Originally Posted by Cave Johnson
By all means, keep characterizing Hispanics and unmarried women as moochers. I'm sure that'll work out well.
For the record, Douthat has it exactly backwards. The "leaping church attendance, rising marriage rates and birthrates, and widespread civic renewal and engagement" of the 1950s were a product of an economic climate that promoted stable employment in solid middle class jobs. Living wages have been stagnant to declining for 30+ years, leading to the decline of those institutions.
Which were the product of the rest of the industrialized world being bombed to the stone age.