Neglect: To pay no attention or too little attention to; disregard or slight; to be remiss in the care or treatment of; to omit, through indifference or carelessness; to fail to carry out or perform (orders, duties, etc.); to fail to take or use.
The Bipartisan Policy Center states,
“Voter turnout dipped from 62.3 percent of eligible citizens voting in 2008 to an estimated 57.5 in 2012” in an election year when there was “an eight million person increase in the eligible voters”.
When we neglect to be involved in the life of our country, its health and physical development; intellectual and cognitive development; emotional and psychological development; social and behavioral development are all negatively affected and effected.
According to “Ambassadors 4 Kids Club“,
“30% of U.S. students in grades six through ten are involved in moderate or frequent bullying – as bullies, as victims, or as both – according to the results of the first national school bullying statistics and cyberbullying statistics survey on this subject.
School bullying and cyberbullying are increasingly viewed as an important contributor to youth violence, including homicide and suicide.”
HuffPost Parents reports,
“U.S. childhood obesity rates have increased over the past 14 years, according to a study published on Monday, casting doubt on a recent analysis by government health researchers that found a sharp drop in preschool obesity rates over the past decade.
America is suffering from extreme neglect and America’s children are paying the price.
Americans have allowed this country to be run by those who would capitalize on our greatest resource, our children.
We recognize the ever-reaching tentacles of corporate America influencing the course of education and feel powerless to fight against the money that has purchased the legislative body of this country.
We fail to recognize that money did not build this country, people did. Money is not the power in America, people are.
As Americans, it is our responsibility to take an active interest in our country and provide its children with an excellent education so that they can become responsible adults who will not neglect their country or their children.
Join the Movement to Save Our Children!”