Unpopular Opinion: Conservatives shouldn’t hold Barrett up as an example of how anyone can raise 7 kids and have a wildly successful career. Women who can do that are obviously exceptional, which is fine because you want exceptional people on the Supreme Court.
I understand the impulse to point to her and be like “See? There’s no reason to have an abortion!” But for most people (who either aren’t rich or don’t have extended family to help) raising kids does cause your career to suffer. But it’s worth it!
What we should be doing is identifying all the (non-genetic) reasons Barrett was able to raise 7 kids and make sure that’s true of every woman. This may even involve (gasp) government assistance.
For example, my wife and I have careers, and if we are blessed with lots of children, we’ll owe much of it to 1) comedians can be stay at home dads, 2) the Diocese lets her work mostly from home, and 3) her parents live across the street. Might have to move to the country though.

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Last election everyone argued about Islam. This year it’s Catholicism. What’s next? Hinduism? Atheism? Will Zoroastrianism finally make a comeback? Tune in to 2024 to find out!
I’m being silly but it’s interesting that Islam and Muslim immigration was THE TOPIC of Trump’s 2016 campaign and I haven’t heard anything this year. Why is that? Is it because of his peace deals in the Middle East?
My theory, of course, is that I single-handedly made conservatives more friendly to Muslims.
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I have no problem with Democrats asking Barrett how she understands the relationship between her work and Catholicism. It’s a good question and I think she’d give a terrific answer that would be instructive to all of us trying to figure out how our faith relates to our work.
Obviously there are ways of “asking” that are just bad faith smears and innuendo, but I really would love to hear her discuss faith, reason, the common good, etc.
The worst thing we can do is pretend to be offended and say it has nothing to do with her work because...what’s the point of being Catholic if it’s irrelevant?
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Loving these just-so conversion stories except instead of ex-Christians or ex-Muslims it’s ex-Trump supporters. (And of course believers in the destination religion—liberalism—are lapping it up.)
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Every Christian has to talk about how their parents are bigots but then they met a gay friend, every Muslim has to do a bit where their traditional parents are so embarrassing but then they...met a gay guy. There’s a universally required conversion story to liberalism.
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