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20 Reasons America Is Becoming An Increasingly Nonfunctional Society

Dennis1832 Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 8:59 AM
You have correctly identified the majority of issues confronting the US. Sadly I feel we have gone beyond the tipping point. I am not very hopeful on what the future will bring. It would take something of a catastrophic nature, man made or natural, to reverse it. Not a pleasant thought.

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...