The family breakdown contributes mightily to the increased acceptance of violence in our society. Most young blacks grow up without a father--even without a father-figure. People of good character used to held in high esteem; now is is the rowdy and irresponsible, highly-paid sports figures that the kids without fathers in the home look up to as the ones to emulate. (Not the Godly ones, mind you; they are ridiculed by our godless media pundits.) Want to fix almost EVERY problem in our country? Go back to intact families; welcome your babies into a stable, two-parent home. Be responsible for those whom you create; treat them with love and dignity. It only takes a little self-discipline, and self-denial of instant gratification.