Rep. Steve King of Iowa may have spoken inappropriately when he stated, "Muslim children are preventing our civilization from being restored." But he was correct when he said he feels the standards that made America great are fading away.

Note that in 1979 the Census Bureau reported that 95 percent of Americans were married or would get married. Today that statistic is halved. Half our people are now shunning marriage with its values and morality for "free sex," and far too many are sacrificing raising children on the altar of pleasure-seeking materialism.

Dianna Crawford

Bakersfield