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Fewer Families, Less Religion -- and Less Freedom

Carlos_7 Wrote: Dec 09, 2012 8:49 PM
JRG3 Wrote: 1 minute ago (8:47 PM) "We", meaning you and the mouse in your pocket? Please don't give these people any new ideas (psst! look what they did with that poor hampster).

The kind of limited government, democratic republic America has always been is possible for only two reasons: (1) The government isn't the sole (or even major) source of economic and social support for its citizens; and (2) Principles, ethics and incentives other than the simple fear of punishment has been effective in deterring anti-social behavior.

That's why it's so disconcerting to learn that two big factors in President Obama's re-election was his electoral dominance among both unmarried Americans (at an all time high) and the religiously unaffiliated (also growing ever larger).

The statistics about single voters are discouraging because...