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Beck, Marriage and The State of The Union

Billpm Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 9:13 AM
The welfare state has already practically destroyed the institute of marriage. Why get married when there are more benefits to be had for a single person. The welfare state REWARDS single parents. So let me get this straight...everyone knows that if you tax something you get less of it, so increasing income taxes results in people producing less. If you reward something you get more of we reward people for not getting married, which is a proven fact that single parent households are poorer, have less education and more crimeand somehow this is a winning political strategy for democrats?

My buddy, Glenn Beck, has made a great contribution to the TEA party movement and to a renewal of popular interest in our Founding Fathers and their ideals. For all that he deserves praise.

But, I believe, he is making a serious error in abandoning the civil right of marriage. The Republican Party was founded in opposition to two historic wrongs. The party’s first platform in 1856 denounced “slavery and polygamy—the twin relics of barbarism.” Slavery was finally put down with a terrible toll—630,000 Americans dead in the Civil War. The new movie, Lincoln, tells the dramatic story of the...