“The truth is that very little can be done by government to shore up the family, although a great deal can be done and has been done to hasten its collapse.”
Clare Boothe Luce was U.S. ambassador to Italy under President Eisenhower, and served on President Reagan’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. The above quote is from a 28 May 1978 speech, as reproduced in the December 2009 Townhall magazine, p. 75. And she is right. Government cannot force people to behave morally. But it can create an environment which fosters immorality, and that is what we have today.