See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Friday, April 24, 2009

The Secretary of State and Margaret Sanger...



"Charity believes all things, hopes all things..." - 1 Corinthians 13
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I really do try to give people a break. Case in point, Hillary Clinton's visit to Our Lady of Guadalupe - there is no accounting for God's grace, and perhaps the woman will be converted someday because of that encounter, but for now she remains an obdurate devotee of Margaret Sanger.
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One certainly has to admire the integrity of Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) as he questioned the Secretary of State during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Wednesday. If Hillary really did not know the history, character, and agenda of Margaret Sanger, whom she claims to admire so much, she certainly did after Rep. Smith's questioning.
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Confronting evil.
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Rep. Smith began his comments by criticizing Secretary Clinton’s reception of the Margaret Sanger Award from Planned Parenthood in Houston in March. Secretary Clinton said she was in “awe” of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger and claimed her “life and leadership” was “one of the most transformational in the entire history of the human race.”
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Secretary Clinton also said that Sanger’s work was “not done.” Rep. Smith said Sanger’s work was indeed “transformational,” but “not for the better if one happens to be poor, disenfranchised, weak, disabled, a person of color, an unborn child, or among the many so-called undesirables Sanger would exclude and exterminate from the human race.”
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“Sanger’s prolific writings drip with contempt for those she considers to be unfit to live,” Rep. Smith said.
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Noting that he had read many of Sanger’s articles and books, Rep. Smith characterized Sanger as an “unapologetic eugenicist and racist” who said “the most merciful thing a family does for one of its infant members is to kill it” and also characterized eugenics as the “most adequate and thorough avenue” to solve “racial, political and social problems.”
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He quoted Sanger’s book “Pivot of Civilization” in which she decried charitable work as “not merely superficial and near-sighted” but also as concealing “a stupid cruelty” that leads to “the perpetuation of defectives, delinquents and dependents.”
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Rep. Smith said it was “extraordinarily difficult” to understand how a Secretary of State could be in “awe” of Sanger, saying she had openly professed views “antithetical to protecting human rights.” - Source
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I find it completely impossible to understand.

3 comments:

  1. Terry - I totally agree with your last sendtence. So does the SoS's adulation of Sanger make her a rascist by association?

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  2. I think so.

    Remember as she campaigned how she would sort of jive-talk black audiences?

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  3. And btw - I didn't know you were Bret Favre's twin.

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