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Response to sharedvalues (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 24, 2017, 01:48 PM

21. There are plenty of refugees in the world. There's no need to make more people here in the U.S.A..

Affluent born-in-the-U.S.A. people tend to have very large environmental footprints anyways. Why encourage that kind of human reproduction? When birth rates among affluent people are down that's a good thing.

If the children of immigrants have good schools and social resources they'll grow up to be excellent citizens.

National boundaries are meaningless in any discussion of global environmental issues, most especially greenhouse gasses or population. The greenhouse gasses any individual adds to the atmosphere by their consumer lifestyle end up everywhere.

My parents and my wife's parents had a mess of kids partly because it was celebrated by their religions. I think my parents became converts to birth control once they realized they might have to buy a school bus as the family car. This was in the days before seat belt laws and car seats for children... When we were small my grandma could stuff us all in her Cadillac and drive us around town to show us off.

The "have a mess of kids" religious beliefs ended with my parents and my wife's parents. They became strong advocates of sex education and birth control. None among our siblings decided to have many children. A few of our siblings have no biological children. In our generation we averaged considerably less than replacement population.

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