Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Key to Romney's Defeat: Collapse of the Family

 Even more important than the election night commentary about the supposed racial divide in American politics are the facts on the changing demographics of our nation: The United States of America is no longer a society of families, in which mothers and fathers rear and educate children for the future. It is now a society in which half of the children are born out of wedlock, including 40% of Hispanic children  and 70% of black children. Most of these children never know a stable two-parent family, even if one of the parents is a step parent. 
This is the demographic President Obama appealed to in his infamous  "Julia" ads, which followed the life of a single mother from government-assisted Head Start programs through ObamaCare and into government-funded retirement . The decline in family life leaves only the government as a safety net for an increasingly impoverished population and culture. This is the demographic that put Big Government back into the White House, from where he now wields extraordinary powers to disarm America and continue his attack on the institutions of our civil society. Once again, culture has asserted itself as the driver of hman history.

Underlying this is a deeper cultural problem. Romney won among married women. But most women and most mothers today are not married. In addition, in 1950, 22 percent of American adults were single. Now that number is almost 50 percent. One in seven adults lives alone. Half of all Manhattan residences are one-person dwellings. The Democratic Party is the party of single people, not families and nation-builders. 
For more details on this demographic analysis, see the recent report in the UK's Daily Mail. The newspaper reported on a study by Child Trends, a Washington, D.C. research group that analysed U.S. government data. The study reported that most college graduates marry before they have children, suggesting that family structure id becoming a new class divide in an already splintering U.S. culture.

1 comment:

  1. The neverending "Two Weeks of Tedium" has not become "Everlasting Imaginary Agony". I hope the bishops stop taking taxpayer money and then taking credit for the work. I dare them to be as defiant as they are talking. Why did they file lawsuits if they won't follow the decision anyway? Shameless blowhard gasbags.+Dolan couldn't organize a two-car funeral procession.