If a state chooses to make sterilization a requirement to receive welfare, that is their right, but to force mutilation on persons because they are deformed, or demented, or diseased, or deaf, or dumb is contemptible, criminal, and crazy.
How would you respond to a proposed law that would give the states authority to force women to be sterilized if they were promiscuous or poor? Or men could be forced to have a vasectomy if they were prisoners or inmates in an institution? No doubt, sane, sensitive people would be horrified and respond, “That could never happen in America.”
But it could and did happen in America decades ago! From the 1890s to 1920, America was the first nation to perform compulsory sterilizations with one purpose of saving money. While it is only prudent to plan for the future to guarantee a nation will continue to meet its financial obligations, only a scientist or politician with a Frankenstein compulsion would mutilate a human for life to save money. Well, how about doing it to clean up the gene pool? If doing harm to a relative few individuals would save millions of lives in the future, what’s to criticize?
Indiana became the first state to enact sterilization legislation in 1907, followed by California and Washington in 1909. Several other states followed them into a deep, dark, devious pit. After the National Socialists in Germany implemented their controlled society in the 1920s and 1930s, maiming human bodies became less acceptable, if not criminal in the free world.
In 1920, Lothrop Stoddard, a Harvard graduate and the author of The Rising Tide of Color against White Supremacy, waved the Nazi flag—at least he philosophically waved it. He thought the eugenic practices of the Third Reich were “scientific” and “humanitarian.” He was a member of the KKK and a founding member (along with Margaret Sanger) and a board member of the American Birth Control League that became Planned Parenthood in 1942. It has a sordid, sad, and systemic history of killing and maiming babies.
In 1927, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the scandalous Buck v. Bell case that the State of Virginia had the right to sterilize Carrie Buck against her will. That decision was based merely on the specious criteria that she was “feeble-minded” and promiscuous. Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes concluded, “Three generations of imbeciles are enough.” It seems to me the imbeciles were wearing black robes not a causal dress from Walmart.
All sane people consider that ruling in horror since eugenics has been forever condemned. Even the United Nations now considers forced sterilization a crime against humanity.
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And yes, some of the most astute individuals believe the United Nations itself is a crime against humanity.
The Buck v. Bell ruling is considered by some the worst Supreme Court decision. It was never overturned but was nullified by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The most significant era of eugenic sterilization was between 1907 and 1963 when over 64,000 individuals were forcibly sterilized under eugenics legislation in the United States. America’s last forcible sterilization occurred in 1981.
The professional mutilators defended their actions as being good for society, ah, yes, good for society. Future encroaches on liberty will be justified as being for everyone’s good.
Even after sane people admitted the insanity of sterilizing people against their will, along came some academics that recognized sterilization as the answer to human overpopulation. It was the 1977 book, Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment, that favorably discussed compulsory sterilization attempting to give the issue some (undeserved) credibility. The authors considered a variety of ways to address human overpopulation, including the possibility of compulsory sterilization. One of the three authors, John Holdren served as Bill Clinton’s science advisor from 1994-2001 and was President Obama’s Science Advisor and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy from 2009 to 2017.
But the overpopulation myth is a myth. If the entire population of the world was placed in the state of Alaska, every individual would receive about 3,500 square feet of space. Overpopulation is not a problem, and there has never been more sex and fewer babies.
In a 1973 book, Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions, Holdren argued that the West should be “de-developed,” meaning prosperous nations like the U.S. should deliberately dismantle their economies and their wealth redistributed to the poor around the world!
Yet, this jerk was unanimously approved by the Senate to advise President Obama.
Holdren admitted in his 1977 book, “There is always the threat of biological warfare or of an accidental escape of lethal agents from a biological warfare laboratory or, conceivable, from a laboratory engaged in genetic engineering experiments…Biological warfare laboratories are potential sources of a manmade ‘solution’ to the population explosion.”
Wow, that was in 1977!
The book provides a playbook for environmentalist zealots and population control nuts. Among other spurious positions, the book concludes that compulsory population-control laws could be implemented under our existing Constitution if there was a serious danger to society. Officials could require pregnant women (or persons!) to have abortions (page 786) or have their babies taken by the government.
If we permit men to marry men, women to marry women, and women who want to kill their unborn babies to do just that then in two generations, there will be no more Democrats or RINOs.
The government could limit the number of children (page 838) after all, the law is supposed to limit one man to having one wife. Furthermore, babies of single women would be seized and given to families who qualify as parents. Undesirables would be required to be sexually responsible or be sterilized. Finally, an international entity would control the economy and food supply, and the very personal lives of every American using a global force if necessary (pages 942, 943).
On pages 787 and 788 the book suggests a sterilant could be added to drinking water or food supply to limit unwanted births making the overpopulation crowd ecstatic. But then, many tell us that is happening now with fluoridated water supply, chemtrails, vaccines, etc.
Holdren was confirmed on March 19, 2009, by a unanimous vote of the Senate. He had been told to “not make news” and he did not. He testified to the committee that he did not believe that government should have a role in determining the best possible population size and that he never endorsed forced sterilization! The stupid, irresponsible senators believed his repudiation of his own textbook.
I don’t think John refused his book royalties since that would be gratuitously principled.
About this time normal people are horrified at the thought of such control and manipulation but remember Leftists are fanatics and think they have been ordained to save the human race. We are told that a few million people will be harmed or sterilized, but it will benefit mankind down the road.
Radical leftists consider our society broken and must be dismantled and remade in their image. That requires control and almost anything can be foisted off on stupid Americans if it is “for the children,” or “for everyone’s benefit.” Or “it’s scientific.” They even tell us it is scientific that a man is not always a man and can have periods and have babies.
The sterilization program stole the reproductive rights of 64,000 Americans. It was justified by the dubious doctrine of eugenics or the selective mating of people with desirable hereditary traits to reduce human suffering by breeding out the diseased, disabled, and deplorable characteristics such as “poverty, mental illness, and criminal tendencies from the human population,” according to Holdren.
Eugenic promoters may be sincere, but they are all humanists/evolutionists with no standard of right and wrong since the Bible is no longer accepted. To ask, “Is this right?” requires a reliable standard, one that no longer exists for them since Darwin.
Population control freaks, environmental zealots, animal rights enthusiasts, and climate control fanatics are far left, anti-American, anti-free enterprise, anti-common sense, and anti-biblical jerks. They are true believers and believe anything is acceptable if it serves their cause in the long haul. They will implement their nefarious schemes without regard to individual rights or the harm done to those opposed to their policies.
Americans and others bought their basic principle during the COVID pandemic: a few obstinate diehards cannot place others in danger. Consequently, like lemmings, free citizens put on masks without any scientific support for their value, rolled up their sleeves and permitted an unproved substance shot into their bodies, and even did it to their children who were not at risk!
With the much-touted COVID vaccines that were supposed to be “safe and effective” over a million Americans have died of COVID and over 15,605 died after receiving the jab according to the CDC!
Plus, thousands of other adverse effects.
The chickens have come home to roost with the deaths, diseases, and disablements following the hard-sell vaccine rollout. In July of this year news reports revealed the chaos at the federal health agencies when a headline reported, “Health experts quit CDC, NIH due to ‘bad science.’” The articles reveal a mass exodus “amid low morale causing staffing shortages.”
The above may be only the beginning. Within a few months, as more people die from the vaccines and the whole story is known, we may see anarchy and people striking back at incompetent and dishonest health officials as well as politicians who supported them.
The pattern is clear, and the precedent is set: Corrupt U.S. health officials, guilty of foisting a lethal vaccine on innocent people will continue to cover up and control Americans for the “good of everyone.”
The various government entities used that argument to poison the water supply by dumping tons of fluoride into the system. It may have reduced cavities, but it has poisoned generations of Americans. Fluoride is a major ingredient in rat poison and is a wood preservative. It is in many drugs such as Prozac, Lipitor, etc.
An influential medical journal JAMA Pediatrics published a study in August of 2019 that links fluoride consumption during pregnancy with lower childhood IQs—a finding that gives credibility to fluoride critics. Three-fourths of Americans drink fluoridated water.
“When we started in this field, we were told that fluoride is safe and effective in pregnancy,” said study co-author Christine Till of York University in Toronto, “but when we looked for the evidence to suggest that it’s safe, we didn’t find any studies done on pregnant women.” Study author Rivky Green said, “We saw an association between prenatal fluoride exposure and lower IQ scores in children.”
In this study, maternal exposure to higher levels of fluoride during pregnancy was associated with lower IQ scores in children aged 3 to 4 years. These findings indicate the possible need to reduce fluoride intake during pregnancy.
Public water should consist of water.
In an effort to influence the climate, shocked Americans and Europeans have watched daily as airplanes dump aluminum and other items into the atmosphere poisoning the water, agricultural fields, and air everyone breathes. Chemtrails are observed as planes fly, usually at high altitudes, leaving a white or gray stream in their wake. The official government tells us it is simply normal contrails that always result when aircraft fly at certain altitudes under specific weather conditions. However, concerned citizens suggest it is a secret government program of weather modification, population control, or testing of biological agents on everyone. Or all three and maybe other nefarious attempts to affect the population.
No serious person questions whether politicians would be so uncaring, unconcerned, and unlawful if they grasped more power and more control over their subjects.
Informed readers are aware that doomsayers have been predicting climate and environmental disasters since the 1960s and none have come true. Environmental nuts, animal rights zealots, and climate controllers are extremists who care more bugs and beautiful sunsets than they do about people.
A better way to improve the environment would be to dump the plans of the zealots and all of us meet Saturday morning and clean up around the rivers, lakes, and seas.
The sky is not falling but the leftist zealots think it has and anything can be justified because “Human beings, as a species, have no more value than slugs,” declared University of California. professor Kenneth Watt.
Jerry Vlasak, spokesman for the Animal Liberation Front, told the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works that killing medical researchers was “morally justified” to save laboratory animals. “The smallest form of life, even an ant or a clam, is equal to a human being,” declared Ingrid Newkirk, founder of PETA.
Far leftists are all cut from the same cloth. They are weird, wild, weak, woke, wobbly, and they whine a lot. They are often wicked people who I would not trust to walk my dog. I sure don’t want them deciding on any public policy that will undermine my freedom to think, act, and live as a free man.
By Dr. Don Boys
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