Birthrate of a Nation


Reason readers were not alone in their skepticism of FOX anchor John Gibson's "Have more white babies!" rant. Gibson walked back his comments last night, explaining that he doesn't care what color the newly barefoot-and-pregnant American females are, as long as they're not Muslim.

My concern was simply that I didn't want America to become Europe, where the birth rate is so low the continent is fast being populated by immigrants, mainly from Muslim countries, whose birth rate is very high. That fact was coupled with a news item that said half of all babies in America under five are minorities and the majority of those are Hispanic.

I said, fine, but it was also a good idea if people other than Hispanics also got busy and had more babies. Those people would include both blacks and whites. I suppose Asians, too.

Tip of the hat, as before, to Media Matters.