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20 Reasons America Is Becoming An Increasingly Nonfunctional Society

nomad5 Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 9:27 AM
@Ginamero: A lot of us DIDN'T have sexual contact outside of marriage. I didn't, my wife didn't, and our friends didn't. We understood back in the 1960s that what the mainstream was trying to feed us was poison, and we avoided it. One blessing from that is that I don't have AIDS and other STDs to worry about. Your comments about fat, and about smoking, are both well-reasoned. (more follows)

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...