Tuesday, May 10, 2005

“We got it all wrong, we should be having MORE children not LESS!”

Rachel Scott, mother of 8 children, believes the solution to society’s problems is for families to have more children instead of less. She'll be on my show Wednesday morning to make her case.

People have traded children for luxury goods! We have become a selfish society… 50 years ago the idea was that family made your life full, today people look to BMW’s, world travel, designer clothes, 10,000 sq ft houses in gated communities and even their pets to bring them happiness.

We are a disposable society-We want things to be quick, fast and easy. We like fast food, disposable diapers and microwave ovens. If children do not fit into our lives we abort them. We expect our bodies to cooperate much the same way. When we do not want a child we use the pill to turn our fertility off. Then, if we want a child, we go off the pill and expect our fertility to turn back on. Then after we have our child and feel done, we dispose of our fertility by getting sterilized.

The divorce rate in America is over 50% - We no longer value the long term ideal of marriages that end "happily ever after." People marry, decide that they do not want children and figure that they will divorce if it doesn’t work out. People used to stay together for the sake of the children they shared. Now there are no longer children to stay together for the sake of.

The death culture is destroying our country- death is all around us! Abortions, suicides, death in our reproductive organs. 100 years ago cancer of the reproductive organs in men and women was unheard of; now every 6.4 minutes, over 80 times a day, a woman in the USA is diagnosed with some form of gynecological cancer and reproductive cancers in men are at all time highs. Our choices not to birth children support the death culture and our physical bodies are paying the price.

Social Security System in Danger –When social security started, the average American family had 5 children/household, today the rate has fallen to 1.8 children /household. Americans are not having enough children to support the future of our Social Security System. It is not uncommon for foreign countries, such as Israel, Australia and Italy, to pay couples thousands of dollars to have a child because the government needs future income. In Italy (the country with the lowest birthrate worldwide), hundreds of villages are dying out because people are not having children.

The Golden years are not so Golden- With rising infertility rates and increased apathy towards having children, many seniors are finding themselves without grandchildren to love and care for.

“More children” is the answer because it makes families and society stronger -At the turn of the last century, President Theodore Roosevelt, father of six children himself, warned against the trend toward smaller families. He saw this tend as something that would weaken the moral foundation of American society. Down through the ages, people groups worldwide have built their societies upon the foundation of stable families. When the infrastructure of the family was compromised, the society fell.

Rachel Scott is 43 and the mother of 8 children ages 8 mos-22 years old. She has been married to her husband Christopher for 25 years. She lives in Windermere, Florida with her husband and 8 children. She is a published author, a speaker and is almost finished writing her second book: “Tips for raising a larger family in today’s society.To caontact Rachel or order her book e-mail her at the following address rachelmscott99@aol.com. ”

Read the article in The Orlando Sentinel about Rachel and her family.

Motherhood to the 8th power -- and up
What used to be common is now a novelty, but the big family is far from extinct.


At 11:57 PM, Blogger Sick Boy said...

Excellent topic! Outstanding.

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At 11:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bravo, Pat! Having read Pat Buchanan's "The Death of the West," which discusses the long-term effects of the trends you've written about here, I was scouring the web for any further information I could find on the subject of having larger families - not smaller ones - and your piece was the only thing that came up in a sea of pro-abortion, anti-family propaganda that seems to pollute the internet.


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