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The youth of the United States of America have fallen to the lowest moral and spiritual level of any generation of youth which has yet lived in this country. Never before was there a time when such a majority of the criminals were of the adolescent and youth age. Secular authorities along with moralists and religious leaders are alarmed and are searching earnestly for an answer to the problems of juvenile delinquency. The glamorous advertising of liquor, superemphasizing of sex, glorification of materialism, degeneration of the home, along with numerous other anti-spiritual emphases of the past decade, has produced a generation of youth whose basic philosophy is to "eat, drink and be merry."
Ritter, Charles L., "A Critical Study of Youth and Youth Work and a Workable Plan of Youth Evangelism for the Local Church" (1955). Western Evangelical Seminary Theses. 396.