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  •  Intellectually slipshod (2+ / 0-)

    Yeah, I know that people here are more concerned with his moral failures than with his sloppy thinking, but:

    The fact that kids from single-parent families have much worse records in general -- despite the exceptions like Obama and Clinton -- is far from demonstrating causation.

    Poverty, alcoholism, ansd irresponsibility all contribute to unwed pregnancy and divorce. And those all contribute to bad results from child-rearing, too.

    •  Interestingly enough the highest unwed birth rate (2+ / 0-)
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      Aquarius40, drmah

      is in heavily republican areas. Yup it's true. Red states and counties have a much higher teen pregnancy rate than blue states and counties. I'd wager that on closer examination that violence and alcohol abuse also tend to trend republican. Since they rage against sex ed, birth control and refuse to fund after school or community centers and art programs - kids have nothing to do but mess around.  

      "Today we say all art is political. But I'd say all art has to do with ethics. Which after all really comes to the same thing. It's a matter of attitudes." ~Ingmar Bergman

      by Digital Auteur on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 01:40:26 PM PDT

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      •  Have family in a fundie area. (0+ / 0-)

        I have family in a fundie area, Holland MI.

        Back some years ago, that county had the record -- nationally, IIRC -- for illegitimate births. The public schools didn't hold dances because dancing was sinful.

        The explanation from the outside professional-class living there was that kids didn't have anything else to do on dates.

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