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Kyle-Anne Shiver

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February 23, 2011 - 12:50 pm

Now that the executive branch has unilaterally decided to no longer enforce the Defense of Marriage Act, we must conclude that President Obama either hates children and wishes poverty upon them, or that he remains as clueless about economics as he has proven since day one.

Perhaps they don’t teach about the principal cause of child poverty over there at Harvard Law. No matter. The Heritage Foundation has generously compiled a study accessible to all citizens on exactly how the absence of married fathers in the home produces the child poverty to which Democrats are constantly espousing a dedication to eradicate. It’s available here for easy reference by the president and his attorney general:

“According to the U.S. Census, the poverty rate for single parents with children in the U.S. in 2008 was 36.5 percent. The rate for married couples with children was 6.4 percent. Being raised in a married family reduced a child’s probability of living in poverty by about 80 percent.”

I’m sick and tired of educated fools espousing gibberish about wanting to end poverty while they go around attacking the very institutions which actually prevent it. For the president’s information, the Judeo-Christian institution of monogamous marriage, with its own biological offspring under its wing is the cheapest-to-society invention of civilization to date. Pragmatically speaking, a society which wishes to remain financially viable for the next generation must do all it can to preserve this gift that just keeps on giving.

Since when did being a dimwit qualify one for high office? Oh, right. 2008. A year to remember.

Kyle-Anne Shiver is an independent citizen journalist. She is a frequent contributor to PJ Media and American Thinker. She blogs at www.commonsenseregained.com.
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