Theodore Roosevelt – The Finest President This Republic Has Had – On Contraception

5 bob to John Jansen – who writes:

By the by, didja know TR also railed against contraception?

When home ties are loosened; when men and women cease to regard a worthy family life, with all its duties fully performed, and all its responsibilities lived up to, as the life best worth living; then evil days for the commonwealth are at hand. There are regions in our land, and classes of our population, where the birth rate has sunk below the death rate. Surely it should need no demonstration to show that wilful sterility is, from the standpoint of the nation, from the standpoint of the human race, the one sin for which the penalty is national death, race death; a sin for which there is no atonement; a sin which is the more dreadful exactly in proportion as the men and women guilty thereof are in other respects, in character, and bodily and mental powers, those whom for the sake of the state it would be well to see the fathers and mothers of many healthy children, well brought up in homes made happy by their presence. No man, no woman, can shirk the primary duties of life, whether for love of ease and pleasure, or for any other cause, and retain his or her self-respect.

TR has been my hero since I was 7. I didn’t think it was possible to admire him more. I was wrong.

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5 Responses to Theodore Roosevelt – The Finest President This Republic Has Had – On Contraception

  1. jh says:

    What an interesting post!!! The whole State of the Union was interresting to read. Note also what he said the preceding Paragraph to the quote above on Marriage and Divorece laws

  2. jh says:

    What an interesting post!!! The whole State of the Union was interresting to read. Note also what he said the preceding Paragraph to the quote above on Marriage and Divorece laws

    KC- What evidence is there that Huckabee is “likely sympathetic to anti-catholic propaganda and myths. “?

    As a former SOuthern Baptist in region that is much like the one he preached in it might shock people but Catholics were not a big issue of discussion

  3. jh says:

    oops sorry I was giving another comment on another thread

  4. Blake says:

    Will anyone join me in writing in Teddy Roosevelt for president in November?

  5. Zoran says:

    I have to write Opinion paragraph about Theodore I don’t know how to do It … :o( Its for tomorrow !:o( ahh

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