http://townhall.com/columnists/anncoulter/2013/03/13/trouble...One begins to suspect that liberals aren't as interested in stopping teenagers from having illegitimate kids as they claim. Do they believe a teenager who gets pregnant out of wedlock is harming herself and her child as much a teenager who smokes? How about an unwed teen who smokes at a landfill?It's only a "shame-and-blame game" when liberals secretly approve of the behavior they pretend to oppose.Unwed mothers have been the perennial excuse for big government, going back to Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, who plotted in the 1960s to create broken families, welfare dependency and urban riots to pave the way for socialist revolution.That's why single mothers are revered victims -- victims in need of an ever-expanding social safety net, staffed with well-pensioned government workers. As described in that great book, "Guilty: Liberal 'Victims' and Their Assault on America," liberals concoct fake victims in order to victimize the rest of us.The only thing single mothers are "victims" of is their own choice to have sex with men they're not married to. Liberals seem to believe that drinking soda is voluntary, but getting pregnant is more like catching the flu.It would be hard to make the case that fast food, plastic bags and cigarettes do more damage than single motherhood.-- Controlling for socioeconomic status, race and place of residence, the strongest predictor of whether a person will end up in prison is that he was raised by a single mother.-- At least 70 percent of juvenile murderers, pregnant teenagers, high school dropouts, teen suicides, runaways and juvenile delinquents were raised by single mothers.-- A study back in 1990 by the Progressive Policy Institute showed that, absent single motherhood, there would be no difference in black and white crime rates.So liberals don't try to make that case. They just say they're against "shaming" and then go back to shaming gun owners, non-recyclers, smokers and "Big Gulp" aficionados -- while subsidizing illegitimacy.-----------------------------------------------------Great article, i suggest you read the whole thing, she sets it up very well.
-----------------------------------------------------Great article, i suggest you read the whole thing, she sets it up very well. ______________________________________________________Funny that she is talking about thisJust yesterday, I was in an abortion tuffle and I was mentioning how IMO, this was one of the big causes of unwed mothers. Anti-intuitive I know, but all part of making sex without thought of consequences more acceptable and voila, 'unitended?' consequences.Now if the idea of abortion is too help in these situations, perhaps we can make it mandatory. I mean if I can't have a cigarette or a 16 oz soda because of it's eventual impact on society because they will have to pay for my disease, heck mandatory abortion with tube tying seems pretty sane for those pregnant without the resources to take care of a child.
Ya know Ann, sometimes stuff just happens. While I was never a mother, I was a single parent. I didn't go into parenthood thinking it would happen, but it did. I find it frustrating that people without kids (like Ann) somehow feel that they know everything that goes into parenting and can lecture/moralize.I'd get the same thing in the Navy too. One day my child care arrangements fell apart and I had to leave work ASAP to take care of it. I got into trouble and was lectured about parenthood up and down my chain of command by childless women. My charge nurse, supervisor, department head, and even Commanding Officer were all childless women.I wanted to give them The Finger and educate their cluelessness, but with arrogance/ignorance so thick, why bother?
I hadn't thought about the relative shaming stuff. It is true - it's ok to call people fat, crazy gun people, etc. but saying anything about teenage motherhood isn't allowed.@wolvie - your case was completely different. It started off with a marriage and an intent to raise the child together. Things do happen. You case isn't what Ann is talking about. I will agree she generally has a somewhat arrogant tone, but that' part of her trademark.arrete
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