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CALLER: I noticed the national media, you know, they talk a lot about the loss of revenue, or the inability of the government to fund Social Security, and I was curious, and I've read articles in recent months here, that the abortions that have happened since Roe v. Wade, the lost revenue from the people who have been aborted in the last 30-something years, could fund Social Security as we know it today. And the media just doesn't -- never touches this at all.
BENNETT: Assuming they're all productive citizens?
CALLER: Assuming that they are. Even if only a portion of them were, it would be an enormous amount of revenue.
BENNETT: Maybe, maybe, but we don't know what the costs would be, too. I think as -- abortion disproportionately occur among single women? No.
CALLER: I don't know the exact statistics, but quite a bit are, yeah.
BENNETT: All right, well, I mean, I just don't know. I would not argue for the pro-life position based on this, because you don't know. I mean, it cuts both -- you know, one of the arguments in this book Freakonomics that they make is that the declining crime rate, you know, they deal with this hypothesis, that one of the reasons crime is down is that abortion is up. Well --
CALLER: Well, I don't think that statistic is accurate.
BENNETT: Well, I don't think it is either, I don't think it is either, because first of all, there is just too much that you don't know. But I do know that it's true that 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. That would be an impossible, ridiculous, and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would go down. So these far-out, these far-reaching, extensive extrapolations are, I think, tricky.
In 1986, Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone remarked that the average American intellectual standard is lower than the average Japanese standard because of the blacks and Hispanics in the U.S. He has often said that the source of Japan's strength lies in its "racial homogeneity." Eleven years later, University of Texas Law School Professor Lino Graglia triggered a firestorm of criticism for his remarks that "Blacks and Mexican-Americans are not academically competitive with whites in selective institutions. It is the result primarily of cultural effects. They have a culture that seems not to encourage achievement. Failure is not looked upon with disgrace."
Originally posted by RANT
AM radio is where conspiracy theorists that can't read or write post. But there's still a big difference in the admittedly liberal dominated Internet and it's public discussion arenas and the corporate airwaves "moderated" by "authorities" and seemingly everyone convicted in Watergate.
Originally posted by curme
The thing that is scary is that this people control our governmet. Cheny, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, etc. These are the people in power.
Originally posted by kenshiro2012
Is this guy for real or just a real idiot? What century does he live in.
Originally posted by spacedoubt
What if it were changed to "abort every inner city poor baby"?
Or "every Single mother's baby?"
what would the effect be on the crime rate?
Originally posted by spacedoubt
Am I wrong, reducing it to that possibility?
speaking. This is education speaking.
Originally posted by Carseller4 "Stuck on Stupid"
Originally posted by djohnsto77
You guys getting all worked up about this should read Jonathon Swift's A Modest Proposal. This statement was in the same vein as that.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
But just because there are more black people in jail doesn't necessarily mean that black people commit more crimes.
So, when Bennet equates black people with criminals, not only is he incorrect, it's a very bigoted statement.
Blacks are as much more dangerous than whites as men are more
dangerous than women.
Blacks are twice as likely as whites to commit hate crimes.
Blacks commit violent crimes at four to eight times the white rate.
There is more black-on-white than black-on-black violent crime.