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Welfare began as a system to help families in distress but has evolved into an instrument of destruction of the family unit In the mid 1960s President Lyndon B Johnson introduced The Great Society welfare act to the nation The bureaucracy that ensued left the nation disenchanted and the poor in a hopeless situation The effects of the governments intervention created a breakdown in society President Lyndon B Johnson addressed the initial need for welfare as a program to bring families living in poverty up to the middle class The flaw in this program was not the goal but the means of reaching it Instead of teaching the families skills to raise their standards of living welfare was simply a give-away program The flaw in the welfare system was the bureaucracy that followed its introduction Families werent simply granted assistance based on their need but had to meet certain criteria to even be considered for assistance Family units consisting of a working husband wife and children were often turned away with little or no assistance It encouraged young women not to marry the fathers of their children in order to receive funds Another breakdown in the welfare system was the development of public housing The overcrowded living conditions didnt give the inhabitants any sense of hope since they were owned and managed by the government They were breeding grounds for gang activity drugs and domestic violence The intervention of the government with the welfare program led to the breakdown of the family and eventual breakdown of our culture Mothers wanted help for their children and the only way for them to receive this help was to become the head of the household This alternative family situation that had long been taboo was now accepted and encouraged With the number of fatherless families growing young American men were no longer expected to be responsible for their children The family unit was no longer
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