Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Marriages on decline? You can thank Joe marrying Joey
One News Now ^ | May 1, 2020 | Billy Davis, Steve Jordah

Posted on 05/01/2020 8:52:24 PM PDT by fwdude

The marriage rate in the United States has dropped to its lowest point since someone began keeping records, and anyone who is not a man-hating feminist knows that is a bad sign for the future.

A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics shows marriages fell 6 percent from 2018 to reflect an average 6.5 unions per 1,000 people, the lowest number since the federal government began keeping records in 1867.

(Excerpt) Read more at onenewsnow.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; marriage
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-8081-84 next last

1 posted on 05/01/2020 8:52:24 PM PDT by fwdude
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: fwdude

Marriage is on the decline because the first time my grandmother saw my father kiss my mother, she said they had to get married.

Too extreme? yes :) And they got married because they were in love.

But today, you need a bar, 50 bucks and a bartender who makes strong drinks to bring a girl home to your bed.

Use to be women traded sex for a lifetime of love and caring and commitment

Now they trade it for a few drinks.


2 posted on 05/01/2020 8:59:45 PM PDT by dp0622 (Radicals, racists dloont point fingers at me I'm a small town white boy Just tryin to make ends meet)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fwdude

Homosexuals marrying is a symptom, not the cause of the decline of marriage.


3 posted on 05/01/2020 9:01:12 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dp0622

You are absolutely correct. During the 1960-70s, my mother used to say that women were just giving away their power.


4 posted on 05/01/2020 9:02:26 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (BLACK LIVES MAGA)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: dp0622

I have to comment again because your post was possibly the most eloquent — and accurate — analysis of the problem I’ve ever read.


5 posted on 05/01/2020 9:03:51 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (BLACK LIVES MAGA)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Jeff Chandler

The single power that drives men crazy enough to propose and get married!!

When you’re not, you wake up in the morning and if it’s her house you get out of there like you committed a crime!!


6 posted on 05/01/2020 9:05:09 PM PDT by dp0622 (Radicals, racists dloont point fingers at me I'm a small town white boy Just tryin to make ends meet)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: fwdude

Or maybe turning Joe into Pajama Boy. There are a lot of women who don’t want to marry *that*.


7 posted on 05/01/2020 9:08:11 PM PDT by CatOwner
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dp0622
Toute femme cette ca prix

Or as my former District Attorney less eloquently but no less accurately said:

"We all pay for sex."

8 posted on 05/01/2020 9:09:31 PM PDT by lightman (I am a binary Trinitarian. Deal with it!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: dp0622

What you are describing is simply the fruits of the sexual revolution, of which the homosexual “rights” movement is the apex.

So, the authors were right.


9 posted on 05/01/2020 9:10:13 PM PDT by fwdude (Poverty is nearly always a mindset, which can’t be cured by cash)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: fwdude

I believe the “welfare state” destroyed marriage. It used to be that a strong family was needed to survive and succeed in the world. Now the family is an impediment to “success” ... and you just vote for free sh!t when life gets tough.


10 posted on 05/01/2020 9:11:27 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("And somewhere in the darkness ... the gambler, he broke even.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dp0622

Paternal grandmother or maternal grandmother? Curious. No agenda implied by the question.


11 posted on 05/01/2020 9:11:37 PM PDT by ameribbean expat (Attention! All persons having the corona virus...please report to the nearest IRS office. Thank you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: ameribbean expat

I wanted to say my mom’s mother but I drew a blank at the time :)

My pop’s mom probably would have said the same thing. :)

Not until the late 30s or later in this country did female Italian immigrants or even daughters of immigrants have a lot of say in who they were going to marry.

It wasn’t “arranged” but it was “understood”


12 posted on 05/01/2020 9:15:16 PM PDT by dp0622 (Radicals, racists dloont point fingers at me I'm a small town white boy Just tryin to make ends meet)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: CitizenUSA
Homosexuals marrying is a symptom, not the cause of the decline of marriage.

Perhaps, but it has not helped the concept of marriage one bit.

I liken marriage redefinition (that’s what it is) as the maggots eating away at the carcass of the dead, or dying, host. Of course you can’t blame the maggots for the host’s condition, but they are an agent of destruction nonetheless.

If nothing else, this continuing trend exposes the lie of the Gaystapo’s argument during the various court cases to strike down marriage. They claimed that they and their partner’s “marriage” was essential to protect the children that they both were raising as “parents.” But the trend of the sexual anarchist is to produce parentless children, increasingly wards of the state or single parents, which makes marriage irrelevant. No wonder more and more people don’t want to marry anymore.

13 posted on 05/01/2020 9:16:20 PM PDT by fwdude (Poverty is nearly always a mindset, which can’t be cured by cash)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: fwdude

Actually the authors blamed it on dad marrying dad.

Marriage was in decline way before that.


14 posted on 05/01/2020 9:16:25 PM PDT by dp0622 (Radicals, racists dloont point fingers at me I'm a small town white boy Just tryin to make ends meet)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: fwdude

I have no problem with Joe marrying Joey [Heatherton].


15 posted on 05/01/2020 9:19:30 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Gone but not forgiven.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dp0622

You’re not disproving anything I said. I stated that marriage has declined as a result of the sexual revolution, which as been around for over 50 years. The homosexual movement is a direct branch of this revolution. What did I say that you don’t get?


16 posted on 05/01/2020 9:19:45 PM PDT by fwdude (Poverty is nearly always a mindset, which can’t be cured by cash)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: dp0622

Always a pleasure to read your posts, FRiend dp.

Women have always been manipulative, which wasn’t so bad back in the day before they could vote, etc. The man was the head of the household, but the wife really ran things while he went out and made a living for the whole family. A decent and sensible balance of power/responsibility.

Today, the balance is so out of whack that I never even gave serious thought to getting married. I’ve seen too many basically decent guys get taken to the cleaners by vengeful ex-wives. And a lot of the ones who avoid divorce rape become meek little drones whose entire vocabulary consists of “yes, dear.”

And from what I’ve been able to observe, a lot of these women are nothing but walking bad attitudes.

I would say this to American women in general: A sense of entitlement is a terrible burden to carry through life — not only for you, but even more for everyone around you.

Nope, not for me. I’m not a wealthy man but I live pretty much as I please. I’ve got food in the fridge, booze in the bar, cigars in the humidor, and plenty of books and music. I have to watch my budget, but so does just about everyone else.

There are a lot worse things in life than being alone. One of them is being taken advantage of.


17 posted on 05/01/2020 9:20:21 PM PDT by Nothingburger
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Nothingburger

You’re right in all of that.

I’ll be 52 in 2 weeks and there’s no mrs.

When I ask most of my friends how the married life is after 5 or 10 years they usually say “at least I got the kids out of it”

I’m sure there are happy marriages out there but if it wasn’t for me for all this time, then I guess I dont’ want it.

Could have done it a number of times.

Thing is I had a huge Italian family and loneliness is a thing for me. But like I said, it is what it is.


18 posted on 05/01/2020 9:24:40 PM PDT by dp0622 (Radicals, racists dloont point fingers at me I'm a small town white boy Just tryin to make ends meet)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: dp0622

Agreed. There was an understanding that certain acts implied commitment. The “acts” may have varied by community, but everybody in the neighborhood knew when a couple had passed from flirtation to serious commitment. And to leave them alone to figure how to work it out, which they usually did for 50+ year marriages and several kids.


19 posted on 05/01/2020 9:25:43 PM PDT by ameribbean expat (Attention! All persons having the corona virus...please report to the nearest IRS office. Thank you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: ameribbean expat

Yeah, the good old days.

It’s funny and good I guess.

out of my old neighborhood of about 20 guys with Italian ancestry, no one is divorced, 1 had a kid out of wedlock and one (me) isn’t married and doesn’t have kids.

That’s a great record for this day and age.

And don’t ask. I don’t know how it happened either :) I wanted 5 kids since I was 18.

Gonna be 52 in a few weeks and I don’t even try to figure out what happened :)


20 posted on 05/01/2020 9:29:32 PM PDT by dp0622 (Radicals, racists dloont point fingers at me I'm a small town white boy Just tryin to make ends meet)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-8081-84 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson