Family is Jackson's better message

The Virginia Gazette

When the Rev. Jesse Jackson called for greater efforts to reduce income inequality at the ringing of the Freedom Bell at First Baptist Church last week, he missed a great opportunity to encourage those in the community to strive for the greatest poverty reducer of all: a two parent family that stayed in school through graduation and waited until marriage to have children. Study after study prove that children do best in a home with a mom and a dad and the best way out of poverty is to graduate from high school and get married before having children. Rev. Jackson would have brought much more unity to the Williamsburg community with such a positive message rather than the political message he espoused.

Roger Pogge

Williamsburg

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