And people who do want them (and can pay for them) should have them. What’s so difficult to understand about that? There is no need for everyone to have children, any more than there is need for everyone to drive a Maserati, live in a tent, or play the bassoon.
Having lived in single blessedness all my life (soon coming up on 60 years), I have been relentlessly hammered for at least the last 45 about how sorry I will be some day that I did not marry, and even more so should I not have children. Every day I turn on the TV and see another woman murdered by her husband, ex-husband, boyfriend, ex-boyfriend or lover; and wonder of wonders, more than a statistically expected number of these women were pregnant when they were murdered. My sainted Southern Granny always advised that if you cannot be thankful for what you have, be thankful for what you have escaped. It seems to me that my decision, for me, is the correct one. Perhaps other women feel the same way about their choices too?p>Incidentally, having heard the relentless pounding away of mothers and mothers-in-law at women who (with their husband’s consent) have decided not to have children, I think those women who claim to be childless in order to save the planet may just be trying to find some way to shut up the drums that continue to tell her how “selfish” she is for wanting to pursue other avenues than kinder, kirche, kuch . After all, can Mom say it is selfish if you are doing it for Mother Earth? br> — Kate Shaw br> Toronto, Ontario /p>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online