Next, we discussed how this nation "threw caution to the wind" and relaxed our sexual mores and the provisions that went with it in the late 1960s. As a result of such relaxation, we opened the door for many men to take advantage of women's new sexual freedom, often creating many children out of wedlock and a burden to the state. Again, welfare comes into play which further burdens the taxpayer and increases the size of government in the process. Those children born out of wedlock often didn't have the advantages of proper upbringing like my friend and I did. That, too, brought on many social problems.