Out-of-wedlock Births

Uncle Sam's Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America's Poor and What You Can Do About It

Out of Wedlock Births

"Choice. The operative word of the pro-abortion movement, coupled with welfare programs, opened the door for out-of-wedlock birth rates to soar. If the "right" to have children has nothing to do with marital status but everything to do with "choice" how does a society manage the indigent who choose not to marry yet have multiple children by a variety of sexual partners? "


"The welfare system had some of its teeth taken out in 1996 under the welfare reform put forward by the Republicans in Congress, but the monster is far from dead. Time limits and work requirements are a step in the right direction, but the culture of Uncle Sam's Plantation is fed by the misguided policies of the left. As long as there are liberal ideologues in the halls of power, there is likely to be a long hard battle ahead for those of us committed to seeing poor people emancipated from a paternalistic system that robs them of their initiative, their freedom, and ultimately their hope for the future." P.97