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Poverty and the Breakdown of Marriage
Irrational Knowledge ^ | May 24, 2006 | Justin

Posted on 08/05/2006 9:41:39 AM PDT by Jibaholic

In 1965 the Democrat Daniel Patrick Moynihan released the now-famous Moynihan Report which showed that the number one cause of black poverty was the breakdown of the married, two-parent biological family. The Democrats did not recieve this news well. They pilloried Moynihan and called him a racist. Then they went into, in Moynihan's words, denial mode. 40 years later and out of wedlock childbirths have more than doubled and the Democrats are still in denial mode. The scientific debate is over, even among liberal sociologists. But the silence is deafening. Here is some information that the GOP should be repeating like a broken record.

Nonmarital Births Link from PBS's First Measured Century series.

Here are some articles to get you up to date.



TOPICS: Government; Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: marriage; moynihan; poverty
I thought other freepers would appreciate these links
1 posted on 08/05/2006 9:41:40 AM PDT by Jibaholic
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To: Jibaholic

Bookmarked

Thanks


2 posted on 08/05/2006 10:07:45 AM PDT by Pontiac (All are worthy of freedom, none are incapable.)
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To: Pontiac

You might want to find and add the one that says that homelessness has been decreased by 30% since 2003 by combining 11 different fed programs and working with non-profits. I enjoyed the welfare reform article.


3 posted on 08/05/2006 11:04:38 AM PDT by ClaireSolt (.)
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To: Jibaholic
"40 years later and out of wedlock childbirths have more than doubled and the Democrats are still in denial mode."

More importantly, so is the black community. I heard somewhere the number is around 75%. That is truly sad.
However, let a white person bring this up as a legitimate social problem, and that person is immediately labeled a racist. All the while the black community ignores the 800lb gorilla in the living room. This lack of a two parent household can be directly linked to almost all of the social woes suffered by the black community.
I think it's time to un-rewrite history. The Democrats in this country were against emancipation, a Republican President did it. The Democrats were against civil rights for blacks, the Republicans did it. Now, the Democrats have just found a subtle way of imposing a form of slavery on Black America. It's called welfare, and it encourages, and rewards illegitimacy. I also makes a whole class of people completely dependent on another. Except for the cotton field, which is now the public housing facility, and the whip, which has been replaced by the threat of straying off the Democrat plantation, where's the difference?
A whole race of people being kept from their full potential, because they've been led to believe they can't succeed without the white Democrat masters help.
Makes my stomach turn just thinking about it.
4 posted on 08/05/2006 5:53:40 PM PDT by rikkir (Focus, people, focus, we still have work to do in November!)
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To: Jibaholic
Thank you for these links. Here is another related article that's worth reading: 'Marriage Is for White People'
5 posted on 08/07/2006 12:18:11 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning)
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