Monday, August 16, 2010

Give us babies, or give us death

(title with apologies to Sir Patrick Henry)

"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God!"

Singapore Launches 'Dating Campaign' To Counter Low Birth Rate
Taiwan Considers Cash for Births as Fertility Rate Dips to World’s Lowest
Hah! Dating Campaigns and Cash for Births?!? Good luck then…

If the campaign would have the slightest possibility of success, then it should encourage respect for sexuality, love of children, respect for life, and a longing for stable and loving marriages that trumps all materialism. All of these go against an ingrained culture of materialism, but like it or not, these are the only things that cause babies to be born and cherished.

Anyway, since Singapore and Taiwan are in dire need of campaign slogans, here are some of them. They’re not quite original but I fervently hope they get the drift.

-Babies are people.
-If it's not a baby, you're not pregnant.
-Smile. Your Mom chose life!
-Real men love babies.
-Real women love babies.
-Real governments love babies.
-Money won’t hug you back.
-Choose Life.
-The future of humanity comes by way of the family (a good and timeless one, from Pope JP II);


-Slavery. Think about it.

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