Too many babies?
“Others viscerally hate the Duggars. The comments on my several posts [. . .] about the Duggars betray an appalling contempt for Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar personally, and also for children, families, homeschooling and Christians in general, but most of all outrage at the idea that there might be someone out there not using artificial contraception. [. . .]
“People who think nothing of the millions of children in this country left in daycare for 10 or 12 hours a day worry that the Duggar kids don’t get enough time with their parents. People who are happy to have 20 million Mexicans come here illegally are offended that an American family might have ‘too many’ children. It offends people who wear very little that the Duggar girls wear dresses. Time was, being countercultural was trendy and approved of. But now that the counterculture has become the dominant culture, it seems that its proponents will brook no alternatives.”
— Paul Mitchell, writing on “Congratulations, Duggars,” Aug. 3 at the blog Regular Thoughts (http://regularthoughts. blogspot.com)