Well it's about time. Unlike Europe's dying countries whose populations are being transformed before our eyes into disparate collections of squabbling, hostile immigrants, the US has managed to stabilize it's population...
For the first time in 35 years, the U.S. fertility rate has climbed high enough to sustain a stable population, solidifying the nation's unique status among industrialized countries.
The overall fertility rate increased 2 percent between 2005 and 2006, nudging the average number of babies being born to each woman to 2.1, according to the latest federal statistics. That marks the first time since 1971 that the rate has reached a crucial benchmark of population growth: the ability of each generation to replace itself.
"It's been quite a long time since we've had a rate this high," said Stephanie J. Ventura of the National Center for Health Statistics. "It's a milestone."
While the rising fertility rate was unwelcome news to some environmentalists, the "replacement rate" is generally considered desirable by demographers and sociologists because it means a country is producing enough young people to replace and support aging workers without population growth being so high it taxes national resources.
Despite what kooky environmentalists think about child-bearing, Americans are reproducing at a very healthy rate. Most European and some Asian countries have such low native birth rates combined with high immigration rates, that they are at risk of losing their national identity, to be replaced by that of their third-world immigrant populations. Thank goodness Americans are breeding properly.
Even our celebrities are doing their part...Jamie Lynn Spears got knocked up at 16 and it probably wont' be her last. We all can agree that she's a little young to be so concerned about increasing the national birth rate but, whatever? Nobody ever said hillbillies from the Louisianna back-country couldn't contribute to the national cause too.