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Readers’ comments: Obsolescence of marriage


In response to Will Jones: Only radical tax reform will solve the broken families crisis, WhiteSkye wrote:

It is much bigger than radical tax reform though isn’t it? We have had a social revolution that has been led by the Left to destroy the nuclear family, obviously to create dependency on the State. Marriage has become almost obsolete and women go ahead and have children outside marriage, without a moment’s thought about marrying first, and men bring children into the world without committing to the mother of their children. Anyone who dares to speak up is shouted down and abused.

There was a reason that it was taboo to have a child outside marriage and although it was tough on women who did have a child, either forced into giving it up for adoption or living with their parents, what we have now is infinitely worse.

The desire by the Left to teach young children in school about sex education that obviously starts an interest, when it is best left to parents and seen as part of creating a family, instead of being shown how to put a condom on! It does not seem to work, as we are averaging 200,000 abortions a year.

The only way to fix broken marriages is for it to come back as a goal for young women as they grow up and for young men to know that is part of their future too and what is expected of them.

It is such a big problem, encompassing housing estates where there are no men living permanently and boys never see a man going out to work and they join gangs to replace a father figure.

James Chilton wrote:

There is no way back to the days when marriage was an honourable estate not to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly, but reverently and discreetly etc.

If educated women had held the line on this, we should not be in a ‘broken families crisis’. But they did not, and we are reaping the social consequences.


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