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America Needs a New Birth of Freedom

Thomas274 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 1:48 PM
Well done Star as usual. "It is no accident that as the American welfare state grew, the American family collapsed." No accident indeed, destroying the family was the course chosen to increase the welfare state. Think of the feminists of the 60s telling women they didn't need husbands. What they didn't tell them was that they would still need men, and those men work for the government.
KYoung43 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 2:24 PM
Daniel Moynihan made that comment when LBJ signed the War on Poverty, speaking particularly of the checks going to unwed mothers. "This will spell the end of the black family unit," and he was right. In the 60s, 14 percent of the babies born to blacks had no legitimate father. Today the number is in the 70 percent area. There are single parent families with half brothers and sisters, EVERYONE is a cousin, and unmarried males of all races regard sex with many different females with less obligation than a farmer broadcasting his seed.

Journalist Bill Moyers, who worked as an assistant to President Lyndon Johnson, shared memories in a column last year about how his old boss thought about our entitlement programs.

It was under Johnson, who championed the "Great Society" in the 1960s, that a good portion of the runaway government spending we are trying to get under control today originated.

Johnson signed into law Medicare, Medicaid, the War on Poverty programs, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Moyers recounted that for Johnson, Social Security and Medicare "were about a lot more than economics."

He recalls a time when the Johnson administration was...