Always more carrots...never the stick.
In truth, what is needed is a charismatic leader and movement founded on the principal of “no sex outside of marriage”. Just this single idea would curtail the terrible destruction that results today.
Yet the culture is hell-bent on *advocating* sex outside of marriage, as if it was an essential human prerogative. Children are bombarded with a continual stream of propaganda telling them to “explore their sexuality”, to have sex with a multitude of partners, that marriage is just a foolish social contrivance of no importance, etc.
It is impoverishing millions, ruining the lives of countless children, and in some cases it is slowly exterminating entire peoples.
This is not a good bargain.
Children raised by a single parent are 60% more likely to be criminal offenders, because they are raised in a “survival” mode instead of a “success” mode.
Abortion rates are ridiculously high, because many are using abortion as birth control. The smarter ones use extended birth control that takes six month long blocks of time from their lives when they could be raising children. Six month long blocks out of the limited optimal window of time for children.
Sex outside of marriage is a disaster. More destructive over time than hurricanes and killer earthquakes.
Where I live, a young woman who gets pregnant can live a lot better than if she has to work for a living. The county will give her a nice apartment in a community with a swimming pool; she’ll have subsidized utilities, food, and transportation; she’ll be able to take free classes at the community college and get daycare for her baby while she’s taking classes. She will not have to lift a finger to support herself. If she has more children her life will be even better. What possible motivation would she have to forgo pregnancy and get a job?
Wow, what an original idea. I do believe though that conservatives have been saying something like this for centuries. I thought the article was going to suggest outlawing marriage so the privileged wouldn't have an advantage on poor single sluts who choose not to keep their legs closed.