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Destruction Of The Family: The U.S. Has The Highest Rate Of Children Living With A Single Parent In The Entire World
For decades, the traditional family unit has been under assault in America, and the consequences have been absolutely catastrophic. Today, the marriage rate has dropped to levels that we have never seen before, we continue to have one of the highest divorce rates in the entire world, and more couples than ever are choosing not to get married at all. As a result, the number of single parents has been steadily rising, and at this point the United States actually has the highest rate of children living with a single parent of any country on the entire planet. The following comes from Pew Research…
For decades, the share of U.S. children living with a single parent has been rising, accompanied by a decline in marriage rates and a rise in births outside of marriage. A new Pew Research Center study of 130 countries and territories shows that the U.S. has the world’s highest rate of children living in single-parent households.
Almost a quarter of U.S. children under the age of 18 live with one parent and no other adults (23%), more than three times the share of children around the world who do so (7%).
You would think that with how rapidly modern notions of “morality” are spreading around the globe that someone out there would be worse than us, but sadly we are dead last on the list.
In fact, our rate is more than four times higher than India and more than seven times higher than China…
In comparison, 3% of children in China, 4% of children in Nigeria and 5% of children in India live in single-parent households. In neighboring Canada, the share is 15%.
The real goal in this nation should be to make folks more self sufficient and less dependent.
Source: Michael Snyder, the Economic Collapse
Yours in Freedom,
Bruce ‘the PoorMan’
PARTING THOUGHTS, Resources
In a speech to the American Enterprise Institute in October, former governor and U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley put her finger on the greater issue, saying in part, “President Trump is a disruptor. That makes some people very happy, and it makes some people very mad. ... When I was in the administration, I served alongside colleagues who believed the best thing to do for America was to undermine and obstruct the president. Some wrote about it anonymously in The New York Times. Others just did it. They sincerely believed they were doing the right thing. I sincerely believed they weren’t. ... No policy disagreement with him ... justifies undermining the lawful authority that is vested in his office by the Constitution.”
Merry Christmas to All
When you're making a survival kit or bug out bag, it's best to pack items that have multiple uses. This way you'll be prepared for all types of situations without taking up more space than necessary. There are dozens of versatile items, but today I want to talk about chap stick. Here are 20 survival uses for it.
1. Moisten Chapped Lips - Well, duh! But I had to include this lest someone leave a smartass comment chiding me for leaving it out. You know who you are.
2. Moisten Chapped Hands and Scrapes - This helps them heal faster and keeps them protected from the elements...
These timeless ideas still have value today.
National Taxpayers Union (NTU) has released the congressional scorecard for the first session of the 115th Congress, and it's good news for taxpayers: more pro-taxpayer votes were taken and passed in 2017 than in other recent years, and the number of "Taxpayers' Friend" awards the organization issues for top-scoring lawmakers out has skyrocketed over 2016 results. While far too many members of Congress are still failing to consistently stand up for the best interests of taxpayers, 2017 was still an important year of progress on many fiscal policy issues. See how your rep ranked below.
Places to Avoid During a Short or Long Emergency
Having supplies on hand for an emergency is a great way to be prepared. However, you don't want to find yourself in a jam by finding yourself stuck in the middle of a mob. Here are locations you definitely want to avoid. Read more here.
How to Keep Moisture and Pests Away from Your Food Stockpile
You've worked hard to build your food stockpile, but now you need to keep it safe from damage. Find out what you need to do to keep it safe from moisture and pests. Read more here.
Making Your Ammunition Last for Decades
You should definitely have a good amount of ammunition stored at home or another location. But, the next step is knowing how to make it last for decades and the critical steps to take. Read more here.
Tracking Your In-Store Purchases (and How to Opt-Out)
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