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Detroit's Decline

buster33 Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 9:40 AM
It is with all seriousness I ask that someone point to a municipality where the majority of children grow up withouth the positive influence of a father where things have turned out well, Just one! Expecting prosperity and a decline in dysfunctionality without addressing the cause is off the Dumbometer. The Dem concept of subsidizing out-of-wedlock births has slowly shackled communities where young people took the easy bait.

Since the Motown sound went silent -- except on oldies stations -- and General Motors and Chrysler (but not Ford) required life support from Washington, there has been little to recommend Detroit, Mich., to visitors, much less its residents.

The recent conviction of Kwame Kilpatrick, the former mayor of Detroit, on multiple charges, including racketeering, fraud and extortion, adds another insult to the city's injury, increasing its misery.

During the mid-20th century, Detroit was a vibrant city with a population of almost 2 million. Today, it stands near ruin. The number of residents has now been estimated at just over 700,000....