Nation: On Traditional Family Values

"Anothing issue," said Congressman Henry Hyde in Detroit last week, dismissing Senator Charles Percy's outrage over the Republican platform plank that urges the appointment of judges "who respect traditional family values and the sanctity of human life." To the approving cheers and laughter of the Illinois delegation, Hyde wondered: "Who could be against traditional family values?"

Hyde then provided some elaboration of what the Republican Convention understood by the platform's reiteration of "traditional family values." Opposition, for example, to palimony, "rewarding a woman with money for living with a man outside of marriage."...

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