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Bloomberg Writer: Dropping Divorce Rate Is Leading to Inequality

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Posted: Sep 28, 2018 12:01 AM
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Bloomberg Writer: Dropping Divorce Rate Is Leading to Inequality

A successful marriage is not difficult. Two people promise to love and take care of each other for the rest of their lives. There is no special magic, or equation. Two individuals simply make an honest commitment to each other and follow through. Regardless of what the left says about the success of a marriage, matrimony has nothing to do with equality between the educated class of society and the poorer less educated sect of society. 

University of Maryland sociology professor Philip Cohen conducted an analysis that revealed an 18 percent drop in the divorce rate of Americans from 2008-2016. He found that individuals are starting to wait longer into their life after graduating from college and becoming established in their careers before committing to marriage. He also discovered that Americans who are less educated and have a low income are choosing to bypass union altogether, raising kids but not marrying. 

The left is having a hard time with the results. Bloomberg writer Ben Steverman could not help himself and waited until the very end of his article to throw in that people who are more educated and able to maintain their marriage worsen the equality “issue” in the United States since more impoverished people tend to avoid marriage altogether, making marriage success about class warfare not commitment.

Steverman said since lower income couples do not get married there is less stability in the home. Children want and need security in the house. There are plenty of children whose parents are married, and the house is unstable. Instability manifests when one or both parents chose to take a path of some form of abuse on the other. He went on to say that successful marriages in the educated and less poor portion of society is a “sign of America’s widening chasm of inequality.”

The left doesn’t understand what an equal marriage is. Marriage does not discriminate between the educated and not, or rich or poor. Marriage can easily survive when each spouse is willing to do something special for the other, i.e., simple house chores, special trips, impromptu date, and the list goes on. A successful marriage does not need a leftist injecting their failed political ideologies into them. The left has destroyed enough of this country as it is. Real equality is treating each other with respect.

Instead of celebrating those who wait until they feel mature enough to make a lifelong commitment, the left bashes their decision instead and tell the ones who are educated and well off monetarily that they aren't fair. Instead of offering up some potential solution, Steverman criticizes. 

The left is famous for bringing class warfare into every aspect of life. The “fight against inequality” is a joke. There will always be different levels of society. It is impossible to bring all facets of our culture to an equal plane. 

People who stay in college to obtain their degree often land a well-paying job and tend to be mature. There is nothing unequal about that. All their accomplishments mean is that they are determined to work, and marriage can be work some days. Poor people can be determined to succeed, if they choose. Steverman takes that away by blaming equality instead of lack of commitment, and minimizing less educated poor individuals basically saying they are not capable. 

There is no enlarging of inequality because one class of people do well at marriage. Marriage is what both people make of it, not society. 

John Dempsey is a political and current event junkie with strong conservative leanings. He has also been published in BearingArms.com. He can be followed on Twitter @John_Demp83.