W. James Antle writes, “ideally children should be cared for by both biological parents and abandoned by neither.” It might also be noted that this ideal not only proscribes same-sex couples but also single parent households, so it is manifestly not an idea reverse-engineered simply to deny “rights” to same-sex couples.
The difficulty in making the case that Mr. Antle suggests be done is that most Americans have been inculcated to deny the above-mentioned ideal. I haven’t seen a formal poll of it, but I suspect that a minority of Americans would subscribe to it, and an even smaller minority would agree that government should favor it, e.g., grant tax breaks to the ideal and not others, or grant privileges (adoption) to the ideal and not others.
A not insignificant element in this denial of the ideal is the mass “day caring” of children whose career mother isn’t home in the first place. Since we’ve already rationalized away the need for even one parent to be home for a young child, and accepted as gospel that anybody can serve the role of parent of a young child, what’s so special about a natural father and mother unit?p>In the name of “live and let live,” we have denied and destroyed our ideals, and with that the ability to do what is best. br> — Frank Natoli br> Newton, New Jersey /p>
The California decision clearly illustrates the danger in electing democrats. The radical Left has controlled that pitiful party since the time of George McGovern and never has been able to significantly advance its anti-Christian, anti-American agenda through the legislative process, because Americans won’t vote them back in.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?