Excellent story. Too bad that those who would benefit from it will never see it
or will ignore it."'Marriage remains America’s
strongest anti-poverty weapon, yet it continues to decline," the report
says. "As husbands disappear from the home, poverty and welfare dependence
will increase, and children and parents will suffer as a result.'"We have reached the point where politicians will bend over backwards to
buy the votes of the near majority of "low information" voters who are
"victims" of poverty, dysfunctional families and myriad other problems.
They will reinforce the notion that marriage and husbands are unnecessary, along
with religion, and thus seal their targets to life on the government welfare
plantation. But, as the ostensible saviors of the downtrodden, these
politicians can count on the vote of the very victims they keep in bondage.Marriage, husbands and religion, along with education and a work ethic,
and old fashioned morals are the solution to most of our modern problems.
So that evil, liberal, brainwashing college education is a stronger indicator
than one's religious background on this subject. Hmm, sounds like a bad
day for the religious right.
The problem with this bit of research is that it perpetuates the myth that a
couple needs a degree before they get married. That's not necessarily the
case. An abundance of sociological research soundly demonstrates that the most
important thing in the formula of life events is that marriage must precede
childbearing. The trick isn't to get educated before you get
married; it's to get married before you have sex. American
culture sets its people up for failure. It simultaneously declares that marriage
is only acceptable for couples in their late twenties, while at the same time
presenting frequent sexual activity as normal and acceptable. Sex makes babies.
Sooo, no matter how much birth control, children are going to be born outside of
wedlock. And when they are, their mothers are basically guaranteed to see their
boyfriends walk away. Leaving them to a lonely life of poverty. Furthermore, research comparing couples who marry in their early twenties to
those who marry later reveals truth that runs counter to American popular
wisdom: Those who marry in their early twenties are happier and have more
satisfying relationships than those who marry later, and their marriages are
just as stable.
The fact that sex has replaced dating doesn't help either. Dating that
leads to marriage is no longer a social ambition for single men which leaves
women no other choice but to either lower their standards or live the rest of
their lives in lonely celibacy.