ISSUE

FAMILY

Our deepest ties and highest aspirations relate to family life. The natural ties of family provide goods like socialization of children that cannot be supplied as effectively by any other social institution, without unacceptable sacrifice of human freedom. Marriage and family provide unmatched public goods. They motivate economic activity; they promote health and safety; they build the kind of communities we desire; they encourage educational success; and they provide the most secure social safety net.