The Research Proves The No. 1 Social Justice Imperative Is Marriage
A foundational value in our nation is the opportunity for all its citizens to be able to compete for a fair and meaningful shot at the American dream. This begins with access to citizenship, educational opportunity, and securing meaningful work that leads to greater life opportunities via commitment, diligence, and self-sacrifice. But an important contributor to putting and keeping men, women, and children on the escalator toward the American dream is little-known and widely ignored.
Just 70 years ago, social mobility and protection from poverty were largely a factor of employment. Those who had full-time work of any kind were seldom poor. Fifty years ago, education marked the gulf separating the haves from the have-nots. For the last 20 years or more, though, marital status has increasingly become the central factor in whether our neighbors and their children rise above, remain, or descend into...
Genesis describes the marriage of Adam and Eve, having occurred before the Fall, as the foundation of human society. This concept was well respected until divorce rates started to rise and society's ideals about marriage began to change. So it is interesting that social scientists are now finding that God's precepts are still true. The grass withers and the flower fades...
W. Bradford Wilcox and Vijay Menon wrote: ...the kind of people who are more likely to identify as Republican may be more likely to form and maintain stable marriages and families, compared with Democrats and independents who tend to be somewhat more inclined to engage in risky behavior or to look at the world through a critical lens.
Regardless of the reason, though, what is clear from the data is that the charge that ordinary Republicans preach family values but donâ€™t practice family values is unwarranted. At least today, most Republicans donâ€™t live lives like Donald Trump or Newt Gingrich: In fact, they are more likely to be stably married, happily married, and faithful than Democrats and independents in America. The question, of course, is whether this Republican family advantage will persist if Republicans keep anointing leaders who donâ€™t practice the family values the party has preached.
excerpt from, "No, Republicans Arenâ€™t Hypocrites on Family Values"
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But, as George Will pointed out 3 years ago, Donald Trump is a http://tinyurl.com/y7ynmumz (counterfeit Republican), something Republicans should keep in mind
This reminds me of Robert Putnam, the Harvard sociologist, who wouldn't release his research on people living in communities with various racial and ethnic groups are not as happy as others who live in more homogeneous ones. Seems like 'birds of a feather flock together' and are happier than birds mixing it up with other birds.
Wise counsel is rarely given itâ€™s due. The liberal culture of â€ś whatever, dudeâ€ť and the constant barrage of buying on credit is why households ( an oxymoron term), is higher than the national debt. Have sex before your brain can develop, no problem, buy a car with no credit, no problem, rent but never own, no problem, stay unemployed, sell dope cheap, no problem. And thatâ€™s government policy, horrible problems.
SA article wrote: .... Professor Bill Galston, President Clintonâ€™s domestic policy advisor and now a senior fellow at Brookings, explained in the early 1990s that an American need only do three things to avoid living in poverty: graduate from high school, marry before having a child, and have that child after age twenty. Only 8 percent of people who do so, he reported, will be poor, while 79 percent who fail to do all three will.
Sociologists have referred to keeping these things in proper order as the â€śsuccess sequence.â€ť It remains true, according to a new research investigation from the Brookings and the American Enterprise institutes....