To the Editor: Sen. Chase has the intelligence and courage to encourage families to a limit of two children

Saturday, November 3, 2018

To the Editor:

This past week I just received another large card from the REALTORS PAC which is again defaming Sen. Maralyn Chase, this time for advocating and encouraging couples to limit their family size to two children.

The world's population continues to increase at exponential rates, now well over 7.4 BILLIION. This is a very small planet and cannot support increased population size and its use of ever scarcer resources.

In 1972, the MIT/Club of Rome authors, Meadows et al. published their first LIMITS TO GROWTH projections using a sophisticated mathematical modeling strategy. They updated the data and re-ran these projections in 1994 and 2004 with the same outcomes. Population size and rate of growth were the drivers leading to exhaustion of all resources in this world - animal, vegetable, mineral and water. These projections are just as true for the US. Their findings are supported by Jared Diamond's historical research in his book COLLAPSE, in which population increase and exhaustion of resources led invariably to the permanent environmental, economic and social collapse of one society after another.

We in the US are currently facing this situation. For this reason it is advisable for families to limit the number of children they have. Too many children these days are homeless, because their parents lack the wherewithal to provide basic necessities, which then requires public as well as private charitable support.

Thank Heaven that Sen. Chase has the intelligence and the courage to address this matter by encouraging families to limit their fertility to that of replacement level, or to two children. Her stance on this and other issues prompts me to vote for her as an intelligent and knowledgeable elected Senator for the 32nd LD.

Gini Paulsen


Anonymous,  November 4, 2018 at 12:28 PM  

This is nonsense - No one has the right to tell others what size family they should have.

Anonymous,  November 4, 2018 at 10:49 PM  

She wasn't telling people, she wad suggesting. There are 12,000 kids in WA foster care, 3,000+ are legally free and waiting to be adopted.

Doug November 5, 2018 at 8:32 AM  

This is disgusting. China tried this and has paid terrible consequences. This has led to millions of little girls being either aborted or infanticized because males were preferred. Who has the right to tell a family how many children they can have? It is especially bad when an elitist government does it. The overpopulation meme is a myth. In fact, western culture has a problem of not having enough children. To keep a society flourishing, there needs to be approximately 2.7 children per 2adults. The West is now below that. We need to have more children. Children are a blessing. The Malthisian idiots like Paul Ehrlichman have been disgraced. Why give them any credence? Yes there are a lot of kids in foster care. That is a problem of bad policy and poor parenting and high criminality and drug addiction. Not because healthy families are having too many kids. Shame on you.

Anonymous,  November 5, 2018 at 11:44 AM  

No one can MAKE you only have two children, but there's nothing wrong with trying to help people understand the effects of overpopulation.

Doug November 6, 2018 at 10:19 AM  

yes there is a problem. The message conveyed is that they should consider not having that third child. What if they find themselves pregnant? Should they kill it for the 'better good?". What if the child is the opposite gender than what they wanted? Are they going to be told there is nothing wrong with killing it? Overpopulation is not a problem. It is a lie. The world has plenty of resources. The problem in some countries is terrible economic and political systems that can't feed their people. Best thing we can do is spread capitalism and freedom to all corners of the globe so citizens can thrive.

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