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Modern family structure: What is the cost?


By Jeff Erding

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

Much has changed in the last 40 years, especially in the structure of the family. Pre 1960, single parenthood was rare and same sex parenting was nearly unheard of. Out of wedlock births are now nearly as common as are births to married couples, in some ethnic groups more common. This article is meant to explore, as accurately as possible, the ramifications of what is now rapidly becoming mainstream in our society: specifically same sex and single parenting as it compares to the traditional Mom/Dad family.

Please know this is not written with criticism intended toward any group or individual. It is a serious attempt to address what threatens to become an epidemic impossible for our nation to overcome; that of rearing a generation without the skills and abilities needed to carry on the tradition of America as a force for freedom and justice in the world.

We all bring certain pre-conceived ideas to any situation; our background and personal experiences make this so. What any serious investigator must do no matter the subject is ascertain the facts and follow them where ever they go. I have always felt the traditional Mom/ Dad family is the most beneficial situation for child rearing. Recent years of observation had not changed my opinion on this subject. I had never done a serious investigation into the matter as it seemed a common sense, open and shut case to me. With modern morals and the nearly universal acceptance of the homosexual lifestyle, I became assailed by doubts. Is it possible the traditional family is not the best model for a family after all? Are the children in non-traditional unions just as well adjusted and able to contribute to society as those raised in a Mom/Dad / legally married home? A decision was made to investigate, find the facts, and share them with the readers of this publication.

To be sure, there is a lot of literature that finds “no difference” in academic performance and mental health between children in Mom/Dad families and those raised in same sex couple families. These studies have been done by noted activist lesbian scholars. I took them at face value and pressed on, looking for more information and recent studies. Then came a breakthrough; a link to the largest and most exhaustive study ever done on the subject.

The study is named NEW FAMILY STRUCTURE STUDY, and was done by Dr. Mark Regnerus, Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas, Austin. It was .....
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Guest commentary: In response to “Why I am a Democrat”

Fri, May 30th, 2014
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By Linda Hovland I am reminded of when a person dies, all we remember are the good things about that person instead of any of the bad. It’s good to be be a positive person, but when it comes to our Presidents, or Congress or the Senate for that ..... 
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Response to Greg David’s piece on Obamacare

Fri, May 30th, 2014
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By Jon Pieper Greg David’s recent commentary entitled “Obamacare will cost Minnesota’s schools $200 million” is based on inconclusive data from the Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) office. There are 399 school districts in Minnesota. ..... 
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Notice

Fri, May 30th, 2014
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As 2014 is a mid-term election year, the Fillmore County Journal would like to remind both readers and contributors and potential future contributors of the commentary/letter to the editor policy that is in effect. Any party who submits and has a ..... 
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Why I still have faith in congress

By Lee Hamilton

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

It’s depressing to read poll after poll highlighting Americans’ utter disdain for Congress. But it’s my encounters with ordinary citizens at public meetings or in casual conversation that really bring me up short. In angry diatribes or in resi ..... 
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Rep. Davids reviews 2014 legislative session

Fri, May 30th, 2014
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By Jason Wenisch ST. PAUL – On May 16, the Minnesota House of Representatives completed its business for the year and adjourned the 2014 legislative session. State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) said that one party legislative control h ..... 
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Many farmers are seeing dramatic property tax increases thanks to Democrats

Thu, May 29th, 2014
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By State Representative Paul Torkelson (R-Hanska) and State Senator Gary Dahms (R-Redwood Falls) As legislative Democrats now pat themselves on the back for supposedly providing tax relief to farmers, the facts show that most of them will actually ..... 
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Legislative wrap up

Thu, May 29th, 2014
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By Jeremy Miller Senator serving Fillmore, Houston and Winona Counties The 2014 legislative session wrapped up with the legislature adjourning Sine Die on Friday, May 16. While this session was hectic and demanding, it was also very productive. We ..... 
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Why I am a Democrat

By Yvonne Nyenhuis

Mon, May 26th, 2014
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Steve Colbert recently pointed out that the “2 percent” of wealthy people in the United States are a “minority”, therefore Democrats should be nice to them! On C-SPAN an elderly man was interviewed. He said that being part of the “top 1 pe ..... 
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