Bullying is a pressing issue that must be dealt with, but this is not the right thing to do. Reporting bullying cases to law enforcement is not necessary except in extreme cases. This does does nothing to help the cause of bullying. The increasing amount and severity of bullying can be directly attributed to our country’s moral decline. Respect for one another has been lost. Politics, sporting rivalries, and our personal rivalries have gotten out of hand, and we have lost respect for the “other side.” We need to focus on measures that restore the institutions that teach respect. We must focus on reversing our trends away from the traditional family. We must reverse our trends in church attendance. We must correct our nation’s course. Once we begin to reassert traditional American values of respect, civility, and compassion, we will see bullying decline. However, if we continue on our hateful track, bullying will not stop. It will only increase. Bullying in America is directly tied to the current state of our country’s morals, and until we recognize that, we cannot fix this issue.