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Social changes may bring on America’s end

Published: Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

Are we witnessing the death throes of America? Religious instruction with its moral values was eliminated from the schools in the 1960s, which started a moral decline grown worse during the years of my life. Many Americans believe “everything is OK as long as it feels good.”

Everything is not OK. I believe America’s demise today could be caused by aberrant lifestyles, abortion, same-sex marriage, and cohabitation. These arrangements will not produce children.

How can a nation survive when deaths exceed new births? “For a nation to maintain its population, it needs a total fertility rate of 2.1 babies per woman.” (Time magazine)

Add to the mix gambling with its social destruction. I’ve yet to see a casino advertisement highlighting consequences of uncontrolled gambling.

Illinois has legalized marijuana – a drug, according to experts, that can lead to the use of cocaine and/or other destructive drugs.

Gov. Quinn’s gleeful countenance, while he signs legislation harmful to Illinoisans, reminds me of the Roman Emperor Nero who watched as Rome burned, as written in Gibbons’ famous book. I wonder whether America is next.

Sixty years ago, I would have written an article urging Americans to vote for candidates of proven integrity, honesty, and character. Alas, I fear it is too late, as abortion, same-sex marriage, cohabitation, and aberrant lifestyles proliferate.

I hope I’m wrong.

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