Many environmentalists and social liberals are and have been convincing people that overpopulation is destroying the earth and leading to poverty. In fact, it is the declining fertility rate due in large part to the push for "family planning" that started back in the 1970's that is having a hazardous effect on our economy and our way of life. As the baby boom population gets older and retires, there is less consumption as they have declining financial capital to make purchases. They look to sell more often than buy but there are not enough people looking to buy what they have to sell. This is part of the reason why we currently have the housing crisis. The young people are fewer in number, so we young adults and our children will and are already seeing huge financial obligations to take care of the elderly and soon to be elderly. Not to mention we are building TRILLIONS of $ in national debt that must be paid eventually. There are less workers to pay for more retirees. This is a problem that is only going to get larger if we continue on the same path. We will either see huge increases in our taxes or massive cuts spending and promised entitlements such as social security. We are currently in an economic recession, but if we continue on the same path we are on we will see a economic depression worse than any we've seen before in our history. So this cultural mentality that children are a burden to society and that civilized societies are better off by reducing their population is not only morally wrong but it is wrong in every way shape and form including economically and socially. A strong family structure and a growing population is crucial to the success and wellbeing of society. So the next time you hear somebody say they fear overpopulation, let them know that they should be far more concerned about a population decline. I pray that as a culture we reevaluate how we look at life and recognize how many of our policies and cultural attitutudes are dehumanizing and destructive. We will not eliminate poverty by reducing fertility, we will multiply poverty. We are killing our children in the name of convenience and the so called "common good" of society. We need to wake up! Life is a gift from God. When we start to play "god" we will fail and we will fail miserably. May God have mercy on us. Please do yourself a favor and watch the documentary Demographic Winter and it's sequel Demographic Bomb. We need to be informed about the dangers our population control policies present to us and our future offspring. The contraceptive mentality of our culture must be changed. Hearts and minds must be moved. In order for this to happen, people must be informed and know the facts. I think most people have their heart in the right place, but we have been deceived by so called "experts" who have tried to convince us what is best for us. We are in a spiritual battle. The culture of death is strong, but I trust in God and have faith that eventually the culture of life will prevail. Please share this post with friends and family. Many are simply ignorant of the actual long term effects of the actions we make today. I am so thankful for my beautiful daughter and am hopeful that God will bless me with more children. When I think about what kind of legacy I want to leave when my time on earth is up, I would like to say that my children are my legacy. There would be no greater legacy than that. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. Please take a couple minutes and watch the trailer below of the documentary Demographic Bomb. I love you all. As fearful and troubling as this crisis sounds, never fall into despair. God loves you and he will take care of you. Keep the faith. God bless you!