Friday, September 26, 2008

Three Generations of Poor People Are Enough

That's basically what Rep. John LaBruzzo of Louisiana (yes, my home state) is saying in the Times-Picayune. Time has pretty much allowed people to forget when that great humanist Oliver Wendell Holmes declared for the Supreme Court that "three generations of imbeciles is enough" when you are pushing for the sterilization of the disabled. I wonder how folks are going to remember Mr. LaBruzzo.

Hey, it's Ok, though. We're going to pay these poor women to sterilize themselves. That makes it alright.

LaBruzzo said he worries that people receiving government aid such as food stamps and publicly subsidized housing are reproducing at a faster rate than more affluent, better-educated people who presumably pay more tax revenue to the government. He said he is gathering statistics now.

"What I'm really studying is any and all possibilities that we can reduce the number of people that are going from generational welfare to generational welfare," he said.

He's flexible, too. It doesn't have to be cash payments.

He said his program would be voluntary. It could involve tubal ligation, encouraging other forms of birth control or, to avoid charges of gender discrimination, vasectomies for men. It also could include tax incentives for college-educated, higher-income people to have more children, he said.

Eugenics lives, Margaret Sanger rejoices, and we're all one step closer to a Brave New World.


Haskovec said...

If his problem is really the welfare payments generation after generation shouldn't he just get rid of welfare. Seems like that would solve his problem in a much less Nazi style fashion. (This being an internet discussion someone has to get called a Nazi). Besides if the state were to drop food stamps and welfare than in the principle of subsidiarity we could focus on having the church take care of the people who need the help, and at the same time they would be getting a message that promotes life and responsibility.

Throwback said...

The bad thing is that there's apparently some support for this. . .