and constitutional? Or, might a push for sterilization be a political resurgence of Nazi and American eugenics of the early 20th century?
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Some people already think it, but I hope their suggestions stop. Bless you for your compassion.
Where IS the logic? Children should be brought up IN THE BEST ENVIRONMENT possible. Parenting isn't about a person's so-called right to have children. THAT is a SELFISH thought. Parenting is about WHAT IS BEST for....THE CHILD. REALLY NOW!
Grace, if you think MONEY makes a good environment for children, you are sorely mistaken. It takes more than dollars to raise children right. Think of all the brilliant minds that came from a poor childhood!
Sadly, such brilliant children WON'T have their potential realized. Poor children are THE LEAST educated because parents need them to supplement family income. Also, there are NO FUNDS for further education. So it TAKES MONEY to raise children!
Oprah Winfrey and Sam Walton were both born poor. You can Google "millionaires born poor" for endless lists of millionaires and billionaires who were born poor. Should these people not have been born?
Grace, being brought up with rich parents does not mean they are raised with morals handing kids what ever they want only tends to make them greedy and to look down on kids who have less materially..
I too am horrified. In 1965, Ohio legislators proposed a sterilization mandate in reaction to LBJ's helping programs, but it failed. US seems a combo of "Harrison Bergeron" & "Brave New World" & worse. A call to eliminate all diversity is ve
C'mon, I am not horrified at all. I feel that if people are irresponsible to have children when they KNOW they can't afford it, there should be mandatory contraception, even sterilization for such people. I think that it would be a GREAT idea!
And how would you enforce that? You think dragging people into a hospital and forcing them to have their bodies altered is a great idea?
When people continue to be irresponsible, the only solution is FORCE. Poor people aren't cognizant nor responsible re: birth control. This is why they've THE MOST children which they can ill afford. FORCED STERILIZATION is a reasonable solution!
Forcing someone to go through unwanted medical procedures because of your own arbitrary parenting rules is about as far from reasonable as you can get.
No it is HUMANE. It is far better to force the poor to undergo sterilization than to have children who grow up in impoverished conditions. That is the HEIGHT of being arbitrary. You're stating that poverty is FINE for children. Well, IT ISN'T!
My parents didn't have two dimes to rub together when they had me. When they died, they were upper middle class. They left an estate worth well into seven figures. Using your logic, they wouldn't have had children until they were too old to have them
Grace, what happens when all the poor are wiped it? Your middle class status would become the new poor. I already stated on your similar question that it is possible to rise above poverty. And can cite examples of people who did overcome.
Good God, no one should be poor. People should be AT LEAST middle class socioeconomically. Don't you realize that poverty is dehabilitating physically, emotionally,mentally, & psychologically. PLEASE READ A BOOK ON THE EVILS OF POVERTY.....
And yet instead of helping those in poverty through social programs, you'd rather just sterilize them. You're right, that is super humane!
Grace, you do not understand capitalism. Poverty not only increases the value of wealth, but wealth actually creates poverty. The way to end poverty is to destroy capitalism. No one wants to be poor. You seem to think poverty is a lifestyle choice!
I agree. Most of my GED students were poor and some disabled, but they were more able than most people think. They were good parents and most went on to college. Many became RNs, nurse practitioners. Engineering techs. The most disabled - IT tech.
Children who are born poor OFTENTIMES end up POOR-I don't want this for children. Every child should have at least a middle class lifestyle w/myriad educational/cultural/intellectual/ socioeconomic opportunities. Poverty is HELL,no child ENDURE that!
And no human being should be made to endure sterilization against their will. When my mom was growing up they literally could not afford more than a loaf of bread to feed 7 children some weeks, yet she loves her family and is a very successful adult.
Aime, I raised 2 sons with very little money, both have become wonderful men...so I know what you are talking abut.
Thank you, Shyron!
I don't believe in eugenics because I would not be so special if everyone was as good looking, intelligent, and as thoughtful as I. I must admit that I am thankful for the time I have spent with a lesser breed of man. They make me shine so bright!
A group of people in USA want our government to consider it. I do not think it will happen.
Hi Ken - There are killer corporation everywhere, it seems, making profits on torture and death. I wonder that some profiteers don't explode into flames as they go about their business.
I agree that the sterilization of the poor and disabled is unacceptable and a mentally twisted concept. It is exactly the old eugenics, plus a sort of genocide to eliminate certain groups of people.
No the disabled SHOULDN'T be sterilized. Disabled people are valuable & beautiful human beings. However, the POOR are an ENTIRELY different matter. Most of the poor are IRRESPONSIBLE. They have children willy nilly- they should be STERILIZED!
"Most of the poor are irresponsible" is probably the most hateful generality I've seen posted on HubPages.
No, they're not. Maybe you should meet a few poor heads of households before you spew that bull.
I knew some poor kids. Their parents were beyond irresponsible. They believed that the world OWED them. My mother who had patients on welfare who threw away clothes because they KNEW that they would get new clothes from the government!
Grace, You would have been welcome in Nazi Germany. If we were to adopt your inhumane way of solving problems, then it follows that by sterilizing white people we could end racism, and also get rid of the ugly graffiti carved into Mt. Rushmore.
I did not know about Puerto Rico. Thanks for all the info. I wish eugenics were illegal and that law enforced.
Wow I vote you BEST ANSWER ever in the history of HP ! wow
Eugenics should be outlawed anywhere it is practiced, without debate, and anyone who is for it should be banned from any leadership role in our country and any other country....
Well done Tim Mitchell! I was so upset by the first part I totally forgot that was part of the question.
Because a group of people want to sterilize the poor and disabled in America and I feel others not only need to know this, but also need to prevent it from happening. I feel as you do and am an advocate of people with such conditions as your daughter
YES, I read the proposal & wholeheartedly agree. I have expressed such sentiments almost three decades ago. No, not the disabled because they are responsible & contributing people. The poor AREN'T- they don't HAVE THE RESOURCES to raise ki
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