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20 Reasons America Is
Becoming An Increasingly
Nonfunctional Society

Townhall, by John Hawkins

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/9/2013 7:28:52 AM

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 and because of


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/9/2013 7:50:27 AM     (No. 9166935)

#21- Our country is in the hands of people who appear to be equal parts incompetent, disturbed, dis-loyal and malicious.

#22- Anyone paying attention senses that this situation is becoming like a Chinese fireworks factory full of chain-smokers.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: LouD, 2/9/2013 8:10:50 AM     (No. 9166970)

1 through 18; Barak Obama. 19 & 20 - Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: philly_patriot, 2/9/2013 8:26:01 AM     (No. 9167001)

Religious Jews and Christians who practice their religion are demonized and their beliefs are marginalized and deprecated by media and leftist government.

TV and, films and other Media have made sexually explicit behavior and dress acceptable and thee norm among young people.

Race has now become the defining issue to a major segment of our society.

Most Americans not live in TWO distinct worlds, with TWO differing set of values, languages and thought processes.

Those in the middle choosing to obfuscate the world around them and live most parochial insular lives.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Country Boy, 2/9/2013 9:05:25 AM     (No. 9167068)

Good stuff here, but his one is ridiculous

9) We have stopped breaking up monopolies in this country ...

The only dangerous monopoly is the U.S. government. All private companies. You can even switch electric providers. Whatever happened to Xerox, Eastman Kodak, RCA, etc. Near monopolies in their day.

In the 1990´s some loopy lawsuit claimed that Microsoft had a "monopoly". In the years since, Apple has been eating their lunch. BTW, the MSFT lawsuit was finally dropped when the rumor mill said that Bill Gates was thinking about moving the entire operation to Vancouver. So the FEDS dropped the lawsuit only when they thought tax revs might go down. They don´t even have any real principles.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Distorted, 2/9/2013 9:30:58 AM     (No. 9167126)

The clearest manifestation of the country spinning at an ever increasing rate down the drain is the fact that even the Amish are splitting into factions and physically committing attacks resulting in 15 years in jail. Amish attacking Amish...who would ever dream?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: neanderthal, 2/9/2013 9:37:24 AM     (No. 9167137)

#2?. We are slaving away our lives to support an established and intrenched tyrannical government

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JAN, 2/9/2013 9:39:45 AM     (No. 9167142)

Lay blame where it belongs. On the enablers.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby, 2/9/2013 9:57:06 AM     (No. 9167188)

You just need one word, Liberalism.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Wilko, 2/9/2013 10:07:20 AM     (No. 9167200)

How about a list of ways to fix it? When will people say, "Enough" or will they ever? It´s all so enticing to continue on this path, but the end result will be like every other failed attempt at socialism.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bad-hair, 2/9/2013 11:28:05 AM     (No. 9167341)

FTA 4) Leeching off more productive people has become much more acceptable. To many people, taking welfare, food stamps, free lunches and anything else they can get the government to force someone else to pay for isn´t shameful; it´s deserved, presumably because they´re doing everyone else in the country such a wonderful favor just by existing.

They don´t see this as someone else paying, although I´m not sure that would matter. It´s just "government money".

Had my stepson age 28 ask me how much I was getting back on my tax return. I, small biz owner, told him that I was one of the lucky ones who got to send in a fat check. Stepson, his wife, and a couple of cousins simultaneously displayed an expression normally reserved for people who tell them the sky is green.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: artman1746, 2/9/2013 1:18:50 PM     (No. 9167552)

Forgot to mention that the left (Democrats) has been on the attack upon anything good, traditional or sacred for decades. When they demand "compromise" it is simply trying to force 1/2 of their evil and self destructive policies upon us. When they have the power we get 100% of it. We are now entering the phase where it all finally begins to collapse. Evil always advances, never recedes, until it falls in upon itself. It´s coming!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: steph_gray, 2/9/2013 11:32:55 PM     (No. 9168091)

It´s all been going on for a lot longer than many newly conservative realize. I´ve been on a kick of watching Hollywood pre-code and through the 40´s and 50´s. Though a lot of it was great and taught real values, there were also a great many movies that "pushed the envelope" in every new release. The goal posts were just in a far different place when they started the cultural tear-down, but it really began almost 100 years ago with the long march of socialism. The attempts to seem "edgy" and to turn traditional values on their head were the same, though the subject matter was different in each new instance. What truly enrages me is the constant drumbeat against the free market, capitalism, the private sector. It´s been seeping out of Hollywood since the day they turned the first cameras on; and this after TinselTown owes every iota of its success to that market.

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