Charles, who sometimes comments on the blog, sent me this link to an Al-Jazeera article. The article reads, in part:
The US state of North Carolina has apologised to thousands of people who were forcibly sterilised under a programme undertaken to improve the genetic composition of the population.
Now the victims have come forward to tell their stories to a state advisory panel that is considering how to compensate them. But money cannot heal the scars, some say.
… and it includes a video showing a victim being interviewed. The woman tells us that the state “took away something that was not their’s to take away”. I agree with her. The government should not have the authority to decide who may procreate and who may not. But the video is misleading; it claims that the state’s eugenics program ended in 1977. Technically, this is true. There is no more eugenics program. In its stead, they have a dysgenics program – just like every other state in the U.S. and the Federal Government. This dysgenics program is, of course, their brazen robbery of the middle-class and the use of these stolen monies to subsidize lower-I.Q. people. Though they’re not cutting people open to surgically sterilize them, the results are the same: Responsible, hard-working people cannot afford to have their own children because so much of their income is being diverted to pay for the children of inferior people (generally speaking).
So, Charles, I am not against eugenics. It is just government eugenics that I do not trust. But, as long as government keeps its grubby hands off our money, natural (free-market) eugenics will work its magic. It was, after all, natural eugenics that created the miracle we now call “Homo Sapiens Sapiens”.
As for genuinely mentally defective people, as long as they are a burden on others, they have no right to have children and they should be sterilized. If they can support themselves, then they should be left alone. Granted, more defective people will be born – but, overall, it will all come out in the wash.