In an article for Townhall, entitled, “Why Many Conservatives Won’t Be With Their Children or Grandchildren This Christmas,” Dennis Prager writes of recent phenomena where left-wing children have cut off contact with their conservative parents.
This even includes not allowing the grandparents to see their grandchildren.
Prager noted that he wrote the article after being contacted by numerous parents via his radio talk show stating that they have been cut off from their children because of politics.
In every instance, it was because the parents leaned right or voted Republican. After he wrote that article, several people commented on Townhall.org how they had also been cut off due to political differences:
Vermonter: “Sadly this is a nationwide trend. Neither of my college-educated children have contact with me anymore. Yes, it’s painful, especially regarding my grandson. I have apologized for offending them, to no avail … .”
After writing the article, Prager expected pushback from the left claiming this was one big conspiracy theory.
Instead, the response, which he outlined in a follow-up article entitled “Leftists Defend Not Allowing Conservative Parents to See Them or Their Grandchildren” not only confirmed what he initially wrote, but actually endorsed it.
Prager’s first article was widely circulated on left-wing websites, resulting in hundreds of comments endorsing the idea.
He cited a few of them:
Austin Tucker the_dster694: “There is not an ounce of tolerance in conservative circles. Tolerate the intolerance is what you’re asking, and we won’t.”
BartonsInk4: “I’m pretty sure I speak for all of the children who’ve cut off their parents when I say: “1. We don’t f—ing miss you. At all. 2. We should have done this years ago.”