Fathers needed

Published 11:05 am Saturday, June 20, 2009

What do we know about fathers?

Well, for starters, everyone has one, they’ve been around since the beginning of mankind and there are all types of them.

President Obama wants to have a national discussion about fathers. Murphy Brown mocked the importance of them. Homer Simpson brings out the chuckles as a parody of one.

Yes, there are all different types of fathers out there — good, bad and indifferent.

Father’s Day is here for us to honor and celebrate the men who gave us life and — sometimes — raised us.

There’s no better time to remind all of us that fathers are a vital part of our family structures today, too.

Families without fathers produce a greater number of social ills.

Fathers give us strength and confidence and love.

If you’re a father, be there for your family.

If your father is still around, give him a hug and say “thanks.”

Happy Father’s Day, dads.