Statistics from the Department of Heath and Human Services show that children raised in a home by both a mother and father, married, have, percentage wise:
1. The highest grades
2. The lowest occurrences of substance abuse
3. Less likely to smoke cigarettes
4. Will hold off on sexual activity until later age
5. The lowest occurrences of law breaking activity
6. Highest graduation rates
7. Highest salaries as adults.
It is a fascinating study. The authors of the article summarizing the study stayed away from moralizing or political correctness. They went with percentages.
Percentages fall when in sequential order:
a. lessened when the biological parents live together but are not married
b. lessened next to children who's parents separated, but were actively involved in children's lives
c. Fall further when there was only one parent in the home
d. Step fathers are the single most likely person to sexually abuse a child
e. Single mothers are the single most likely to neglect a child.
In other words, two parent, male-female, married homes produce the best opportunities for success in children's lives. This is no surprise to teachers, nor to anyone else. This is the traditional definition of "the family" and historical definition of "marriage."
There are more statistics to be examined, but eventually, this study may be cast aside as not being politically correct. Somehow, the study will have to be replaced with two-transgendered parents, or, perhaps, three of them, and find that those who dye their children's hair purple, and lobby for more money for gender neutral bathrooms, will have the best grades. Until then, however, we just have these stats.
Here is the transcript of the interview of President Barak Obama. It is about the family.
Is his belief a product of modernity; a socialist who believes government should be the parent of a nation?
What does he think of "the family?"
What does he believe about the African American family?
The by-passing of Congress including border-free actions (or inactions) as well as the deliberate disparagement of the US Constitution, combined with the disregard of us as a people of laws, is alarming to many. The pummeling of free speech has moved faster than I thought possible. Marriage has been redefined, and those who do not accept this, are under attack. The IRS, one of the most feared organizations, under this leadership, has attacked his opponents. The socialism, once a curse to the American mindset, (remember National Socialism?) has become the accepted, and people of faith, particularly, Christians, have been targeted for "hate speech" for disagreeing with the government's new definitions.
Having all things "Islam" become acceptable, even to women's groups in spite of Islam's degradation of women, with America finally negotiating with Islamic terrorists, and freeing them, has been, for some, the 'last straw' of what no longer resembles America.
What cannot be accomplished via congress, Obama has said he will bypass congress, to use tyranny to simple order it to be done. He has promised as much regarding immigration.
Government is "an opinion with a gun" that can enforce its opinion. Our forefathers, knowing human nature, severely limited government due to the propensity of abuse. Even if you like or agree with the government's opinion today, you might not like it tomorrow, when others will. This is why it must be limited to the very things it was created for, and not beyond. The more government, the less freedom and personal responsibility.
Tyranny is the end result.
The disregard for the rule of law, the socialism of the medical system, the deliberate destruction and redefinition of marriage and family, along with the betrayal of our allies, and the infusion of acceptance for Islam, show more than just misguidedness, but, as critics have said, perhaps a deliberate desire to destroy the America that was built up, "redistribute wealth", which means theft of one, and entitlement to another, while we have become a welfare nation, who's debt grows until inevitable bankruptcy, unless there is a stoppage of the imbalance. The "redistribution of wealth" is not only illegal and immoral, but also may be explicitly racist. The education system now lags behind other countries, as we embrace one failed educational theory after the next, causing a growth in a population that will struggle to compete tomorrow.
In spite of a massive spiraling debt, the Obama administration has admitted encouraging aliens from Central and South America to come for its "freebies" as if there is no limit to the wealth of the nation.