Thursday, September 29, 2005

File under "Wow"

Former Secretary of Education Bill Bennett has a possible solution to lower the crime rate: abort black fetuses.

Maybe conservatives would like to add that as a party plank at the next convention?


A caller to Bennett's radio show suggested that the Social Security system would have money to spare if the nation hadn't aborted so many wage earners over the years. In the course of raising questions about that theory, Bennett said you can't make too many assumptions about the kind of adults aborted fetuses might grow up to be.

There is "just too much that you don't know," Bennett said. "But I do know that it's true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could -- if that were your sole purpose -- you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down. That would be an impossible, ridiculous, and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would go down."

And Bill Bennett, you, too, are ridiculous and morally reprehensible. Maybe your mom should have aborted you. But then Vegas would be $7 million poorer and the world would have been denied your Book of Virtues.

Did I miss the chapter where you explained why racism is a virtue?

(Audio of his statement is at Media Matters.)


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