Americans take for granted all the “it’s about the future of our children” hooey that would ring so hollow in a European election. In the 2005 German campaign, voters were offered what would be regarded in the United States as a statistically improbable choice: a childless man (Herr Schroder) vs. a childless woman (Frau Merkel). Statist Europe signed on to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s alleged African prover -“It takes a village to raise a child”- only to discover they got it backward: on the Continent, the lack of children will raze the village. And most of the villagers still refuse to recognize the contradictions: you can’t breed at the lethargic rate of most Europeans and then bitch and whine about letting the Turks into the European Union. Demographically, they’re the kids you couldn’t be bothered to have. (Mark Steyn, America Alone, p.109)
I am always amazed at the so-called conservatives who try and tell social conservatives that moral or family issues are not “important issues”. In the past, when the foolishness of this attitude was not so apparent, it got a lot of mileage. Suffice it say, that rather stupid and short sighted thinking has run out of gas. What you do between the sheets and in your bedroom, folks, is indeed the State’s business.