To anyone accusing her of being wasteful or irresponsible on a planet already short on resources, Michelle Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting offers a strong rebuke.
In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Michelle was asked how one can justify having such a large family in an already overpopulated world.
Duggar said overpopulation is basically a myth. Why? Get ready for this ...
"The idea of overpopulation is not accurate because, really, the whole world population, standing shoulder to shoulder, could fit in the city limits of Jacksonville."
"So if you realize that aspect, we're not anywhere near being overpopulated."
Who knew Jacksonville was that big? Take that, science. Step off.
Michelle Duggar did, with all due respect, go on to discuss how buying used cars, old clothing and living resourcefully can reduce a family's environmental impact.
They also have no debts, reducing their financial burden on others.
Nevertheless, a family of 21? Probably more of strain on the environment than one half its size. Or a quarter of its size. Carbon footprints do exist, like it or not.
According to Duggar - who does specialize in a terrific Duggars Tater Tot Casserole recipe - other countries have death rates that eclipse birth rates (it's actually quite rare), so there can never be too many babies. Huh?
Anyway, we're done. Your turn. Is it okay to have 19 kids?