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Margaret Sanger A Life of Passion
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 4, 2011 | Ashley Sayeau

Posted on 12/05/2011 6:40:08 AM PST by artichokegrower

It's not hard to guess where Margaret Sanger found her inspiration. Born in 1879, the mother of birth control was one of 11 children. "My mother died at 48," she wrote in "My Fight for Birth Control." "My father lived to be 80." The latter was a stonecutter, specializing in children's gravestones. The former was a devout Catholic who was pregnant 18 times during her 30-year marriage.

From these beginnings, Margaret Sanger became one of the most important reformers in American history - a woman who by the mid-1900s needed no introduction, certainly not to women desperate for information about how to limit their families. Thousands of them wrote her directly, needing to put nothing more on the envelope than "Margaret Sanger, New York."

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: eugenics; margaretsanger; moralabsolutes; plannedparenthood; prolife
Lengthy book review containing only two short sentences dealing with Sanger's beliefs in eugenics.

"While she decries it, Baker notes that Sanger's support of eugenics was in accordance with the day's leading scientists."

Yeah the day's leading scientists who went on to do their horrific work in Nazi Germany.

1 posted on 12/05/2011 6:40:11 AM PST by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

“pregnant 18 times during her 30-year marriage”

It’s not a clown car.

and

My brother and his “wife” have had 5 children. They range in age from 3 to 16. Of the oldest 4 not ONE wants children when they grow up. I found that kind of wierd.


2 posted on 12/05/2011 6:43:41 AM PST by Grunthor (Pro-illegal alien "conservatives" piss me off.)
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To: artichokegrower

Margaret Sanger did the work of Satan


3 posted on 12/05/2011 6:43:56 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: artichokegrower

What an ironic name she had, given the proliferation of abortion.


4 posted on 12/05/2011 6:47:03 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: artichokegrower

Sanger’s mother had 18 kids. I wonder which ones she would have wished to abort.

Her mother died young so Sanger decided it was from having too many kids and went off to save others from the terrible fate of Childbirth./s/


5 posted on 12/05/2011 6:47:14 AM PST by Venturer
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To: artichokegrower

Unable to recognize Evil, progressives embrace it.


6 posted on 12/05/2011 6:47:29 AM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they cannot be deceived, it's impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: artichokegrower
Don't forget this little gem: a country still uncomfortable with women's reproductive rights. Maybe the country is uncomfortable with calling "reproductive rights" to murder!
7 posted on 12/05/2011 6:49:00 AM PST by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: All

she was an evil, racist woman...


8 posted on 12/05/2011 6:51:15 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: MHGinTN

“Unable to recognize Evil, progressives embrace it.”

And they ALL tell us her most vile statements were “taken out of context”.

What a horrible revered woman.

FU MS, and all your moron worshippers.


9 posted on 12/05/2011 6:51:15 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: artichokegrower
Hey, it's ok, she wanted blacks eliminated, not Jews, and instead of gas chambers, she liked abortion as her final solution.

Do I really need sarcasm tags?

10 posted on 12/05/2011 6:53:44 AM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: artichokegrower

I’m a bit too busy to scan the entire SF article. However, given the source, I shall assume that none of Ms Sanger’s racism was revealed in the article. If I’m not mistaken, she pushed birth control as a means of controlling the “inferior” races, did she not?

And of course, liberals, in their quest to keep their lies alive, lie by omission each and every day.


11 posted on 12/05/2011 6:54:09 AM PST by Da Coyote (Liberalism - when you absolutely, positively have no ability to produce wealth.)
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To: artichokegrower

Title should read: Margaret Sanger A Life of Passion and a Passion for Death!


12 posted on 12/05/2011 6:54:34 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newter the Democrats and newtralize the RINOS - the Senate, House & WHouse)
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To: artichokegrower
The purpose in promoting birth control was "to create a race of thoroughbreds," she wrote in the Birth Control Review

The highest award a Dem can receive is the Margaret Sanger award.

Pray for America

13 posted on 12/05/2011 6:57:27 AM PST by bray (The Tea Party Occupies their Minds)
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To: artichokegrower

spare us from the chronicles of a witch


14 posted on 12/05/2011 7:06:59 AM PST by veritas2002
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To: artichokegrower
While she decries it, Baker notes that Sanger's support of eugenics was in accordance with the day's leading scientists.

Kind of like global warming. Bad things can happen when you detach your work in science from morality.

15 posted on 12/05/2011 7:08:45 AM PST by SamuraiScot
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When the issue of compulsory sterilization was brought up at the Nuremberg trials after the war, many Nazis defended their actions on the matter by indicating that it was the United States itself from whom they had taken inspiration.


16 posted on 12/05/2011 7:12:13 AM PST by anglian
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To: artichokegrower
Read her articles on eugenics, it will make you retch. She referred to those 2nd class citizens as “morons”.

I showed it to a young lady in my office who is of course pro abort and asked her what she thought. She was speechless and unwilling to confront her world-view. What is the difference between Sanger and Hitler I asked?

Sanger is worshiped in our schools, that says something.

God will not be mocked, his retribution is coming.

schu

17 posted on 12/05/2011 7:20:38 AM PST by schu
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To: Venturer
My grandmother had 14 children. I don't know how many total pregnancies, although I know she did miscarry more than once. She was Protestant, BTW.

She outlived my grandfather by around 13 years.

Women did die in childbirth "back in the day." In fact, though it is less common, they still do. Women, men, and children died from a great many things that are less common causes of death, at least in the US, today: tuberculosis, pneumonia, heart defects (many now easily corrected with surgery), diabetes, appendicitis, gangrene, typhoid, cholera, dehydration, influenza, being kicked in the head by a horse, malaria, falling out of a tree, all manner of industrial and farm accidents, infections following severe burns, snakebite, and on and on and on....

18 posted on 12/05/2011 7:23:58 AM PST by susannah59
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To: artichokegrower

War Against the Weak - Review

How American corporate philanthropies launched a national campaign of ethnic cleansing in the United States, helped found and fund the Nazi eugenics of Hitler and Mengele — and then created the modern movement of “human genetics.”

In the first three decades of the 20th Century, American corporate philanthropy combined with prestigious academic fraud to create the pseudoscience eugenics that institutionalized race politics as national policy. The goal: create a superior, white, Nordic race and obliterate the viability of everyone else.

By identifying so-called “defective” family trees and subjecting them to legislated segregation and sterilization programs. The victims: poor people, brown-haired white people, African Americans, immigrants, Indians, Eastern European Jews, the infirm and really anyone classified outside the superior genetic lines drawn up by American raceologists. The main culprits were the Carnegie Institution, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Harriman railroad fortune, in league with America’s most respected scientists hailing from such prestigious universities as Harvard, Yale and Princeton, operating out of a complex at Cold Spring Harbor on Long Island. The eugenic network worked in tandem with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the State Department and numerous state governmental bodies and legislatures throughout the country, and even the U.S. Supreme Court. They were all bent on breeding a eugenically superior race, just as agronomists would breed better strains of corn. The plan was to wipe away the reproductive capability of the weak and inferior.

Ultimately, 60,000 Americans were corrosively sterilized — legally and extra-legally. Many never discovered the truth until decades later. Those who actively supported eugenics include America’s most progressive figures: Woodrow Wilson, Margaret Sanger and Oliver Wendell Holmes.

American eugenic crusades proliferated into a worldwide campaign, and in the 1920s came to the attention of Adolf Hitler. Under the Nazis, American eugenic principles were applied without restraint, careening out of control into the Reich’s infamous genocide. During the pre-War years, American eugenicists openly supported Germany’s program. The Rockefeller Foundation financed the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute and the work of its central racial scientists. Once WWII began, Nazi eugenics turned from mass sterilization and euthanasia to genocidal murder. One of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute doctors in the program financed by the Rockefeller Foundation was Josef Mengele who continued his research in Auschwitz, making daily eugenic reports on twins. After the world recoiled from Nazi atrocities, the American eugenics movement — its institutions and leading scientists — renamed and regrouped under the banner of an enlightened science called human genetics.
http://waragainsttheweak.com/

credit for links, to poster ‘bronxville’ who’s thread below has much more: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2665957/posts


19 posted on 12/05/2011 7:25:14 AM PST by anglian
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To: anglian

Nazi inspiration came, not merely, from America but ‘specifically’ from Sanger’s writings! However, you can sell any lie, in the San Francisco Bay Area, if it has the imprimatur of progressivism.


20 posted on 12/05/2011 7:28:07 AM PST by old school
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bump!


21 posted on 12/05/2011 7:29:06 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: bray

Like Sanger, the Democrats (the politicians AND their voting supporters) have used the slaughter of alive unborn human beings as an empowerment scheme for decades. Their derrangement is coming full circle, to now give awards and send Christmas Cards in praise of their demonic empowerment.


22 posted on 12/05/2011 7:36:20 AM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they cannot be deceived, it's impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: artichokegrower

The sob story in the article is that Sanger was there when Sadie Sachs died from a botched abortion. Of course it was a tragedy - but like a typical liberal, Sanger had the problem correct, but the solution completely wrong.

The focus of reform should have been support for the women who were pregnant - not encouraging a death sentence for their preborn children. The churches of the day (and today as well) were perfectly capable of addressing this type of scenario with expanded charitable missions. Look at Father Baker in Buffalo, New York as an example of the successful handling of these issues. The corporal works of mercy are required by Christians -

These issues can be addressed without abortion and keeping the government out of it!

As far as birth control, it encourages abortion because it leads to promiscuity - and for married couples, natural ways of spacing children are available and could easily be promoted.


23 posted on 12/05/2011 7:40:08 AM PST by stonehouse01
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To: Grunthor

I finally watched the movie, “Children of Men” a couple of nights ago which poses thesis of what would happen if all of humanity was sterilized by an air-borne disease. I would say that is quite implausible but I’m more concerned about the reality of people simply not choosing to have children. If you look at the global fertility rate it has been dropping since the beginning of the 20th century. It seems as wealth increases the desire for children decreases.


24 posted on 12/05/2011 7:45:50 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: artichokegrower
Lovely. Thanks, SF Chronicle. Help wrap the evil Margaret Sanger around the neck of Planned Parenthood with this laughable whitewashing of her life. This organization is evil to its very roots.

Margaret Sanger: 'Mother' of Planned Parenthood, pro-abortionist and American Eugenics

25 posted on 12/05/2011 7:51:53 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: artichokegrower

She was a racist, a eugenicist, an anti-cleric and a left wing radical [IWW]. You don’t need a book to describe Margaret Sanger. Only took about fourteen words and an abbreviation.


26 posted on 12/05/2011 8:00:21 AM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Brett66

She wasn’t real fond of Italians and Eastern Europeans, including Jews, either.


27 posted on 12/05/2011 8:01:42 AM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Former Fetus

I’m “uncomfortable” with how we talk about “reproductive rights” and “women’s health”, and “abortion rights” interchangeably.

So if you oppose abortion on demand, you are then said to oppose “women’s health”. The left has re-defined abortion rights as part of “women’s health” and is framing the debate in those terms.


28 posted on 12/05/2011 8:02:55 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: artichokegrower

I suppose they left out the time Sanger spoke at a Klan rally.


29 posted on 12/05/2011 8:06:23 AM PST by driftless2
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To: artichokegrower

Can’t be “hot” with a baby pushing your belly out, so kill the baby. If your sense of self-worth is based on how “hot” you look, you’re going to have a tough life.


30 posted on 12/05/2011 8:10:12 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: susannah59; Venturer
Margaret Sanger's mother died of tuberculosis and cervical cancer. The tuberculosis had nothing to do with pregnancy, and the incidence of cervical cancer is actually reduced by traditional Catholic morality, (i.e. having intercourse with only one, lifetime partner) childbearing and lactation.

On the other hand, her frequency of pregnancy hints that maybe she wasn't breastfeeding. YMMV, but lactation (especially nighttime breastfeeding) significantly increases the spacing of pregnancies to about 30 months.

Interestingly, Margaret Sanger's father was an atheist and a leftist. If he were concerned about his wife's frequent pregnancies and miscarriages, maybe he could have moderated his behavior just a tad to give her a little recuperation time? Just askin'...

31 posted on 12/05/2011 9:00:29 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (In theory. there's no difference between theory and practice. But in practice, there is. -Yogi Berra)
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To: susannah59; Venturer
Margaret Sanger's mother died of tuberculosis and cervical cancer. The tuberculosis had nothing to do with pregnancy, and the incidence of cervical cancer is actually reduced by traditional Catholic morality, (i.e. having intercourse with only one, lifetime partner) childbearing and lactation.

On the other hand, her frequency of pregnancy hints that maybe she wasn't breastfeeding. YMMV, but lactation (especially nighttime breastfeeding) significantly increases the spacing of pregnancies to about 30 months.

Interestingly, Margaret Sanger's father was an atheist and a leftist. If he were concerned about his wife's frequent pregnancies and miscarriages, maybe he could have moderated his behavior just a tad to give her a little recuperation time? Just askin'...

32 posted on 12/05/2011 9:01:13 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (In theory. there's no difference between theory and practice. But in practice, there is. -Yogi Berra)
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To: yldstrk

All she really wanted to do was to get rid of those pesky Negroes. And other ‘undesirables.’ For the collective good of all, of course.


33 posted on 12/05/2011 10:11:58 AM PST by Noumenon (The only 'NO' a liberal understands is the one that arrives at muzzle velocity.)
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To: anglian

sanger bump


34 posted on 12/05/2011 1:36:58 PM PST by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Everyone that has the means and emotional stability should raise as many children as they can afford to raise.

I too saw that movie and I don’t see this as a black and white issue....you either have 18 kids or you are an abortion loving monster?

I think that the Lord gave us minds to think with and we can do better than that.


35 posted on 12/05/2011 3:09:04 PM PST by Grunthor (Pro-illegal alien "conservatives" piss me off.)
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To: Grunthor

And the Lord gave us hearts to feel with. Whether 3,000 years ago or today the same pattern repeats itself. Wealth seems to cause people’s hearts to harden against children. Combine that with Socialism dumbing down and infantilizing Western society and you have a bunch of people who can only think of themselves and only of today.


36 posted on 12/05/2011 3:40:13 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Grunthor

Here’s an excerpt on a Jewish teaching on wealth vs. children.

The tribes of Reuven and Gad also showed a flawed orientation toward their children in valuing their possessions first, as seen in their request to Moshe: “We will build here sheepfolds for our livestock, and cities for our children” (Bamidbar, 32:16). Rashi notes, on the basis of Tanchuma 7, that “They were more concerned about their possessions than about their sons and daughters, since they spoke first about their livestock and then about their children.” Moshe corrected them by placing priorities in the proper order, telling them to first “build for yourselves cities for your children” and afterwards “enclosures for your sheep” (there, verse 24).

Read more here.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Blogs/Message.aspx/4685

When Americans decide to place children above their wealth and possessions we’ll see a positive fertility rate once again.


37 posted on 12/05/2011 4:35:10 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I don’t believe that everyone should be creating a child every year they are married and fertile unless they can afford to house, clothe and feed those children.

My brother has 5 kids. His family has been on food stamps and government medical coupons for 16 years. That’s right, you are paying to raise his children as HE sees fit.


38 posted on 12/06/2011 9:08:13 AM PST by Grunthor (Pro-illegal alien "conservatives" piss me off.)
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To: Grunthor

People need a license to get married. Why not have a license to have children?


39 posted on 12/06/2011 9:11:52 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Given some “parents” in this world, I’ve considered the idea. I don’t support it as it would add yet more power to the government over our lives.


40 posted on 12/06/2011 9:14:35 AM PST by Grunthor (Pro-illegal alien "conservatives" piss me off.)
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To: Grunthor

So how did humanity make it this far without family licenses?


41 posted on 12/06/2011 9:24:52 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

How are we going to make it in the future if the poorest, least educated among us sqirt out a dozen or so kids (on the taxpayers dime of course) and raise them(on the tax payers dime of course)

See, I am very much a pro-life Christian, but I draw the line at socialism. Don’t you?


42 posted on 12/06/2011 9:36:15 AM PST by Grunthor (Pro-illegal alien "conservatives" piss me off.)
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To: Grunthor

Get rid of all entitlement programs. Once that happens people will take the appropriate action on how deal with it.


43 posted on 12/06/2011 10:49:28 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“Get rid of all entitlement programs.”

Oh very much agreed.

“Once that happens people will take the appropriate action on how deal with it.”

I agree. The very poor, chronically addicted and uneducated will be forced to only have the children they can support. Kind of like the rest of us. We do what we can afford to do and we cringe at the thought of someone else picking up the tab for a decision that we made.

Self reliance is a wonderful thing, reliance upon the Lord is even better, but relying on government to take from a person that “has” and give it to someone that doesn’t just because of poor decision making is not conservative and it darned sure is not American.


44 posted on 12/06/2011 12:55:07 PM PST by Grunthor (Pro-illegal alien "conservatives" piss me off.)
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To: Grunthor

It should be people helping people not government helping people.


45 posted on 12/06/2011 1:29:17 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I completely agree.


46 posted on 12/06/2011 1:42:07 PM PST by Grunthor (Pro-illegal alien "conservatives" piss me off.)
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To: artichokegrower
Birth Control Pioneer Margaret Sanger Had Slew of Lovers: Books
47 posted on 01/26/2012 6:41:59 PM PST by Coleus (John 3:16, John 6:53-58)
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To: artichokegrower; mlizzy; Arthur McGowan; mc5cents; RichInOC; Prince of Space; JoeFromSidney; ...
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Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.

48 posted on 01/15/2014 3:46:53 AM PST by narses (... unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you.)
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To: bray
The purpose in promoting birth control was “to create a race of thoroughbreds...”

If you seek evidence that it was a failure, look at the world around you.

49 posted on 01/15/2014 1:50:21 PM PST by RichInOC (2013-14 Tiber Swim Team)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
>> When Americans decide to place children above their wealth and possessions we’ll see a positive fertility rate once again.

I certainly hope so.

When there's a will, there's a way

50 posted on 01/15/2014 1:53:52 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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