Recently I heard the tired old cliche that a young couple, given their youth they are surprisingly heterosexual, does not want to have children because they do not want to bring a child into “a world like this.” Sadly their parents did not indulge in the same spirit.

It is with the same gimlet eye we look upon the news that a July survey found that many college students of the Gen Z ilk, those born between 1996-2010, are so upset over the falling of Roe that they want to leave the country.

“I want to leave the country [after graduating],” University of South Dakota junior Lexi McKee-Hemenway said, according to CNBC.

“I have a lot of mixed feelings: rage, fear, disappointment. . . . Most of all, though, I have a hard time coming to terms with the fact that this is the United States now. . . . It’s a really scary time to live here,” she said, according to the piece.

The numbers also noted approximately 59% of all Gen Z students surveyed, both current and prospective, are against the Roe v. Wade reversal. That’s a big margin. In politics it would be a landslide.

In light of that data, on their threat to leave the nation, the question can be posed, is it such a bad thing? Isn’t it just the garbage taking itself out?

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I’m not slamming the entire generation. I have three Gen Z daughters who are great, regardless of their politics. However, if a person feels, as opposed to thinks, they are so alienated from the consequences of democracy then perhaps they should consider the location cure.

For the current composition of the Supreme Court that struck down Roe was the direct consequence of a fair presidential election in 2016. Thus these crybabies, these poodles, these simpering fascists, have a basic problem with a political system wherein issues don’t always go their way. Benito Mussolini, call your office.

If members of this generation, and anyone who feels like them, want to leave, perhaps the road can be made easier for them. It brings to mind Henry V, “That he which hath no stomach to this fight, Let him depart; his passport shall be made And crowns for convoy put into his purse: We would not die in that man’s company, That fears his fellowship to die with us.”

Would those who do not share our basic democratic values “die with us”? Do they have any real investment, intellectual or moral, in America? Or do they just temporarily share real estate with us?

If they want to leave then I opine good riddance to bad rubbish. America is a place that values freedom and that freedom is expressed through the ballot box. The results of ballots bind us to outcomes, like it or not. Those who have a problem with that, Gen Z college students or not, should perhaps find ideologically more appropriate climes to plight their national troth.