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'Gun Culture' -- What About the 'Fatherless Culture'?

silentCalfan Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 12:47 AM
When I was growing up in the 40's and 50's homicides and other crime rates were low, and very few young males belonged to gangs. What happened? In the 60's we saw the rise of welfare, drugs, and illegitimate births. Boys without fathers drifted into gangs and became feral predators. In my opinion the single greatest societal problem is single motherhood subsidized by welfare.
Chicken George Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 10:25 PM
Silent, " ......the single greatest societal problem is single motherhood subsidized by welfare."
We can fill up this page with comments and opinions and never sum up the problem as succinctly as you have here. You have saved us all a lot time and effort. The rest of us can stop now. LOL










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