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Fewer Babies Born is Bad News for America

Carl469 Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 12:50 PM
Let's be blunt. The decline in birth rates, to the extent it has occurred among nonwhite immigrants, many of them illegal, is a good thing. Our nation now has about 310 million people. That's a lot more than the 178 million recorded by the 1960 Census -- before the so-called "birth dearth" began. There is no crisis. It's people like Ben Wattenberg, Allan Carlson and Linda Chavez who are spreading alarm.
ksatifka Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 1:17 PM
Agreed, Carl. Where does it end for limitless growth proponents like Ms Chavez? Do we finally stop immigration when we hit a billion prople by 2100? What will the quality of life be in our teeming, uninhabitable cities of 20+ million? Obviously we will be a third world country well before then or we will break into several different countries. Maybe educated people are having fewer children because they do not see a good future for them.
Ken6565 Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 2:22 PM
Some valid points there, but they don't refute Ms. Chavez's point that there is a declining birth rate in the US. The population increase in the US would be significantly less were it not for the large numbers of immigrants. She didn't call for us to increase the birth rate, but to maintain immigration as it is and even expand it on a legal basis. In the meantime, there is a problem, and just because it hasn't struck home here yet doesn't mean it won't. Every year, over a million American babies are aborted. Increasingly, Americans, following the lead of western Europe, are turning to homosexuality, which produces no children. The lack of a good future is not demographic, but economic, and it can be corrected.
Ken6565 Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 2:27 PM
The only ways that our present society could be sustained would be either a massive tax hike or some kind of "Logan's Run" elimination of those above a certain age. Negative population growth is a formula for national suicide.
ksatifka Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 8:00 PM
As is unlimited growth, Ken. Unlimited growth is a mathematical impossibility. It will end one day, and that day will not be pretty. We Americans worship at the altar of GDP when it would be better to think about Quality of Life.
The old adage "be careful what you wish for" is an apt reminder in light of this week's news that the U.S. birthrate has dropped to its lowest level on record. For years, population hysterics have tried to convince Americans to aim not just for zero population growth in the U.S. but its complete reversal.

Many of the groups pushing this view have also been in the forefront of the anti-immigration movement -- NumbersUSA, Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) and Negative Population Growth (NPG). They don't like immigrants -- even legal ones -- because immigrants, especially Hispanic immigrants,...