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30 Signs That America Has Become A Horrible Place For Children

What in the world has happened to the United States?  Once upon a time the U.S. was one of the best places in the world to raise a child, but today it is an absolutely horrible place for children.  We physically abuse our children at staggering rates, we pump them full of antidepressants and other pharmaceutical drugs and we send them off to public schools that more closely resemble prison camps every single day.  Meanwhile, the economic decline of the America is hitting children far harder than it is hitting the adult population.  More than one out of every five children in America is living in poverty and one out of every four children is on food stamps.  One of the ways that a society is judged is by how it treats its most vulnerable members.  As you will see below, the way that children are treated in America today is absolutely shameful.

The following are 30 signs that America has become a horrible place for children….

#1 There are more than 3 million reports of child abuse in the United States every single year.

#2 There are 314 counties in the United States where at least 30% of the children are facing food insecurity.

#3 In Washington D.C., the “child food insecurity rate” is 32.3%.

#4 If you can believe it, an average of five children die as a result of child abuse in the United States every single day.

#5 In the United States today, it is estimated that one out of every four girls is sexually abused before they become adults.

#6 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is now publicly advising parents that infants and young children are “sexual beings“.

#7 67 percent of all sexual assault victims in America are children.

#8 The state of Illinois has actually been paying convicted sex offenders to babysit young children.

#9 20 percent of all child sexual abuse victims are under the age of 8.

#10 Children in the United States are three times more likely to be prescribed antidepressants than children in Europe are.

#11 The United States has the highest divorce rate on the globe by a wide margin.  This is ripping millions of families with children to shreds.

#12 According to one recent study, approximately 21 percent of all children in the United States were living below the poverty line in 2010. In the UK and in France that figure is well under 10 percent.

#13 It is estimated that up to half a million children may currently be homeless in the United States.

#14 In America today, many families allow the television to raise their children.  In fact, the United States is tied with the U.K. for the most hours of television watched per person each week.

#15 Our public schools are being transformed into prison camps.  Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has announced that school officials can search the cell phones and laptops of public school students at any time if there are “reasonable grounds for suspecting that the search will turn up evidence that the student has violated or is violating either the law or the rules of the school.”

#16 Today, one out of every four American children is on food stamps.

#17 It is being projected that approximately 50 percent of all U.S. children will be on food stamps at some point in their lives before they reach the age of 18.

#18 More than 20 million U.S. children rely on school meal programs to keep from going hungry.

#19 The U.S. Department of Agriculture is spending huge amounts of money to install surveillance cameras in the cafeterias of public schools so that government control freaks can closely monitor what our children are eating.

#20 According to researchers, convicted rapists in the United States report that two-thirds of their victims were under 18, and among those cases 58% said that their victims were 12 years old or younger.

#21 Since 1973, approximately 50 million babies have been slaughtered in the United States before they were even born.

#22 One out of every four teen girls in the United States now has an STD.

#23 It has been reported that Texas police gave “1,000 tickets” to elementary school kids over one recent six year period.

#24 The number of young children that are being ripped out of good homes by “child protective services” continues to soar.

#25 All over the nation, little children are being publicly arrested by police in their own classrooms and are being marched out of their schools in handcuffs.

#26 Law enforcement officials estimate that about 600,000 Americans and about 65,000 Canadians are trading dirty child pictures online.

#27 All over the United States, lemonade stands run by young children are being shut down by police.

#28 The federal government has spent 14 trillion dollars that belong to our children and our grandchildren.  Will future generations thank us for loading such a massive debt on to their backs?

#29 In airports all over the country, many young children are being subjected to “enhanced pat-downs” during which their private parts are touched before they are allowed to get on to their airplanes.

#30 It is estimated that 500,000 babies that will be born this year will be sexually abused before they turn 18.

What in the world has happened to us?  America used to be the envy of the rest of the world, but now they look at us like we are a bunch of degenerates.

How are we supposed to teach our children that it is improper for them to be touched in certain places when the federal government is forcing large numbers of children to be publicly groped at airports before they are allowed to get on to their flights?

How are we supposed to teach our children what liberty and freedom are all about when our public schools are slowly being turned into “Big Brother” prison grids?

How can we claim that we are “the greatest nation on earth” when millions of American children are going hungry tonight?

The way that we are treating our children is shameful.  Sadly, the abuse that we are heaping on to them is going to come out in their behavior as they get older.

When we pump our kids full of “legal” drugs and allow the television, movies, video games and public schools to raise them, we should not be surprised when they turn out very sick and twisted.

So what do all of you think about how we are raising our children?  Do you also believe that America has become a horrible place for children?  Please feel free to leave a comment with your opinion below….

 

  • Armel

    Another excellent article, and it hits a nerve because this is the sort of stuff my husband and I think about on a daily basis. We homeschool our kids because we feel it’s our job to take responsibility for our kids’ educations and actions. I truly believe that many of the problems that America faces today stem from parents dropping their children off at school each morning and yielding responsibility and interest to teachers and day care providers. Thank you for addressing these topics because they really are fundamental problems in our society. If we want to see America stay afloat, we as parents have to teach our kids how to swim!

    • Dr. Chicago

      We homeschool too. For many of the same reasons.

      • dsmith8ball

        Homeschool… Are your kids developing the social skills they will need to survive in the real world? Will they be able to survive when you have to kick them out of the nest and let them fly on their own?

  • LINDASC

    my comment is on more then a few of these stats is ……OUTTA THE CLOSET………all these forms of abuse at these rates has not increased except for ..THE STRANGER ABUSE AND RAPE ….

  • Colin

    Without a more detailed comparison between our country and other countries, I am unable to form a judgment.

    However, for myself, I feel that the quality of life in this country is declining. I feel it would be an injustice to bring into this world a child who will live in worse straits than I am in now.

  • mondobeyondo

    Part of the problem is that Mom and Dad are no longer around to raise the children. That’s if you’re lucky enough to have both a mom and dad. Many children are being raised by single parents.

    Mom (usually – in some cases it’s Dad) is too busy working 2 jobs trying to make ends meet. There isn’t time to properly raise the kids. No time to make a healthful, wholesome meal, so it’s off to McDonald’s and a few Happy Meals.

    Since the parents aren’t around, it’s up to the schools, day care centers and Nanny TV to raise them. It is not their job to raise children! Schools are in the education business, at least they used to be. Morals and ethics are left up to the big LCD screen in the living room. What a godsend for the working parent, huh? Plop little Johnny and Jane in front of it for a few hours, and let them watch Sesame Street (they might actually learn something there!) – or “Spongebob Squarepants”, or maybe “American Dad” or the “Cleveland Show” on Sunday night. Maybe some reruns of “King of the Hill”, or that other cartoon with that obnoxious dog with the English accent? Stewie, that’s his name. What the heck, they’re all cartoons, right? Kids love cartoons! (Hint – none of those are exactly Bugs Bunny or Mickey Mouse).

    There are many other factors as to why our kids are turning out the way they are today, but TV certainly has to be a major contributor.

    • Guido

      True. It’s a shame our productivity hasn’t risen in years and real wages have only increased by, what, %1 in 30 years? It’s ridiculous. Wish I had been investing in gold 10 years ago when it seemed so high…

  • http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/hurricane-irene-unusual-earthquakes-unprecedented-tornadoes-historic-flooding-and-horrific-drought-why-is-all-of-this-stuff-happening-to-america/comment-page- MirYAm

    “Bill”clinton is the satan-possessed,
    the united states of america is babylon in the world

    At many time and in many way, The ALMIGHTY of Yisrael revealed me that the end of every event is at hand. The Avengement and the Judgment day already arrive, The ALMIGHTY shall Judge the whole world.

    Therefore, We shall stay awake and sober-minded and watchful for the Sake of The HOLY NAME of The ALMIGHTY.

    The ALMIGHTY told me that clinton is the satan-possessed in the world, the united states of america is babylon in the world.

    In america, the bedbugs were first discovered and infested in the clinton’s office, it is a true proof that clinton is the satan-possessed man in the world in the last days.

    On the Holy Sabbath day, March 20, 2010, it was revealed to me that The ALMIGHTY of Yisrael said to the serpent, “I shAll put enmity between you and the Woman, and between your offspring and Her Descendant. HE ( YAHUSHUA The MESSIAH ) shAll Crush your head (brain), and you shall bruise HIS Heel.” [Read Genesis (Bereshith) 3.15 Tanakh, Torah]

    At the same time, I was told that “Kill clinton, Destroy the united states! ” the event shall soon come true. The ALMIGHTY firmly determined on all the Event. In addition, I was told that The L-RD ALMIGHTY, YAHUSHUA The MESSIAH shall sent Plagues on clinton, hillary and chelsea, they shall die from the Plagues: brain cancers.

    On October 27, 2010, at the ohio’s columbus zoo, the longest snake died from an apparent tumor. It portends the satan-possessed b-ill c-linton shall die from the Plague: b-rain c-ancer.

    For every event there is a reason, and a time for every event under Heaven. The ALMIGHTY shall send Judgment to the world, for there is a time for every event and for every work.

    During my suffering, my sight were opened to the different Bible, it was revealed to me, The HOLY and DIVINE and SACRED NAME YAHUSHUA was translated into other languages, the meaning had been tampered with, and the translations of the original HOLY BIBLE had been tampered with, and profaned everywhere by satan and the satan-possessed men. In addition, clinton instigated the publishers to make the book cover of the Bible into resembling black snake skin design or resembling snake pattern or profane foldout.

    This word ” Jesus ” is an incorrect (not proper) translation in english. This translation was made by satan through its extreme malice. And satan and the satan-possessed mislead, deceive and delude all the world into sin and profane words. It is a tragedy that all the believers who do not understand when they called our HOLY L-RD with the not proper english name “Jesus “, in fact they did irreverences to our HOLY L-RD.

    The Hebrew NAME “YAHUSHUA” is The HOLY and DIVINE and SACRED NAME, The meaning of The NAME is SALVATION in the Hebrew Language! The Word “Ha-MASHIACH” is ” The MESSIAH ” in the Hebrew Language. It is the right (Proper) way and manner for all people to call The HOLY NAME of our HOLY L-RD that is ” YAHUSHUA Ha-MASHIACH “.

    clinton deludes and deceives the synagogues and the churches and the believers, he misleads the nations and the peoples into sins and astray, and he confuses the public and the world with all his villainies, pretences.

    clinton is satanic spirit with all manner of sins, profanation, unrighteousness, deception, temptation, persecution, division, disturbance, immorality, corruption, fornication, etc.

    No surprise that hillary and obama demote the Israelite, the People of Yisrael, and in their speech there have been the scenes of the malicious anti-Yisrael, and intrude their schemes upon others, etc, because the satanic spirit of the satan-possessed clinton has entered hillary and obama whom they have been controlled to speak and act. It is clinton who speaks and acts through the mediums hillary or obama or others, his satanic spirit enters them to control and affect their minds, bodies, actions, speech and illusions.

    It is obviously that clinton and the united states have been sinning, and have been disobeying The ALMIGHTY.

    The ALMIGHTY of Yisrael said to Avraham (Abraham), I shall bless those who bless you, and I shall judge those who dishonor you. (Read Genesis 12:3) Therefore it is downfall for the nations which dishonor Yisrael.

    It is the Word concerning the united states: It is falling, their words and actions disobey The ALMIGHTY, disregard The GlORY and The DIVINE PRESENCE of The ALMIGHTY. Their actions show their sins like as sodom. Woe to them ! They have brought disasters upon themselves. The ALMIGHTY shall Avenge, and shall cut off from the babylon name and remnant, the whole land. This is the Decree that is concerning all the earth, and this is the Hand that is stretched out over all the nations.

    On October 5, 2010, the presidential seal fell suddenly during obama speech at fortune magazine “most powerful women summit “. It is the Mighty Work of The ALMIGHTY.

    They are the Signs for the fall of babylon, the death time of satan and clinton and the united states comes.

    Take heed, the people of The ALMIGHTY, you shall come out of babylon, being careful you become involved in its sins and the Plagues, for its sins are fatal ! It is the time of the arrival of the JUDGMENT Day.

    On July 1, 2010, The ALMIGHTY revealed me: I shAll Make Known MY HOLY NAME Among MY People YIsrael, MY HOLY NAME I Do Not allow anybody to profane. And the nations shAll Know That I AM The ALMIGHTY of YISRAEL. It shAll Come True On Time. This Is The DAY I Have Proclaimed.

    On August 23, 2010, The ALMIGHTY revealed me: What I have said, that I shall bring about; What I have planned, that I shall do it.

    The exceeding Wrath of The ALMIGHTY shall Not turn back until the intention are performed. The ALMIGHTY Never fail to perform ANY and Every Event what is revealed to people.

    On October 24, 2010, The Word of The ALMIGHTY came to me: I shAll Reveal MY GLORY Among the Earth, And All the world shAll See the JUDGMENT that I Have Performed, And YIsrael shAll Know That I AM The ALMIGHTY of YISRAEL, From That DAY Forward.

    It is the time of the Arrival of the DIVINE and the AWESOME DAY of The ALMIGHTY. The ALMIGHTY of YISRAEL and YAHUSHUA Ha-MASHIACH are Able to PERFORM ANY and Every Appointed Event, ALL VERY WELL! The WORD and the POWER and the REIGN of The ALMIGHTY are Absolute and Awesome and ALLPowerful Forever And Forever!

    On November 3, 2010, The ALMIGHTY revealed me: Should I Not Judge them for this? Should I Not Avenge MYSELF upon such a nation as this? All I Do for The Sake of MY HOLY NAME, And MY HOLY NAME I Do Not allow anybody to profane. Never ever pardon and remit such nations and peoples! The Word is the Sign of JUDGMENT to all the world !

    The L-RD ALMIGHTY, YAHUSHUA Ha-MASHIACH shall take Vengeance on those who do not know The ALMIGHTY of Yisrael, and shall destroy the peoples and the souls who profane The HOLY NAME of The ALMIGHTY.

    The end of every action commence with The DIVINE PROVIDENCE. The ALMIGHTY of Yisrael and YAHUSHUA Ha-MASHIACH are performing Mighty Work on the earth the same as the ancient age. The Heaven proclaim HIS Glory and Majesty, all earth see HIS Avengement and Judgment.

    On July 28, 2000, in A Dream, The L-RD ALMIGHTY, YAHUSHUA Ha-MASHIACH Revealed HIMSELF to me, and let me see that the black demon (clinton) was Cast out with the eruptible Fire.

    During my suffering, someday, The L-RD ALMIGHTY Called me in the Hebrew Language.

    On October 24, 2010, A Vision has been shown to me concerning the Destruction of the united states: the babylon is fallen! The JUDGMENT DAY already arrive, The ALMIGHTY shall Judge the whole world.

    On Thursday, Aug 18, 2011, the former president of the united states william jefferson “bill” clinton who gave the order to murder the people of Israel in southern Israel and hid in New York city .

    And, hillary clinton fabricated lie to cover up the true facts, and she pretended to condemn the multiple terror attacks, she said in a statement, “The united states condemns today’s attacks in southern Israel and all acts of terrorism in the strongest terms.”

    In fact, william jefferson “bill” clinton is just the wire-puller who gave the order to murder Israelites our people.

    But, I am sure that he is no longer among the living very soon.

    For every event there is A reason, And A time for every event under Heaven. ELOHIM Has Sent Judgment to the world, All the world shAll See The Judgment From The ALMIGHTY of YISRAEL.

    The end of all events is near. Watch and Alert!

    If you have the mind of Eliyahu (Elijah), The greatest YIsrael Holy Prophet, then join me to pray. With all my Holy Heart and Holy Soul, I give The ALMIGHTY of Yisrael and The L-RD ALMIGHTY, YAHUSHUA Ha-MASHIACH all my Gratitude. I shall wait for the deliverance and redemption. I pray that ************* clinton, Destroy the united states! Let all mankind prostrate oneself with Trembling and Veneration in The PRESENCE of The ALMIGHTY, Let all people kneel with Deference and Honor in The PRESENCE of The ALMIGHTY!

    HALLELUYAH! The end of every event is at the Hand of The ALMIGHTY!

    Give The ALMIGHTY of Yisrael and The L-RD ALMIGHTY, YAHUSHUA Ha-MASHIACH all Glory and all our Gratitude.

    MirYAm
    NatzrAt YISRAEL

    Note
    Here is some information Regarding The HOLY, DIVINE and SACRED NAME,
    The L-RD ALMIGHTY, YAHUSHUA Ha-MASHIACH: http://www.eliyah.com/yahushua.html

    • Tim

      Uh, what?

    • citizen ron

      back to the basement with you.

    • http://www.povertylinejournal.blogspot.com/ the optimist

      Two words: Nut. Job.

    • Cynical Joe

      You know if you read this it is actually very amusing. I have not laughed this hard in years, granted I am 19. I could not handle it. I thought “wow someone realy hates Clinton and appreciates a clever way to poke fun at Christianity…”. This is where it gets scary these people are SERIOUS. They protest, have their own Bible, and are even raising children to believe in this nonsense. They have a Facebook page with pictures of all of the above mentioned. The man who started this looks to me to be a test subject of LSD. Either way this is incredibly weird and so ridicolous it just makes you laugh.

  • ScoutMotto

    Also, one of every six boys is sexually abused by the time they reach age 18.

    http://www.sesamenet.org/male_vics.html

  • Highspeedloafer

    Wow, when you put all of those facts together it really does make you wonder what has happened to our country.
    I personally think TV has a lot to do with the demoralizing of our society. Most kids have a tv for a baby sitter, and the only time they ever get any attention from dad is when he yells at them to move away from the tv because he can’t hear or see it.

    As far as sex abusers go, I say lock em up and throw the key away. 9 times out of 10 when they get caught the first time they have already destroyed the lives of dozens of children. I would like to see the strictest punishment possible given to these people.

    I believe that if America doesn’t soon come back to God, we are all doomed. I Chron. 7:14.

  • Tim

    “#22 One out of every four teen girls in the United States now has an STD.”

    That is absolutely shocking.

    • Tim

      I posted my comment before reading the linked article. The article is dated 2008, so the statistic is probably higher now.

      • Gary2

        I agree this is shocking. I have 2 teenage girls. This is almost unbelievable. Some of these diseases are not curable.

  • Sean S.

    This is exactly why I home school my Children. It is shameful to say the least. I personally think the main reason why, is our country has fallen victim to slick marketing propaganda and has been steered away from it Godly roots. To compare society today with America of the 1940′s-50′s is shocking. All of the hard core secular movements over the last 60 years has played right into the hands of the Global Elite who want nothing more than to exterminate most of us and setup their Global Order! Sickening!!!

  • roblin

    Alice Miller has made a great work about child abuse:

    http://www.alice-miller.com/index_en.php

    “Humiliations, spankings and beatings, slaps in the face, betrayal, sexual exploitation, derision, neglect, etc. are all forms of mistreatment, because they injure the integrity and dignity of a child, even if their consequences are not visible right away. However, as adults, most abused children will suffer, and let others suffer, from these injuries. This dynamic of violence can deform some victims into hangmen who take revenge even on whole nations and become willing executors to dictators as unutterably appalling as Hitler and other cruel leaders. Beaten children very early on assimilate the violence they endured, which they may glorify and apply later as parents, in believing that they deserved the punishment and were beaten out of love. They don’t know that the only reason for the punishments they have ( or in retrospect, had) to endure is the fact that their parents themselves endured and learned violence without being able to question it. Later, the adults, once abused children, beat their own children and often feel grateful to their parents who mistreated them when they were small and defenseless.”

  • http://stopneocons.bravejournal.com Winston Smith

    “If you can believe it, an average of five children die as a result of child abuse in the United States every single day”

    Actually, I can and that number is higher due to abortion, whereas at least 3,000 die, daily and that mentality of abortion has led to lessening respect for life’s, filtering down to the abuse, neglect,etc..whne a life is degraded in the eyes of the world, that is natural by-product…..and elder abuse,etc,etc….

  • http://economiccollapse Heidi

    Hi,

    While I completely agree with you we are terrible parents as a country, I take offense at your ’500,000 children are ripped from their lives before they are born.’
    One one hand you are showing how many incapable parents there are out there yet you want them to have MORE children they will put on drugs/abandoned/leave vulnerable to the pedophiles through neglect and be undernourished.
    EVERY CHILD A WANTED CHILD. ~Heidi

    • citizen ron

      be offended, ms ego. it only implicates your guilt.

      • Ahem

        She has a point: many of these facts contradict each other. For example, #24 is contradicted by #s 1, 4, and 5: if children are being abused SOMEONE needs to step in and do something about it. #28 is directly contradicted by #s 2,3,12,13,16, 17, and 18: you can’t feed children without paying for it, which incurs debt unless you raise taxes or take the money from prisons or senior citizens. Kids get the short end of the stick because they can’t vote. If you want to end child poverty, you help support their mothers: kids can’t survive eating dirt and wearing leaves. Abortion actually SAVES the state a good chunk of this debt, as many of these children would end up on the welfare rolls (same reason these children used to be ripped from their mothers’ arms and forcibly put up for adoption). You can’t have it both ways: either you pony up for helping poor mothers, good schools, medical care (to treat those rampant STDs), good childcare, lead paint removal, etc., or you condemn these children to poverty with their mothers. As for rampant sexual abuse, many of these victims are teen girls who are not believed when they speak up–and of course they go on from there to be self-hating messes and frequently abuse their own children. If you want to cut down on child sexual abuse, you start BELIEVING CHILDREN–including young women, and holing rapists (the vast majority of whom are men) accountable for their actions. Where are the funds for parenting classes for those who were abused as children?

  • Dr. Prepper Sez

    it’s over….when today’s American children raise (or fail to raise) their own kids…..America will fall apart like a house of cards.

  • William

    …….and the USA wastes $10 Billion a MONTH (all borrowed) in the unnecessary war in Afghanistan. The Obummer is a TOTAL failure. The biggest problem with the Obummer being a failure is that some lunatic, like Perry, will likely occupy the White House in Jan of 2013.

  • citizen ron

    america is a haven for psychopaths. you’d have to be psychopathic to believe in the american dream. you’d also have to be asleep to believe it.

    • vened

      damn dude, a thought straight out of my head. psychopaths run this messed up country.

  • REED RICHARDS

    While the author wants people to shed crocodile tears over this, what he/she fails to point out is that the Asylum States of Amerika (no longer called the USA) is a place where an overwhelming majority of asylumites support a mass murder campaign called the war on terror and other such nonsense that is solely designed to control population and steal resources. What he/she also fails to point out is that this starts with individual citizens finally taking a bold stand against one of the most oppressive governments ever created. Until that happens, he/she will continue to write articles and nothing will change for the better……………

  • REED RICHARDS

    Anyone who does not believe me should check out yesterday’s edition of Morning Joe with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brezezinsi. The most informative segment was their discussion of Dick torture is good Cheney and his stupid book. They also invited some half black gay looking former army officer who is nothing more than an Obama cheerleader complete with mini-skirt and pom-poms and essentially the discussion unfolded thusly:

    Joe Scarborough danced around the fact that Dick Cheney came out full square for torture and mass murder claiming that they at least sent soldiers to kick down doors and did not do as many drone attacks as Obama, thereby cutting down civilian casualties while Mika the Skank Brezezinski defended Obama’s mass murder policies claiming that at least he never lied about increasing the death toll via the US military mass murder machine. This is what media is about folks, it cheerleads mass murder by its respective wing of the war party (Democrat and Republican) and justify it by either saying their side was more efficient about it or that the other side was more honest about it……….Until you end the bloodthirsty mantra and idea of mass murder for a foreign policy you will never get to a point where children are treated humanely as they should be………….

  • dave

    I love this site and read it daily. i think the part about mom (or dad) working 2 jobs is a little misleading. I’m 46 years old and our moms didn’t work for the most part. We also lived in ramblers with a single bathroom and an unfinished basement. Now mom and dad have to have 3000 square feet, 3 bathrooms, 80 bucks a month for cable, 200 for the cell phones, jet skis, the big boat, etc. the point is we choose stuff over the time with the kids. live in a small house, it easier to clean.

  • Ann

    Our society is morally bankrupted. We don’t care for the elderly and we are bothered by the cries of the young so much-they’ve been banned from restuarants. Turn on TV and be bombarded by sex, drugs, destructive activities and reality stars who would have been considered the bottom of the barrel 40 years ago. My mistake was not making my kids go to church every Sunday. They are lacking Biblical knowledge of right & wrong, relying instead on their teachers telling them such things “evolve”. “Sex with anyone is okay as long as you don’t hurt the other person”. (I kid you not!) Everyday it’s a battle to undo what was put into my children through the school system or television or LIVE video games. (my second mistake-allowing a world of predators into our home through computers & gaming) Most of the time my kids understand my concern..but it only takes a few times that slip by me to mess them up. From sun up to sun down, there is a non-stop battle and we as parents are barely winning. I know too many kids who have lost respect for their parents & blame the family’s financial struggles on that parent instead of the circumstances. When a kid loses respect for a good parent, it all down hill from there.

    We are only 20 years from a barbaric society as our chidlren become adults. I fear it will be much less then that with todays young adults idle from joblessness.

  • http://www.placeofrefuge2012.com Sheila

    We also home schooled our kids. They are not like most kids we see, our know how to say “please” and “thanks” and get this you can carry on a conversation with then.

    Feel sorry for the kids who go to school and learn to be repeaters.

    http://www.placeofrefuge2012.com

    • Guido

      Great point, Sheila! John T. Gatto wrote a great book you can find online free of charge. He discusses how school is there to crush and mold kids, not teach them knowledge or how to reason for themselves. Critical thought and individuality are the last things they want. http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/underground/

  • Michael

    “#7 67 percent of all sexual assault victims in America are children.”

    I could barely get past this one, I almost burst into tears. THIS IS NOT OKAY!!!!

  • Joe Consolo KD7QDL

    Here are several statments to think about.
    1.G. Washington: No national morality could exist with the exclusion of a religous people.
    2.J. Adams: Our constitution was made only for moral and religous people and that it was wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
    3.B. franklin: Question from a citizen, what kind of government the constitution was bringing into existance ` A REPUBLIC MADAM IF YOU CAN KEEP IT`.

    Read AMERICA TO PRAY or NOT TO PRAY? by David Barton who is the number one authority on UNITED STATES history from England to today. This book shows what hapened from 1963 to present explaining why we are where today
    with graphs and numbers.
    Also look up cafr1.com and watch how the leaders took our money.
    It stands for CERTIFIED ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT LOCAL CITY COUNTY STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS ALONG WITH HOSPITALS SCHOOLS FIRE POLICE E.T.C. USE THIS TO STEAL OUR MONEY. Asof 2000 there was ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY TRILLION YES TRILLION DOLLARS IN ALL TYPES OF ACCOUNTS THAT IS OFF THE BOOKS NOT ON THE BUDGET. Greed Lust Thieft e.t.c. not doing our homework as to what our leaders are doing and the unconstitional laws they pass and the Supreme Court says is law.
    We have no one to blame but ourselves by not studing our history. Those who do not study history are bound to repeat it. And this we have done in spades.
    Read the book THE JURY Did IT, you will find out we the people are the final word not the legislature, Courts, or any thing else. Last read the DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, CONSTITUTION, AMENDMENTS, AND THE NORTH WEST ORDENANCE the document that allows territories to become states and it on every State constitution. find out why it took Utah 4 tries before statehood, ALSO read the federalists papers.
    This should answer most of why we are where we are today.
    One last, when the Supreme Court states IT IS THE OPIONIION OF THIS COURT MEANS JUST THAT IT IS NOT LAW. WHEN IT SAYS UNDER CONSTITIONAL LAW IT IS LAW LAW IS POINT SPECIFIC MEANING IT FOLLOWS THE LAW OF WHAT OUR FOUNDERS STATED. NOT SOMEONES OPIONION.

  • Gay Veteran

    “…#21 Since 1973, approximately 50 million babies have been slaughtered in the United States before they were even born….”

    And if abortion was illegal it is very likely that the other statistics you cite would be even worse. Nothing like an unwanted child.

    • Concerned Reader

      Abortion should be legal in cases of rape and incest.

      • Who Wants To Know?

        Which only accounts for 1% of all abortions…The rest take place out of selfishness, ignorance, and evil.

      • Another Concened Reader

        Adoption should be legal in those cases. And more realistic and affordable than it is now.

  • Gary2

    Hey-lets give more tax cuts to the rich and cut the free school lunch programs for the poor. Hey lets cut corporate taxes and do away with the CHIP program. Hey lets cut capital gains even more who cares about WIC.

    I wish I were making this up but these are actually republican positions.

    These immoral conservative scum are sickening.

    • Guido

      Actually, let’s do just that. It’s not the fedgov’s duty or responsibility to do any of that. It is the states’ purview to handle these issues and decide just how far they’re willing to go in socialist handouts.

      It’s not a question of morality, especially when you consider government has no morality. Government is more immoral than the conservatives you attack. You insult us and make a fool of yourself when you attempt to call a group, marked by their religious beliefs and embrace of traditional morality, immoral. Either you’re absolutely out of touch or your definition of what is moral is so outside the sphere of logic as to be completely incomprehensible to the average person. I think you would be more correct to argue government is immoral, since many of their decisions and actions run counter to morality, erode morality, or completely ignore morality.

  • fearforthechildren

    Just finished reading the Great Depression for Dummies. What an eye opener. Henry Ford stated that the good thing about the depression is that it would keep many kids OUT of school. That “they would get a better education being in the real world and life experience is invaluable”. All of our ‘problems’ stem from the education system. It is that simple. http/:www.thedeliberatedumbingdownofamerica .. RIP Ms.Iserbyt. And thank-you.

  • http://www.infowars.com Tashi

    The article only scratches the surface. This is all by design. It asks the question what happened to America… instead of just quoting statistics it would be much more worthwhile to find out why indeed. Start at http://www.infowars.com

  • Bryan

    Don’t forget the shameless exploitation of our children by Media conglomerates and Mega Corporations; Disney, MacDonald’s, etc. It now seems if I have to screen the TV commercials as much as as the shows.

  • D

    Most of this relates to the destruction of the middle class. Remember, this has been planned for years by the Invisible Elite. Families can’t survive on one income anymore and poverty-stricken families are having too many kids. It is difficult to have a normal family structure these days because the economy is turning into serfdom for even highly educated workers. This is what the elite wants, serfdom (slaves).

    Economic collapse = more poverty = more disintegrated families = more crime.

    This directly relates to the current economic collapse and hopeless state of our country. It will only get worse.

    Politicians are not affected by this, of course. Therefore, they don’t care about you – they never have. They just want their election money and amazing pension. They are the elites’ puppets and will obey their every command.

    This is actually the least of our worries at the moment, unfortunately. Just wait until the economy fully collapses (I predict this winter) and WWIII comes along 1-2 years later. Cheers.

    • Virginia

      Until we stop rewarding failure in this country, we are doomed. Paying the poor to reproduce so they can eventually end up in our military is like shooting ourselves in the foot.

  • Bryan

    As a father I don’t know if I should be angry, scared, or both. It’s to bad our kids can’t enjoy the same freedoms we had when we were growing up.

    • Guido

      Makes me want to move to my wife’s country. At least Eastern Europe is a little simpler and slower than America in hitting rock bottom.

  • Justinian

    Yeah quote bible verses and everything will be alright. Maybe people living on their knees and not on their feet is part of the problem with this country.

    • Mrs. Texas

      I have Zapata’s quote on my vehicle. You can find them at cafepress.com. Zapata’s quote is one of my favorite quotes. It sums it all up in one simply sentence.

    • Mrs. Texas

      I should have added that the Bible should be what we stand on. I do not believe God wants us to lay down while evil is done. Just the opposite. Stand up and fight the good fight. Victory is ours!

    • Who Wants To Know?

      No, the problem is that they don’t believe in God and lost their moral compass. Most love money more than God and will do anything to make a quick buck.

  • Guido

    This article and these statistics are tragic and really heartbreaking. I can deal with a lot of stuff, but sick assholes who violate children really disgust me.

  • http://Yahoo Sharon

    First of all I address Mir (above). It’s a fact that there are 2 forces in this world. One is Satan (the devil) the other is God (Father, Son and Holy Ghost). It’s Satan who controls you Mir. As for the article I read, it is a sad but true picture of America today. The evil of Abortion has brought us to this point today. If you don’t respect the child in the womb you’ll not respect them after birth either. Thank you for a sad but good article.

    • Gil

      Since no woman is forced to have an abortion rather she found it to be the easy way out then abortion is a relief. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree and the majority of those who weren’t born would’ve grown up to be criminals and made life worse for everyone else.

  • Amy

    As a working mother, I get so tired of all evils being blamed by “mothers who work.” The truth is, we don’t know what causes all these societal ills. I work for financial necessity, as does my husband, and we do not live the fancy lifestyle so many on these kind of websites purport us to be having. There are many God fearing christians who have two breadwinners who are just scraping by, and send their kids to high quality private religious schools, and spend quality time with them when we are with them. They are turning out just fine. It all comes down to, are the children being raised with faith that matters, or not?

    • Armel

      But it is your fault, at least partly. Quit your job and start taking care of your own kids, rather than paying someone else to do it for you. It’s not easy, it’s not fashionable…I don’t have a social life other than my family, but we have to start fixing our country somewhere. When you’re not personally watching your kids, there’s no way of knowing what they’re learning or picking up. Move into a smaller house if finances are tight….we did, it works. It takes adjustment but unless we’re all willing to try, this country is going to tank.

  • Glenda the Good Witch

    We are SO evidently in the end times of the book of Revelations – it’s scary. Yes, all these terrible things are happening in our world and it all seems out of control because it is. We have no longer control of what is happening because there is the greatest Spiritual War going on right now in the world and heavens. Satan is about to get thrown into the pit of hell and all who go his way are in the same boat. The Lord shall return and there will be a thousand years of peace before the Judgement day – PRAY and get to know your Creator before it’s too late…because it is soon getting here. If you are spiritually asleep, you will not understand the reason evil is growing in our world, not just the U.S. If you are spiritually awake and know the book of Revelations and what it is saying, you will understand all we are and have to go through – Armageddon has begun!

  • Heidi #2

    none of us are responsible for all the worlds problems, neither can one person fix them all.
    We can each do our part in the place where God has put us and be a light in a very dark world.
    Maybe we can be the one who leads a pervert, child abuser,or abused ,drug addict or some other sinner to a saving faith in Jesus Christ.

  • El Pollo de Oro

    When I was younger, I used to think I would eventually have kids. But I never did. And now, I thank God I never had kids because it would be absolutely heartbreaking to watch them grow up in a dying, collapsing Third World hellhole that offers so little hope. I can’t imagine anything more heartbreaking than watching your kids go hungry, which tragically, is the type of thing we can expect when The Banana Republic of America (formerly the USA) goes from bad to much, much worse.

    Of course, some desperate parents will resort to violent crime rather than watch their kids go hungry. In Third World hellholes, carjackers, drug traffickers, kidnappers, and hit men are considered good providers (at least until they are killed on the job).

  • Virginia

    The only people having children today are the poor. They are smart enough to know that if you have nothing and have children, you will be taken care of in the US. So, the welfare cycle continues. The baby boom generation had a running chance at the American dream but that dream is a struggle now and their kids and grand kids are facing a very uncertain future.

  • jessica

    go to “the american dream” on you tube….it is 30 min. long and it is a cartoon…..see what else our own government is doing to us and in the end of it all we “the american tax payers” will get blamed for it. we NEED to speak out and put an end to this before it gets any worse…….we ARE “WE THE PEOPLE” still…….right?!?!?!?!?

  • Gil

    How much of “abuse” is simply corporal punishment? Physical beatings were considered beneficial for children as per the the Book of Proverbs.

  • http://Facebook Vanessa thompson

    These types of abuse has always beeb going on, With 24 hour news channels we hear more information than eber before, sex abuse is nothing new in this country but with the addition of the internet these offenders are no longer limited to victims in and around their own towns, they have an unlimited fishing pond to look for victim!! The game is the same but the rules have changed!!! If you ever EVER see any out of the ordinary page,post, email ect PLEASE REPORT IT!!! Our countries most vunerable depend on us to be aware of these monsters and stop them,,,,, the poorest children are most at risk of being abused!!

  • Brian

    Since 1973, approximately 50 million babies have been slaughtered in the United States before they were even born.

    You people care about “babies”from conception to birth but once born will let them go without food and medicine then have no problem putting them to death when they become full of rage and rape or kill.

  • Mike

    Any one who thinks America is a bad place to raise a child is more then welcome to MOVE to the Kongo, Ethiopia, Iraq, Russia, Burundi, Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, Colombia…. Many of these numbers are probably true in this report, but its because here in the U.S. it gets reported and we actually have laws to protect kids… how many kids get taken from their parents by child services in SUDAN. I’m happy to raise my children here, thank you. We have our issues here yes, but folks need to pull their heads out of the sand and realize just how good we have it compared to MOST of the rest of world. There is always room for improvement and that improvement starts with YOU!! YOUR VOICE, YOUR VOTE, YOUR CHOICES, YOUR ACTIONS.

  • JD

    I know a woman who has had 5 children that she aborted. She uses it as birth control. It makes me sick. Be responsible. If you dont want kids get your tubes tied or wear condoms. That sicko Kinsey is the one who put his perverted thoughts into our culture that children are sexual beings. Someone should have locked him up before he could spread his poison. Ive dated a couple of women that were raped as children. It destroyed them and now they have difficulties forming relationships with men. I hate the people who do this to children. Hell has a spot just for them.

  • Zero D

    American women are squarely to blame for the complete mess we are in. They have completely abandoned their traditional role of mother. Instead, they are more interested in pursuing a career, hanging out at clubs, toxicating themselves with birth control pills and aborting (killing babies) whenever the chance arises. This is American culture for you (the world) in a nut shell.
    What do you think the future of such a country looks like?
    A: ABORTED

  • http://zito.biz/fuckyou Andrew Stergiou

    “Standing by” “free enterprise” “Dumb stupid” “European” “Chinese” “follish” “socialist” “commie” “pinko” “Bolsheviks” “ruined” “their countries”:

    “What ever does not kill us makes us stronger” (Nietzsche)

    If the cure does not first lame the kids.

  • Alex Dhuma

    I came to USA 15 years ago for a sole purpose – business. If not business, i would have never come here and I dream of the day when I can afford to move to a normal country with dignity and good morals (more or less).

  • Riggs

    agreed

  • Bob

    Lol haters make us..

  • The World

    The US lets all the immigrants, illegals, and druggies take all the jobs, and all that money just goes into drugs or shipped out of the US. The US financially is degrading at a ridiculous pace, and with less of a life style, man tends to seek pleasure to live their lives. Like touching kids. US needs to start exporting, instead of importing, so we have jobs to fuel the millions of people flooding the US, and all the negatives will have less of an impact. If there are less negative impacts, kids will be raised better. If kids are raised better, the future is looking better. If the future looks good, were in the green. Also, our government needs a huge overhaul. The how it runs is fine, but all the people in it are basically corrupt officials, and politicians only out to make more money as it is right now. I’d say let America burn, and be split among the better countries, assuming they would bother taking this sick place.