Thursday, March 8, 2012

Wealth of policy proposals and research on broad range of issues, including family, from Heritage Foundation.

Here's a link to an issues briefing book from the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank based in Washington DC.

Under the Family and Religion section they start by saying:
Family and religion are foundational to American freedom and the common good. For example, the married family plays an important part in promoting economic opportunity. Children raised by never married mothers are seven times more likely to be poor when compared to children raised in intact married families. Religious institutions and individuals form the backbone of civil society, providing for the welfare of individuals more effectively than government-funded programs can. Yet policy at the federal, state, and local levels, coupled with social developments, has helped to undermine their important contributions. It is essential to build support for policy changes that strengthen marriage and family and advance a robust understanding of religious liberty and the role of religion in society. Family and religion are indispensable, both in our American order and in our conservative philosophy.

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