Correlation of birth rate and political affiliation.
Missing children stalk the West. What the pope calls the "culture of death" has engulfed Europe -- its birthrate has fallen below likely recovery. The birthrate is also falling in the United States. But recent demographic events indicate the states still function as a social laboratory -- and offer a ray of hope.
Let me explain. Polls show that the electorate is rapidly taking sides and digging in its heels -- the "uncommitted middle" is shrinking. Today, most Republicans believe in God (He made us and is watching over us), are against abortion (nothing is more precious than a child), and against gay rights (the destructive should not be accorded the same status as the necessary and productive).
In contrast, Democrats are primarily secular (life just happened, all laws are man-made), for abortion rights (desires of adults come first), and for gay rights (the principle of equality trumps what are ultimately trivial differences).
Nothing is more optimistic than having children, and nothing predicts darkness more certainly than their scarcity. Does the pessimistic Democrat philosophy result in lower, and the optimistic Republican perspective in higher birthrates?
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