Defending the family

Public Advocate Always Stood With former VP Dan Quayle and traditional 2 parent families. 20 Years Later, Leftist Wash Post "Admits" Quayle is right about single motherhood.

Washington Post Headline (no joke)

"20 years later, it turns out Dan Quayle was right about Murphy Brown and unmarried moms"

Usually the liberal Post attacks Public Advocate or promotes some form of bizarre life style as normal on the their front pages, metro pages, classifieds and practically every page.

Now The Washingon Post newspaper "reveals" single motherhood actually is not so good.


On May 19, 1992, as the presidential campaign season was heating up, Vice President Dan Quayle delivered a family-values speech that came to define him nearly as much as his spelling talents. Speaking at the Commonwealth Club of California, he chided Murphy Brown - the fictional 40-something, divorced news anchor played by Candice Bergen on a CBS sitcom - for her decision to have a child outside of marriage.

"Bearing babies irresponsibly is simply wrong," the vice president said. "Failing to support children one has fathered is wrong. We must be unequivocal about this. It doesn't help matters when prime-time TV has Murphy Brown, a character who supposedly epitomizes today's intelligent, highly paid professional woman, mocking the importance of fathers by bearing a child alone and calling it just another lifestyle choice."



Some the revelations learned from studies, according to the Post:

First "Cohabitation is more fragile - cohabiting parents split up before their fifth anniversary at about twice the rate of married parents. "

"Second, a wealth of research strongly suggests that marriage is good for children" Life is better in many ways for children of married parents, And life is bad for children of single parents according to most studies.

"Third, marriage brings economic benefits. It usually means two breadwinners, or one breadwinner and a full-time, stay-at-home parent with no significant child-care expenses." No duh Washington Post. This last one is quite amazing it took 20 years to figure out.


The Post article, written by Isabel Sawhill is a senior fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution, is really a long time coming apology written by a serious expert on family trends and not a confession of the Editorial Board as the headline implies.

This would require some kind of retroactive negotiating and posturing for long time editorial writers to actually admit they contributed directly to the demise of America and its families.

Don't hold your breath.


Sawhill concludes at the end, THE VERY END:

"The government has a limited role to play. It can support local programs and nonprofit organizations working to reduce early, unwed childbearing through teen-pregnancy prevention efforts, family planning, greater opportunities for disadvantaged youth or programs to encourage responsible relationships.

But in the end, Dan Quayle was right.

Unless the media, parents and other influential leaders celebrate marriage as the best environment for raising children, the new trend - bringing up baby alone - may be irreversible." (UNQUOTE)

NEXT: END OF THE WORLD AT HAND, NEXT TO ARTICLE "REAGAN WAS RIGHT ABOUT TAX CUTS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH" (HYPERBOLE HERE)

SEE THE ARTICLE FOR YOURSELF IF YOU CAN NOT BELIEVE IT HERE.

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