Wednesday letters: Obamas could save families

February 12, 2014 

Obama Mideast

JACQUELYN MARTIN — AP

One of the biggest problems our country faces is the high percentage of out-of- wedlock births and the dissolution of the family, especially in the African-Americans community, where approximately 70 percent of children are born to single-parent households. This leads to a continuous cycle of poverty.

The president and first lady could have a huge impact on reversing this problem due to their own example and popularity with young people and minorities.

I think this could be Barack Obama’s presidential legacy: a campaign in support of the family.

Young men and women should be encouraged to first get an education or skill, striving to reach their full potential and creating a stable life for themselves; choose a marriage mate with similar goals and beliefs; and start a family after entering into a stable, loving marriage.

Leon Luadzers

Columbia

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