Mark Steyn takes a look at that whole issue in an essay titled It's the Demography Stupid. He examines why a declining population in the West is an increasing problem. He emphatically states,
A society that has no children has no future.Mr. Steyn is blunt and forthright about the causes and consequences of a declining population. He's not worried about being politically correct. The essay is long but worth the effort. (Update: Hugh Hewitt interviews Steyn here.)
Aristotle said, "The rise and fall of a civilization rests in the education of its youth."
Spunky says, "Right on Ari, but you gotta have 'em to educate 'em!"
On the other hand, Al Mohler asks, "Should a civilization survive that produces this kind of stuff? Which really seems mild compared to NBC's Book of Daniel or what Brent Bozell says is on TV this coming season.
After reading this account of what happened to a group of teens at an Orlando hotel for a Soccer Showcase, I think he might be right.
Also read, Psalm 78
Christine Miller offers her thoughts on the Steyn essay.