We will be better off as a country the more equal we are and the more opportunity we provide for the best and brightest to rise to the top, regardless of the economic station people are born into. Unfortunately, we've gotten away from this conviction over the last few decades.
If politicians like Rick Santorum want to promote stable families, they should start by respecting all families. I can think of a lot of things that are making "the fabric of this country fall apart." Loving single parents are not one of them.