Reversing Tragic Cultural Decline
Vital Cultural Indicators
Following the leftists’ takeover of the National Education Association, the  year decline of vital cultural statistics and “American education has occurred simultaneously—not just in terms of quality, but … increased cost” (“How the National Education Association Corrupts Our Public Schools,” Forbes magazine, June 7, 1993, p. 79).
“One of every 100 adults are in jail or prison, according to a new report documenting America’s rank as the world’s number one incarcerator,” according to a new study by the non-partisan Pew Center. With more than 2.3 million people behind bars, the United States leads the world in both the number and percentage of residents it incarcerates.”
Ames, Iowa Tribune, David Crary
New York Associated Press, February 28, 2008
“The first national study of four common sexually transmitted diseases among girls and young women has found that one in four [is] infected with at least one of the diseases, U.S. health officials reported Tuesday. One in four U.S. teenage girls have STDs. The diseases, which are infections caused by bacteria, viruses, and parasites, can produce acute symptoms … and potentially fatal ectopic pregnancy … and cervical cancer. The two most common sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, among all the participants tested were Human Papilloma Virus, at 18 percent, and Chlamydia, at four percent, according to the analysis, part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.”
Ames, Iowa Tribune, Lawrence K. Altman;
“One in Four U.S. Teenage Girls Have STDs, Study Finds,” International Herald Tribune, March 12, 2008).
Employing secular exclusivists who challenge teaching the values so essential to the American family and community is suicidal.
“Nearly 40 percent of the U.S. college students engage in high-risk alcohol consumption. Each year, almost 2,000 college and university students die from alcohol-related causes. An estimated 600,000 others are injured while under the influence. Loss of life alone is reason to act, but can also lead to sexual abuse … damage brain development and damage impulse control” (Dr. Jim Yong Kim, M.D., Ph.D., is a Korean-American physician. Dr. Kim chaired the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine Department at Harvard Medical School).
In a Washington Post article, September 16, 2011, Dr. Kim wrote: “As today’s students evolve into engaged citizens and tomorrow’s leaders, we owe it to them, to their parents and to society not to let them down.”
Dr. Kim’s concern is that instruction for behavioral, social, political and law must be based on common sense morality. Dr. Kim is now President of the World Bank, committed to the promotion of worldwide health.