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Gen. Boykin: Obama going wrong way on families
WND ^ | February 24, 2013 | Michael Haverluck

Posted on 02/25/2013 8:05:00 AM PST by Perseverando

See what research reveals is best indicator of the future of youth

Barack Obama called during his State of the Union for taxpayer-funded universal preschool f or children, which would yank them out of their homes at an even earlier age.

But a new study shows the opposite – family cohesion, is the No. 1 determinant of a healthy home and a healthy society.

When asked about the message from the study, which showed only 45 percent of 15-17-year-old teens in America live with both married parents, Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin said such cohesion is as important in the home as it is on the battlefield.

“Family intactness, when measured, always has a beneficial influence on U.S. social policy outcomes,” said Boykin, who serves as Family Research Council‘s executive vice president.

Boykin, who commanded all the Army’s Green Berets, notes that whether a family stays together or not is the greatest predictor of teen pregnancy, school performance, income and reliance on the government.

The most revealing gauge of the health of the American family was recently released in the third annual “Index of Family Belonging and Rejection” by FRC’s Marriage and Religious Research Institute. It gives a transparent look at which cities and states do the best and worst job at keeping their families together. A new offshoot of the study, called the “U.S. Social Policy: Dependence on the Family,” gives a sobering look at how broken homes are the main contributor to destructive teen behaviors that have harmful effects on themselves and society.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: children; families; family; headstart; preschool

1 posted on 02/25/2013 8:05:08 AM PST by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando

Your Federal Government. Destroying Family Cohesion since 1965.


2 posted on 02/25/2013 8:18:16 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Perseverando

General Boykin doesn’t understand. This is a way to get even with the 45% of kids who are lucky enough to grow up in traditional two parent households. It is only by dragging everyone down to the lowest common denominator that BO can build his Brave New World.


3 posted on 02/25/2013 8:20:25 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Perseverando
But a new study shows the opposite – family cohesion, is the No. 1 determinant of a healthy home and a healthy society.

This should be in the breaking news section!

4 posted on 02/25/2013 9:07:46 AM PST by VRW Conspirator (Sometimes it takes calamity to lead to serenity - FReeper RacerX1128)
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To: Perseverando

Hussein doesn’t care about the kids. He is playing to the welfare moms who want the kids out of the house so they can get their hair braided and their nails done. Of course, it also starts socialism indoctrination at an earlier age.


5 posted on 02/25/2013 9:09:49 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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