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Fewer Families, Less Religion -- and Less Freedom

Cleombrotus2011 Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 12:09 AM
"If you won't be ruled by God, then, by God, you will be ruled"
Cleombrotus2011 Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 5:34 AM
You're not a very smart guy, are you, nawlins? Your thinking skills do not display a grasp of linear concepts.

nawlins72 Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 12:20 AM
So by your argument, man can never be free to determine voluntary interactions with others. He must always be ruled.

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...