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KNIGHT: Debt’s not all, folks
Leaders needed to repel the left’s assault on morality as well as economy
Question of the Day
In his 1884 opus “Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State,” Karl Marx’s co-author, Friedrich Engels, argued for “free love” as a byproduct of the advance of communism:
“With the transfer of the means of production into common ownership, the single family ceases to be the economic unit of society. The care and education of the children becomes a public affair; society looks after all children alike, whether they are legitimate or not. This removes all the anxiety about the ‘consequences.’ Will not that suffice to bring about the gradual growth of unconstrained sexual intercourse and with it a more tolerant public opinion?”
Who knew that a commie philosopher like Engels probably could make a living today as a “Sex and the City” scriptwriter?
It’s not too late to save what’s left of marriage and to reorder public policies to strengthen rather than corrode the sanctity of the home. There are efforts under way in several states to pass constitutional marriage amendments, adding to the 30 that already have them. The abortion industry is losing public support. And many young people are discovering that the hookup culture is a dead end.
A great reservoir of sentiment for the permanent things is waiting to be tapped. What’s needed first is moral leadership from those who purport to be leaders.
Robert Knight is senior fellow for the American Civil Rights Union and a columnist for The Washington Times.
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