This is a mixed quote from an article in the Weekly Standard by Jonathan Last: “Limited government ‘cannot be maintained where the marriage culture collapses and families fail to form or easily dissolve. Where these things happen, the health, education, and welfare functions of the family will have to be undertaken by someone, or some institution, and that will sooner or later be the government. Marriage is what makes the entire Western project—liberalism, the dignity of the human person, the free market, and the limited, democratic state—possible. The two greatest institutions ever devised for lifting people out of poverty and enabling them to live in dignity are the market economy and the institution of marriage. These institutions will, in the end, stand or fall together.”
And guess what? America is becoming “a nation of singles.” Increasingly, people simply aren’t getting married. And being single and unmarried, they’re tending not to have children. Western Civilization? Kiss it goodbye if current trends continue. Read all about it HERE and HERE.