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Skull and Boneshas been dominated by approximately two dozen of the country.s most prominentfamilies - Bush, Bundy, Harriman, Lord, Phelps, Rockefeller, Taft, and Whitney,among them - who are encouraged by the society to inter-marry so that thesociety.s power is consolidated.

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. The institution of marriage among America's poor has beentotally destroyed, and this has had devastating effects on our ability to fight poverty. For 40 years after the family's breakdown in the 1960s and '70s, leftists have claimed that, as far aschild-development and child-poverty are concerned, marriage matters little. Further, according tothe Left, if having a second parent in a child's life did make a difference, this was merely due toa second paycheck — a role government could easily fill. To a point, the Left stillmakes the arguments outlined above. Yet modern social science is heavily stacked against thisdecrepit statist worldview, especially when it comes to the importance of a father.


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. Lawmakers and the Obama administration are plotting tounconstitutionally commandeer local schools and turn them into "full-service community schools" — governmentcenters that will usurp vast new responsibilities over children that have traditionally been handled by parents and families. Under the plan, adopted in the Senate last month as part of a massive "education bill" solidifying federal control over children and schools, federally funded so-called community schools will "target" families and children for "services" covering their "academic, physical, social, emotional, health, mental health, and other needs." If Congress and the Obama administration get their way, these full-service parent-replacement centers will soon be coming to a community near you, along with the swarms of government workers in charge of "home visitation" and "parenting education" under the program. In fact, even without legislation to authorize it, Obama's education bureaucracy has already started using tax funds to create the "community schools" nationwide.

. Look at what has happened to our black urban communities since the father was madeirrelevant by Lyndon Johnson's Great Society policies. Here we are now, nearly a half century later and the ghettos are worsethan ever, over 70% of black mothers are single moms, in New York City 69% of black pregnancies end in abortion. High school graduation for blacks is only 69%. Unemployment especially amongst young black males peaked in 2009 at 49%, drug use andincarceration rates are off the charts. Obviously, a society cannot function without strong families headed by strongfathers; it takes no leap of faith to reach that conclusion. Yet people still contend that family is merely a humanconstruct and can be redefined willy-nilly.

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. Any assault on poverty collides with powerful social and economic forces that are underminingmarriage and families. The report lays out the bleak facts, which include:
• Out-of-wedlock births are soaring amongall major racial and ethnic groups. Among whites, the percentage of births to unmarried women went from 5.7% in 1970 to 35.9% in 2010; amongHispanics, the rise was 36.7% (in 1980) to 53.4%; and among blacks, the increase was from 37.8% to 72.1%.
• Low-incomemen, especially blacks, are working less, and wages have stagnated for those with jobs. For black men aged 20 to 24, only half had jobsin 2013, down from a high of about 65% in the late 1980s.
• Meanwhile, the wages of the poorer 50% of all men are "moreor less what they had been in 1979." By contrast, wages for the poorer half of women rose 35% in the same period.
• As a result, family structure has changed dramatically. In 1970, nearly four-fifths of women at age 35 were married with children,while slightly less than 10% were single with children — a ratio of
By 2010, the ratio was roughly with about half of women married with children and 20% single with children.

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. The American family has undergone a dramatic transformation in the last 50 years. The numberof single parents in America has increased threefold since 1960. Nearly one-third of households are now headed by single parents, most of whomare mothers, although the number of single fathers is on the rise. [S]ignificantly, this transformation hasn't occurred across the whole population;instead, it has disproportionately affected the low and middle-income households who can least afford to take an economic hit. According to [Raj]Chetty, the number of single parents in a community is the single biggest predictor of social mobility. More than four in ten single mothers liveat or below the poverty line compared with one in ten married mothers.

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The reflective Mary Eberstadt has the latest cover story, asserting that the late rise of identity politics especially among the young descends from thedecline in family, despite myriad other theories. [...] She touches on some of the research that has become well-known amongchild psychologists and sociologists, referencing the dramatic increase in, for example, mental health problems, at a highpoint now on campuses and in the public at large. Mental health problems are linked with family instability, as arereductions in the resources that can help alleviate them, such as church attendance and deeper, broader communityrelationships. Divorce and failure to marry before bearing children also harm nearby families that do notthemselves experience these maladies. Private choices are in fact not private choices, after all.