Sunday, September 23, 2012

Pence Pushes "Marriage Impact Statements"

Mike Pence is proposing using the preservation of traditional families as a standard for legislative initiatives by requiring "family impact statements" for all proposed legislation. Pence argues that there is casual link between single-parent families and poverty and a correlation between two-parent families and success in standardized testing. Pence wants Indiana to become the first state to use marriage and its "success formula" as a means to combat poverty. Let the social engineering begin!

John Gregg asks a simple question about Pence's initiative: “Why on earth are we talking about the state promoting marriage when unemployment is over 8 percent?” Gregg continues,“Hoosier families come in all shapes and sizes, and our next Governor needs to be a Governor for them all, not just those that fit in Congressman Pence’s social agenda.” Read more here.

The idea doesn't get a warm reception from mothers interviewed by WANE news below.