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Fewer Families, Less Religion -- and Less Freedom

Whatadifference Wrote: Dec 09, 2012 8:59 PM
to each his own. I find I do better with it but no hard feelings to those who feel different than me. We all are different.

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...