You are doing good public service by giving Dr. Carl Mumpower so much column space to expand upon his philosophy. I previously saw only bits and pieces, from news quotes or from his frequent letters to editors, where his comments were usually brief and snide. The expanded coverage gives better insight into his conservative beliefs. For example, that a primary purpose for employee benefits was to underwrite family procreation.
I don't remember signing the procreation pledge at my job in order for my wife to receive benefits, but I now worry that they will want their money back, because I worked there for 35 years without fathering any children. Please assure me that procreation wasn't mandatory. I'm thinking that the world has seen far too much of that already.
My assumption that people doing equal work should receive equal pay and benefits is due — in part — to documentation stating that all men are endowed with equal rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It's been a pretty tough slog to get blacks and females included under the title of "men," but even the Supreme Court seems to have accepted that it should be interpreted to include all law-abiding people.
Dr. Mumpower also appears concerned that employee benefits for gays will cause an unnatural increase in their population, which would otherwise become extinct. I'm no geneticist, but I'm pretty sure that this is not a heritable [trait]. It is one, however, that has been persistent enough to survive evolution in every living species. It will probably also survive Mumpower's attempt to withhold taxpayer funds from those who possess it. Such eugenic tomfoolery has been attempted before, and it has never worked out well.
Please continue to illuminate the Jesse Helms-esque beliefs of Carl Mumpower, because I think that they need to be known. And if he stays busy writing newspaper columns, then he won't be doing other things that cause me more concern.
— Glen Reese