Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Lucia Weak families essential for the growth of government

Governments are not self-limiting. By some law of nature they seem to exist mainly to grow, and when a government's natural enemy is weak, it grows faster. Strong families keep government power and growth in check, therefore in order to grow, governments will naturally seek to weaken the family.

LifeSiteNews has recently interviewed Dr. Stephen Baskerville, author of Taken Into Custody: The War Against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family who argues this very case:
... that government "is engaged in a direct assault on the family" that is causing its breakdown - which in turn allows government to reach into yet more areas of civil society under the pretext of solving the problems that the breakdown of the family creates..

You'd think encouraging family breakdown would be counter-productive.  You'd think that because broken families cost the tax-payer an extraordinary amount of money (estimated at £40bn per year in Britain), that government would naturally do all they could to limit divorce and break-up, to encourage committment and long-term relationships.  That would be the sensible thing to do.  But no, because to do so threatens government itself, and government is nothing except self-interested first and foremost.

Related links: No-Fault Divorce a Greater threat to Marriage than Gay 'Marriage': Expert
Full Interview with Dr. Baskerville: Government-Caused Family Breakdown Expands Government
Broken homes cost taxpayers £40bn ~ Telegraph.co.uk

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