The bashing of elected leaders began before Obama became the president. It grew in intensity beginning in 2000.<quoted text>Today's children are more violent and hateful because of their lack of respect of authority and their elected officials. The constant bashing of President Obama and other elected leaders by right-wing hate radio is a major factor in the increase in violence and hate in today's children. Is it a coincidence that these events started occurring soon after Russ Limbaugh began broadcasting his hate-speech? I don't think it's any coincidence at all.
But violence among the younger generation goes deeper than that.
We have become much too self-centered and self-absorbed as a society and our children are fast becoming the wild children like in Lord of the Flies because we stopped caring and being good role models.
It's how do we stop doing it that's the challenge.