Family Values: Importance

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Family Values: Importance

America's family values are very important to our citizens. For many years the American family and its values have been one of the top priorities of our nation. The family is even an essential part of the "American Dream" that we Americans are so fond of. The basic idea of success in America is measured by how well one can provide for their family. But what does citezenship have to do with family values? It determines these values and set a standard for the whole of America's people. Family values are of the utmost importance to the American citizen.

Family values are basically the core of our way of living. They have been important since, and even before, the very beginning of our civilization, and certainly since the founding of the United States of America. Theories suggest that even the primitive caveman was very loyal and respectful to his particular family unit. People of our time have followed these beginnings of the ideas of family values and citizenship up until the present day. Today however people are more diversified and separated in their ways but they all share similar values of the family. A nation, being of mostly socially compatible people, functions in a similar way as a family. The nation selects its "national family values" by legislation which becomes law. Civilization, over time, has brought about values which have become essential to all.

Family values have brought considerable amounts of happiness onto us throughout the course of our history. Where would we be without love and compassion? We would probably be in worldwide chaos if there still even was a world left. People would only regard each other as just mild acquaintances, there would be no friends, lovers, or married people anywhere without such values. All people desire family values, such as love, care, intimacy, acceptance, commitment, and shared responsibility. This is why people from all religious, political, and social...
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