Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Still looking for the 'virtues'

Credit to Tedski over at Rum, Romanism and Rebellion for this one.

Looks like our old friend Bill Bennett, the former Reagan Cabinet Official who wrote the 'Book of Virtues,' a conservative treatise on morality, and then took millions of dollars of the profits from the book and blew it on a Las Vegas gambling binge is at it again.

In response to a caller on his radio show who suggested that the Social Security taxes paid by people who have been aborted in the past thirty years would have solved the Social Security solvency problem, Bennett brushed off the 'far reaching extrapolation' but then responded that "If you wanted to reduce crime ... if that were your sole purpose, you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down.

I don't know if this is some kind of sick fantasy that Bill Bennett has, but for him to say something like this on his radio program really lays open the true nature of the right in this country.

He then tried to cover himself by saying that it would be an impossible, ridiculous, and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would go down.

If you think that it is impossible, ridiculous and morally reprehensible, then WHY EVEN BRING IT UP, BILL?


Karen said...

That is an amazing thing to come out of his mouth. And they say that Democrats are Nazi's? He's promoting racial genocide in a not-so-subtle way!! Unbelievable!!

Eli Blake said...

It's an amazing thing to come out of anybody's mouth, but if it is said, I'm not a bit surprised it would be a 'holier than thou' hypocrite like Bill Bennett who would say it.

dorsano said...

No nation is a nation of saints but this administration and the money which brought it to power has empowered the worst elements of our nation.

By conflating Iraq with 9/11 this administration brought us Abu Gharib.

With it's "sin of low expectations" rhetoric and it's references to employment quotas which were ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court and abandoned almost 2 decades ago, they've brought racism back to radio.

Who else should we despise? Gays? Public school teachers? Labor Unions? Government Employees? Liberals? "Feminists", Trial Lawyers, Environmentalists, women who've had an abortion?