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Single Belles, Single All the Way

DCM in FL Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 8:51 AM
"There is simply no controversy about the data: Two-parent married families are best for children - and best for society." And yet look at how many people have to disagree with this simple, indisputible fact. Why? Because, like many facts, this one happens to get in the way of their selfish wants.
Reginald10 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 2:20 PM
"There is simply no controversy about the data: Two-parent married families are best for children - and best for society."

This is perhaps the best argument for gay "marriage". It may (I said, MAY.) provide a better home life for children than a woman who has multiple "boyfriends" who don't care about the kids.
HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 9:50 AM
This is one instance where even I find it distressing that some ignore this fairly well-researched conclusion. Two-parent families within a healthy marriage is conclusively very good for children. And those that whine about this or ignore simply baffle me. I get that some may have gone through situations like bad marriages or abusive relationships, but on the whole it's perfectly reasonable favor marriage as a significant social good.
John1921 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 2:08 PM
Have you considered the possibility that yet another result of bad upbringing might be voting Democrat? If you take the entire US population and separate it into two groups: normal and abnormal, you'll see the real political divide in this country. 93% of Americans married. That's normal. 80% of Americans are nominally Christian. That's normal. 98% of Americans are heterosexual. That's normal. 80+% of Americans are law-abiding. That's normal. The list can go on and on. What you'l find in looking at these 2 groups of people is that the 'normal' folks vote GOP and the 'abnormal' vote Dem. You can make a list of 'abnormal' behaviors and have a good approximation of the Democratic Party Platform. What were the issues highlighted at the Dem...
John1921 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 2:13 PM
Convention? Abortion-on-demand and free contraceptives. Do you think that normal women (and men?) think that these are the 2 paramount issues facing America today? Let's go back to 'normal'. The CDC used to list "promiscuity" as a contributing factor in cervical cancer. Can we agree that promiscuity, by definition, is abnormal? And what was the CDC definition of promiscuity? A woman having more than 5 sexual partners - in her life. Sandra Fluke may or may not be a prostitute, but do you doubt that she's promiscuous?
DCM in FL Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 3:11 PM
"The CDC used to list 'promiscuity' as a contributing factor in cervical cancer."

I assume that magically disappeared due to political correctness, along with the knowledge that anal intercourse carries definite health risks.
Discussing the role of single people in the election of 2012 on my weekly podcast with Jay Nordlinger "Need to Know" (available on Ricochet.com or Nationalreview.com), your humble columnist chose the insensitive way to address it. Chatting with Jonathan V. Last of The Weekly Standard about his piece "A Nation of Singles," I popped off that "Single mothers want the state to be their husbands and father to their children."

Jonathan put it better: "Well, let's say that single mothers are more vulnerable to economic shocks and are more concerned about the safety net." Much more diplomatic. Single voters were...