This is a very simple post.

My sons (20's) and I (60's) had a discussion about the future of the country.

Both of them feel that the union will fracture before they are my age. Ending up as regional smaller unions.

I cant see it happening, except as a fall-back reaction to some dark event at the national level.

My sons just see it as the eventual natural result of the polarization of the country. I wish I didn't see that possibility, as well.

All I can hope is that the current disturbing trend of the current administration will result in a backlash that allows for us to again become a more compassionate and protective society.

Any comments?

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Coalage3 1 year 20 weeks ago
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I somewhat agree with your sons' conclusions, but for probably far different reasons. The following excerpt is just one reason:

From Casey Chalk: http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/public-school-sex-eds-descent-into-madness/

"On June 14, the school board of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), the tenth largest school division in the United States, will convene and likely approve a number of changes to its sex-ed program, including replacing the term “biological sex” with “sex assigned at birth,” teaching that children aren’t born male or female, minimizing the role of abstinence, and excising clergy from a list of “trusted adults.” Although I am a product of FCPS, as was my mother and a long list of aunts, uncles, and cousins on both sides of my family, my children will not be attending their local elementary school. The radical sexual pedagogy promoted by FCPS, coupled with its well-publicized laxity in confronting illegal sexual behavior by its staff, has convinced me that my eldest daughter, who will enter kindergarten this fall, would be safer in a private school."

"FCPS still boasts an impressive educational pedigree. As their website notes, the class of 2018 has 223 National Merit Semifinalists, and Fairfax County high schools are recognized annually by the Washington Post as some of the most challenging in the United States. Yet as C.S. Lewis warned, “education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.” Teaching kids just entering puberty about how to “properly” use contraception and engage in safe anal sex can only be classified as a first-rate education in delinquency. Most American public schools have lost sight of Aristotle’s important maxim: “The happy life is regarded as a life in conformity with virtue…not spent in [sexual] amusement.”

My comment: what has happened to the democratic party in this country that they would support these types of policies? This is not progress.

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