Three (3) Minutes and We’ll show you


As stated before in so many posts, there is an obvious disconnect between what is and the way it ought to be. Seriously ladies and gentlemen give me three minutes of your time and this notion will be clearly demonstrated before your very eyes.

First let’s start with our congressional officials, city and state officials, and basically over 50 percent of adults in this country and ask them: (1) is it okay to fail a high school level civics test? And (2) who do they feel may be the ‘role models’ from where their very children gather their study habits?

I need to share with everyone today the findings of another survey. This particular survey was designed with every conceivable statistical data model available. What was the intention of this survey? To measure the social attitudes and subsequent behaviors of those very people who are the product of their civics failing parents.

How could anyone be so stupid not to realize that the laid-back and blasé attitudes that we take in parenting, education, and our civic environment will not have an affect on what happens as a result…please think again!

The survey was conducted by an organization called the Josephson Institute and can be found by the same name dot org. Thirty thousand students (30,000) were surveyed utilizing one hundred (100) different high schools; furthermore, this is a longitudinal study meaning that the data collected ranges over a period of time.

The Ethics of American Youth – 2008 summary

Survey of teens reveals entrenched habits of dishonesty – stealing, lying, and cheating rates climb to alarming rates.

STEALING— In bad news for business, more than one in three boys (35 percent) and one-fourth of the girls (26 percent) – a total of 30 percent overall – admitted stealing from a store within the past year. In 2006 the overall theft rate was 28 percent (32 percent males, 23 percent females).

LYING— More than two of five (42 percent) said that they sometimes lie to save money. Again, the male-female difference was significant: 49 percent of the males, 36 percent of the females. In 2006, 39 percent said they lied to save money (47 percent males, 31 percent females).

CHEATING— Cheating in school continues to be rampant and it’s getting worse. A substantial majority (64 percent) cheated on a test during the past year (38 percent did so two or more times), up from 60 percent and 35 percent, respectively, in 2006. There were no gender differences on the issue of cheating on exams.

Despite these high levels of dishonesty, the respondents have a high self-image when it comes to ethics. A whopping 93 percent said they were satisfied with their personal ethics and character and 77 percent said that when it comes to doing what is right, I am better than most people I know.

And finally is there a link between what and how their primary care givers instruct, teach, discipline, and ‘school’ them in reality of the world, and please all things being equal, is there a connection with a ‘bailout, LGBT, same sex marriage, and otherwise liberal’ mentality?

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