the debate over President Obama's socialized healthcare plan heats up, the
depth of his radicalism is becoming more evident. John Holdren,
Obama's recent choice for "Science Czar," provides the latest and perhaps most
troubling example of extremism. In the name of population control, Holdren has advocated both forced abortion and compulsory
sterilization through government-administered tainting of the water supply.
a 1977 book he co-authored, called "Ecoscience:
Population, Resources, Environment," Holdren called
for a "Planetary Regime" to enforce mandatory abortions for population control
and limit the use of natural resources. Holdren wrote:
"There exists ample authority under which population growth could be regulated.
It has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including
laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing
Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger
Holdren writes that "a comprehensive Planetary
Regime could control the development, administration, conservation, and
distribution of all natural resources, renewable or nonrenewable. The Planetary
Regime might be given responsibility for determining the optimum population for
the world and for each region and for arbitrating various countries' shares
within their regional limits." He states that "sterilizing women after their second
or third child" may be more practicable than sterilizing men and proposes a
"long-term sterilizing capsule that could be implanted under the skin" at
puberty and then "might be removable, with official permission, for a limited
number of births."
queried: "Why should the law not be able to prevent a person from having more
than two children?" He wrote "that compulsory population-control laws, even
including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the
existing Constitution. [N]either
the Declaration of Independence nor the Constitution mentions a right to
Barber, Director of Cultural Affairs with both Liberty Counsel and Liberty
Alliance Action, commented: "John Holdren is like a
bad character from a George Orwell novel. The fact that Obama would
unilaterally appoint him to a position of such power and influence says more
about our President than it does his 'Science Czar.' Birds of a feather flock
together. President Obama's hyper-extremism continues to astound, and the
mainstream media cannot continue to cover it up much longer. As Obama pushes
his massive scheme for socialized medicine, the American people are slowly
beginning to grasp the radical nature of the minds and philosophies behind it.
One more question the President needs to answer: 'Is there a
co-pay with forced abortion?'"
Copyright ©2009 J. Matt Barber