J.D. Vance: People Should Stay In ‘Violent’ Marriages For The Sake Of The Kids

by | Jul 26, 2022 | Politics

Ohio GOP Senate candidate J.D. Vance apparently thinks a bad marriage is better than no marriage ― at least when kids are involved.The “Hillbilly Elegy” author expressed as much while speaking at a southern California high school last September, as seen in a video recently shared by Vice News.AdvertisementVance told a crowd at Pacifica Christian High School in Southern California that he believes that “one of the great tricks” that “the sexual revolution pulled on the American populace” is the idea that ending marriages that are “unhappy” or “maybe even violent” is sometimes best for the long term.“And maybe it worked out for the moms and dads, though I’m skeptical. But it really didn’t work out for the kids of those marriages,” Vance said. “And that’s what I think all of us should be honest about, is we’ve run this experiment in real time. And what we have is a lot of very, very real family dysfunction that’s making our kids unhappy.”“I think it’s easy but also probably true to blame the sexual revolution of the 1960s. My grandparents had an incredibly chaotic marriage in a lot of ways, but they never got divorced, right?” Vance told the Pacifica Christian audience. “They were together to the end, till death do us part. That was a really important thing to my grandmother and my grandfather. That was clearly not true by the 70s or 80s,” he said.Vance said that when people stopped thinking of marriage as “sacred,” and as just a basic contract, “a lot of kids suffered.”AdvertisementYou can see his remarks below starting around 3:10 mark. …

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