That is not a middle class value.
Middle class morality is based on the Biblical teaching that children are a blessing from God. Try this on for size:
(Psalms 127:3-5 KJV) Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.If you are worried about the world being overpopulated, get a grip and face reality. It has been a few years since I did the math but you can do it yourself. Get a World Almanac and find out the world’s population. Find out the area of Texas. Do the division. I found that the population of the entire world could live in Texas. It was based on a family size averaging 4.1 and a home on 1/6 of an acre. If you want malls and streets, throw in Oklahoma. Notice I said the population of the world, not just the United States.
Middle class morality also puts children in their proper place. They are not a source of wisdom. Wisdom, when it is present, is given with age. Children may have some qualities like trust and innocence but they are not to be consulted when a major decision is necessary. Keep in mind that “McDonald’s or Burger King?” does not qualify as a major decision. Children are to be trained, guided and disciplined. They are not to be consulted.
They are children. They are a blessing when raised with middle class morality, not a burden.
Viva la middle class morality.
To be continued...
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