Government destroyed ‘family’ Posted in: Opinions VIEW Dr. Walter E. Williams in a recent column blamed government for the breakdown in black families. Government welfare programs have taken the place of a father in homes, which used to rely on Dad to earn the living, or at least a considerable portion of it. Williams cited the sharp increase in ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!