Goal #40 of the 45 Communist Goals for America:
“Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.”
Throughout human history, the family has been the bedrock of society. But the traditional husband-wife family in America is crumbling.
Using government statistics, Washington research group Child Trends found that two-thirds of children in the U.S. born to mothers under the age of 30 are out of wedlock. Across all ages, a staggering 4 in 10 women are not married when they have children.
The UK’s Daily Mail reports, Feb. 19, 2012, that compared to the 1990s when a third of Americans were born out of wedlock, now 41% of babies do not have married parents.
The fastest growth of single mothers in the past 20 years is among white women in their 20s with some college education but no four-year degree. In contrast, most college graduates marry before they have children, suggesting family structure is becoming a new class divide. In fact, the less education a woman has, the more likely she is a single mother:
- 92% of college-educated women are married when they have a child
- 62% of those with post-secondary schooling are married when they give birth
- 43% of women with a high school diploma are married when they give birth
Family structure in America is also a racial divide:
- 73% of black babies are born outside marriage
- 53% of Latino babies are born outside marriage
- 29% of white babies are born outside marriage
The reasons for the increasing rate of unwed mothers are said to include the economy (there are fewer “marriageable men” because people are earning less) and changes in social mores that have reduced the incentive to marry.
Other single mothers said that if they married, their household income would rise, costing them government benefits like food stamps and child care. That means these women would rather live in poverty than do without welfare!
In other words, unwed mothers are unwed by choice. And they are making that choice because of the Welfare State. Women no longer need husbands to provide for their children because the government (i.e., taxpayers) now provides for them. The welfare state is corroding the family in America.
Shorn of the responsibility to care for a wife and children, the American male lives in a state of perpetual adolescence. Increasing numbers never leave their parents’ home. U.S. Census Bureau data show that while the share of adult women living with their parents has remained at around 10%, the share of young men living at home has increased sharply, from 14.2% in 2007 to 18.6% in 2011 — the highest level since the Census Bureau first started tracking the measure in 1960.
Worse than the effect on men is how the breakdown of the traditional family affects children — America’s future.
Study after study has found that compared to children born to married couples, children born out of wedlock are more likely to be poor, to struggle in school, and to have emotional and behavioral problems.