When policymakers consider America's grave social problems, including violent crime, rising illegitimacy, substance abuse, and welfare dependency, they should heed the findings in the professional literature of the social sciences on the positive consequences that flow from the practice of religion. (6)
For example, there is ample evidence that:
The strength of the family unit is intertwined with the practice of religion. Churchgoers (7) are more likely to be married, less likely to be divorced or single, and more likely to manifest high levels of satisfaction in marriage.
Church attendance is the most important predictor of marital stability and happiness. The regular practice of religion helps poor persons move out of poverty. Regular church attendance, for example, is particularly instrumental in he?ping young people to escape the poverty of inner-city life.
Religious belief and practice contribute substantially to the formation of personal moral criteria and sound moral judgment.
Regular religious practice generally inoculates individuals against a host of social problems, including suicide, drug abuse, out-of-wedlock births, crime, and do order.
The regular practice of religion also encourages such beneficial effects on mental health as less depression (a mocern epidemic), more self-esteem, and greater family and marital happiness.
In repairing damage caused by alcoholism, drug addiction, and marital breakdown, religion belief and practice are a major sour e of strength and recovery.
Regular practice of religion is good for personal physical health: It increases longevity, improves one's chances of recovery from illness, and lessens the incidence of many killer diseases.
From: Why Religion Matters: The Impact of Religious Practice on Social Stability / The Heritage Foundation
Something About Me
I'm Lewis Jones, with a Bachelor's degrees in Sociology and Human Behavior from University of Washington, in 2000, and minors in Far East and Russian Studies. I formed the Geneva Convention of 1949 Association to stop war crime preceding the ending of the Vietnam War.
I have done painting, rework, and lawn and garden work with my business Happiness Enterprises. I've been a commercial fisherman, logging watchman and Military Sea Transportation System Seaman traveling as far as Japan and Korea.
Raised in Seattle by my parents, Ray Jones,, an ex-Marine and Fire Chief at Fort Lawton and Evelyn Jones, a pianist who performed at many of Seattle's night spots. I graduated from Queen Anne High School Class of '53. I was Senior Class President, pole vaulter for Track & Field and Left Tackle for the varsity Football team. I enjoy hiking, skiing and mountain climbing.
Addressing Our Issues
I will confront issues that affect us all, from the unhealthy use of cell phones next to the head, except briefly for emergencies, the need to empower the health department to protect Seattle from the perils of adding 50 Giga hertz WiFi transmitters in Seattle, to the need to fight crime with more police, the need to reduce international tensions by opening agricultural commerce from America though Seattle and Vladivostok, Russia. Additionally, as long as North Korea is hostile, consider placement ABM battery for puget Sound, to the need to bring back "Happy Days" law, including reviewing the status of those immigrants who commit crimes and affirming those who have been law-abiding and constructive while here in America.
I would accept the number of millions of dollars for Seattle from President Trump and support federal laws as our duty. Seattle shall not be a sanctuary city for immigrants who commit crimes, but for those who come to America to better themselves or contribute would receive special grace and welcome.
With respect to the fact that it was Presidents Yeltsin and Putin who threw the "red flag" out of Russia, which could be considered an overture to the West and the fact that the insurgency in Ukraine was not caused by President Putin but by a remnant of the old Soviet Union, I would include Vladivostok in a sister-city agricultural trade route from all of America to all of Russia, through Seattle. Also if trade from Seattle in items such as food and toys were opened with North Korea, hostilities could subside. I could do this with a a sister-city there, with the Federal Government's permission.