Discussion in 'Current Events' started by NATO AIR, Oct 8, 2005.
I really like this idea= strong marriages=stronger society
Of course it's recieving bipartisan support. Giving tax dollars to the poor appeals to left wing socialists, using tax dollars to promote traditional values appeals to right wing socialists.
If they really want to help traditional values, they should end every single federal welfare program on the books, and let the states (and preferably local) governments handle this. Or better yet, let private charity handle it like they used to. (Side note: read the book "The Tragedy of American Compassion", a history of american charity before the New Deal. It's online somewhere, and it will blow your mind how badly distorted our image of the 1800's is from the history/state propaganda school books.) Or the absolute best way to promote intact families and family values--return to a gold standard and cut federal spending so drastically that households can actually get by with one breadwinner like they used to.
Government should get totally out of the marriage business on every level. Government meddling in marriage is causing so much dissent in this country the solutions are worse than the problems. The carrot and stick mentality is too trivial for something as crucial as who you intend to spend your life with.
Is there anybody here who would have married someone in their past if only they could have taken advantage of this initiative?
Id have to see more details before I could make any decision.
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