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This I Believe: A Farewell to Optimism

Cambermeister Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 10:46 AM
The program would last six weeks. There'd be tons of volunteered talent. Between donations and sponsers, I'll bet at least 50 million could be raised. The whole nation would tune in, anxious to learn the new addition to our language. The populous nations on every continent have rejected same-sex marriage but with our country leading the way...a whole new understanding will be realized. I'll bet even the French, Italians, Japanese and Germans would adopt their version of our word.

A few days ago, going through some memorabilia of my mother's, I found the original promotional material for this syndicated column, launched in 1993. I was billed as "A New Conservative Voice for Young Women!"

More than 17 years ago, I set out to explain how a Yale-educated young woman from a secular Oregon family could become a social conservative:

Every life is precious. It is better to care for your children than to kill them. Divorce hurts children; it also breaks apart life's most precious commitment -- a family.

Men and women are different. A society that pretends otherwise is...