Tuesday, August 30, 2011

America: The land of the Irresponsible and Home of the Abused Child

The American Dream website came out with some astonishing data today, showing that the family structure, especially in regards to children, is falling apart in nearly ever aspect.  They base this on 30 different statistics that show that child abuse, child welfare, and parental failures in the US are running at an all-time high, and the hope for tomorrow's generation is teetering on the edge of chaos.

Here are a few that stand out.

#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.
#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.
#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.
#13 It is estimated that up to half a million children may currently be homeless in the United States.
#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."
#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.
#26 Law enforcement officials estimate that about 600,000 Americans and about 65,000 Canadians are trading dirty child pictures online.
#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.

- The American Dream


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