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    Interesting. Although, not being married does not perforce equal "single-parent households."
     
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    Call it what you want, a man and a woman should stay together to raise kids.
     
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    Link too much effort?
     
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    Marriages are needed,make a family to raise children.
     
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    We're making next to economically impossible for young couples to even think about getting married and raising a family and then we wonder why young couples aren't getting married and raising a family?


    Family values?

    This nation doesn't value families, this nation doesn't value anything but profit.
     
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    And why is it that we don't value families? Because of decades of liberal policies.
     
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    Unfortunately truer than many would like to admit. It's the product of 60 years of intense consumerism enhanced by television. Saturday morning cartoons is the first phase of children being indoctrinated with the idea that they need to have a specific material item if they want to be happy. By the time they are adults, it's latest model of car/truck or proving they love their wives by buying them the biggest diamond trinket on the market.

    As for children and parents, children do benefit from a stable parental relationship. If the parents are constantly fighting or there is abuse, then they are better off with a single parent or relative. Is there a benefit between straight parents and gay? I think so, but do not doubt that children benefit from loving, caring and nurturing parents regardless of gender or sexual preference.
     
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    You're still better off as a pair, sharing economic responsibilities and pooling resources then you are on your own. One of the best ways to keep yourself out of poverty is to get married and stay married...and to not have children until you are married.
     
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    Better yet, don't have any children at all. They are expensive little bastards costing upwards of a half a million bucks each for a middle class family.

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