M. Catharine Evans Responds to Dr. Ben Carson

Dr. Ben Carson, candidate for president and author of six books and countless journal articles, submitted a rebuttal to my blog piece on American Thinker regarding a Breitbart.com interview with him.

In his response, Carson wrote that I "erroneously suggested" he was all for expanding the nanny state when it comes to providing daycare opportunities for single mothers.  Since neither Swoyer nor Carson clarified what the candidate meant by the "community creating" increased access to daycare so mothers could get their GEDs, associate's, bachelor's, or master's degrees in the Breitbart piece, I merely asked if he was talking about a broader, national initiative similar to Obama's proposed $80-billion child care subsidies plan.

He replied that he wants to move away from government subsidies and substitute private-sector resources "to turn this trend around."  Carson defined "community" as "local businesses and industry, churches, academia, and non­profit charitable organizations working together to forge creative and locally-­appropriate daycare opportunities."

I wondered whether providing more daycare facilities, even private ones, would stem the tide of out-of-wedlock births, which leads to more single mothers and their children ending up below the poverty line.  We know that nuclear families have higher incomes than single-parent ones.  Even feminists admit that families with a mother and father have a higher standard of living...so why isn't that the issue?

The daycare solution is hogwash.  Unemployed single mothers, particularly in black communities, have had far more access to private and public daycare services than married, low-income couples or employed single mothers over the last 50 years.  Whether it's the feds pumping money into this bottomless well or private foundations, the fact remains that the number of poverty-stricken single mothers with myriad resources to finish their education continues to rise.

How will dropping out-of-wedlock children off at non-governmental, community-funded daycare put single mothers on the same economic level as two-parent families?

Having children after marriage raises the odds that women will be better off financially.  Elite Ivy League feminists know this.  Ever notice how many set up their own little nuclear families at the same time they encourage the common ruck to sleep around and raise the kids without those obsolete father figures?

So why isn't Dr. Carson, who prides himself on being politically incorrect, pushing marriage instead of daycare?

What do kids need more?  Free daycare or married parents?

The good doctor needs to tell single men and women to stop having babies without the benefit of marriage.  And then advise them that if they don't follow his prescription, that's their choice, but nobody is giving them free daycare.  Now that’s throwing off the shackles of political correctness.

Read more Evans @ exzoom.net.

Dr. Ben Carson, candidate for president and author of six books and countless journal articles, submitted a rebuttal to my blog piece on American Thinker regarding a Breitbart.com interview with him.

In his response, Carson wrote that I "erroneously suggested" he was all for expanding the nanny state when it comes to providing daycare opportunities for single mothers.  Since neither Swoyer nor Carson clarified what the candidate meant by the "community creating" increased access to daycare so mothers could get their GEDs, associate's, bachelor's, or master's degrees in the Breitbart piece, I merely asked if he was talking about a broader, national initiative similar to Obama's proposed $80-billion child care subsidies plan.

He replied that he wants to move away from government subsidies and substitute private-sector resources "to turn this trend around."  Carson defined "community" as "local businesses and industry, churches, academia, and non­profit charitable organizations working together to forge creative and locally-­appropriate daycare opportunities."

I wondered whether providing more daycare facilities, even private ones, would stem the tide of out-of-wedlock births, which leads to more single mothers and their children ending up below the poverty line.  We know that nuclear families have higher incomes than single-parent ones.  Even feminists admit that families with a mother and father have a higher standard of living...so why isn't that the issue?

The daycare solution is hogwash.  Unemployed single mothers, particularly in black communities, have had far more access to private and public daycare services than married, low-income couples or employed single mothers over the last 50 years.  Whether it's the feds pumping money into this bottomless well or private foundations, the fact remains that the number of poverty-stricken single mothers with myriad resources to finish their education continues to rise.

How will dropping out-of-wedlock children off at non-governmental, community-funded daycare put single mothers on the same economic level as two-parent families?

Having children after marriage raises the odds that women will be better off financially.  Elite Ivy League feminists know this.  Ever notice how many set up their own little nuclear families at the same time they encourage the common ruck to sleep around and raise the kids without those obsolete father figures?

So why isn't Dr. Carson, who prides himself on being politically incorrect, pushing marriage instead of daycare?

What do kids need more?  Free daycare or married parents?

The good doctor needs to tell single men and women to stop having babies without the benefit of marriage.  And then advise them that if they don't follow his prescription, that's their choice, but nobody is giving them free daycare.  Now that’s throwing off the shackles of political correctness.

Read more Evans @ exzoom.net.