Interesting you would accuse me of not reading your entire post. A post where you repeatedly attributed a whole litany of things to me that I never posted anywhere that I supported. That hypocrisy thing rears it's ugly head again, doesn't it? It's funny, I have spent some time among the same type of drug and alcohol addict population in rural Appalachia. Severely conservative, rural Appalachia. What do you know it has the exactly the same problems. Clearly political leanings aren't causing this as you're so quick to assert.....hmm what do they all have in common? Significant poverty, perhaps? And lets talk about out of wedlock births, that sure seems highly correlated to poverty levels in a state as well, doesn't it? (Of course you'll notice the correlation between conservative states and two most purple colors as well but I don't think this is actually caused by conservative policies except to the extent those policies lead to higher poverty levels) And interestingly, the problem of children born to out of wedlock parents isn't growing as you assert, at least not in the past decade. It's interesting, your logic of "if you don't have a solution to this thing I've decided is the world's biggest "problem" than any crazy thing I suggest is better". As I clearly indicated, most of us don't think inner city moms having more than 2 kids is actually nearly as much of a problem as the idea that there are people running around advocating forced sterilization for them (but not themselves of course!). So we don't even buy into your premise, let alone your final solution. But if you do care about this, it turns out there are plenty of proven ideas out there. Here's a crazy one, stop trying to defund planned parenthood and fighting culture wars over sex ed in school and instead make sure free birth control is available everywhere all the time? And then there's the clear connection between poverty and high fertility that holds nearly everywhere on earth. Which brings us to the topic of this discussion, alleviate poverty and fertility goes down. The suggestion is the title of the thread! I am not spending my evening in an addiction center, and I sincerely thank you that you are. I do wonder, however, if you bring up to these folks in your talks that you believe they should be forcibly sterilized? If not, why not? It's hard to square someone who is going into the trenches to bring some humanity to folks who have very little left, who would then support forced sterilization on many of those same folks. I can't think of many things that strips the humanity from someone than that, can you imagine someone forcing that on you and those around you...for your own good of course?