In my opinion, I believe the parenting and family values were stronger prior to the 1960’s welfare laws. We are now into the 3rd plus generation of the welfare state, and it has bred a nightmare.
Once we started the culture of unmarried welfare moms, we set off a never ending downward spiral in values across the country. I don't think there is a way to turn it around, either. The democrats would fight every measure of reform because this is their voting base.
I agree with you. When we removed the stigma and shame from being an unwed mother, and then paid her to have and keep her baby, all was lost.
Bleeding heart liberals were more concerned with the poor unwed mother’s feelings than the havoc that would be unleashed on society.
They never ask what’s best for society. They only care about the feelings and self esteem of the individual.
We called this “learned poverty” and left Chicago back in the 70’s. There were already multi-generational welfare families back then.
So true! There have always been the poor and there have always been ghettos, but never was life — then and there— as it is now. When men and women spawn kids just for the welfare money, there is a breakdown in society. When there is no strong family structure, trouble looms. And for what? To get votes?
Then came the 'rat race pimps and their Great Society. The rest, as they say, is history.