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Fewer Families, Less Religion -- and Less Freedom

Cleombrotus2011 Wrote: Dec 09, 2012 11:46 PM
Laws are not only restraints but teachers. They tell the next generation what the standards are, and they, a moral and righteous people will voluntarily abide by them. However, a godless regime, like the one we now have, needs laws as restraints. A godless people have no internal restraints and must be bridled as a wild animal is.

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...