December 24, 2010

GOP Social Engineering Backfired

In a new column in the Washington Examiner, Robert W. Patterson explains how Richard Nixon (with an assist from Bush the Elder) perpetuated destructive social policies whose effects just keep getting worse.
When he signed the Family Planning Services and Population Research Act of 1970 on Christmas Eve 40 years ago, President Nixon missed the irony of starting a campaign to reduce "unwanted and untimely childbearing" just as the country was about to celebrate the "unplanned" birth of a baby born in poverty 2,000 years before.

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