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Fewer Families, Less Religion -- and Less Freedom

Whatadifference Wrote: Dec 09, 2012 8:57 PM
very good Trog. I enjoyed that. Doesn't bother me that people quote scripture either, I find that enlightening too, just like your post. Thanks for taking the time to write that.
Troglodite Wrote: Dec 09, 2012 9:15 PM
Personally, I seldom quote Scripture, not because I do not believe in it, but because I prefer to make a secular argument if such will suffice. In fact, I think that God, being wise, adds His own explicit prohibitions to things which are harmful to society and which tend to be harmful to the individual (even on the natural level) and which we would be smart enough to avoid if not for the fallenness of our nature. He is Lord, but not capricious.

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...