Is Divorce Too Easy?

American Voicespatriotism ISSUE 32•04 Aug 26, 1997

With the divorce rate continuing to soar, some family advocates are calling for legislation making it more difficult to dissolve a marriage. What do you think about toughening divorce laws?

  • “Can't these fat-cat legislators in Washington figure out some way to make two people love each other?”

    Kenny Cooper –
    Construction Worker

  • “With divorces so easy to obtain, what kind of message are we sending our children—that it's okay to not like being unhappy?”

    Adrian Pulsipher –
    Podiatrist

  • “Before a couple gets a divorce, the least they can do is have one last baby to try to save the marriage.”

    Pamela Hyland –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Our divorce laws need to protect the real victims in all of this: the people who buy expensive wedding gifts for doomed couples. That breadmaker for the Silvermans cost me $250.”

    Theodore Kolb –
    Roofer

  • “Friend, I've been through it. And law or no law, nothing is more heartbreaking than losing that 60 percent higher tax deduction for filing jointly.”

    Jon Loftus –
    Math Teacher

  • “You mean people can still get married? That bastard lied to me!”

    Irene Abrams –
    Pharmacist