This is a very curious priority for a dying republic. “Birth control” is accessible, indeed ubiquitous, and, by comparison with anything from a gallon of gas to basic cable, one of the cheapest expenses in the average budget. Not even Rick Santorum, that notorious scourge of the sexually liberated, wishes to restrain the individual right to contraception.In fact,instead of trying to prevent pregnancy,we should be encouraging young girls to marry and have plenty of babies,a baby-boom for the 21st century.But alas,the left controls the culture and 'sexual liberation' is presented as the norm.The stay at home mom,instead of being celebrated and presented as a worthy goal to aspire to by any young woman,is vilified,presented as a rube or dumb,something young women should avoid like the plague.In the end,the sexual revolution will be one of the cause's to our national suicide.
But where is the compelling societal interest in the state prioritizing and subsidizing it? Especially when you’re already the Brokest Nation in History. Elsewhere around the developed world, prudent politicians are advocating natalist policies designed to restock their empty maternity wards. A few years ago, announcing tax incentives for three-child families, Peter Costello, formerly Timmy Geithner’s counterpart Down Under, put it this way: “Have one for Mum, one for Dad, and one for Australia.” But in America an oblivious political class, led by a president who characterizes young motherhood as a “punishment,” prefers to offer solutions to problems that don’t exist rather than the ones that are all too real. I think this is what they call handing out condoms on the Titanic.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
'Handing Out Condoms On The Titanic'
A little fresh Steyn: