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Enjoy the last few weeks of “mom and dad” while you can, because as of Feb. 1, parental units will become just that – at least where passports are concerned.

That’s right, under the infinite wisdom (insert large dose of sarcasm here) of Hillary Clinton, passport forms will now require you to pick a favorite as it were. Here’s (roughly) what the new form will look like:

1. Parent One__________________________ 2. Parent Two_____________________________

In other words, no more references to mom or dad. Because God forbid we offend those parents in same-sex marriages or their kids.

Dropping the maternal and paternal references is “in recognition of different types of families. ” Isn’t that special?

    But apparently, it wasn’t quite special enough to be the lede news. According to a story in the Washington Post, news of the change was “buried at the end of a Dec. 22 news release, titled “Consular Report of Birth Abroad Certificate Improvements,” that highlighted unrelated security changes.”

    So what’s next? Clearly we must choose “Parent One” now. Will it be the sweet mother who births us? Or the strong father who protects us? And what about those same-sex marriage kids? Who will they choose? How will they choose??

    It seems in the midst of a world gone politically-correct mad, many of those in power actually make things much worse by trying to make things “more fair”, ultimately creating a place where nothing is sacred and everything is under fire.

    Of course, that doesn’t mean my kids will have this trouble. I’ve already told them that I shall be Parent One on all forms where Parent One must be filled out. Because I’m the mommy, er, parent one, and I say so.

    Politically correct? Nah – probably not. Then again, I doubt I’ll ever be accused of being a P.C. kind of person. I’m just sayin’…


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