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August 4, 2012

"The federal government abdicated its role as Lord Protector of marriage"

when Lyndon Johnson foisted the Great Society welfare regime upon us. No longer was illegitimacy scorned, it was rewarded.
In fact, marriage, and even cohabitation, was punished by the government. Ruinous lifestyles were monetarily rewarded. One might say "unintended consequences, and what a shame." I say if those outcomes were a surprise to you, then you are a fucking retard. LBJ and his Democratic Congress drove a great sharp stake into the heart of traditional marriage in 1965. It is what it is, now. I would suggest we enjoy the diversity, but Section 8 rowhouse after rowhouse of multigenerational mutt-breeding with no father figures isn't really diverse, is it? -- Velociworld: In The Boudoir With The Man

Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 4, 2012 12:54 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Lyndon Johnson started two (ultimately harmful) trends in our society, not just one.

The first one was not the "Great Society", but that little part in the Internal Revenue code which puts a gag order to any and every church in the nation from speaking in the pulpit on matters of politics. One minister spoke very strongly against LBJ when he was running for Congress, and in retaliation he proposed that legislation - which passed and was signed into law.

Nowadays, when churches are speaking against the things that are harming our society - including three generations of people living on Section 8 housing with no fathers - and against the political positions of one politician or another, some bully out there threaten the ministers with the long arm of the IRS. But of course, if it's Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton speaking at a church, it's OK, nothing to see there, move along...

Posted by: newton at August 4, 2012 1:18 PM

LBJ had plenty of help from his fellow vote buyers. No program too expensive if it will ensure our reelection. Pat Moynihan may have recognized some problems but like the zombie politicians in his party he didn't fuss that much. Both marriage and education had been provided for by religious institutions and the family. Now both are in failure mode, no real surprise is it. If you embrass failure just get the government involved.

Posted by: indy jones at August 4, 2012 7:16 PM

On what planet is the government "protector" of
fuck all?

Government destroys what it touches and cannot protect anything but itself.

Posted by: Fred Z at August 4, 2012 11:30 PM

Gerard says he provides links so that commenters may not embarrass themselves. He's really thoughtful that way. . .

Posted by: Joan Of Argghh! at August 5, 2012 7:26 AM

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