I applaud Eric Miller’s use of logic to support his argument in
“Supporting stability,” however there is one thing I would like to
point out. He seems to think that the only healthy family structure
consists of a single mother and father, which indeed seems to be
the pervading belief nowadays.
However, I have seen no research or evidence that shows that
children growing up within the boundaries of a “normal” family are
any better off than children growing up within a “diverse” family,
such as two men, two women or, as Miller has pointed out, even
several of each. Miller admits that our current “family structure
… is hurting in America,” so obviously the average one father and
one mother isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Maybe the government should encourage diverse family structures
and see if it helps clear up some of the problems within the
existing family structure, or at least point us in the right
direction toward fixing them.
Freshman, mechanical engineering