“During my years in family court, I have seen a dramatic deterioration in the lives of adults and children. At the same time, there has been a dramatic increase in expensive public programs. We are spending a fortune and the result is failure. The recipients of these monies are in the same or worse shape than before, and the consequences are all around us:

More and meaner delinquents

More unwanted children

More abused children

More dysfunctional adults

More teenage pregnancies

By shifting the emphasis from individual responsibility to government responsibility, we have infantilized an entire population.”

– Judge Judith Sheindlin