Too many ba­bies?

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“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)

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