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A Nation of Bastards
American Thinker. ^ | February 16, 2014 | Glenn Fairman

Posted on 02/17/2014 6:15:59 AM PST by daniel1212

According to 2009 data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 41 percent of all births were to unmarried women. The percentage has risen steadily since at least 1980... In 1980, it stood at 18.4 percent. By 1990, it was 28.0 percent. And by 2000 it was 33.2 percent. In 2009, 17 percent of births to Asian-Pacific Islanders were out of wedlock, with non-Hispanic whites at 29 percent, 53 percent for Hispanics, 65 percent for American Indians and Native Alaskans and 73 percent for non-Hispanic blacks.

These stark numbers reveal far more about the rapid state of decay within a society than GDP or employment data. In effect, they tell us of the disintegration in the moral vision of a people who have tossed aside the old restraints, eschewing the traditional moral appeals of praise and blame while losing faith in an institution that has been the wellspring of American virtue... Strong intact families, all things being equal, have generally provided the foundation for nurturing opportunities that translate ultimately into individual success, as well as fostering the generational continuity of a salutary institution that is fundamentally anchored in divine revelation by virtue of natural design...

In a country where divorce is almost as easy to get as a tattoo, the fact that over four in ten children are raised out of wedlock may seem to be a belabored point. But children raised in households where no binding commitment exists between couples who engage in serial monogamy or who must wrestle with the ghost of a transient or absent father, bear the full brunt of our degraded choices. ..In the Judeo-Christian worldview, the book of Genesis grounds marriage as a union designed as a categorical good for mankind.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: destroythefamily; fornication; illegitimate; immorality; moralabsolutes; moraldecline; welfarestate
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In times past and up to the present, almost all persons who were married did so by age 45. In every generation for which records exist, going back to the mid-1800s, more than 90% of women have married eventually By 1960, 94 percent of women then alive had been married at least once by age 45.9The State of our unions 2004; http://marriage.rutgers.edu/Publications/SOOU/TEXTSOOU2004.htm


1 posted on 02/17/2014 6:15:59 AM PST by daniel1212
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To: daniel1212

These are the children and grandchildren of LBJ.


2 posted on 02/17/2014 6:18:25 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: daniel1212

The government is now god, as is the days of Rome. By simply reading history, we all know how this will turn out, after active persecution of the Christians, of course. God wins.


3 posted on 02/17/2014 6:20:46 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
These are the children and grandchildren of LBJ.

Yes, and it is time for us to be honest and identify those government policies that have lead to this and remove them branch and root. This, not government subsidies, would be the greatest anti-poverty program. We need the courage to tell this nation the truth.

4 posted on 02/17/2014 6:24:30 AM PST by Petrosius
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To: daniel1212

Whatever happened to celibacy before marriage?


5 posted on 02/17/2014 6:25:16 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Both Bill Clinton and Barak Obama are bastards.

I have no doubts that helped contribute to the situation.


6 posted on 02/17/2014 6:25:40 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I have a 350-pound 57-year-old unhealthy unattractive white male cousin who basically supports an unmarried black woman in Newark with several kids from different fathers. He makes great money at a respectable job, but he’s always broke. Why? His money goes to the woman. After many years of this arrangement, he apparently asked her to marry hism She refused because if she was married her welfare check would go down. There’s the problem!


7 posted on 02/17/2014 6:25:54 AM PST by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: daniel1212

I was just talking about this topic with my wife over the weekend.

My son goes to an after school program at our local YMCA, they open the pool for them, the gym, and also have a nice area to do homework at, he has a lot of fun there. When she picked him up the instructor who runs the program came up and was talking to her and kind of congratulated us.

Of the 24 kids in that particular program from our school my son was the only kid there who had only one set of parents. No other grandparents, no stepsisters or brothers, whose parents had never been divorced and who were married living together first before they were born.

1 out of 24.

Pretty damn sad if you ask me.


8 posted on 02/17/2014 6:27:11 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: daniel1212; Liz
RE :” 53 percent for Hispanics,”

These are the pro-traditional marriage so-cons that Paul, Rubio and McCain lectured us about?

This is where the food stamp usage is high and is driving those ‘inequality’ radio #s that Dems keep lecturing us about.

9 posted on 02/17/2014 6:27:50 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
These are the children and grandchildren of LBJ.

without a doubt.

the killer of JFK and the destroyer of American Exceptionalism in order to develop an underclass of welfare voters....he should rot in hell.....

10 posted on 02/17/2014 6:31:40 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Petrosius

But, due to political correctness and liberal media, we can’t have any honest discussion of any of this.

Remember how Dan Quayle was crucified for touching on these subjects? And he called out the Murphy Brown TV show, because that woman on that show had a baby without a husband? He was lampooned and vilified by the liberals. Due to political correctness, we’re not allowed to say that it’s bad to have children out of wedlock, and better to raise children within marriage.

Liberal thought is that it is hateful to single mothers, to say that we should not have children out of wedlock. So the discussion ends right there, as the liberals heap abuse on anyone who says anything about this.

Since Dan Quayle, I can’t think of too many politicians who have ever brought this subject up.


11 posted on 02/17/2014 6:32:01 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: duckworth

Correct.
The government has made this blueprint for perpetual, unwholesome and ultimately disastrous poverty, discord and amorality.

These people, once they reach physical maturity, will not be capable of anything ... except to reproduce themselves.

At THAT, they are not even sufficiently well-bred to make proper soldiers. Because let’s face it ... you can only make good soldiers when you make good citizens.
This element is nothing but a mark for enemies who will be salivating at the gate before it’s over.

The US has become a petri dish for evil.


12 posted on 02/17/2014 6:36:39 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Abathar

“Of the 24 kids in that particular program from our school my son was the only kid there who had only one set of parents.”

Last year my daughter gave birth in a Utica NY hospital and several staff mentioned how unusual it was to be dealing with a married couple. Back in the good old days it was the pregnant sluts who were unusual. THANKS LIBERALS!


13 posted on 02/17/2014 6:38:35 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: daniel1212

I do far more paternity actions than anything else

the kids in question are growing up with bunches of half-siblings

every kid has a different dad

multiple parenting plans

it is horrifying

the kids who are the parents grew up in divorced families for the most part, not exclusively

but an intact family with two committed parents is getting hard to find


14 posted on 02/17/2014 6:40:03 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: P.O.E.
"Whatever happened to celibacy before marriage?"

The government tells us that this is not possible!
15 posted on 02/17/2014 6:43:54 AM PST by NewCenturions
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To: NewCenturions

“”Whatever happened to celibacy before marriage?””

“The government tells us that this is not possible!”

Not only that but if you mention to a lib how much better society was in the past they will argue that the good old days never existed and that you are delusional.


16 posted on 02/17/2014 6:54:49 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: daniel1212

Bump.


17 posted on 02/17/2014 6:57:49 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: NewCenturions

If one thinks we all evolved from animals we cannot be expected to act better than animals.


18 posted on 02/17/2014 7:30:39 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: daniel1212

19 posted on 02/17/2014 7:38:54 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: Abathar; Grampa Dave; Carry_Okie; NormsRevenge; Ernest_at_the_Beach; budwiesest; Amerigomag; ...
My kids each Christmas used to ask us parents, "How come all the other kids at school have two or even more dads and we only have one? They get way more Christmas presents than we ever do!"
20 posted on 02/17/2014 7:47:15 AM PST by SierraWasp (Democrats these days are the "Glitches" in America's way of life and culture!!!)
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To: yldstrk

I do juvenile delinquency defense in a fairly affluent suburban community. Most of the kids I represent come from some sort of single parent arrangement. Either never married with no guidance, or divorced.

Getting a divorce sends kids off the deep end. Not always, but it sure does increase the chances.


21 posted on 02/17/2014 7:47:25 AM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: yldstrk
I do far more paternity actions than anything else the kids in question are growing up with bunches of half-siblings every kid has a different dad multiple parenting plans it is horrifying the kids who are the parents grew up in divorced families for the most part, not exclusively but an intact family with two committed parents is getting hard to find

Thanks for your report from the Front.

22 posted on 02/17/2014 7:55:24 AM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks; Vaquero

Ever since the days of LBJ (”The Great Society” we have followed the blueprint of the fall of Rome. This includes unmitigated immigration, higher taxes, promoting sexual promiscuity in all deviant forms, more entitlement programs for the perpetual poor and a general lawlessness and turning away from God as a society. Rome didn’t fall over night. It took about 70 years of legislative mayhem to bring down one of the greatest empires in history. We have at most 19 years to follow their example but probably much less.


23 posted on 02/17/2014 7:57:11 AM PST by BipolarBob
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To: daniel1212

These stark numbers reveal far more about the rapid state of decay within a society than GDP or employment data. In effect, they tell us of the disintegration in the moral vision of a people who have tossed aside the old restraints, eschewing the traditional moral appeals of praise and blame while losing faith in an institution that has been the wellspring of American virtue

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So very true.


24 posted on 02/17/2014 7:57:46 AM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

These are the children and grandchildren of LBJ.

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Perhaps. But you have many people who call themselves conservative who see nothing wrong with shacking up.


25 posted on 02/17/2014 7:59:05 AM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: daniel1212
In the Judeo-Christian worldview, the book of Genesis grounds marriage as a union designed as a categorical good for mankind -- not only because it recognizes and sanctions our tempestuous passions, but because the intricate architecture of civilization and the cultivation of the soul begins in the family where children are to be ideally nurtured in the reverence of life, love, and endurance, a salutary foundation which appeals to the angels of our better natures.

Anybody who thinks that Jacob's family was a paragon of virtue needs his head examined.

26 posted on 02/17/2014 7:59:59 AM PST by Carry_Okie (0-Care IS Medicaid; they'll pull a sheet over your head and take everything you own to pay for it.)
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To: BipolarBob

we have the barbarians attacking now...from within and invited in....


27 posted on 02/17/2014 8:06:06 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: henkster

We have all kinds of Indians in rural Alaska. In some villages girls are having kids at age 12, most are raised by an aunt as their own. Indians see babies as a good thing, grows village, most of which have suffered population loss from alcoholism and cultural pressures caused by our dominant White Culture. At least they never abort them, which would be a cultural no no. Most villages have suffered under the Govt money based economy which started in the 60’s. Indians figure they got a good thing going with the feds as they continue on their path to extinction. Sad cause they really are a good bunch when you get to know and respect their ways.


28 posted on 02/17/2014 8:07:07 AM PST by Eska
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To: daniel1212
We should not overlook the transforming effect of Gomez v. Perez (1973), decided by the same Court in the same term that Roe v. Wade was decided.

The Court held in Gomez that the bastardy laws of all 50 states were unconstitutional violations of the Fourteenth Amendment, and that, specifically, an unmarried man and the slut he allegedly impregnated were equivalent to a man and wife sealed in Holy Matrimony, as regards financial obligations.

This decision, together with no-fault unilateral divorce, ended traditional marriage in the United States.

29 posted on 02/17/2014 8:07:26 AM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. E)
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To: Bigg Red
So very true.

So very sadly true.

30 posted on 02/17/2014 8:12:13 AM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: Carry_Okie
Anybody who thinks that Jacob's family was a paragon of virtue needs his head examined.

At least it was a family, and God can fufil His purposes despite our failings.

Meanwhile even the Mafia today is suffering from the disintegration of the home in terms of discipline, loyalty, etc. Could even Germany have fought as they did if what passed for family today was the norm?

31 posted on 02/17/2014 8:16:22 AM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
--- These are the children and grandchildren of LBJ. ---

The steady expansion of welfare programs can be taken as a measure of the steady disintegration of the Negro family structure over the past generation in the United States.

---Daniel Patrick Moynihan


32 posted on 02/17/2014 8:17:02 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: SierraWasp

“My kids each Christmas used to ask us parents, “How come all the other kids at school have two or even more dads and we only have one? They get way more Christmas presents than we ever do!”

BOL, when our kids were in the 6th and 4th grade, a large % of the kids they knew, were children of divorces.

Our kids got upset when the weekend Daddies got their kids and took them to amusement parks and other adventures on the weekends. Our kids got to help us with our weekend chores and went to church with us on Sunday.

Thirty years later, many of those single parent kids have some really screwed up lives, which often started, when they were teenagers without a Dad in their home. Many are following their parents re divorces, shared parenthood and other problems.


33 posted on 02/17/2014 8:22:59 AM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obozo Care is a Trinity of Lies! Obozo Care is probably a serious Black Swan event.)
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To: Jim Noble
This decision, together with no-fault unilateral divorce, ended traditional marriage in the United States.

Not only, but in contrast to ancient culture in which the family was the source of social/financial security, and thus both loyalty and security fostered committed marriage and family bonds, the socialist state supplies all, and thus fosters dependance on itself and subsidizes divorce, delinquency, etc..

And which, in deifying itself, never acknowledges dependance upon a Creator or gratitude to the same. And thus implicitly promotes the same godlessness.

34 posted on 02/17/2014 8:25:44 AM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
The steady expansion of welfare programs can be taken as a measure of the steady disintegration of the Negro family structure over the past generation in the United States. ---Daniel Patrick Moynihan

And he was a Democrat!

35 posted on 02/17/2014 8:26:34 AM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
My favorite Democrat.
36 posted on 02/17/2014 8:29:40 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

To: Eric in the Ozarks

-— These are the children and grandchildren of LBJ. -—

The steady expansion of welfare programs can be taken as a measure of the steady disintegration of the Negro family structure over the past generation in the United States.
-—Daniel Patrick Moynihan”


The covert white racists in charge of the rat party from LBJ to Pelosi/Reid, et al, have done their best to destroy the black families and decimate the black population via abortion on a regular basis.

Yet, we are called the racists.


37 posted on 02/17/2014 8:42:26 AM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obozo Care is a Trinity of Lies! Obozo Care is probably a serious Black Swan event.)
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To: txrefugee

Indeed.


38 posted on 02/17/2014 8:53:43 AM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: daniel1212

In the 1950s/early 60s, Moynihan worked for the Department of Labor in Washington, DC. One of his employees was odd fellow named Ralph Nader.

One day, Nader entered Moynihan’s office and whispered, “Our phones are tapped; someone is listening in to our phone calls.”

Moynihan’s response was classic. “Don’t worry about it...nothing we do here is all that importaint, anyway.”


39 posted on 02/17/2014 9:09:24 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Eska

I chaperoned a High School Mission Trip at a Native American reservation in Oklahoma. I would agree with what you wrote.


40 posted on 02/17/2014 9:14:24 AM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: daniel1212
At least it was a family, and God can fufil His purposes despite our failings.

The pattern being taught centered upon repentance which was spotty in Jacob's family. If you look at Jacob's blessings, one can hardly call it a "family of G_d" in its entirety.

What I object to is the Christian tendency to idealize Biblical characters with little concern for accuracy. A great many of the teachings end up distorted or lost that way.

41 posted on 02/17/2014 9:32:06 AM PST by Carry_Okie (0-Care IS Medicaid; they'll pull a sheet over your head and take everything you own to pay for it.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Moynihan’s response was classic. “Don’t worry about it...nothing we do here is all that importaint, anyway.”

Not a liberal response at all in the light of their exalted opinion of themselves.

42 posted on 02/17/2014 9:54:52 AM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Dan Quayle’s mistake, and that of other conservatives, was that he backed down. Rather he should have doubled down. This message might have cause an immediate opposition but a steadfast resolve would have, in time, brought support. This is what Liberals know that Conservatives do not. They never retreat on their ideals no matter what is the opposition. They are in it for the long haul and are not just looking for immediate results. It took them 100 years to finally get national health care.

There is an old saying that no one follows an uncertain trumpet. All too often Conservatives turn tail at the slightest opposition. Who would follow such cowardly leaders? Perseverance is needed if we are to restore this nation.


43 posted on 02/17/2014 10:01:53 AM PST by Petrosius
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To: P.O.E.

“Whatever happened to celibacy before marriage?”

Whatever happened to marriage? The government stopped reinforcing either as a noble concept or goal; it has eradicated the Judeo-Christian WASP ethic of this country.


44 posted on 02/17/2014 10:09:06 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Eska

The gubmint freebies destroyed the native populations as surely as it did the urban blacks; Alaskan natives would have parties showing off how much food they could eat (and regurgitate) and how many blankets they could burn. It was all free, and would all be replaced, by White People.


45 posted on 02/17/2014 10:12:33 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Abathar

“Of the 24 kids in that particular program from our school my son was the only kid there who had only one set of parents. No other grandparents, no stepsisters or brothers, whose parents had never been divorced and who were married living together first before they were born. 1 out of 24.”

A great illustration as to why guys have opted out of breeding and marriage; for most of those 23 other kids, some poor schmuck is on the hook for at least 18 years...


46 posted on 02/17/2014 10:14:37 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: duckworth

I know of a guy who asked his live in girlfriend to marry him. She told him no because she’d lose her benefits.


47 posted on 02/17/2014 10:26:42 AM PST by stellaluna
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To: daniel1212

In 1965, 93% of all American births were to women with marriage licenses

In 1965, 24 percent of black infants and 3.1 percent of white infants were born to single mothers.

That was the year I graduated from high school. At that time stigma was still attached to unwed pregnancies. Now unwed mothers and their baby bumps are celebrated in the media.


48 posted on 02/17/2014 10:34:07 AM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: P.O.E.

Who needs parents when a child has Uncle Obama, Uncle Ried, Auntie Hillary and Auntie Nancy to take care of you?


49 posted on 02/17/2014 10:41:59 AM PST by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: Bigg Red
Perhaps. But you have many people who call themselves conservative who see nothing wrong with shacking up.

I'm sure you've stepped on more than a few toes with that statement.

50 posted on 02/17/2014 11:19:19 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Welfare is a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human spirit. F.D.R.)
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