Several of my friends are heavily involved working in the areas of social problems or politics. What most of them have in common is zeal to help others but they almost universally work hard on the effect of the problem and never consider the cause. Recent research combining social problems with politics has shown a strong link between the lack of marriage, declining families and big government. As a result, the question we need to ask is whether the feminist movement has doomed the United States to a future of Socialism?
Research and statistics can help explain many things. For years there was a disproportionate number of blacks in prisons. Ongoing research showed that the determining factor was that a higher percentage of black children grew up in a household without their biological father. Apparently, the average child survives better without a mother’s love than without a father’s authority.
Illegitimacy, crime and joblessness are now increasingly becoming a white problem too. Recent statistics show that many Americans now show a dislike for marriage, family and religion but are increasingly accepting welfare and joblessness.
To some extent, it is not fair to label this as the feminist movement since there are numerous males who dislike marriage, family and religion, and who think that pregnancy, babies and children are evil. I would rather call this the anti-family movement since that seems more appropriate. This movement is obviously pro-choice since it seeks to make a choice out of marriage, family, religion, abortion, pregnancy, babies and children. I note that the new HHS mandate for insurance insists on coverage for contraception and abortion, thereby confirming that pregnancy, babies and children are no longer a gift from God but are evil in the eyes of the government and need to be eliminated.
Statistically, married people are less likely to commit crimes or be the victim of crimes. Married people are also less likely to be homeless or require government assistance. This is where Socialism comes in. As the number of married people decline and the number of single people increase, we have a statistical increase in the number of people looking for welfare and big government.
This is particularly noteworthy among many single mothers who look to the government to be their pseudo-husband and the pseudo-father of their children. You might question this when we stop to think how statistics show that kids being raised without a father are more likely to end up in prison. Hence, as we have more single people in our society, we have more people turning away from looking to husbands, fathers and religion for support and answers and instead looking to big government for support and answers.
In some places, welfare and entitlements have multiplied substantially, putting states and other agencies in danger of bankruptcy. All this money has to come from somewhere. The United States borrows money from the future, from other countries and taxes working people. Usually, the middle class gets hit the hardest. As of April 1, 2012, the corporate tax rate in the United States is the highest or any developed country. This explains why companies and jobs keep leaving and why we have a major problem with unemployment and joblessness.
Increasing corporate taxes to pay for welfare and entitlement is actually counterproductive. As taxes increase, the companies will move their jobs elsewhere where they are wanted, thus producing less tax revenue instead of more.
Consider the impact of moving from the family wage and stay-at-home mothers to equal pay for equal work and working mothers. The big corporations came out ahead because they got two workers for the price of one. Children lost their stay-at-home mother in spite of the fact that statistics show that kids are better off spending time with their parents than spending time with their peers. But as the family wage declined, so did the number of families because of the lack of support.
Ongoing research continues to show that our traditional family is the building block of society. It is in our traditional family that mothers, fathers and children learn to work together as a team for mutual benefit. Society is a team. If we work together for common goals, we all come out ahead. If we get selfish, we loose.
The statistics are obvious: increasing marriage, family and religion will decrease the movement towards welfare and big government. The big question we need to answer is whether this trend away from marriage, family and religion can be turned around, or is the United States doomed to a Socialistic future?