We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
An excellent article. I came of political age in the early 70's and had a GF who was assigned Erlich in a high school science class. She vowed to be childless and ZPG. I didn't think she would stick to that, but was concerned enough that our relationship chilled.
There was also a fashionableness attached. Having children was seen as setting one's sights too low by bright young women, and giving them a moral crusading excuse was exactly what they were looking for. When I started going with my wife at William and Mary in 1974, we kiddingly but accurately noted that we were the only couple interested in having children relatively soon and valuing it highly. The birth announcements in the first decade of Alumni Gazettes were nearly all from couples from our relatively narrow group.
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