Friday, January 25, 2013

Texas Values: On Divorce Reform


Several months ago, we had coffee with David Walls of Texas Values.  During that conversation, he raised several cogent points about the economic costs of America's culture of promiscuity, a point we've addressed in the past.  Today, he's got a must read post on the Texas Values blog on how easy divorce inevitably leads to the expansion of government; some highlights:
Every year, it is estimated that family fragmentation costs the government (and taxpayers), conservatively, $112 billion in divorce and single-parent related social programs.  That is over 1 trillion dollars every decade.

At the state level, family fragmentation is estimated to cost the State of Texas roughly $3 billion every year.  Just in 2010 alone the number of divorces in Texas exceeded 82,000, impacting nearly 65,000 children under the age of 18.

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From that moment forward the government is directly involved in the lives of your checkbook and your kids for the rest of their childhood lives as you must follow a court order of when you can see your kids, when you have to pay child support, when and if you are allowed to move, how long you can see your kids on their birthdays and holidays, and so on.

Divorce increases government intrusion into personal lives. Long story short, if you want to keep government out of your personal life, don’t get a divorce.
This is a very, very interesting idea.  As we've studied the relationship between the culture of promiscuity and various economic/moral pathologies, it has become obvious that easy divorce is a central villain.  Restoring divorce laws could be a devastatingly effective strategy that unites conservatives concerned with economic and family issues.

Stay tuned.

2 comments:

  1. And this is how and why it happened:

    “AMERICA IS LAKE A HEALTHY BODY AND ITS
    RESISTANCE IS THREEFOLD: ITS PATRIOTISM,
    ITS MORALITY, AND ITS SPIRITUAL LIFE.
    IF WE CAN UNDERMINE THESE THREE AREAS,
    AMERICA WILL COLLAPSE FROM WITHIN.”

    Joseph Stalin
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    Since 1960 the whole culture has been transformed

    We have come from Norman Rockwell’s America to Hugh Hefner’s America.

    Without a Judeo-Christian framework we are lost.

    Communist Agenda:
    1958 Book: “The Naked Communist” by W. Cleon Skousen former FBI agent
    Listed 45 Communist Goals – Here are a few:

    Goal #28
    Eliminate prayer in the schools on the grounds that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”

    Goal #40
    Discredit the family as an instruction. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

    Goal #17
    Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for Socialism…
    Soften the curriculum.
    Get Control of Teacher Associations.

    Goal #24
    Eliminate all laws governing obscenity
    By calling them “censorship” and a
    Violation of free speech and free press.

    Goal #25
    Break down cultural standards of
    Morality by promoting pornography in
    Books, magazines, motion pictures, and TV.

    Goal #26
    Present Homo-Sexuality, Degeneracy, and
    Promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”

    Goal # 20,21
    Infiltrate the press. Gain control of key
    Positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

    Goal #27
    Infiltrate the churches and replace
    Revealed religion with “Social” Religion.
    Discredit the Bible.

    Communism is the final phase and goal of socialism (Big Government).
    Socialism destroys everything in its path.

    The goal of Socialism is Communism. – Vladimir Lenin – Founder of the Soviet Union

    Communism is the final destination of the road we are traveling.

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