Thursday, April 22, 2010

Who Are the Real Bastards ?

Sometimes the ravings of the right wing just leave one speechless. It is a cruel irony when a wingnut group calling itself The American Family Association declares kids born out of wedlock in this country are no longer worthy of social support and should be simply left to fend for themselves. Compassionate Conservatism it ain't.

via Right Wing Watch

The rate at which bastard children were born in 1963, when Lyndon Johnson launched the war on poverty, was seven percent. Meanwhile, we continue to maintain actual marriage penalties in our tax code, including the newly hatched monstrosity of health care reform. So we subsidize illegitimacy and penalize marriage, and we wonder why things get worse rather than better. And President Obama intends to zero out the one budget item devoted to strengthening marriage in low-income communities.

The place to begin? By reforming state and federal budgets so that we no longer subsidize immorality. It's time to communicate in policy and not just in words that in America, we expect you to save sex for marriage, to have children only within the marriage relationship, and that we will no longer force American taxpayers to fund the expenses of children they did not conceive and with whom they have no relationship and for whom they have no responsibility.

If you conceive children out of wedlock, we will expect you and your families to find a way to take care of the expenses involved in raising that child. In America, that child is your responsibility and no one else's. You may look for help to charities funded by private, voluntary, compassion-driven donations, but you may not look to government to force other Americans at gunpoint to take money out of their wallets and fork it over to you. We are no longer going to treat you as helpless little children; we are going to treat you as the responsible adults you can become. It's time to grow up.

Assholes. We will take out our anger at irresponsible adults on their "bastard children". That'll show em we mean business. Who are the real bastards in this country? Look no further than the nearest wingnut.

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