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Old 07-10-2008, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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For the record: the birthrate in Mexico is 2.4 children per woman---------down from 7.3 back in 1962. Replacement birthrate is 2.1 kids.
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Old 07-10-2008, 11:52 AM
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Location: Denver
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I really don’t think we have to worry about extinction. I simply can’t condone irresponsible procreation, irrespective of race/ethnicity. I already know your stance on large families, but don’t you think people should not have children they must rely on the government (taxpayers) to support?
I agree with you, but Welfare/Aid was not created in America on account of Hispanics. Stories like this, once again, point the finger at hispanics.
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Old 07-10-2008, 11:54 AM
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Location: Denver
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For the record: the birthrate in Mexico is 2.4 children per woman---------down from 7.3 back in 1962. Replacement birthrate is 2.1 kids.
It was once 6.4 in America for Hispanics and now is down to 2.4-2.6. So patience folks, allow Hispanics to evolve and be as good as you are.

We too are losing our religion in time.
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Old 07-10-2008, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Chicago's burbs
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I agree with you, but Welfare/Aid was not created in America on account of Hispanics. Stories like this, once again, point the finger at hispanics.
I have a problem with ALL irresponsible procreation, including that of U.S. citizens. But I certainly don't think we should be adding to the problem by allowing people to illegally immigrate here to have more offspring that we the taxpayers end up supporting.
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Old 07-10-2008, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I agree with you, but Welfare/Aid was not created in America on account of Hispanics. Stories like this, once again, point the finger at hispanics.
I don't think the implication is that only Hispanics are receiving welfare, it's just the focus of this particular article. There are plenty of articles discussing other racial/ethnic groups.
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Old 07-10-2008, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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It was once 6.4 in America for Hispanics and now is down to 2.4-2.6. So patience folks, allow Hispanics to evolve and be as good as you are.
The US citizen Hispanics are Americans---------just toss the present illegals out and cancel birthright citizenship for future Anchor Babies.
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Old 07-10-2008, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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It was once 6.4 in America for Hispanics and now is down to 2.4-2.6. So patience folks, allow Hispanics to evolve and be as good as you are.
We too are losing our religion in time.
No one considers Hispanics inferior.
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Old 07-10-2008, 12:11 PM
 
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No one considers Hispanics inferior.
Hard to tell by the first five posts.
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Old 07-10-2008, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Hard to tell by the first five posts.
I can’t speak for anyone else, but I have never implied that Hispanics or any ethnicity is inferior or superior to others. I am opposed to illegal immigration, and for that, I do not apologize.

BTW, I have a son who is of "Hispanic" descent.

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Old 07-10-2008, 01:00 PM
 
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It was once 6.4 in America for Hispanics and now is down to 2.4-2.6. So patience folks, allow Hispanics to evolve and be as good as you are.

We too are losing our religion in time.
This is a valid point. ALL immgrant groups, to ALL affluent nations have had to 'evolve', and generally, all groups have gone from MORE insular, MORE religious, and MORE ethnocentric, to LESS....and from larger families to smaller families.

The only 'cloud' on the horizon in all this, is that the world is rapidly changing, and things are rapidly progessing in ways that once took a long time. Whereas once an immigrant group might have taken decades or even generations to 'evolve', the day may come when we just don't have the luxury anymore. We need to 'get everyone on board' now, far more than we might have before. We no longer live in an era in which a family can be supported by a "strong back and a good pair of arms"...at least not in the way that makes us 'middle class'.

It's less a function of anyone's race or culture, and more a function of a rapidly-moving world, in which nothing can be taken for granted.
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