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This I Believe: A Farewell to Optimism

Ken the Playful Walrus Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 2:18 PM
Oh.... and funny how churches and my follow religious conservatives talk endlessly about "porn and video games" but not nearly as much about overeating, shopping for stuff that isn't needed, debt, gossip, soap operas, romance novels, filing for divorce (which women are for more likely to do), paternity fraud, parental alienation, disrespecting and rejecting husbands, etc. etc. etc.
rf7777 Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 3:42 AM
Shhhhh.... don't talk about overeating HERE. That would be rude.

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...