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Decline in Morality after 1963

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We've seen a dramatic decline in national morality since 1963: This is God's judgment on a nation: Unwed birth rates 15-19 yr. olds shot up. Unwed birth rates 10-14 yr. olds shot up 553% by 1983. Sexually Transmitted Disease rates 15-19 yr. olds shot up 226% by 1975. Divorce had been declining for 15 consecutive years prior to 1963. After, the number of divorces tripled every year until 1983. SAT scores declined for 18 consecutive years after 1963; unprecedented in our history. We are now graduating a generation of students that, academically, knows less that their parents. Violent crime up 544%.