What was his sin? He said that children did better with two parents. Gasp! How naive. The problem is that his statement was true.
Charles Murray has done a lot of research. It shows the truth of Quayle’s position.
“No matter what the outcome being examined – ...or any...measure of how well or poorly children do in life – the family structure that produces the best outcomes for children, on average, are two biological parents who remain married. Divorced parents produce the next-best outcomes. Whether the parents remarry or remain single while the children are growing up makes little difference. Never-married women produce the worst outcomes. All of these statements apply after controlling for the family’s socioeconomic status.”What does that mean? Single parenting produces the worst results. Can a child come out of it? Of course, but the odds are against a successful life. Why go looking for trouble?
Marriage is not an option for raising children.
Murray, Charles. Coming Apart. New York: Crown Forum, 2012. Kindle Reference, Loc. 2658-72
To be continued...
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Yes, but strong families make strong naations,so the family must be destroyed. It's no accident, though I would be called a crackpot in some circles for saying it.ReplyDelete
I don't have the source but I have seen quotes from John Dewey about his goals for education and saying that the family was the biggest problem. Remember that Jesus' family thought He was Crazy and at Pentecost the Apostles were accused of being drunk.ReplyDelete
Grace and peace.