It is a question that many of us have likely asked: How do you instill values in people -- especially young people -- when they are raised in an ever-increasingly secular world?
David Horowitz, Pastor Geronimo Aguilar and other faith-leaders joined Glenn Beck on Wednesday evening to discuss this very topic.
Citing the "domino effect" that has arisen since faith has come under fire, the panel delved into issues such as single-parent homes, the contributions of faith-keepers versus secularists, and the somewhat recent creation of the "underclass."
Horowitz explained that "accountability" and "responsibility" -- as core tenets of faith -- gives one the power to change their lives for the better, thus reversing self-destructive behaviors. He also explained that the underclass is only a recent development dating back to the 1960's and the Great Society, reminding that before those days there was the "working poor" who were able to advance themselves gradually throughout life.
"Now people are addicted to dependency," Horowitz said.
Glenn led the engaging panel through a discussion of statistics, with one panelist adding that a few short decades ago, "75 percent of black children were born to two parents" and that one study suggested "90 percent" of all violent crimes were perpetrated by adults or teens who came from a one-parent home. Glenn reminded that splitting up families is a common tactic of those who seek to oppress.
Watch this fascinating discussion and weigh in below with your thoughts: