Wednesday, December 22, 2010

SCOTUS' Baird: The Results Are Not Pretty

Think that SCOTUS can't demolish the country?

Sexual taboos, those societal and cultural defense mechanisms – most easily seen in more “primitive” societies – serve crucial roles in social stability. Small tribes could not afford untrammeled sexuality by their youth, which sows chaos within; their enemies could then easily overcome them. Our “enlightenment elite” have spent two centuries tearing down our taboos. Now we pay the price in broken families, lower educational performance, more poverty, less revenue for government programs coupled with more demand for such programs from needy mothers and children. States and cities are on a collision course with fiscal realities: the fewer married people, the less revenue states will collect. The British are learning the same lesson and have put better cost numbers on this phenomenon than we have.

Ironically, in this case, women and minorities ARE hardest-hit.

HT: Catholic Thing

5 comments:

ReasonableCitizen said...

"Our “enlightenment elite” have spent two centuries tearing down our taboos."

Like slavery, suffrage, interracial marriage, no divorce, no adultery, marriage virginity, child labor support, discrimination by age, gender, and religion. Did the author mean those taboos?

Or did he mean something else?

Dad29 said...

Ooooooohhhh...

THAT deserves a response.

Anonymous said...

Obtuse, per usual.

Shock said...

"For all its new hopes and possibilities, our world is at the same time troubled by the sense that moral consensus is collapsing, consensus without which juridical and political structures cannot function," Buy more ammo. Merry Christmas DAD

Anonymous said...

Buy more ammo, followed by Merry Christmas. Irony at its finest.