While the higher standard of living is an admirable goal, why in the world would we want everyone to have 4 years of college or a high specialized technical education? Do we not need ditch diggers, taxi drivers and airline stewards any more? Or WalMart shelf stockers, truck drivers or plumbers?
First, we have to fix the broken family. Strong families provide the necessary structure for safer neighborhoods, educational achievement, and local commerce (jobs!) Without enough strong families, a nation cannot possibly have enough social workers, government programs, or schools to compensate for that deficiency.
Give a child a strong family, and other good things will follow. Give them everything BUT a strong family, and it is often for naught.
(6 or more children per household) in the postmodern, 21st century United States, being fully cognizant of the fact that they will be subjecting their children to an extremely rudimentary and primitive socioeconomic...