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My obligatory Bill Bennett post

I confess that I find Bill Bennett annoying, obnoxious and largely insufferable. His remarks about aborting black babies were ill-conceived, to say the least. But to be fair, the man was arguing rather passionately against exactly the sort of sophistry he's being accused of. In response to a caller's argument justifying abortion on demographic grounds (involving Social Security in this case), Bennett proposed an intentionally outrageous hypothetical precisely in order to show where such a utilitarian argument can ultimately lead.

So that's all I have to say about that. I now intend to resume not giving a damn what Bill Bennett thinks or says about anything.


Bennet said:
"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"

There is no question that this was a racist statement....He clearly says that blacks are the segment of society responsible for crimes. It is even most outrageous that he did not apologize, while the Pravda-like Fox News and other conservatives try to confuse the issue by discussing abortion. The republican party has major problems with corruption and racism these days.

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