Failed relationships cost the respective States billions of dollars every year, and the costs are growing exponentially. Welfare, Medicaid, food stamps, job training, social services and school lunch programs are just the beginning.
The undeniable truth is that financial hardship, absence of supervision and the lack of a positive role model set the stage for lawlessness to include drug and alcohol abuse, delinquency, theft and violence. In effect, beyond the ongoing financial burden, broken homes cost the States billions more in law enforcement and social services.
Then, of course, we have the emotional pain and suffering cast upon innocent victims. Add that to raising insurance costs and personal losses and we start to see the big picture. Single parents from having children out of wedlock or from divorce are not only the fastest growing segment of society, they are civilization's biggest liability. Something must be done if the States are to remain solvent.
The governor's office needs to lead the effort in developing and implementing a comprehensive program that can effectively disseminate the information high school students need to understand love and marriage. For it to work best, this program must possess several key characteristics:
It must be low-cost.
It must be secular based (non-religious).
It must be entertaining.
It must be capable of being replicated to enable mass distribution.
The “Musical Play” It's Not About Love meets the stated criteria. Moreover, it is ready to go.