Ken Blackwell

We can see this sad reality in the newspaper headlines. Consider the mass shooters we have seen all too often in our troubled land. Most are young. Virtually every one is male. They may be of different races, but they have one thing in common: they are all unmarried.

Do we care about the economy? Children with married parents do better in school and have better outcomes for employment. But when conservatives argued for cutbacks in federal outlays for Medicare, President Obama’s Treasury Sec., Tim Geithner, slapped them down. Forty percent of all children born in America today, Geithner said, qualify for Medicare. That would be, of course, the 40% (actually, now 42%) who are born out-of-wedlock. And fully 48% of first births are out-of-wedlock.

Those who want to reduce the size of the federal government and think we can overturn marriage are deluding themselves. Ending marriage is the HOV lane to government dependency.

President Obama knows this. That’s why the White House created “Julia” in 2012.

Julia is their fictional character who goes through her entire life wedded to government programs. No other marriage is mentioned. At 29, Julia “decides” to have a child. No husband is in this picture. Julia has no father, no brothers, no male friends. The only man in her life is Barack Obama.

This is what you get when you abolish marriage.

Ken Blackwell

Ken Blackwell, a contributing editor at, is a senior fellow at the Family Research Council and the American Civil Rights Union and is on the board of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. He is the co-author of the bestseller The Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency, on sale in bookstores everywhere..
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