Values should be taught in the homePaper Rating: Word Count: 646 Approx Pages: 3
Values: knowing right from wrong, moral ideas that encompass American culture. Many Americans believe that the values in this nation are on a decline. Sprouting from divorced families, out of control children, and teen pregnancies among other aspects, there is a strong feeling spreading across the nation that its moral beliefs are inadequate and need to be changed. Today, people all over the nation are embracing the values of the past in order to insure different morals for the next generation of Americans. This change is in great contrast to the 1960's and ˜70's antidisestablishmentarianistical attitude toward life that many of America's adults grew up in. People are trying to revert back to the 1950's values and beliefs which they rebelled against as young adults. Some, of these baby boomers have grown to become politicians in the nation's government. When in power they propose legislation to improve the values in America. How can the government improve the values in this nation when it is a cause of much moral controversy? Government intervention into people's lives cannot help stop the nation's moral decline. Instilling the values of the past can only come from the American family.
The American government creates legislation and laws that are abided by the people of this country. In return the nation's leaders must abide by the rules and standards they and others in the past have set for themselves. On September 9, 1999 Kenneth Starr delivered his findings in Congress about the details of former president Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky. Clinton was later found guilty of lying under oath about his affair but was able to continue until the end of his term in office. Can the nation look toward the government to be responsible for restoring the values of America's past when the nation's top leader can break the laws set in place wit