"The natural family, not the individual, is the source of ordered liberty, the fountain of real democracy, the seedbed of virtue for the nation." That according to a new book by Allan Carlson and Paul Mero. In their book they point to a large body of scientific information that shows that children who grow up in a two parent household with a mom and dad make markedly better citizens. A recent National Institute of Child Health and Human Development found that juvenile delinquency was lowest among children from intact married families. The list of advantages go on and on.
Rescuing trouble marriages and families fights off the leviathan. As the family breaks down, leviathan emerges as the state steps in to establish order and supply social services.
The bottomline-marriage and the natural family is great for our culture and nation. Its an antidote to many of the ills we suffer.