear: your home is here. And if your home is at work, you have no time for what home is actually supposed to be: family, faith, and community….
Just look at the reaction of most major American companies to the recent Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Countless companies…released statements…pledging corporate dollars to help those women travel across state lines to secure abortions. It is revealing in many ways….
First, it reveals cultural corrosion among our nation’s business leaders. All of these corporate CEOs…think abortion is moral, healthy, and a human right. They cannot believe anyone feels otherwise, even though statistically half their employees are likely horrified their labor is contributing to the death of an unborn child.
Second, it indicates a distorted profit motive…. CEOs will parrot the standard woke lines because…the rhetoric of progressive activists will win affirmation in the boardroom and at cocktail parties while also securing the free flow of investment dollars from similarly woke institutions like BlackRock and Vanguard.
And third, it reveals a grotesque disdain for motherhood and family…. “You’re old and having babies so there’s nowhere for you to go,” a commodity trading executive told one of his highest performers, who happened to be pregnant with her second child. Those words…send a not-so-subtle signal to women…that contributing to the company’s near-term profitability is the only thing that matters in life.
It devalues women and is poisonous for our nation…. America needs strong corporations to compete in the 21st century, but winning a great power competition with Communist China is meaningless if we abandon the very things that made America great: family, faith, and community.