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Ross Douthat Gets Results

Ross Douthat’s column yesterday, headlined “More Babies, Please“:

Finally, there’s been a broader cultural shift away from a child-centric understanding of romance and marriage. In 1990, 65 percent of Americans told Pew that

  1. DrewInWisconsin

    I believe it’s still true that conservatives (particularly those who consider themselves religious) tend to have more children than liberals/leftists and the non-religious. This, I think, is a good thing if we assume that children raised in conservative households are taught to be conservative. Because it means we’ll win in the war of ideas simply by out-breeding ‘em.

    The message should be narrowed to “More conservative babies, please!”  : )

  2. jarhead
    C

    Yes, more babies are needed.  But I’d rather that some people not breed at all than to have babies with absent and/or uninvolved fathers or mothers in their child’s upbringing. 

  3. Mafuta Kizola

    I for once welcome our New British Overlord !

    I remember attending a Libertarian Conference in the UK were a doctor was basically paint babies as life-sucking parasites that make life miserable for adults … I guess we have a Royal Rebuttal here.

  4. Owl of Minerva

    The tabloids speculate that it’s Harry’s in T Minus 5..4..3…

  5. James Of England

    There’ve been a number of responses to Catherine in the media (Mrs. Of England points out that Kate is not her preferred moniker), but none so awesome as this. Well done, Mollie.

  6. Pseudodionysius
    Samuel Amaral: I for once welcome our New British Overlord !

    I remember attending a Libertarian Conference in the UK were a doctor was basically paint babies as life-sucking parasites that make life miserable for adults … I guess we have a Royal Rebuttal here. · 10 minutes ago

    You should have shot back:

    “Judging by your histrionics up here, I’d say its not only the babies that behave that way. Could you tell me about your life as a child?”

  7. Schrodinger

    The Once and Future King

  8. KC Mulville

    What would happen if Ross Douthat and Sandra Fluke appeared together on the same stage?

  9. Amy Schley

    I don’t know, but I’d pay to watch …

    KC Mulville: What would happen if Ross Douthat and Sandra Fluke appeared together on the same stage? · 1 minute ago

  10. Cunctator

    When you read the title of the post, and the caption on the picture . . . .

  11. Sumomitch

    “And may their first child be a masculine child.” (An old Sicilian blessing.)

  12. Richard Stewart

    With tongue firmly in cheek: Mr. Douthat and Miz Fluke in close proximity? Wouldn’t that be kinda like mixing matter and anti-matter? Might be explosive, but I would also like to see that (from a safe distance, of course…)

  13. Don Mitchell

    This trend in the US identified by Douthat is one of the most disturbing things I’ve heard recently.  One of the most important books I read this year was David P. Goldman’s “How Civilizations Die”.  The short answer: they commit suicide by  failing to have children.  This is already happening all over Europe and–believe it or not–the Middle East.  This seems to indicate that we are following Europe’s self-destruction not only in political and economic ways, but in demographic as well.

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