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This I Believe: A Farewell to Optimism

latebloomer Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 11:14 AM
The Flat Earth society exists. So do adherents to alchemy. Neither of them are any more rooted in reality than "same sex marriage".

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...