We were out of town for the weekend doing a family thing, so it wasn’t until last night that I picked up the mail from Saturday, which included an eight page newsletter from the New Mexico Family Council entitled Marriage Life Line!
Never mind that I’ve never asked for it or anything else from these folks. Never mind that in a couple of weeks, Roxanne and I will be happily celebrating our 12th wedding anniversary. Never mind that the content of the publication was nothing more than an advertorial for the organization. What really got me going was this:
Funding for this project was provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant Number 90FE0115/01 and 90AE0051 and other sources. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author’s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.
What is the federal government doing funding efforts to “preserve marriages?” Leave it to the government to think throwing a couple of bucks to some organization is going to improve people’s commitment to family. What a total waste of money.