Via Glenn, I read an articleÂ about boomerang kids, and how the economy is affecting young people. Neither Bitter nor I are boomerang kids, but Bitter moved up here partly due to the job situation, and we’re certainly putting off marriage because of the poor economy. Because we’re putting off marriage, child rearing isn’t even really on the radar right now, and I’m not exactly a spring chicken. If the economy doesn’t improve in the next few years, having kids will hinge upon whether or not I want to put a child through college in my 60s. If social conservatives are serious about promoting “family values” they can start by joining us in restraining the Leviathan that our federal government is turning into, which is infecting and sucking the life out of not only our economy, but our private lives. No matter how you look at it, it takes money to start a family, and everywhere I look I see the government looking for ways to make sure I have less of it. That’s not promoting family values, that’s destroying it. It’s doing more to harm the institution of marriage and family far more than any gay wedding ever could. Social conservatives need to start reexamining their demons if they are serious about promoting marriage and family life.