The Childless Should Not Lead Nations

Chateau Heartiste

Ann Althouse notes that the leaders of Europe’s four biggest economies have zero biological children among them. (h/t reader pavetack)

Theresa May, UK, no children (unable to have them)
Angela Merkel, Germany, no biological children
Emmanuel Maricon, France, no biological children
Paolo Gentiloni, Italy, no children

May is the least cucked of these four, and it’s therefore unsurprising that her childlessness was a pained regret imposed on her instead of a lifestyle choice. (Gentiloni is wobbly on border control, to put it nicely.)

I’m sure exceptions exist in the historical record, but as a rule, it’s generally better if a democratically elected leader has children than not. The feeling of stewardship and kinship is heightened when one has a stake in the future of the nation via his or her blood-bound progeny. Merkel and Maricon have no stake in the future of Germany and France (sorry, stepchildren don’t count on…

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