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20 Reasons America Is Becoming An Increasingly Nonfunctional Society

Pistol Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 2:27 AM
Carl469, the social breakdown is so obvious to anyone over the age of 50, each of the author's generalizations are supported by multiple instances of reality. Take #14, for instance. "Given up the idea that gov't should have any limits on what it spends". Do you need to have our deficit and debt figures posted as real examples of social breakdown before you believe the statement is true? Obvious facts and unvarnished statistics support every item.

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...