I started reading a parenting book recently titled "The Entitlement Trap" by Richard and Linda Eyre. It's about how children today in nearly all cultures are falling into an entitlement trap, in which they are given all sorts of things they don't need (laziness, license to do things, lack of responsibilities, lack of consequences for their actions, lack of ownership) and none of the things they do need. This trap ultimately not only squashes initiative, creativity and responsibility, but empathy for other human beings and all sense of justice. In each person's eyes who is trapped in this mindset, they are Number 1, and everyone else is inferior.
If I am to help prevent future wars, I must teach my own children rightly here at home. All change begins with the individual.
The US may collapse (Hah. "May," indeed ...). When it gets rebuilt, we need individuals and families who are grounded in correct principles and moral habits and right knowledge of the proper role of government. I would hate for the new US to be no better than the old one.
"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine