I guess that it has been 50 years since the notoriously bigoted, leftist, liberal hater Lyndon Johnson, patron saint of all progressive liberals, declared a war on poverty.
I repeat, we lost this war.
I guess that we have spent, like, 2 trillion dollars on this war. To be sure, America's poor don't have it so bad. Most have several color televisions, cell phones and cars. But, is this war helping poor people or hurting them?
Before I go on and I am going to go on, I want to refer you to Charles Payne. Just look him up, the guy totally gets it. I am going on now, you aren't going to like it. But, I warned you.
I read somewhere that if a person gets an education (even a high school education) THEN gets married THEN has children after getting married (note that timing, not before getting married) their chances of ending up in poverty decrease exponentially.
But, see, in our society, we can't tell people that they need to get married before having children. That would be mean, it could hurt their self esteem and, most importantly, it would promote Judeo-Christian values.
So, young girls have learned, if they want to get out of the house and live on their own, all they need to do is have a baby. The government will then issue her a check. In fact, she gets a larger check each time that she has a baby.
Does this promote waiting to have babies? Uh, no. Does this promote marriage? No, if she were married, she wouldn't get the money.
Sadly, 72% of black children born in this country are born out of wedlock. And, the cycle continues.
How do we break the cycle? Someone has to stand up and say, I am not going to do that. I am going to finish my education, THEN get married, THEN have children. That will break the cycle of poverty.
Why don't liberals want this to happen? Why can't people just have babies whenever they want and get money from the government? Why can't we throw away the institute of marriage, say anything goes and everything will work out? That is the liberal way - there is no God and we are all just descended from animals. It is the most basic, fundamental argument. It is the linchpin in the religion of liberalism.
Because if there is a God and we are all created in his image, then all that stuff we've been doing would be bad. In fact, it would be a sin.
So, we have seen it the liberal way - no God, we are animals, anything goes, destructive downward spiral of poverty.
Let's look at it the Judeo-Christian way. You are a child of God. God made you, he loves you. He made you different from animals, he made you smarter. Use that brain. Once you have educated yourself (it is free in America) find a mate. You are not an animal, driven by instinct, you are a human, made in God's image. Marry her and commit to her for life. Or him. After you are educated,
with a job and a partner, then have kids. The children are a blessing to your union, ordained by a loving benevolent God.
Can you imagine if that was on a pamphlet. Of course, we can't have that, it would be religion. And, we, at all costs, must marginalize as complete lunatics anyone who believes in religion.
(See all of my war on Christmas and freedom from religion posts.)
The majority of Americans used to believe in the Judeo-Christian ethic. Wait a minute, the majority of Americans still do, but we have been programmed to believe that it is bad. We just need to stand up for what we believe in.
Get your armor on, Judeo-Christian warrior. Don't you know we are in a war? And, this is one that we can win.