Friday, December 10, 2010

If You Want Fewer Social Problems, Fight the Sexual Revolution

Mike Pence should run for president, particularly if Mitch Daniels does not. Here is the most sensible thing I've heard a politician say in a long time:
To those who say conservatives should set aside social issues and stress only economic ones, Pence replies: Economic problems are urgent, but social problems remain important in a way that blurs the distinction between social and economic issues. With the fluency of a former talk radio host, he says: "You would not be able to print enough money in a thousand years to pay for the government you would need if the traditional family continues to collapse." This is, he says, "Moynihan writ large," referring to the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan's preoccupation with out-of-wedlock births, which now are 41 percent of all American births.
If liberals actually cared about solving our massive social problems, and not just making the world safe for sodomy, divorce and the hook up culture, that is, if they really cared about people, they would focus like a laser on how to keep families intact as the highest social priority. Compared to this issue, poverty is just a symptom of the real problem, especially in North America.

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