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Growing Number Of Children Born Out Of Wedlock

December 19, 2012 by  

Growing Number Of Children Born Out Of Wedlock
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A new study conducted by the National Marriage Project and the Institute for American Values finds that a growing number of children are now born to unwed parents.

The study, entitled “State of Our Unions,” focused on the 60 percent of Americans who graduated from high school but did not finish college, a demographic the researchers refer to as “middle-America.”

In that group, 44 percent of children are now born outside of marriage; that’s up from 13 percent in the 1980s.

“Marriage in Middle America is at a tipping point, with unwed childbearing threatening to become a new norm,” said report co-author W. Bradford Wilcox, director of the National Marriage Project and a professor of sociology at the University of Virginia.

The researchers say that children in the growing demographic are at increased risk for lifelong hardship.

“The children of Middle America, already vulnerable to economic challenges in their communities, are exposed to even greater risks when their parents are unable to form and sustain a healthy marriage,” said report lead author Elizabeth Marquardt, director of the Center for Marriage and Families at the Institute for American Values.

The Institute for American Values recommends increasing government incentives and education about marriage in order to reverse the trend. Some of the suggestions include:

  • Eliminating marriage penalties and disincentives for the poor, for unwed mothers and for older Americans, including lesser-known disincentives present in current Medicaid and Social Security policies.
  • Tripling the child tax credit to shore up the economic foundations of family life in middle-America.
  • Investing in and evaluating marriage and relationship education programs.
  • Engaging Hollywood, much as the anti-smoking movement did, to help shape positive American attitudes toward marriage and parenting.

The representatives of the organization say that the measures would save taxpayer dollars in the long run. They cite one study in particular that calculated reducing family fragmentation by just 1 percent would save $1.1 billion annually as fewer children repeat grades, are suspended from school, require counseling or attempt suicide.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    THIS ARTICLE IS NOTHING NEW.

    AS LONG AS, TAXPAYERS SUPPORT UNWED MOTHERS THERE WILL BE NO NEED FOR MARRIAGE. HAVING BABIES IN OUR CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY IS A MONEY-MAKING SCHEME. FATHERS PAY CHILD SUPPORT, OR, GO TO JAIL. UNWED MOTHERS GET DAY-CARE AND AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES. REGARDLESS, SOMEONE IS “GETTING PAID.”

    POVERTY MAKES OTHERS RICH. WITHOUT POOR PEOPLE, THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE WOULD BE DESTROYED.

    • Texas Ride

      “…without poor people the American way of life could not exist.”

      CAH, have you lost your mind! Poor people have nothing to do with my success, never have and never will! The poor are nothing but paracites that refuse to work, even when young and healthy! They are becoming the means by which our enemies will bankrupt our country with the unsustainable benefits given to these worthless takers! Their numbers are growing so that every person working must support multiple people that “won’t.”

      Goverment is complicit in our demise by paying this group to multiple ten times faster than families that work and obey the laws. The new takers in turn are paid to produce more poor that demand to be supported. Do you know that the average taker makes more in money and benefits that a working person, making an average salary! The government taking money from one group and redistributing it to another group is unconstitutional! Why are we allowing this..

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “Texas Ride,”

        DO YOU LIVE IN REALITY?

        SINCE ITS CREATION, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HAS BEEN BASED ON A “PYRAMID SCHEME.”

        DURING SLAVERY, NEGROES “WORKED THE FIELDS,” WHILE LANDOWNERS AND THE EDUCATED ELITE REAPED THE REWARDS. DURING RECONSTRUCTION AND “Jim Crow,” POOR PEOPLE “FARMED” AND “TECHNICAL” PEOPLE WORKED IN COAL-MINING, FACTORIES, ETC., WHILE ENTREPRENEURS GREW THEIR WEALTH. THIS TREND HAS CONTINUED TO OUR CONTEMPORARY TIME.

        “Texas Ride,” RICH PEOPLE ARE NOT “FLIPPING BURGERS” AND READING HOME-UTILITY METERS.

      • marieelise

        Texas Ride , what u posted is absolutely true .nowadays it is how it works and how we will b finished pretty soon as a society .!sad .unless we start doing somrthing about it .

      • Mac

        “We” are allowing this because those who pay are busy making a living, producing goods and services for all, and have few lobbyists giving bribes to legislators, while the parasitical poor have large numbers of well-paid Progressive (“Liberal,” “Leftist”) advocates bribing and electing legislators to move things in their direction.

    • http://att.net Elena T

      In China no one receive welfare.

      • http://att.net Peter Martell

        American economy is going quickly down. Soon we can’t afford any welfare bill. Then, welfare stopped to exist.

    • walter agard

      SEX is a magnet and people having it at that moment dont even think about planed parenthood till the child came and they are the ones to face the sufferings then the parents would turn to the taxpayers for help where as they could go search for a job and pay their own taxes also supporting themselves.

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “walter agard,”

        YOUR COMMENTS WERE TRUE ABOUT TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO. NOW, FEMALES KNOW E-X-A-C-T-L-Y WHAT THEY ARE DOING.

        “Mr. agard,” IN POOR COMMUNITIES WHEN PEOPLE BECOME EIGHTEEN THEY ARE “AT A CROSSROAD.” POOR FEMALES WHO DO NOT WANT TO GO TO COLLEGE MUST “FIGURE-OUT” HOW THEY WILL SURVIVE. GETTING PREGNANT IN OUR ERA OF SYMPATHETIC GOVERNMENT IS THEIR ANSWER.

        “Mr. agard,” ALL PEOPLE OF COLOR KNOW HOW CAUCASIANS FEEL ABOUT THE TREATMENT OF CHILDREN. “COLORED” FEMALES ARE ON “CLOUD 9″ BECAUSE OF CAUCASIANS’ FEELINGS.

  • Mike in MI

    Man, oh man. Talk about the Devil’s dream boat. All those little skulls full of nothing except what he wants to fill them with. This is an automatic recipe for cultural catastrophe.
    Our dicks are bigger than our brains. What a factory for more Rob Smiths, eddie47d’s and Karolyns.
    “Chaos on review and ready for inspection, sir”.
    “Gaowlee Sawrge, aindit jist perfickt?”

    • Jana

      Hey Mike,
      I answered you in yesterdays post about that scripture.

      • Mike in MI

        Thanks, Jana. I’ve consulted it and will consider it from the point of view of all the other things I try to put in perspective on something like this.
        I appreciate you very much.

    • Warrior

      And now that the “Great Society” has attained its “Greatness”. We will move “Forward”! Why, I see “Utopia” just around the corner. Except the corner isn’t left or right, it’s straight DOWN. Better hit the weights kids, I foresee a lot of heavy lifting in your future.

      • Donsaidit

        They have babies for more welfare and then throw them in the streets to fend for themselves—-drugs, rape, prison–and taxpayers pay for cradel to grave–thanks LBJ and the democraps–just for votes. Wonder why we have people killing others?

    • Nadzieja Batki

      Don’t have good people propagating the messes by letting their sons or daughters marry someone that was born out of wedlock. Those persons are already warped by their ubringing. If something becomes unpleasant enough it will stop.

      • Larry K.

        if they would allow these girls to be prostitutes that would cure the welfare babies, after all a woman’s twat is the best commodity, she can sell it, give it away and still have it, now that’s a real money maker.

  • LESNC

    Johnson’s “War On Provety” probably did more to destroy the country than any other single event.

    • Mark111

      agreed

    • walter agard

      Poverty could be stop in this great country if we only know the word”Depend’, and the only way we can know that word is to stop helping those rich countries and thinking about helping ourselves. Those rich countries can help themselves.They have their own resources to do so.

    • Mac

      “I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.” – Lyndon B. Johnson, 1964. Quoted by Donald W.R. Allen, II (Black) – Editor in Chief, The Independent Business News Network
      The Blacks had voted solid Democrat since 1864, that is, when Democrat poll guards couldn’t block them. But the Democrats, seeing the end coming to that tactic, determined that they could bribe the Blacks to switch to solid Democrat voters. It worked.
      Now it’s left to the Margaret Sangerites (White supremacist foundress of Planned Parenthood) to get the Black women to abort their unborn children, encouraged by bought-off Black “Liberals” like Jesse Jackson. Blacks, about 10 of the American population, have over 30% of the abortions.

  • Chester

    NO to birth control, NO to support for parents for any reason. NO! NO! NO! The rallying cry of the ultra religious right. If there is an able bodied adult in the house other than the mother, NO to any aid for her in the form of medicaid or food stamps. Then you wonder WHY so many children are born out of wedlock. Another thing, women are finding out they CAN have a child and NOT be married to the father, for any number of reasons, fear of making that huge commitment being one of them. A commitment to a child is one thing, as even by law, it will only last at most 21 years, but a lifelong commitment, when no one is sure just what changes life will bring is a totally different story.

    • Nadzieja Batki

      Your phony sympathy is what perpetuates the problems.

      • Right Brain Thinker

        Nothing “phony” about Chester’s truth-speaking. And it’s a bit ironic that someone whose name means “hope” would be talking so negatively about “sympathy”.

        (PS Do David, Melvyn, and Michael approve of what you do in your spare time?)

    • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

      “Chester,”

      YOU ARE CONFUSING THE WAY IN WHICH HUMAN INTERACTION WAS SET-UP WITH, POLITICS.

      IF ANOTHER “ABLE-BODIED” ADULT IS IN THE HOME, UNWED MOTHERS SHOULD [MUST] NOT RECEIVE GOVERNMENT AID. THAT IS NOT, REPUBLICAN POLICY; THAT IS, “COMMON SENSE.”

  • http://gillysrooms.blogspot.com GILLYSROOMS FROM AUSTRALIA

    It no longer matters now because of the high easy divorce rate of the others who are born while the parents are married , but they soon wont be when their parents get a divorce. I ‘d like to know when did marriage become standard after the period when Adam & Eve had their children ? Does anyone know at what point did the human animal kingdom decide on a formal marriage contract for life. Anyone have the history? It seems the human race has evolved back to how cats and dogs have offspring and then move on to the next partner.

    A modern day Socrates philosopher. Miroslav Michael Cic who was the Author of an E-Book in 2001 called DIALOGUE WITH KONDA: UNIVERSAL PHILOSOPHER ISBN 1876 882 530 has suggested that Marriages be for a set renewable periods of 7 years and that at the end of the 7 year [ itch ] period they have the option to renew their vows, or separate without a divorce if there are children involved. Each partner could live in separate rooms so that the children still had equal rights to the parents in the same household. Each party could go seek another relationship because obviously it was a mutual end to the marriage contract of 7 years, but the children if any still had a stable roof over their heads until they attained 21 years of age and the couple could then if they wished sell the original home.. Now this a different take on a long time problem of many couples falling out of love, i call it lust …the lust that brought them together in the first place and start looking for greener pastures imo. This is common problem equally among both males and females and they lose that initial commitment they originally entered in good faith, but should we expect the marriage contract be a life long contract when no other contract to buy a home or a car is a lifeong committment? This should be debated.

    Many years ago women had to stick with their man who was the only provider…there were no job opportunities for women, Women were trapped or chose to be trapped for a better lifestyle even if the husband was a wife basher, because if they left they would be destitute. Nowadays women can do almost any job a male can do to earn a good income and so they do have options to excape a bad marriage situation dont you think. Others might choose to shoot their husbands or wives and other choose divorce.

    Many others prefer not to bother getting married at all…prefering to save the cost and the opportunity to leave at the first chance or conflict or difficulties we all experience in life without needing to get a formal divorce. Many men in history have ‘sown their wild oats’ and moved on leaving behind many children, leaving the ‘loose women’ with a child to rear on their own guaranteeing poverty for both.

    In the last 100 years or so, the Christian religions have promoted marriage as the only way for a family to form and stay together, however religions are losing followers for various reasons and the marriage ideal is also going out the window. Maybe government laws and the law courts intervention into the divorce process has made the whole process too hard and people have lost interest in the prospect of a 1 in 2 chance of a divorce. Why get married and then lose all your assets to a wife and court costs. Gee for that price you could buy lots of women every night…why get stuck with one wife who then has the option to clean you out financially? Some prostitutes have learnt to hook a silly rich old guy in; marry them and then fleece them clean instead of going out with hundreds of guys they can only put up with one and make a mint legally….readers might find my comments bizarre…but I;m sure many men might understand whats happening in our society these days.

    So please tell me i’m wrong in the points i’ve raised which in my opinion should be debated more often.

    • familyman

      Gilly it is obvious that you are just another one of the sperm donors running around loose. You have no responsibility, committment, or love toward anybody but yourself. You should be the poster man for the devil himself. You and people like you are the problem, and the reason for this article. Unfortunately you have a female counterpart running around loose also. Perhaps as in the animal kingdom, we should have you neutered.

      • Right Brain Thinker

        familyman, it is obvious that you missed Gilly’s points entirely. How about rereading what he said from a different perspective? (a perhaps more open-minded one?). My comments may be helpful to you in that respect.

      • Nadzieja Batki

        RBT, family man read the comment correctly. Making excuses for evil propagates more evil. It is the “open mindedness” of people like you that is worthless.

      • Right Brain Thinker

        Nadzi dearest, you are perhaps in greater need of lessons on how to read comments “correctly” than I. I don’t see anything I said that “made excuses” for anything “evil”, and open-mindedness means “look at something with no preconceived bias”. That does not imply that what is said must be accepted, only better understood before one blindly and emotionally shoots off their mouth.

    • Right Brain Thinker

      Many valid points and questions from the man from Down Under.

      Gilly asks, “Does anyone know at what point did the human animal kingdom decide on a formal marriage contract for life. Anyone have the history? It seems the human race has evolved back to how cats and dogs have offspring and then move on to the next partner”.

      In the animal Kingdom, we see a “history” that ranges from pair bonding for life (and beyond) to absolutely random mating between couples (and everything in between). The various “mating” arrangements have evolved because they were advantageous for the species involved. Human evolution followed the same path up to the point that we began to control our environment and began the process of becoming “civilized”. I would venture that “marriage” became common only after “religion” appeared, and perhaps not even then, being rather informal until the “church” and “holy men” arrived on the scene. It then became the usual power game, with the rituals and rules being used to control the populace.

      In the earliest days of the human race, and even up to recent times, having a good provider and protector was a positive “survival” factor for women and children. As you point out, that is no longer the case and humans are “evolving” in recognition of that. If one looks at the situation in the third world, where marriage is often looked at more “seriously” than in the developed world (to the point of stonings and ritual mutilation), there are also many changes taking place. Countries that once needed families of six or eight in order to ensure survival in the rural environment are now cutting back to only three or four children as they become more urbanized and “industrialized”, and the “marriage rules” are being liberalized.

      Gilly asks, “So please tell me i’m wrong in the points i’ve raised which in my opinion should be debated more often”. I don’t disagree with a single thing you’ve said here and you are 100% correct in saying these things should be debated more often. The world is changing rapidly in many ways and some among us would rather bury their heads in the Old Testament rather than try to understand those changes.

      Speaking of change, I won’t live to see it, but the day will come when women will be in the majority in the halls of government. And the country will be a far better place because of that.

      • carlee44

        RBT, I cannot fathom your point. It may be beyond your thought process, but we are above animals. Im not saying we are smarter but above.There is only (at this time)ONE type of homosapien. Us. one human. There are so many types of animals and insects how can you try and compare their mating habits with ours. Trying to evolve us backwards. Creationism is not a myth .

      • familyman

        You need to switch over to the left side. You are now on a course that ends in destruction. You and those like you are the problem. The godless always try to equate man and animals. I suppose it is because they are such a good example. Yeah right! The males of many species kill the cubs of their predecessor. That aught to be right up your alley. As for your not living to see the country ran by women. We can agree on that. I hope you don’t.

      • Right Brain Thinker

        carlee44, we ARE “smarter” (and at the same time dumber in ways) than animals. The same evolutionary principles that created all living things are still operating, and the point Gilly and I were making is that now there is significant SOCIAL evolution taking place. I am not “comparing” mating habits other than to say that they exist and show many similarities across species—-it’s a simple fact that animals “mate” and we are animals—-no?.

        And Creationism IS a “myth”, carlee44, in that it is a “belief”, something that rests on something other than factual evidence.

        familyman shows us yet again that he doesn’t read comments too closely but rather reacts to them emotionally. I get that you’re angry, familyman, but don’t see why.

      • Mike in MI

        Leftist Brain-numb Thinks-He-Thinks -
        Your post above presupposes that some set of biological pathways existed whereby evolution might somehow produce an human organism. Sorry, but that set of occurrences requires more blind acceptance (blind faith, blind belief, ignorant and uncritical acceptance of a statistically impossible line of fabricated assumptions) than well understood, scientifically generated information and proven studies (logically collated) permits.
        They can’t get around the fact that a whole cell requires the entire genome, cytoplasm and all important (incredibly complex) cell membrane to function and reproduce. More than that a cell can not exist for long in isolation. It needs a whole organism with its entire array of functional parts, systems and interrelationships operating in co-ordination for the best maintenance of the entire organism.
        Further, because parthenogenesis can not work in humans, another entire organism must exist fitted to be a mate to produce offspring for reproduction of the species. So, you immediately double the impossibly huge odds against the existence of the first one if random, chance, somehow coordinated changes produced the first.

        Your mindless participation in the Church of Chance with its doctrines of “Do Whatever you want to, whenever you want to, upon whomever you want to, for whatever reasons you want to come up with” is clearly in charge of the world. It’s gaining steam everyday and there can be only one of two final outcomes. Either complete chaos and destruction. Or, whatever and whoever produced the first organisms of the human breed will reassert ordering of a system that adheres to preset rules and regulations conducive to good order, harmony and well-being for all.
        Things can hardly continue for long as they seem to be going today.

      • Right Brain Thinker

        Wow, Mike! Where did you get all this truly “bad science” that you are regaling us with here? From some Creationist textbook used by home schoolers to indoctrinate their children?

        If you don’t want to accept the science behind evolution even though it underpins so much of what we know and do in science today, that’s your choice. If you want to believe in a literal interpretation of Genesis, that’s your choice too. If you want to hold RELIGIOUS BELIEF above science, fine. But please don’t spout NON-science in some misguided attempt to “prove” that your BELIEFS are correct and therefore are some real argument for or against something. Creationism is a belief and is religion based. Evolution is science and is fact-based. They cannot be reconciled beyond twisting the Bible to fit the science, which I’m sure you wouldn’t want to do—you certainly cannot twist the science to support Creationism as you attempt to do here.

        And you have more than a bit of nerve to say to me, “Your mindless participation in the Church of Chance….etc.” Pretty darned presumptuous of you to lay that on anyone. But of course I have said something you don’t agree with (and didn’t really understand to start with), so that you have resorted to the usual “name-calling” that we see from the folks who would have us believe they are “Christians”.

        We CAN agree on your closing remark, though. “Things can hardly continue for long as they seem to be going today”.. Let’s hope the forces of rational thought win out over the forces of mindlessness.

      • http://gillysrooms.blogspot.com GILLYSROOMS FROM AUSTRALIA

        Right Brain Thinker…Thankyou for supporting the view that we need to debate these issues. I am certainly amazed that so many people lack both reading and comprehesion skills and wont debate the many issues surrounding this topic in an objective non ideological basis.

      • Right Brain Thinker

        No need to thank me, GILLYSROOMS FROM AUSTRALIA. Anyone with half a brain knows that you speak truth. Folks with fully functioning brains are a bit rare on this site and those that do have them do not speak out very often. It is unfortunate that many of those with brains in America have been intimidated by the insane and vicious behavior of those on the cultural and social right in this country.

        If you want to see the worst of that, google “Westover Baptist Church demonstrators at Newtown funerals” or variations thereof. That should lead you to the latest abomination in the name of God by a group that has demonstrated at military funerals in the past—-they now think they should do so at the funerals of the 6 and 7 year-olds that were killed in Connecticut. A real Christian thing to do, holding up signs saying “God took your children because you were bad” for the parents to see.

        The root cause behind all this “stupidity” is not the lack of reading and comprehension skills, although you ARE correct that many DO lack them. The real issue is that the social and cultural right, along with the political and fiscal policy right, have been coopted, brainwashed, and turned into foot soldiers for the plutocracy and corporate oligarchy of this country. They refuse to look at issues in a rational manner and their idea of “debate” is to mindlessly and endlessly parrot the ideology horsepucky their “owners” feed them and viciously attack anyone who would expose them to the truth. You’ve been coming to PLD long enough to see that.

        When you speak of “debating the many issues surrounding this topic in an objective non ideological basis”, you are also ignoring the fact that the brains of these folks are just not wired that way. I have spoken often on PLD of the book “The Conservative Brain” by Chris Mooney. If you really want to understand the neuroscience and psychology behind the non-thinking we both see here and decry, you must read this book. (I have purchased several copies for others through Amazon, and at a good discount). .

        The basic problem is that these folks do NOT approach reality as you and I do—-with a search for facts and a rational analysis of those facts that leads to informed opinions and supportable conclusions. They instead are motivated reasoners. They approach reality with a set of cobbled together BELIEFS that are not very much based in reality, and accept only that “evidence”, correct or not, that supports their previously held beliefs, They reject any evidence, no matter how strong, that contradicts what they WANT to believe. If you’re not familiar with the terms, look up motivated reasoning, cognitive dissonance, confirmation bias, and disconfirmation bias. The PLD comment threads are a neuroscientist’s and political psychologist’s dream in the clarity with which so many folks demonstrate these traits.

      • Right Brain Thinker

        OOOOPS!!! That’s The REPUBLICAN Brain, although it just as well could have been titled conservative.

    • Karolyn

      Gilly – Your point about women having to stay with their husband due to conditions at that time is spot-on! Actually, it is one of the reasons even now that women stay with abusive husbands. I had an elderly friend who was married around 45 years to a man who wan’t worth spit. She did most of the working to send the kids to college, while he while his time away in academia and abused her. She told me that in those days you just didn’t leave. Forget family; they would shun you, as would society. Unfortunately, many people view current conditions in terms of their religious beliefs and refuse to go further under the surface for the truth.

  • Tom E

    With the clear intention of being politically incorrect but unashamedly honest, does any else wonder about the ethnicity of the parents of the 44%?

    • familman

      Tom your insinuation that race plays a part in this catastrophy that has decimated the morals of the USA, is somewhat correct. As for the blackman in america, the white slave holders treated them as cattle with no attention given to their family structure. There should be no wonder that they carried on much like that into the present. Hispanics came from a different kind of culture, but gravitated toward a country that was built on and by a people which beheld family and it’s sanctity as the basis for everything important. In many ways those interjections into our society shaped us more then it did them. Ideals gradually fell to the weakness of man’s selfserving ways too where we are today. This really was a country built upon christian beliefs and customs. The prosperity came with those beliefs, and will go as they diminish.

      • Tom E

        Race is NOT the issue here. But perhaps government dependency is. Folks of all ethnic backgrounds have individual choice – and with it comes individual responsibility. Black Christians are iconic in America. Hispanic Catholics are iconic worldwide, as are German Protestants and Russian Jews and Muslim Arabs. All of these cultures are alive and well in America and NONE encourage children out of wedlock. The decision to risk a child out of wedlock is an individual choice. Unfortunately, government is making it a tax payer responsibility. Disconnecting decision from responsibility been a formula for disaster throughout human history.

      • Right Brain Thinker

        familman says, “There should be no wonder that they CARRIED ON MUCH LIKE THAT into the present. Hispanics came from a DIFFERENT KIND OF CULTURE, but gravitated toward a country that was built on and by a people which beheld family and it’s sanctity as the basis for everything important. In many ways THOSE INTERJECTIONS INTO OUR CULTURE SHAPED US more then it did them”

        That’s just a bit racist and ignorant of the truth of Afro-American and Hispanic culture.

      • Texas Ride

        familiman you must be drinking the wsame koolaid as most libs. I am so tired of hearing about the excuse of slavery being given to justify the slovenly way some ethnic groups behave. No one I know or have ever know has been a slave or slave owner! So, get another excuse! We have a black (supposedly black) president, there are blacks in the House and Senate, so get off the slavery crap! Blacks are running this country, where have you been. Every appointment made in Washington is the appointment of some black to a high government office. God help this couintry because you can’t name one country that is run by blacks that is prosperous and free! And, this country will soon be nothing but another one of those third-world-country because of it…..

      • Right Brain Thinker

        If we ignore Texas Ride’s mindless racism (which we have heard from him and others before), we find that he has said nothing of substance here.

        It does serve to remind us of something, though. Tom E and familyman ARE at least tiptoeing around the ideas of choice and one’s upbringing being a factor in this question. Which raises the question—-Is TX Ride a racist by choice? Or was he brought up that way? And does hundreds of years of slavery followed by 100+ years of discrimination and Jim Crow not constitute at least a “contributing factor”? (I have never heard any black person use it as an “excuse”, as TX puts it)

        TX Ride also says, “God help this country because you can’t name one country that is run by blacks that is prosperous and free! And, this country will soon be nothing but another one of those third-world-country because of it…..”

        We could waste a lot of space showing how wrong those particular statements are, but a quick measure of SHARED prosperity is the data on income inequality that the CIA publishes every year. These countries are “run” by blacks and nearly all are reasonably “free”. The data shows that:

        1) There is LESS income inequality in these countries than in the USA—–Uganda , Cameroon, Burundi, Senegal, Kenya, Nigeria, Mali, Malawi, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Niger, and Tanzania

        2) There is GREATER income inequality in these countries than in the USA—–Mozambique, Rwanda, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Haiti, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Botswana, S. Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Lesotho, and Namibia.

        Some of these countries ARE pretty poor, but the fact that the USA is outranked by half of them kind of makes us “another one of those third-world-counties” RIGHT NOW. And WHITE MEN put us there, TX.

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “Tom E,”

        YOU ARE “OUT-OF-TOUCH;” RACE IS AN ISSUE.

        “Tom E” – HERE IS A SIMPLE EXAMPLE. I CAN GO TO ANY “FAST-FOOD JOINT” WITHIN MEMPHIS’ CITY LIMITS. I ONLY SEE NEGRO EMPLOYEES. “Tom E,” THAT TELLS ME EIGHTEEN-YEAR OLD CAUCASIAN FEMALES WANT MORE OUT OF LIFE THAN, BECOMING PREGNANT BEFORE MARRIAGE [OR, MATURITY].

      • Right Brain Thinker

        CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON never ceases to amaze me with his comments for many reasons. What gets me about this one is the incredibly faulty logic it displays.

        He says, “I CAN GO TO ANY “FAST-FOOD JOINT” WITHIN MEMPHIS’ CITY LIMITS. I ONLY SEE NEGRO EMPLOYEES. THAT TELLS ME EIGHTEEN-YEAR OLD CAUCASIAN FEMALES WANT MORE OUT OF LIFE THAN, BECOMING PREGNANT BEFORE MARRIAGE [OR, MATURITY]”

        That rates 4 “Lord love a ducks”, CAH. I can go into fast food joints where I live and see only Hispanic employees at some, only black employees at others, a mix of races at many, and, very interestingly, nearly all white employees at Chick-Fil-Closed on Sundays. And the sex ratios vary also from joint to joint.

        And GUESS WHAT?—-anyone who tries to link those kinds of observations to the social mores related to marriage and child-bearing, as you have done here, is either just plain whacky or a motivated reasoner who can find evidence for his beliefs in anything under the sun. What’s next? You’re going to find a picture of Jesus burned into your toast and start telling us that’s why marriage rates are declining? How about Chemtrails? Changed my mind—-you deserve 5 LLAD’s for this one.

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “Right Brain Thinker,”

        OBVIOUSLY, YOU DID NOT READ MY COMMENTS TO, “walter agard” [19 DECEMBER; 4:25 PM].

        MY POINT WAS, INSTEAD OF WORKING IN “FAST-FOOD,” OR, BECOMING PREGNANT AND OBTAINING WELFARE EIGHTEEN-YEAR-OLD CAUCASIAN FEMALES MAKE A GREAT CHOICE – “AT THE CROSSROAD” – BY DOING SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE IN REFERENCE TO THEIR LONG-TERM FUTURE.

      • Right Brain Thinker

        I read all your comments, CAH, and I’m still trying to figure you out—-you are an enigma wrapped in a riddle with all the “identity conflicts” you display in your postings on PLD.

        I’ll say it again—there is NO logic in your original comment and you have made no more sense with this “elaboration” than you did before. You cannot expect us to accept this as anything more than a rather “way out” opinion from a “way out guy”.

    • Right Brain Thinker

      We shall see from his future comments how “unashamedly honest” Tom’s intentions may be but the study looks at only a piece of the whole pie. Note the sentence, “The study, entitled “State of Our Unions,” focused on the 60 percent of Americans who graduated from high school but did not finish college, a demographic the researchers refer to as “middle-America.” If one searches for statistics, that “middle America” focus as they define it makes things a bit complicated.

      Just to make Tom’s life easier and see what his real point in asking the question may be, can we all agree that Blacks/Afro-Americans have the “worst” figures here, followed by Native Americans, then Latinos? And the “best” figures are of course those of the Whites?

  • carlee44

    Another incentive would probably be appropriate stop promoting gay marriage. They are not conducive to promoting marriage.Let them do their thing but forget all the fooldarah.

  • Dave67

    Lets see… For the past 50 years corp America has lobbied to break unions, outsource good paying jobs so that both parents have to work to support a family.

    The banks have lobbied to ease credit rules and restrictions to people can hang themselves on credit.

    Personal responsibility? We do not do that here.

    Responsibility to our country/society? Nope, its all about whats in it for me….

    Are we shocked by this stat? I am not… the funny thing is that it happens more in conservative states than in liberal states.

  • WILDFIRE

    A portion of the births out of wedlock can be attributed to laws and the judicial system. More and more people are learning that it is a bad thing to be married because in the event of a divorce one or both parties who are involved in the divorce are financially destroyed and credit ruined due to judicial decisions and the orders that follow usually drive people into bankruptcy. So more and more people refuse to get married in order to protect them self from the judicial system.

    So they live together and may procreate, but in the event of a relationship going bad the only dispute will be custody issues and nothing about what some biased judge deems to be equitable distribution based on judges opinion versus law. Far to many judges rule on emotion and personal opinion rather than on law. In other words, todays judges make their own interpretation of the laws and change or deviate from laws pending on their emotions.

    Some proofs of that can be seen everyday not just in domestic issues but in civil issues as well. Such as the guy that was assaulted by the muslim in PA and the judge was a muslim himself so ruled that the muslim had every right to assault and battery.

    Furthermore all the stonewalling and blatant disregard for the laws when it comes to DOMA, and illegal immigration and even eligibility issues for people holding public office.

    These people with authority pick and choose what laws they want to enforce and which ones they choose not to enforce depending on their personal opinion of said law.

    You want to avoid court rooms and contact with these types of issues. Don’t enter into any legal contracts with others. In this day and age, more and more people are losing their values on morality, integrity and commitment. Marriage is just a word and not a life long commitment here in the states because very few people are committed to anything greater than their self. People are more concerned with what is best for themself than what is best for the family and have little regard for the consequences and burdens that others will have to endure due to their own personal greed and selfishness actions.

  • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing WTS/JAY

    I happen to find this thought-provoking article and thought that here, may be the appropriate place to share it.

    For a woman, love is an instinctive act of self-sacrifice.

    She gives herself to her husband and children and is fulfilled by seeing them thrive and receiving their love, respect and gratitude.

    A woman makes this supreme sacrifice to only one man who will cherish her and provide for his family. Men instinctively want to fulfill this responsibility. This is the essence of the heterosexual contract (i.e. marriage): female power in exchange for male power expressed as love. Sex is the symbol of this exclusive bond. Marriage and family may not be for everyone but it is the natural path for most.

    Feminism has trained women to reject this model as “an old fashioned, oppressive stereotype” even though it reflects their natural instincts.

    On Thursday a British writer reported overhearing two young women:

    “All men are useless these days,” one said. “Yeah,” said the other. “The trouble is that they haven’t risen to the challenge of feminism. They don’t understand that we need them to be more masculine, and instead they have just copped out.”

    That’s their logic? If women are less feminine, men will be more masculine? Men aren’t designed to fight with women. They need to be affirmed by a woman’s acquiescence and faith. When women constantly challenge them, men will “cop out” of marriage and family.

    Now that love and marriage have been “discredited,” women have nothing left to exchange for love but sex. Thus, many are unnaturally obsessed with appearance and pathetically give their bodies to all and sundry.

    Permanent love is not based on a woman’s sex appeal, or personality or achievements. Ultimately, it is based on self-sacrifice. We love the people who love us.

    THE BIG PICTURE: THE CENTRAL BANKERS

    People do not realize that feminism is mass indoctrination because they cannot identify the perpetrator, the means or the motive.

    Recently Aaron Russo, the producer of Bette Midler’s movies and “America: From Freedom to Fascism” identified all three confirming what I have been saying.

    While trying to recruit Russo for the CFR, Nicholas Rockefeller told him that his family foundation created women’s liberation using mass media control as part of a long-term plan to enslave humanity. He admitted they want to “chip us.” Google “Rockefeller Foundation” and “Women’s Studies” and you’ll get a half million citations.

    The hidden goal of feminism is to destroy the family, which interferes with state brainwashing of the young. Side benefits include depopulation and widening the tax base. Displacing men in the role of providers also destabilizes the family.

    A drastic paradigm shift is required to make sense of the world. The Rockefellers are part of the private world central banking cartel that also controls media, defence, pharmaceutical and other cartels. To protect their monopoly of credit and wealth, they are instituting a world police state (“world government”) using the bogus 9-11 attack and endless war as a pretext. Rockefeller told Russo about this plan a year before 9-11.

    The poet Charles Peguy said, “Everything begins in faith and ends in politics.” The banking cartel needs a philosophy to justify enchaining mankind. That philosophy is Satanism. The cartel controls the world through a network of occult societies linked to Freemasonry, Communism, the Vatican and organized Jewry (Bnai Brith, ADL, AJC, Zionism.) The highest occult rank is known as the Illuminati.

    Modern Western culture is Masonic. Based on Luciferianism, Freemasonry teaches that man and not God determines reality. (Naturally, they need to overrule natural and spiritual laws in order to assert their own control.) They have noticed that people are diffident malleable creatures who prefer to believe what they are told than trust their own reason or perception. Thus, for example, the media successfully promotes homosexual values that conflict with our natural instincts.

    MEDIA ERADICATES LOVE

    Every facet of the mass media (movies, TV, magazines, music, commercials, news) is used for indoctrination and social control with the ultimate goal of enslavement. There is a connection between what happened in Communist Russia and what is happening in America today. In both cases the central banking cartel is asserting its totalitarian control.

    The mass media’s function is to distract us from this, and the imminent Iran war and North American Union. Currently they are using the global warming fracas for diversion.

    In order to destroy the family, the media convinced women that they could not rely on the heterosexual contract.

    Myrna Blyth was the editor in chief of Ladies Home Journal from 1981 to 2002. In her book “Spin Sisters” (2004) she says the media sold women “a career in exactly the same drum banging way that the Happy Homemaker had been ..sold to their mothers.” (38)

    The Illuminati undermined women’s natural loving instincts using the following mantras:

    1. Men can no longer be trusted. Using the Lifetime Network as an example, Blyth concluded “all men are 1) unfaithful rats 2) abusive monsters 3) dishonest scumbags, or 4) all of the above. Women on the other hand were…flinty achievers who triumph despite the cavemen who…want to keep them in their place.” (62-63)

    2. Women are victims by virtue of their sex. Blyth says the media sends “one message loud and clear. Because we are women, we remain victims in our private lives, at work, in society as a whole.” (156) Thus women must have a sense of grievance, entitlement and rebellion. The same tactic was used to manipulate Jews, Blacks, workers and gays. (See “Victim as Moral Zombie” )

    3. Women should be selfish. “Liberation and narcissism have merged,” Blyth says. Leisure now means, “time for yourself, spent alone, or perhaps with one’s girlfriends but definitely without spouse and kids…Endless articles preached the new feminist gospel, that indulging yourself is an important part of being a healthy, well adjusted woman.” (65)

    4. Sex is not reserved for love and marriage. Magazines like Glamour and Cosmopolitan urge young women to “put out on their first date,”ogle men openly” and be an athlete in bed. There is no discussion of marriage or family. (160) Such women can’t trust a man enough to surrender themselves in love.

    5. Self-fulfillment lies in career success and not husband and family. “The social rewards of holding down a job are critical to one’s sense of dignity and self worth,” Betty Friedan pontificated. In fact, “most work is deeply ordinary,” Blyth observes (35-36.) (I’m not saying women can’t have jobs, only they shouldn’t be tricked out of having families if they want them.)

    Thus many women are schizophrenic as they attempt to reconcile their natural instincts with constant exhortations to do the opposite. The wreckage — broken families and dysfunctional people — is strewn everywhere.

    At the same time, Playboy Magazine etc. aimed a similar message at men. You don’t
    need to get married to have sex. Marriage and children are a bore.

    http://www.savethemales.ca/001904.html

    • Right Brain Thinker

      And a big BA-DA-BOOM from WTS/JAY! Great “One-size-fits-all” clip! LOL

      A clip from Matow that mentions Playboy and the Ladies Home Journal, and the conspiracies involving the Illuminati and all the “shadowy forces” that are governing our lives. There is nothing more enjoyable that a romp through conspiracy land—give us more (and it always sounds SO sane and “correct” the first time you read it).

      • Mac

        “Conspiracy” simply means two or more plotting to commit a crime or some evil. Usually it infers secrecy but great conspiracies operate quite openly. Those who pooh-pooh “conspiracy theories” surely do not believe that all crime and all evil is committed by lone perpetrators? That two or more never come together to plan and carry out crimes?

    • Karolyn

      I would imagine this article was written by a man who can look at everything through his skewed psychological lens. Bottom line is that every woman still wants someone to love her, and it has become more difficult to ahieve this long-term. I would rather see things as they are than as before, when women were kept barefoot and pregnant, totally dependent on a man, with no brains of her own, no opinion, no vote, and no life of her own.

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “Karolyn,”

        MA’AM, MALES WILL NEVER LOVE A FEMALE WHO IS SOCIO-ECONOMICALLY SUCCESSFUL “IN HER OWN RIGHT.” AT LEAST, THE “barefoot and pregnant-” SCENARIO GIVES MALES A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES AS, MEN.

  • JON

    You can’t blame THAT on gay marriage!

    • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

      “JON,”

      OUT OF COURTESY, I HAVE NOT CHALLENGED YOU ON HOMOSEXUAL ISSUES.

      BUT, IT BOTHERS ME WHEN I AM MISUNDERSTOOD. “JON,” I ASSUME YOU ARE CAUCASIAN. I AM “anti-gay” BECAUSE I AM A NEGRO HOMOSEXUAL WHO IS ANGRY WITH CAUCASIAN HOMOSEXUALS FOR PRACTICING “SAFE-SEX” AND SUPPORTING HIV-AIDS INITIATIVES.

      MEMBERS OF BIOLOGICAL SEXUAL-ORIENTATIONS HAVE NO NEED FOR LATEX.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dan.mancuso.56 Dan Mancuso

    Good luck with reversing that trend! Especially with Hollywood! One of the main planks of the lefty/liberal/progressive/socialist/communist cabal that runs things on this planet – especially in the West – is the destruction of the family. Along with the disintigration of the moral ethos of the West and specifically America, the de-valuing of the dollar, the dumbing down of citizens and the promotion of a degenerate and narscissistic mindset and life styles, the destruction of the family unit and it’s consequent dissapation of moral agency is what is very effectively destroying America – past tense. There is no way to ‘fix’ things at this point, America and the West are going to have to go through the fire of self-destruction and – hopefully – come out the other side and rebuild itself. Fortunately you have a document and more importantly a moral standard that you can rebuild from. It’s called the Constitution. Good luck!

  • Karolyn

    I have long pondered the question “Why do these women just keep on getting pregnant?” and have discussed it with colleagues in social services. Other than the standard answer that it’s economically rewarding (which is really hard to believe, seeing how some of them live), I have come to the conclusion that they keep on believing that if they have their man’s (and I use the term loosely) child, they will somehow keep a hold on him. It is sheer ignorance. i worked with a woman whose daughter had two kids by two different guys. The second guy left and found a new girlfriend, and my friend’s daughter snuck around with him and got pregnant again. All in the name of “love.” All it points to for me is the lack of education these girls get, which, fortunately, is being addressed more and more by school programs either under the school’s auspices or brought in by outside organizations. People tend to emulate what they grow up with, and education is the only way to break the cycle.

  • Mac

    WTS/JAY: “Modern Western culture is Masonic. Based on Luciferianism, Freemasonry teaches that man and not God determines reality.”
    Go look at the cornerstone or dedication plaque on any public (government) building, school, you name it. On almost every one is a Masonic dedication. Look up newspaper photos and articles about public building dedications. Usually there will be at least one who has a Masonic apron, goofy hat and a trowel in his hand. The black robed judge is a Masonic priest. Almost all are Masons or members of a related Lodge.
    The Masons say that they are subject to an “Unknown Superior.” That person is the “Black Pope,” the Superior General of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), presently Adolfo Nicolás.

  • http://gillysrooms.blogspot.com Gillysrooms from Australia

    Thanks Right Brain Thinker The REPUBLICAN Brain by Chris Mooney is an interesting read about Conservative being fearful of science and reality or researching new ideas.

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