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20 Reasons America Is Becoming An Increasingly Nonfunctional Society

digdigby Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 9:04 AM
When this country put its mothers and daughters in front line combat alongside its men, it was my last straw. It is no longer my flag, my country nor my military. It is all a great big Red White and Blue carnival booth. As for the "Republican Party", I am never, ever again going to vote for another 'McDoleney' candidate again.

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...