September 13, 2016

Tuesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (091316)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

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  1. Divide and conquer, Trump pits one Democrat constituency against another:

    Trump aide says 6 weeks of guaranteed paid maternity leave will be paid for by eliminating fraud in unemployment insurance.

    https://twitter.com/SopanDeb/status/775681284597219328

    This is sure to make liberals squeal. Women vs illegals.

    Comment by dscott — September 13, 2016 @ 12:43 pm

  2. A follow up comment to #1, the US is facing the same demographic issue as Europe, Japan and Russia, a falling birth rate less than replacement of 2.1 per family. What Trump is proposing and what Mike Lee and Marco Rubio also proposed is supporting the middle class birth rate. Why import unskilled people with foreign cultural values and assimilation issues when you can produce children domestically with our values? The liberal solution is to import those people whom they believe will vote for them, the GOP solution would produce people domestically who would eventually vote for them. This puts Democrats in a quandry as paid maternity leave directly affects them as a constituency group and would have a very hard time coming up with a spin that says essentially NO to women voters.

    As a conservative I loathe both approaches since this involves government, increasing their reach into the family giving them a sound legal footing into it, as in “vital national interest”. It’s the camel’s nose under the tent. They already usurp parental rights protected by the 9th Amendment via the Family Law Courts.

    IF you really want to increase the birth rate, there is only one real way to do it and that is a religious revitalization of faith in God. Children are a gift of God, says the Bible. My preference is: The best citizens for the country are those of Christian and Jewish values.

    Comment by dscott — September 14, 2016 @ 11:04 am

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