As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News App offers the following opinion editorial written by GOP Senator Marco Rubio (FL) and published by DAILYCALLER.COM:
You can judge the health of a nation by the strength of its families. Are Americans having and raising children? Are we giving parents opportunities for stable jobs and the other requisite tools to raise healthy kids? When we look at the next generation, are we offering them a path to successful lives ahead?
Too often, our answer is “no.”
The article goes on to state the following:
Many of the problems facing kids today, including poverty, housing, and poor health outcomes, are alarming and require our attention. But some of the most pressing issues today are new and represent a cultural crisis unique to younger generations.
Part of the problem lies with underlying shifts in family development. To many Americans, marriage now resembles a luxury good — a trend that precludes stable households from forming in the first place. An economic gap has emerged in which working-class Americans are marrying less and less frequently. As Charles Murray documented in “Coming Apart,” the percentage of American children living with both biological parents was identical for affluent and working-class families — 95 percent — in 1960. By 2005, a chasm had opened up, with 85 percent of affluent, and just 30 percent of working-class families, intact. For kids, an unstable environment at home translates directly to worse outcomes throughout life.
CLICK HERE to read the remainder of Rubio’s op-ed just published on Thursday.
You can judge the health of a nation by the strength of its families. That is why its our imperative as policymakers to protect and expand our laws that promote strong families.https://t.co/5Jg0LouAnT
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) October 17, 2019
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