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20 Reasons America Is Becoming An Increasingly Nonfunctional Society

anonymous Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 7:16 PM
I don't think you can say our laws are based on a constitution that is not in use much. It is totally ignored, & because of the poor education that our students are receiving, the electorate are ignorant of the Constitution and the limits it places on the three branches of government. Not only that, but it was purposely done. The 20th century saw education dumbed down to the point that even the smartest of our graduates, with few exceptions, are still illiterate in public or government affairs. They know what they know, but it is narrow and partisan. It is not broad and liberal in the REAL sense of the word as in a liberal arts education, or such. I could name 20 more failures from this century that were not listed here.

1) Starting in the sixties there was an explosion of children born out-of-wedlock and kids who don't grow up in two parent families fare more poorly percentage wise on just about any and every scale imaginable including substance abuse, teenage pregnancies, suicide rates, criminality and homelessness.

2) Many people are becoming so childlike in their dependence on the government that they can't save for their own retirement, escape from an oncoming hurricane, or even purchase their own birth control without the government handling it for them.

3) Our legal system encourages frivolous lawsuits, is punitively expensive...