Some times the intellectual shallowness of politicians and the hypocrisy with which it is greeted is stunning. Our Secretary of State recently received the Margaret Sanger award from Planned Parenthood. According to Kathyrn Jean Lopez, Secretary Clinton announced that she is “really in awe” of Sanger. “The 20th-century reproductive-rights movement," she said, "really embodied in the life and leadership of Margaret Sanger, was one of the most transformational in the entire history of the human race ...”
I suppose it would be worse if she accepted the Strom Thurmond Award for the defense of federalism, but it ought to be people like me, who disagree with Planned Parenthood about so many things, who should be claiming that its movement for "reprodutive rights" (i.e., abortion, but people from State are devoted to euphemism) is embodied in the hateful persona of Margaret Sanger.
Here are some money quotes from the patron saint of "reproductive rights:"
"We want fewer and better children . . . and we cannot make the social life and the world-peace we are determined to make, with the ill-bred, ill-trained swarms of inferior citizens that you inflict on us.”
"Every feeble-minded girl or woman of the hereditary type, especially of the moron class, should be segregated during the reproductive period."
"Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race."
"Our failure to segregate morons who are increasing and multiplying ... demonstrates our foolhardy and extravagant sentimentalism ... [Philanthropists] encourage the healthier and more normal sections of the world to shoulder the burden of unthinking and indiscriminate fecundity of others; which brings with it, as I think the reader must agree, a dead weight of human waste. Instead of decreasing and aiming to eliminate the stocks that are most detrimental to the future of the race and the world, it tends to render them to a menacing degree dominant ... We are paying for, and even submitting to, the dictates of an ever-increasing, unceasingly spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all."
Awesome. Just ... awesome.