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It seems we're ahead <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Conservatives are having more children than their liberal conterparts.<br><br><a href="http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/news/20060314/oplede14.art.htm" target="_blank">http://www.usatoday.com/printedition...lede14.art.htm</a>
 

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<i>This dynamic helps explain the gradual drift of American culture toward religious fundamentalism and social conservatism. Among states that voted for President Bush in 2004, the average fertility rate is more than 11% higher than the rate of states for Sen. John Kerry.</i><br><br>
I am sorry, but I cannot agree that this is a good thing. Being a dirty "liberal" myself I take pride in the fact that I am not some fundamentalist bare-foot pregnant submissive clogging up the landfills with "huggies" and Plastic bottle liners and formula cans (b/c breastfeeding in indecent of course) from all my 6-10 children!<br><br>
I am honoring the earth and all the creatures that share it, by NOT reproducing, just enough to replace my DH and myself...<br><br>
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Heehee, phathui5, I've been posting the link to that article & sending it to my friends to convince them that we liberals need to breed more! Because I've been saying it all along, that the conservatives are beating us, & now I have an article to prove it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I'm just doing my part in trying to get more freaky babies on the planet.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><i>This dynamic helps explain the gradual drift of American culture toward religious fundamentalism and social conservatism. Among states that voted for President Bush in 2004, the average fertility rate is more than 11% higher than the rate of states for Sen. John Kerry.</i><br><br>
I am sorry, but I cannot agree that this is a good thing. Being a dirty "liberal" myself I take pride in the fact that I am not some fundamentalist bare-foot pregnant submissive clogging up the landfills with "huggies" and Plastic bottle liners and formula cans (b/c breastfeeding in indecent of course) from all my 6-10 children!<br><br>
I am honoring the earth and all the creatures that share it, by NOT reproducing, just enough to replace my DH and myself...<br><br>
Happy holy week!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"></div>
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wow, and i thought liberals were supposed to be tolerant!
 

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i see. so you, for instance, support the "one child" policy of the illustrious people's republic? so much easier when the really smart choices are mandated for the masses.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i see. so you, for instance, support the "one child" policy of the illustrious people's republic? so much easier when the really smart choices are mandated for the masses.</div>
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Nice jump. You have got to be kidding.
 

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there's a lovely turn of phrase i use called sarcasm.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
but, *i'm* certainly not the one who went straight (and i assume without irony) to "stupidity and overconsumption." or is that ok? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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based on past history, I'm pretty sure you aren't allowed to have a conservative only tribe, nor a liberal only.<br><br>
I don't agree that the rightward drift in this contry can be attributed to the right wingers breeding more; that's pretty simplistic and they are, unfortunately imo, far more deliberate and strategic than that.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">wow, and i thought liberals were supposed to be tolerant!</div>
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Didn't you know that "conservative" is a dirty word here?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><i>This dynamic helps explain the gradual drift of American culture toward religious fundamentalism and social conservatism. Among states that voted for President Bush in 2004, the average fertility rate is more than 11% higher than the rate of states for Sen. John Kerry.</i><br><br>
I am sorry, but I cannot agree that this is a good thing. Being a dirty "liberal" myself I take pride in the fact that I am not some fundamentalist bare-foot pregnant submissive clogging up the landfills with "huggies" and Plastic bottle liners and formula cans (b/c breastfeeding in indecent of course) from all my 6-10 children!<br><br>
I am honoring the earth and all the creatures that share it, by NOT reproducing, just enough to replace my DH and myself...<br><br>
Happy holy week!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"></div>
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Whoa there woman. I'm a barefoot fundy who uses cloth diapers and breastfeeds until they're about four. So far I only have three children, but I'd be happy with 6-8 (not sure abot 10).
 

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Just wanted to chime in as a breastfeeding, cloth diapering (3 in dipes by the way) organic eating, natural product using, Jesus loving, president-supporting conservative mama!<br><br>
I thought boards like MDC were supposed to unite us a mothers.
 

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I dunno, amyA, it's hard to unite with people who want to take away your right to even BE a mother, and it's hard to unite with people who think it's ok to kill a lot of other mother's children.<br><br>
Being mothers gives us a lot in common, but it's not like it erases the rest of our unique individualities; as mothers we still have opinions, politics, perspectives, dreams, and they're different. and, those of y'all who would deny other mothers their rights accusing other people of intolerance and decrying the lack of unity is, well, it's a little silly.
 

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Wow. How saddened I am by how quickly this thread degenerated because some mama decided to be a hatemonger.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I'm saying a little prayer right now for those who feel that way.<br>
As for me, I am a very crunchy very conservative mama who plans on having as many children as God gives me. I CD, EC, EBF, co-sleep, ...no filling up landfills with diapers here. I have an 8mo old and another on the way. Thank God for conservative tollerance.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">and...i believe this thread belongs to a tribe of conservative mamas.</div>
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I agree completely. !!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Wow. How saddened I am by how quickly this thread degenerated because some mama decided to be a hatemonger.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I'm saying a little prayer right now for those who feel that way.<br>
As for me, I am a very crunchy very conservative mama who plans on having as many children as God gives me. I CD, EC, EBF, co-sleep, ...no filling up landfills with diapers here. I have an 8mo old and another on the way. Thank God for conservative tollerance.</div>
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We are also crunchy conservative and it is a very lonely place to be. Nice to meet ya.
 

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This is why the lesbians and welfare mamas need to get knocked up a little more! Brings keeping up with the joneses to a whole new level.
 
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