Down with Family Values

Election time, and the "family values" season is upon us again, kicked off right after football with speeches by that unlikely duo of Bill Clinton and Dan Quayle. Both praised family values and, sportingly, each other -- for praising family values.

"Bill Clinton is right to talk about family values," Quayle told the Commonwealth Club of California, tipping his hat. Clinton's gesture, in his address to the National Baptist Convention, was more oblique, but he firmly agreed with the proposition that politicians should use the bully pulpit to uplift the morals and improve the behavior of the citizenry.

When a liberal...

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