Dan Quayle Was Right

Potato may be spelled with an “e” or without one, but single parenting is not ideal for kids. Dan Quayle was right on the more important issue.

So though I’m a little late (almost a year) noticing this article (“20 years later, it turns out Dan Quayle was right about Murphy Brown and unmarried moms”), I can’t fail to post it. I see the effects of single parenting and broken families weekly.

As a dad with a stay-at-home-wife and two small children, I often think to myself, “This would be so hard to do alone.” And I’m just the dad. I sit at a desk all day.

For Belmont residents (the upper middle class to upper class), unwed childbearing and single parenting are just statistics. Worrisome, to be sure, but distant. But seriously, what happens to a society when the numbers climb higher than they are?

Mark Ward

PhD in NT; theological writer for Faithlife; former high school Bible textbook author for BJU Press; husband; father; ultimate frisbee player; member of the body of Christ.

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