Why do the Left hate the family? Liberals will ignore new findings that children growing up with a mother and father fare best
Yes, how dare those pesky left-liberals ignore findings of a scientific report, it's not as though the Mail does this (well, apart from about Global Warming, the economy, speeding etc etc.)
The reason why Labour left hate the traditional family is three fold in my opinion. 1. Hardline femenism. 2. Promotion of same sex marriage 3. Anything loosely connected to Christianity ie Marriage.
Every tax & benefit policy rolled out by Gordon Brown over the last 12 years has been pro. alternative family or lifestyle and anti traditional two parent family or Marriage.
While each of the above groups have a right to stand up for their way of life the government has no right to penalise Marriage and traditional families by policies which not only promote alternative lifestyles but has dramatically increased benefit fraud on a mass scale. Tax credit fraud is out of control and well known that up to 70% of single parent claims are dishonest.
The government went out of it's way to legalise same sex marriage (fair enough) however the very opposite has been done for traditional marriage. Labour blame Mrs Thatcher for smashing ordinary families IT IS THEY WHO ARE FINISING THE JOB
- N James, Edinburgh, 2/2/2009 23:56
You line 'em up, they'll knock 'em down
How sad that 'the powers that be' do not have the courage, intelligence or good grace to acknowledge the sense in articles such as this.
- martin, Bideford, 3/2/2009 0:33
I'm assuming a "Littlejohn for PM" user
The irony is that most parents that I talk to already know that what these new research shows are true. Many, if not most, are sick and tired of the liberal experiments that have run rough shod over our societies core institution - the family.
It's simply undeniable that traditional values - lovingly applied - create a better and more stable society.
My personal favourite is the liberal confusion between child abuse and child discipline. Criminalising loving parents who would give a naughty child a hiding - how sad is that? My parents gave me a few hidings when I grew up. I now remember them with a smile knowing that they did what was right and loving eventhough my backside disagreed at the time!
Compare this with the failed ASBO's scheme trying to tame feral youths who's parents have abandoned their responsibility of disciplining their children - but how can they when they're too scared? And the law don't back them up?
It's time for the silent majority to speak up!
- Neil Best, London, UK, 3/2/2009 0:45
For a silent majority, you don't half bang on...
The Left hate the family because the family is an obstacle to the State, State power and social engineering. They always have hated it and always will.
- Dave Peters, Perth, Australia, 3/2/2009 3:26
Please don't call them "liberals". That is the opposite of what they are.
- Martin, Newmarket, Suffolk, 3/2/2009 4:11
Nu labour have reduced Britain to an open Sewer
- Jack Torrence, Newcastle UK, 3/2/2009 4:34
The totalitatrian left (and right) hates the family because it provides a source of authority that rivals their own. This they cannot permit.
- David, Hednesford, Staffordshire, 3/2/2009 9:14