The collapse of the family stands at the heart of America’s most pressing, painful problems—addiction and suicide, economic inequality, educational under-performance, and even homelessness.
Recent statistics show that majorities of millennials who produce children, do so outside of marriage. A University of Michigan study indicates that an amazing 20% of young adults report no contact—none!—with their birth fathers.
In response to the crisis, the left emphasizes redistribution of wealth or more generous welfare programs.
On the right, we stress the need for religious revival to strengthen family life, despite the prevalence of divorce and out-of-wedlock birth even among the fervently faithful. We need fresh efforts to change values and culture from leaders in government, media, business, religion and education, mobilized under a two-word slogan: “Family First!”Read More »
Townhall Review – June 22, 2019
The President launches his “Keep America Great” re-election campaign with an Orlando blockbuster.
Hugh Hewitt and South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham talk about foreign hot spots and the challenges faced by the Trump administration.
Hugh Hewitt talks with Dr. Albert Mohler about his book, “The Apostle’s Creed – Discovering Authentic Christianity in an Age of Counterfeits.”Read More »
Hugh Hewitt invites Pete Peterson, Dean of School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University, to share his thoughts on a piece by Victor Davis Hanson, “America’s First Third-World State.” Hewitt and Peterson also discuss California and its effect on national politics and 2020 presidential platforms.Read More »
Hugh Hewitt invites Dr. Albert Mohler, President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, to share about his most recent book, “The Apostles’ Creed: Discovering Authentic Christianity in an Age of Counterfeits.”Read More »
I’m sure I’m not alone in knowing several families that are prosperous, hard-working and deeply religious and yet lose children to the world of drugs, out-of-wedlock birth, welfare dependence and hopelessness.
It’s also increasingly common to see solidly middle-class couples who, after 20 or 30 years of seemingly successful marriage, suddenly break up, causing pain to themselves, their children and even their grandchildren. In spite of a booming economy and increased opportunity, so-called “deaths of despair”—through suicide, alcoholism or drug overdoses—have reached unprecedented levels.
This explains the seeming disconnect between our prevailing prosperity and the big majorities who believe America’s on the wrong track for our future.
The essential problem involves the collapse of family life, and with neither liberals nor conservatives addressing the issue in meaningful ways, our politics seems to offer only a sideshow rather than a solution.Read More »