"The President called for more government preschool programs while neglecting to mention that a recent Health and Human Services study found that the Head Start program offered 'little or no' benefit for children. And, by some measures, 'access to Head Start had harmful effects on children.' There are other ways to help low-income children than spending for spending's sake. If President Obama truly believes that education policy should be driven by 'what works,' then it's time to look beyond Head Start to real solutions--like parental choice.
"The President referenced his desire to protect 'God-given rights.' It's apparent that he does not consider among these rights, the right of Americans to live out their faith in public according to one's religious beliefs. He is trampling on religious freedom by forcing all insurance plans to carry abortion drugs and contraceptives even if employers have moral objections. He does not have a fundamental understanding of freedom in this country.
"In contrast, Senator Marco Rubio's response was refreshing in that he had the courage to talk about society's 'moral breakdown' and the failure of government to address it," concluded Perkins.
SOURCE Family Research Council