Many people that stay home to raise children are able to do so because the State
provides for them. People relying on the State for their resources tend to vote
democratic. A large percentage of child carers who choose to stay home, and
choose to vote Democrat isn't a surprise at all.
I must say I'm very offended by this article. I have lived in SLC for
almost 40 years, am LDS, have served in very responsible positions in the
church, have raised 4 active children, married in the Temple, and have 19
beautiful grandchildren, all active in the Church. I have been a Democrat most
of my life. I will admit the party is not what it used to be and I tend to lean
more to the middle but I could never be a conservative right wing Republican in
this state. As far as I'm concerned, my politics is my business, and
my religion is very personal. I resent being labeled and put into categories.
This shouldn't actually be all that surprising if you spend any amount of
time outside a very conservative state. Believe it or not, there are a lot of
people who believe very strongly in family and do not agree with conservative
politics. My wife is a homemaker, and a majority of the other stay-at-home moms
and dads she interacts with are left-leaning in their politics. We
believe strongly in family. We believe in instilling values such as love,
justice, and compassion in our children. We believe the Republican Party has
done a poorer job than others (especially lately) in promoting what we believe
are important values.