Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Are your risks for divorce lower than you think?

According to this study, they may be. The study analyzes religious affiliation, red/blue state links, divorce rates among religous persons, effects of age of marriage, etc. While we have all heard the 50% divorce rate ad nauseum, the fact is that you have a much lower divorce rate if you meet these guidelines:
  • have an annual income over $50,000 (vs. under $25,000),
  • wait seven months or more after marriage before having a baby (vs. before marriage),
  • wait until you are over 25 to marry (vs. under 18),
  • have an intact family of origin (vs. divorced parents), and
  • have a religious affiliation and have some college.

You don't have to have all of them - every one of these factors results in a significant decrease in the divorce rate, with the least of them causing a 13% drop in divorce. Simply waiting until you are married to have children and waiting until you are over 25 to marry causes a 24% drop in divorce for each of those two items.

According to recent news reports, divorces and unwed parents cost taxpayers $112 billion per year. It might be good if we were to focus our efforts on increasing the number of positive factors above in order to alleviate the burdens on the taxpayers.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Cities Shortening Yellow Lights

Wake up Johnson City. If you sheep allow your commissioners to install red light cameras, you will pay dearly. Let me be clear. I don't run red lights. My problem with them is the fact that as citizens, we are allowing the government to shred the Constitution. We are giving up our due process rights. We are giving up the right to confront the accuser. We are even giving up our right of requiring the government to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. When you get a red light ticket, in most case, the government cannot even prove who is driving the car. They don't care because it is all about the money.


Friday, April 04, 2008

Obama Opposes Concealed Carry

Well, I can't say that I am surprised. Socialists tend to think that way. Alphecca has more thoughts on Obama's idiocy. Money quote:

Any self-respecting person who supports our Constitution and Bill of Rights would be a fool to vote for Obama. Or Clinton, for that matter.

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