Friday, March 20, 2009

'Not surprisingly . . .'

"Most of the poverty in America can be intrinsically linked to the decline of marriage. When cash assistance programs were first introduced . . . during the War on Poverty, less than ten percent of babies were born out of wedlock. For decades long, this well intentioned program had the unfortunate consequence of encouraging single women to have more children out of wedlock and penalized them if they got married or found employment. Not surprisingly, the welfare caseloads exploded and the out of wedlock birth rate steadily rose."

1 comment:

  1. Now, if you step over to the Bork post, you'll notice that this is where the radical egalitarianism and the radical individualism converge. The family is destroyed, and they've turned us all into beggars.