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The Octuplet Mom Shows Us Why Liberal Values Fail

| by Suzanne Venker
The Octo-Mom debacle is a great example of why the liberal value of "live and let live" is a disaster.

To a liberal, everything -- and I do mean everything -- is a matter of personal choice. To them, what's good for the goose is not good for the gander. No one has the right to judge another person. Live and let live is the liberal Bible.

Okay. So it was one (albeit crazy) woman 's decision to have a boatload of babies without a father and without any money. This was her personal choice. Interestingly enough, however, 70% of Americans are upset with this woman; and it stands to reason that many of these people are liberals. So perhaps they could explain this to me: I thought people's personal choices were theirs to make? So what's the problem? If a woman wants to have a million children with no father and no money, that's her right as an American. Why are you judging her?

Which goes back to my earlier argument that liberals do judge. Everyone judges -- and they should. Making healthy value judgments is what makes a country great. Of COURSE it's a problem for this woman to make such a choice since WE are the ones who'll end up footing the bill. It's a perfect example of how people's personal choices affect all of us -- which is why judgment is necessary.

Same goes for all the liberal arguments: Abortion is a woman's choice and no one else's, they say. Well, yes and no. Allowing abortion across the board means everyone else foots the bill and has to be part of something they may not want to be -- so prolifers are screwed. Pro-choice people "win" under the guise of freedom. But it's not freedom to prolifers; they have no choice in the matter. See what I mean?

Same thing with day care. All mothers are entitled to work if they choose to and no one should judge them for their choice to do so. Okay, but who foots the bill for day care? The rest of America has to pay -- in more ways than one, since day care is a colossal failure for kids -- for their children's care. So not only do at-home moms bear the burden (not a good word, but it's the only way to make the point) of caring for their own children, their tax dollars go toward caring for the children of moms who opt out of doing the grunt work of child care. Moreover, most day care kids are a nightmare to be around; and the kids of at-home moms have to share space with these kids. Eventually they will date them and even marry them. Indeed, how children are raised is everyone's business.

Do you see a theme here yet?