Congratulations to HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines of “Fixer Upper,” who recently announced that they’re expecting their fifth child. Of course, being Christians and celebrities, this blessed event can’t just be celebrated, it also must be criticized by a bunch of leftist busybodies with Twitter accounts.
At the link, a feminist writer argues that having children and increasing the population endangers the planet and that we need to be having a conversation “to challenge our uncritical acceptance of the life-fulfillment-through-procreation story."
First of all, I think that if anyone is capable of expanding the place where they live to make room for one more baby, it’s Chip and Joanna Gaines – who, by the way, live on a self-sustaining farm. How many of their Earth-loving, urban dwelling liberal critics do that? Secondly, if leftists want to save the planet by not reproducing, they are more than welcome to do so. And thirdly, here is my reply every time a liberal channels Ebenezer Scrooge and declares that there are too many people and we need to reduce the surplus population:
“Okay. You go first.”