Essay on America's Moral Decline

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America's Moral Decline One of the most pressing problems facing America today is our moral crisis. This problem is one that is related to many other social dilemmas. It has a correlation to our rising crime rate, drug usage, and a trend towards sexual irresponsibility. It is imminent for Americans to find a cure for this moral disease lest we are bound for chaos. In order to solve this problem we must first, as with any problem, determine the causes. One of the causes is the overall tolerance of things that are immoral. Immorality can be defined as anything that deteriorates the decency, honorable or artistic merit, and overall purity of things. Today our society is one that accepts this trait. Tolerance of music and…show more content…
No longer are we appalled by indecency but now we laugh at it. We have an attitude that it is not harmful. Some of the most prominent comedians of today rely almost solely on either graphic sexual language or just raw curse. In the past these comedians would have had to do better than that because we had a more intolerant view of such indecency. The material would have to be funny not just amusing from sheer shock. Movies were forced to promote plot and have artistic merit instead of relying on sex or violence to draw a crowd. The rich creativity of our entertainers that once drew a crowd has been replaced by smut. The solution is to go back to the ways of old. Start looking at our entertainment with a more morally critical eye. Think of the sheer indecency that is portrayed and make your conscience change you. Think of the effects such obscenity would have on an impressionable child. Realize the damage it is doing. Demand more from the entertainment industry. We must change this attitude for it is the most haunting element of our moral demise. Teenagers are now being encouraged to practice safe sex. Coming through high school today the message is to be sexually responsible, use birth control. This gives teenagers the green light to go out and have sex. It is this kind of acceptance that leads to irresponsible sexual activity among teens. It would be much more
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