DN Editorial staff:This does not violate your rules. Telling someone
they are not an expert in sociology or other disciplines is not a "personal
attack".Try again:RBB,I'm just
reading and reporting what the experts write.And I've noticed,
you are not among them.
I am LDS 2What statistics are you reading. 70 of black children and 50
percent of hispanics children arevborn oit od wedlock. Whites are catching up
fast. There is less divorce because marriage is on the decline. Liberals break
apart the family and then fret about povert. The best defense against poverty is
an intact family.
Fleischer is 100% spot on. Of course Barack has never been interested in real
solutions...only political ones that make him look good.
thatthatguy: "There is indeed a strong correlation between marriage and
wealth. The author seems to be mistaking correlation for causation. Marriage
doesn't make people wealthy. On the contrary, wealth tends to make people
more likely to marry."I agree that the author may be mixing
correlation/causation a bit, but I disagree with the rest of your quote. Many
happily married, well-off couples were not that way when they got married. How
many got married either in college or right out of it when they were still
poor?If you wait until you are wealthy before considering marriage,
you are probably less likely to marry in the first place. But the kind of person
who has their priorities in the right order and wants to enter a lifelong
marriage early in life, is probably also the kind of person who will be
successful in other areas of their lives (e.g. wealth).
JoeCapitalist2 jumped on the comments and preempted "the GLBT crowd". It
seems those who oppose marriage equality are paranoid and overly sensitive.Now back to the article... the big challenge is to discover how public
policy encourages or discourages strong families. Does anybody know? From what I
have read, the statistics regarding families are better than ever - fewer
divorces, fewer out of wedlock births, especially to teens, etc.Overall, people are waiting longer to marry, until after they complete a
college degree, and those marriages do better. Overall, women are no longer
dependent upon men for their support.Andrew Cherlin, professor of
public policy and sociology at Johns Hopkins says:"In the
'50s, there was an old-style marriage bargain where the wife stayed home,
à la 'Father Knows Best.' That didn't work so well as women
entered the workforce. It took a generation to adapt, and now the bargain is
both spouses work, and they pool their income."thatthatguy is
right. Marriage does not make you wealthy; waiting to marry makes you both more
wealthy AND more married!How is that a bad thing? Where is this
"disintegration" of the family?
The stakeholders (Democrat and Republican parties) are quite content with things
as they are! An article or solution that mixes religious institutions with
politics is unacceptable for most of them. In fact, instead of encouraging
marriage, government has done its best to destroy it and diminish the benefits
that flow therefrom. Let their be no mistake, marriage is from God-and that
between a man and a women, no matter how many ill founded ideas to the contrary!
Any leader worth his/her salt that wanted to change things in this country
would do everything to encourage marriage. The voices of children, both born
and unborn, are being smothered by the selfish, discordant, and trivial lives of
irresponsible and immature grown ups.
Ari Fleisher here seems to be putting the cart before the horse. "And the
difference, he says, between the haves and have-nots is marriage. Those that
have, marry. Those that have not, do not marry." There is
indeed a strong correlation between marriage and wealth. The author seems to be
mistaking correlation for causation. Marriage doesn't make people wealthy.
On the contrary, wealth tends to make people more likely to marry."For Fleischer at the Wall Street Journal, the solution is clear. It
isn't to get the single mothers married after the fact, but to help the
poor do things in the right order: School. Marriage. Children."Great, except getting pregnant currently costs nothing, and school is
staggeringly expensive. Turn that balance around, and more people will pursue
But, barack huessein obama said the solution is to have everyone take out
student loans and get a degree that pays well. It's that easy folks! If we
have 50 million people become Engineers, another 50 million doctors, another 30
million attorneys and the rest politicians. Then all of our problems disappear
according to the jenious in chief.Don't worry about having
janitors, or roads repaired or plowed or teachers, police, fire fighters etc.After all we'll just bring in more illegals and use them as slaves,
as we have for the past hundred years.Yes we can! Yes we can! Yes we
can!Oh, and wages won't go down when you flood the market with
supply. According to obama, wages will only stay the same or increase with more
of the same labor in the market.
With that title, get ready for a flood of comments from the GLBT crowd around
the country who never pass up the opportunity to promote SSM and tell all of us
how bigoted we are for not saying that it is the greatest idea since penicillin.