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What do you feel has primarily caused the destruction of the traditional family in America?

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Which "traditional" family are you talking about? Before the Industrial Revolution and the resulting urbanization of population, most people lived in extended families, with multiple generations all under one roof. The dad, mom and kids "nuclear family" is a very recent and largely First World phenomenon.

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Mom and dad staying together and raising their children, as opposed to divorce, unwed parents, multiple marriages, custody battles, skyrocketing adultery within marriage, and so on. Traditional family values is what I refer to. Falling in love, getting married, making a lifelong commitment to each-other, raising their children as a partnership, and working through better or for worse... instead of just screwing everyone you meet until you accidentally get pregnant and then decide to give marriage a "shot" for a couple years until someone else catches your interest.
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In that case, it's the availability and acceptance of divorce.
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Maybe... I'm still going with "industrial revolution". You break up a construct that passes wisdom between generations, it might be a while before the effects show up.

Why? Because you can still learn most things from your parents. it's only if one of them forgets that you would need contact with other relatives. But what you don't learn you can't pass on.

Many things can be taught in schools... but the things you are talking about, marriage, commitment, values, are only passed through families.
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The television set.

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Good answer, the really sad part is that all they have to do is turn it off.
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Welfare. Especially in the black family. The stats prove it, just look at the numbers for illegitimate black children today vs. 1960. The real question is, did the Donks do this on purpose to ensure the black vote? (They get 90%). Or was it good intentions gone wrong?

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Look at the rate of illegitimacy in white births, while you are at it. Pretty high there, too, racist.
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Why is it racist to point out actual facts? Yes, the rates went up in white families too, I never said it didn't, but the Donks targeted blacks.
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That's not racist...
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No but it was kinda racist of him to assume I'm white and that I'm insulting blacks. I could be black for all he knows and just insulting the govt.
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Haha good point!
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Acceptance, understanding, technology, and the slow fall of dogmatic tendencies. Ya so basically computers gave us a better view into life outside our cardboard cookie-cutter homes and freed our minds man lol.

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Haha "freed our minds man" :D
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Selfishness is the only cause of destruction of traditional family in AMERICA.

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Too much focus on material things & not enough quality time spent ?

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The decline of Godly, Christian values has destroyed the family. Things matter more than family & being "too busy".

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People have taken God out of the house,schools and society

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Pride, too many people do not understand the positive side of disagreement. It's supposed to clear things up. But people are so full of themselves and think they are so smart that when someone disagrees with them, they should be cast aside for stupidity and insolence.

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