Tuesday, October 04, 2005


Black Babies Belong Behind Bars

Every once in a while, a loudmouthed political observer will say something so outlandish, so irresponsible, so shocking, and so technically true that he (or she) will receive a call from the White House asking them to tone it down. Bill Bennet (morality author, gambler) said this last week:

"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."

He continues:

"That would be an impossibly ridiculous and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would go down."

Sure it would take a while, and you'd be aborting a lot of potential greatness as well, but aborting all the black babies would decrease crime. You could completely eliminate crime by aborting every baby born from this point on. No babies, no future criminals. Of course we could try a different approach, say encouraging healthy families and home lives for America's children. This would allow a little more satisfaction and continuation for the human races, and is perhaps is an approach more suited for a morality expert. Nonetheless, the fact remains that aborting all black babies would decrease the crime rate, and it does go to prove the point he was originally trying to make, which is that the ends do not always justify the means.

Naturally, Howard Dean has offered his two cents. He said the comments were "hateful, inflammatory" and asked whether they represented the values of the Republican party.

Yes they do. We Republicans love abortion. Just not of fetuses because that would be a sin. We prefer to abort babies that are already alive, or more acceptably, "post-birth abortion" of "extra-wombial fetuses." That's why the Herod/Ramses II '08 ticket is so highly anticipated.

This idea isn't new. In his book, "Freakonomics", Stephen Levitt established a statistical link between abortion and crime rates. Abortions, Levitt argues, are mostly prusued by those aho cannot provide a stable home for the child anyway, decreasing the amount of those children who grow up and become criminals.

Jesse Jackson said the remarks were "blatantly racist", and Scott McClellan said that the President said that they were "not appropriate." As for me, well I am one of the hapless victims of "What Bill Bennet Said A.D.D.," so

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