Skip to comments.Is it selfish to have more than two children? [Greenie weenie nit wit alert.......]
Posted on 02/18/2009 8:18:28 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Is it selfish to have more than two children?
By Margaret Ryan BBC News Is having more than two children selfish? The future of the planet rarely plays a part when planning a family, but that's got to change, say environmental campaigners.
Parents who have more than two children are "irresponsible" for placing an intolerable burden on resources and increasing damage to eco-systems, says a leading green campaigner.
Curbing population growth through contraception must play a role in fighting global warming, argues Jonathon Porritt.
This week, the Optimum Population Trust (OPT), of which Mr Porrit is a patron, launched its "Stop at Two" online pledge to encourage couples to limit their family's size.
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Guilty!!! Father of six.
No, it is selfish to be a liberal.
I thought liberals were “pro-choice?”
Just cut it off Jonathon. We’ll feel better. You’ll feel better.
I guess they would look down their noses at my husband and I with out 5 kids and 11 grandkids and counting—LOL!
Is it selfish to try to tell other people what to do?
Guilty here too! Father of 4.
This is a prime example of why London now looks like Londonistan.
Liberalism is an insidiously evil mental disease with no known cure....
And then you'd have to get my guns from my kids' cold dead hands (they all know how to shoot).
hahahahah, (wiping tear from eye) Thanks I need a good laugh this morning.
Idiot liberals are unaware that the replacement rate to maintain a population without any increase is more than two children per couple.
Liberals tend to be mathematically illiterate.
Proud mother of seven here.
I thought I was considered selfish because I have none.
Unfortunatly those in high income countries across the world are faced with declining birth rates while the poor in other countries are still rapidly increasing their numbers Eventually populations with large numbers of young people will start pushing into the richer countries and we won’t have the numbers to stop them.
Just look at Russia, if it isn’t happening already I’m sure the chinese will begin to settle north of their border within twenty years. And Russia will be stretched too thin to put up much of a fight.
If the west and the east want to surive all of us need to start having babies and not bow to this pc crap. I notice the liberals don’t try to limit the exploding populations in Africa and the middle east. They just pick easy targets like us.
Liberals reject reality.
It’s not selfish to have children.
It is selfish to raise your children to be liberals.
Not nearly as selfish as having more liberals.
It’s very selfish for Mr. Porrit to continue living, when he’s obviously a waste of scarce resources.
What a dilemma for these nitwit socialists. If everyone has fewer children in order to save the planet, there won’t be enough taxpayers to pick up all the tax burden to cover all the pensioners and folks on the dole. All I can say is Hahahahaha...
None of Government’s GD business.
I LOVE to see/hear about big families! (We only have 1 child between us, my husband and I for lots of different reasons....therefore, we want OTHERS to have what we could not.)
The only time it is selfish is when you expect others to pay for them somewhere along the way.
Some married couple who choose to have zero children are called “selfish.”
Is it selfish to be a misinformed moron who can’t think for yourself?
That’s not the question. The question is whether or
not it is wrong to have more than two liberal crackpot journalists.
Just think if wack-o people like this don’t reproduce, we should be rid of them in a couple of generations.
Just don’t let them indoctrinate your kids.
So in the name of saving the planet we should not continue to populate it with more than two children? What about survival of the species? Well, I guess we’ll be gone a species but at least the planet will survive.
Guilty as charged....Father of 3
Curbing population growth through contraception must play a role in fighting global warming, argues Jonathon Porritt.And as soon as the Green Party nutjobs get to power, “contraception” will be quickly replaced by “forced sterilization.” Hey, it worked for the Nazis! And if it’s necessary to save the planet, who is going to object?
I think it’s selfish to have fewer than 3!
The dirty secret is that having one or lots of children can be a JOY, a blast, an adventure, a boon for others when you raise them right as best you can.
Yes, it's hard work, but so is riding in a Greenpeace boat trying to stop whaling...who's to judge? (sarcasm)
If you have children, you might have something to fight for...oh, can't have that. Any thinking about the future might cause sheeple to question their handlers.
Guilty here as well. Six children.
As nations move from agricultural societies to predominantly manufacturing and service economies, birthrate invariably goes down. If liberals only understood that, they'd get the hell out of our way in trying to export our civilization to the rest of the planet.
Or people who married to a spouse that seems kinda nervous or keep putting it off to have children is selfish (in my book)..
This ass-clown has no point to his story, and is hopefully practicing what he preaches. If he never pro-creates we can all be that much happier that he is not spreading his idiocy...
No, but it’s the definition of selfishness to want to have the planet to yourself.
It is only ok if it is Muslim children.
Of course they are as long as you choose what they want you to!
I’d like to introduce you to the authors ... your very existence would make their heads explode.
from the comments “I have three children. I feel it is my duty to attempt to repopulate the World with intelligent individuals in an attempt to offset Mr Porritt’s stupidity. Idiocy-offsetting, kind of like carbon offsetting, just a little more immediate. Kirstine Berry, Bracknell”
LOL now that is funny!
I love being a societal crisis. It’s so much more fulfilling than just doing laundry and selling Girl Scout cookies and drinking cheap wine.
Mr. Porrit, the useless eater, has been discussed here before, I think. Why he thinks he’s going to last when Britain is ruled by Shari’a is beyond me.
NAH, just roll out the “Children of Men” solution.
Not in and of itself. Apropos the lovely Miss Suleman, her problem is less that she’s selfish and more that she’s crazier than an outhouse mouse.
Is it selfish to have less than two children? Are those parents of zero or one the spoiled yuppie types who want to save their income (or more likely their available credit) for European vacations with their only child or as childless perpetual teens?
I know my question is as dumb as theirs. Really, what's peculiar is that so many people want to make those decisions for others. I am proud of my children, all of them. I am almost as thrilled that some of the most pathetic liberals are opting out of the gene pool. I assume that people will make good decisions based on their needs and desires, and I would never, ever criticize the childbearing choices of someone who had a large family that they supported on their own.