Thursday, March 16, 2006

Some Good News: Liberals Don't Procreate!

Thank you G-Man for bringing my attention to this incredibly uplifting article. There is hope on the horizon...

A world-wide trend shows that the more conservative a family, the more likely they are to have children (and normally more than one). "This dynamic helps explain the gradual drift of American culture toward religious fundamentalism and social conservatism. Among states that voted for President Bush in 2004, the average fertility rate is more than 11% higher than the rate of states for Sen. John Kerry."

The comparison of a red city and blue city is telling. In very blue Seattle there are 45% more dogs than there are children, but in red Salt Lake City there are 19% more children than dogs.

"It's not that people in a progressive city such as Seattle are so much fonder of dogs than are people in a conservative city such as Salt Lake City. It's that progressives are so much less likely to have children.

It's a pattern found throughout the world, and it augers a far more conservative future - one in which patriarchy and other traditional values make a comeback, if only by default. Childlessness and small families are increasingly the norm today among progressive secularists. As a consequence, an increasing share of all children born into the world are descended from a share of the population whose conservative values have led them to raise large families.

Today, fertility correlates strongly with a wide range of political, cultural and religious attitudes. In the USA, for example, 47% of people who attend church weekly say their ideal family size is three or more children. By contrast, 27% of those who seldom attend church want that many kids.

...Tomorrow's children, therefore, unlike members of the postwar baby boom generation, will be for the most part descendants of a comparatively narrow and culturally conservative segment of society. To be sure, some members of the rising generation may reject their parents' values, as often happens. But when they look for fellow secularists with whom to make common cause, they will find that most of their would-be fellow travelers were quite literally never born." (source)

This article covers many aspects of the emerging generations --the only thing they left out was what factor of abortion is playing in this documented vanishing of the liberal family...

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