Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Urgent Matter: Sneak Attack on Marriage

Sneak Attack on Marriage by The S*xual State

An urgent message from Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse

The U.S. Census Bureau is in the process of removing questions about marriage from its surveys. According to the Washington Examiner:

"Members of Congress and agencies rely on demographic data to shape policy. Marriage has been declining, and the presence of single mothers is among the largest factors in the growth of entitlement programs.

But the government soon may have no idea how marriage is changing in America and how it is linked to the well-being of children and adults. The American Community Survey is sent yearly to a small fraction of Americans and goes into more detail than the once-every-ten-years Census, which sticks to basics and to which all Americans must respond."

Removing questions about marriage from the Census is a small step. However, marriage matters. A tremendous amount of social science research shows that "marriage" really is more than a piece of paper. If we quit asking people questions about marriage, divorce, remarriage and the like, all s*xual coupling will be blurred together under the heading of "intimate partners" or "roommates."

Did I mention that the comment period on these changes closes on December 30, 2014? They are seriously not expecting you or me to notice what they are about to do, over a holiday.

Shall we surprise them? Write to the Jennifer Jessup, the bureaucrat who is in charge of handling the "requests for comments." She, no doubt, expects to hear only from other federal agencies about whether they will be inconvenienced by dropping these questions. She probably is not expecting to hear from outraged citizens about the blatant attempt to manipulate reality.

Surprise her. Her e-mail is jjessup@doc.gov. Below is a sample email you can cut and paste into your own email. Please help the future of marriage by taking this small step.

Sample email:

Dear Ms. Jessup,

I am concerned that the Census is considering removing questions about changes in marital status in future American Community Surveys. Marriage is different from other relationships. The recent trends in marriage show that the institution is in decline. If you quit asking the questions, you will not be able to detect such trends.

As a taxpaying citizen, I insist that you continue to monitor the state of marriage by asking questions 21a-21c and questions 22 and 23. If the Census has the time and resources to ask people about their plumbing and their internet use, you can certainly ask a few questions about change in marital status.

Removing these questions is symbolic of the government's attack on the institution of marriage. I deeply resent the idea that the federal government does not consider these questions worthy of attention. I hope you will continue to include these questions.


[Your Name Here]

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