The Irish Left Want to Change Their Constitution

Does this article of the Irish constitution say that “the woman’s place is in the home”?

That’s the claim:

Article 41.2 of the Irish Constitution states, “The state recognizes that by her life within the home, woman gives to the state a support without which the common good cannot be achieved. The state shall, therefore, endeavor to ensure that mothers shall not be obliged by economic necessity to engage in labor to the neglect of their duties in the home.”

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14 Comments on The Irish Left Want to Change Their Constitution

  1. That says nothing about a woman’s place being in the home. To me it sounds like the writers had great respect for stay at home moms and wives and the work they do. Sounds like they wanted to make sure women were able to keep doing that job.
    It also doesn’t say women aren’t allowed to go out and have jobs outside the home.
    Leftists always have to have something to whine about. They aren’t happy unless they’re miserable.




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  2. The left has trouble understanding the statement {no surprise} so they just claim it says something to fit their narrative. Like most things, they need it explained.




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  3. IMO, a change to their constitution is unnecessary and that the current wording is respectful of women rather than disrespectful.

    However, in my view the main reason for mothers to stay at home with their children is to ensure that those children grow up to be responsible adults. If that is what the current Article 41.2 is supposed to do, the point could be made more explicitly with something like this:

    The state recognizes that the family is the source of a responsible citizenry, and that the nurturing and education of children is at the heart of instilling values consistent with a respectful, orderly, and peaceful society. The state shall, therefore, endeavor to ensure that economic necessity shall not oblige both parents to engage in labor outside the home to the neglect of their duties as parents.




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  4. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar is homosexual and childless. He has no real interest in women and even less interest in raising children.
    He’s a globalist just like the leaders of France, England, Germany, and most of Europe.
    What Uncle Al said is true. There is ample evidence here of what happens to children raised without the protection of a mother and father. God Help Ireland.
    1000 TU Uncle Al.




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  5. The purpose of the Irish Constitution is, obviously, not to circumscribe the power of the State, but to enhance it.

    The Article (more or less) demands a socialistic approach to motherhood, and could be construed to justify a Universal Minimum Income for mothers.

    The statement “The state shall, therefore, endeavor to ensure that mothers shall not be obliged by economic necessity to engage in labor to the neglect of their duties in the home.” is sufficiently vague that the courts or the local councils may interpret it any way they like.

    izlamo delenda est …




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  6. @Tim – You are quite right. What I wrote above assumes such crap belongs in a constitution in the first place. It doesn’t. A proper constitution should define precisely in what areas a govt is allowed to act with all other exercise of power prohibited. A concise preamble to explain “why” is a good idea, but I wouldn’t want to see any such general wish list stuff like 41.2 in it.




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  7. Welcome to Irish Jeopardy…
    I’ll take “A Woman’s Place” for $200
    A: “Won’t do any good – I already told her twice.”
    Q: What are Irish Sunglasses?




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  8. The “State” should endeavor to protect the lives of unborn children. Ireland just voted to make abortion legal for the first time in it’s history. Pray for Ireland.




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  9. Ireland “asked” my forefathers to leave (a dispute over some missing sheep) a couple of generations ago … for which I am eternally grateful.

    izlamo delenda est …




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