Clearchannel host covers the history of eugenics in America
By Martin Hill
LibertyFight.com
November 5, 2009


Attorney Bill Handel of KFI 640 in Los Angeles discussed the comments made by Ruth Bader Ginsburg this past July. Ginsburg was quoted in a NY Times article The Place of Women on the Court  as saying
"Frankly I had thought that at the time (Roe vs. Wade) was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don't want to have too many of."

Handel discussed Ginsburg's comments a few days later, as well as addressing the verboten topic of the history of eugenics advocacy by the U.S. government.:

Referring to Ginsburg's comments, Handel remarked, "she's saying it really is a question of eugenics. 'you don't want these poor.. people having kids. because po people havin kids just isn't good for america. you know theyre not the kind of people that we want millions and millions of coming in, cause look at most of the people that we do abortions for.' yee haw."

The top-rated radio host continued, "and if you look at the history of this eugenics philosophy, oh let me tell you something. it's part and parcel of our history and the court's history. Oliver Wendell Holmes, great jurist, right- 1915, wrote in the Illinois Law Review that 'the starting point for an ideal for the law, should be a coordinated human effort to build a race'"
In 1927 he writes to a friend, "I delivered an opinion upholding the constitutionality of a state law sterilizing imbecil the other day, and I was getting near the first principle of real reform'".
That was the year he wrote the majority opinion Buck V Bell, joined by Louis Brandeis, one of the great liberal judges of that era, saying that forcibly sterilizing lower class women was constitutional and is something we want to do. isnt that lovely? oh yeah baby... or no baby."

Handel concluded, "But they dont want to deal with that, do they? They dont want to talk about Roe V Wade as in some sort of a population control , to make sure that the right kind of a population, doesn't get born. mmm thats something we're gonna explore at some point, aren't we?"

Jonah Goldberg of the LA Times wrote a good article covering this issue, titled Ruth Bader Ginsburg and a question of eugenics; the issue was also covered here at the Examiner:
Mainstream media ignores astonishing comment by Ruth Bader Ginsburg on eugenics and Roe v. Wade .


Let's hope that the question of eugenics is covered and examined more closely by everyone in society. My previous article, Mike Wallace questions Margaret Sanger on her opposition to the Catholic Church, 1957 links to a fascinating video interview, almost a confrontation, of eugenics pioneer Margaret Sanger.

Ginsburg, meanwhile, continues on the so-called high court. This is the same woman who,  while a aw professor at Columbia in 1977, is on record as advocating lowering the age of consent to twelve.

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