Dobson began his empire by becoming an expert on raising Christian children. The mere sight of a Dobson book on their parents' nightstand could immediately reform the most unruly of white Christian children. However, many a "strong-willed child" has wished her parents had not "dared to discipline" and had chosen to use reason and bribery instead.
Dobson's expertise in child-like behavior served him well in his next area of focus - politics. White Christian parents were so thankful for Dobson's guidance - their children were now too busy icing their bottoms to cause any problems - that they were more than willing to vote for Dobson's favorite candidates for public office. Dobson has been much maligned for only supporting "pro-family" candidates while completely ignoring or even opposing "anti-family" candidates, but his critics fail to understand that as a child psychologist, Dobson is more than qualified to select our nation's leaders.