Thursday, January 12, 2006

Be a Good Citizen, Have Babies

I read Pat Buchanan's The Death of the West a few years ago where he explained that most countries of the Western world are reproducing below replacement level whereas the third world, especially Muslim countries, have exploding populations. France has provided monetary incentives for parents who have a third child, and Australia implemented a Large Family Supplement as well. Now, in light of such information, Jennifer Roback Morse has written a piece that should encourage us moms of several children, especially if we stay home with them.

She closes her article with this:

"So, stay at home moms, don’t let anyone tell you that you are wasting your talents. Without your contribution of a healthy, functioning next generation, all the strength of the U.S. military won’t be enough to protect us from the primal force of Islam that believes in itself enough to replace itself. Your actions show that you believe in your civilization enough to invest in its future."

(Hat tip: Barbara Curtis )

*Ok, the link to the France article is not working. I'm not sure why.


The Conservative Realist said...

It's good that she encourages SAHM's. We need that after the Linda Hirshman and Co. fiasco. The only thing I don't like about Morse is that she implies that having kids is a population-expanding obligation, not an act of love. I hope all moms see their kids as human beings and blessings from God, not just additions to the population or means to drive out the "undesirable" populations.

Charity Grace said...

I agree totally that having kids should not be merely a population-expanding obligation. However, in past generations people had children (because everyone did) and the population was expanded by default. Now we have a choice about whether to have children, and how many, and I think it's wise to look at the practical societal implications of our choices. However, parenthood should definitely be first and foremost an act of love. I agree!

The Conservative Realist said...

Very good point!

Nice blog, btw.

Charity Grace said...

thank you. :)