At last there is a way to solve that pesky overpopulation problem!

Mrs. Laura Wood has the scoop on the latest Supreme Court Ruling: SCOTUS Rules for Children:

THE U.S. SUPREME COURT ruled today, in the landmark case Scarsbury v. Scarsbury, that under the Due Process and Equal Protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment, children are entitled to establish their own bedtimes and eat whatever they darn well please. The 5-4 ruling was the culmination of years of struggle by children’s rights advocates. It was widely hailed as a victory for equality.

There is no word yet as to when the multinational corporation-sponsored Children’s Liberation Pride parades will begin, but let me be the first to bravely face the applause for signalling my superior moral status compared to all the Children, honor your parents! plebes around me by extending a heartfelt and very public congratulations to brave little Zachary for his courageous fight against cruciferous vegetable oppression.  I think we can all agree that the world is a better place when parents have lots of responsibility but absolutely no authority.

In fact, as Dr. Pamela Steinem-Valenti and her wife Dr. Rachel Valenti-Steinem have so clearly demonstrated in their ground-breaking work, saddling parents with mountains of obligations while simultaneously removing from them any expectation that their children not behave like monstrous brats, er, I mean liberated autonomous beings has the happy secondary effect of controlling the runaway population growth that even the Pope is so concerned about, as married Christian couples will now choose to have puppies rather than children:
childless Christians
Advertisements

17 thoughts on “At last there is a way to solve that pesky overpopulation problem!

    • lol, I know. It’s hyperbole of course (there really was no SCOTUS ruling about Children’s Liberation) to demonstrate the ludicrous direction our society is taking in all areas in its quest for ultimate personal liberation. And in all seriousness, this being Independence Day, we need to stop and ask ourselves some questions about what we are celebrating here. Is it not rebellion and disobedience that we are celebrating? And those of us who are Protestants need to consider the Reformation as well. Was starting a new church out of rebellion against the very real wrongs and abuses that were going on in the Catholic Church at that time really the right choice?

      Does God honor rebellion?

      Liked by 1 person

      • This has me thinking of the whole “sins of the father” concept and the idea that sin can become generational when parents do not point out their own sins to their children. In an effort to make things “normal” for children of divorced parents, those parents are making it acceptable for their children to make the same mistakes.

        Very interesting question. Have the fruits of rebellion rebounded upon us. Instead of those who wrote the Declaration of Independence saying, ideally, we shouldn’t have done this, they write: ” But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security-” they allow future rebellion to be sanctioned.

        Liked by 1 person

      • “Does God honor rebellion?”
        That is a big question. It is hard to know what He is thinking.

        I bet that you have been waiting to use that minivan photo for a while. That is thought provoking.

        Since you have been staying away from controversy, I have been reading more Laura Wood. She usually doesn’t get this silly.

        I would like to say something about birth rates but, to keep it general, I think that we’ll hit a wall on that. The sooner, the better.

        Liked by 1 person

      • And in all seriousness, this being Independence Day, we need to stop and ask ourselves some questions about what we are celebrating here. Is it not rebellion and disobedience that we are celebrating?

        Yes, yes it is. Took me a long time to realize that too.

        And those of us who are Protestants need to consider the Reformation as well. Was starting a new church out of rebellion against the very real wrongs and abuses that were going on in the Catholic Church at that time really the right choice?

        The story of David, before he was king, is highly illustrative. We are called to endure when authority is corrupt or in the wrong.

        Consider also King Solomon’s son. The guy was a jerk, and 10 of the 12 tribes split off to form their own kingdom. And what happened to them but the northern kingdom was destroyed first, and their people dispersed (with relatively few making it back to the Holy Land). It is also worth pointing out that they fell into evil practices even sooner than Judah.

        As for the Church itself, the letter of St. Clement to the Corinthians addresses many of the practices that later took place in the Reformation. Only it was written 1300+ years earlier.

        The example of St. Anthansius is also highly telling. Here was a church leader who was living in a time when nearly all other members of the clergy were dabbling with heresy. He resisted, but did so by staying within the Church. Even after being excommunicated by nearly everyone (including the Pope!), he still didn’t go and form his own church.

        20 “I do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one; even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 22 The glory which thou hast given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, 23 I in them and thou in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that thou hast sent me and hast loved them even as thou hast loved me.

        (John 17:20-23)

        It is worth noting that the Gospel of John was written after the incident in Corinth which led St. Clement to write his letter. Rebellion and disobedience are nothing new in the Church- heck, even one of the 12 rebelled.

        Liked by 1 person

  1. Pingback: SCOTUS Rules for Children « The Thinking Housewife

  2. There has been correlation between wealth and smaller families. I don’t think that acedemics are going to look into why this happens.
    I am haunted by that minivan. I used to live in a community in California that was so bereft of children that it had to solicit rom the larger community for the kiddie parade on Easter and Hallowee. They had to be bribed with hot dogs. Even so, there were still more dogs in the parade. Sad.

    Like

  3. |Does God honor rebellion?

    Two things occur to me:

    1. Referring to the USA, I am not sure that God cares that much. I think He is much more concerned with what sort of a people they are. Regarding politics, I think He basically says to follow the mandate of heaven in the Moldbuggian sense: Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s, but if it turns out to really have been the People’s, well, render unto the People that which is the People’s. But most of all, understand that this comprises a sideshow compared to your spiritual life. The USA will not much matter beyond the grave.

    2. Regarding the sectarian question, I hesitate because my “reasonable” sounding thought is in fact a point of doctrine whether I like it or not, and is not as neutral as I would like it to be. But my conclusion is this: If the Lord returns and says, “Yeah, you all should have stuck with the Rock and Rome,” then the true test of Protestants will be their response to that (“I understand Christ Himself was a Papist, but even the best of us can make mistakes,” would probably not fly). Similarly, if He should say “Well the particular lineage of the organization is not as important as the trigger by which they abide,” then Catholics ought to accept that they were just ordinary Christians with a penchant for tradition.

    But even something as seemingly inoffensive as “Do the best you can with what you know, and God will make up the difference,” does have doctrinal implications, so I can’t write it without feeling that I have not actually helped that much.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I know it’s satire and humor, but there are some scary and painful truths there. This really is a popular thought today, that all authority is oppressive and that children are entitled to be free.

    I know many families that have tangled with the state over the dumbest stuff. When all authority is perceived as abuse, then simply grounding a child becomes abuse, also known as unlawful imprisonment. To take away a video game is known as destruction of personal property. There have been numerous cases in the media that just make you scratch your head.

    Puppies, very cute and a good idea. Unfortunately in my area we have the animal liberation league and the animal rights people. They are more intense then the child welfare advocates! Are you feeding that puppy gluten free and balancing his chakras?

    Liked by 1 person

    • I got the same sense of not quite real from reading it. It wasn’t funny and, as crazy as thigns are getting, may be real in time.

      Like

    • Bike Bubba,
      Never forget to “Support your right to arm bears”.
      I have heard that that is in the Bill of Rights.

      Like

      • Hah! I was once reading the New York Times in college, and one of the ads featured a woman wearing a tailored suit coat without anything over her upper appendages and the caption was “Support the right to bare arms.” I was looking at the ad, perplexed, when a friend came by and said “you’re right, that’s ugly.”

        Like

  5. About overpopulation, over the weekend I saw a few youtube videos from an Anglo in Japan. He got the numbers wrong for last year’s births saying it was a thousand and he was gloating. Actually, it was a million. While that that sounds like a lot, at that rate, it would take 127 years to replace Japan’s current population of 127 million.
    I am not going to link because he gets big facts wrong but , he did impart some info that is worth considering. Education is expensive in Japan and it starts before nursery school. To pay for this, husbands work unreal hours, as in 80+/week.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s