Family: the Foundation of a Strong Society

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Family: The Foundation of a Strong Society

“We the people of the Unites States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity" (The Preamble to the American Constitution). Of the five principles that are stated in the Preamble, one is fundamentally unique and that is to promote the general Welfare. The responsibility to promote the common good rests not just with the government, but with all citizens. Our Founding Fathers established all the rights in the Constitution not for the individual 's gain, but for the common good. Marriage is important because it affirms what
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However, marriage is justified by the many social and economic benefits for children, adults and society and is therefore a foundation of a strong society. American automobile executive, Lee Iacocca, sums it up, “The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family.”

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Carlson, Marcia J., and Mary E. Corcoran. "Family Structure and Children 's Behavioral and Cognitive Outcomes." Journal of Marriage and Family 63.3 (2001): 779-92. Print. For example studies have shown that fathers that are involved in their child’s life produce children who have better emotional health, do better academically, and attain higher job status as adults.
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