Friday, September 30, 2005

We still love you Bill Bennett

I'm sure by now most of you who pay attention to the news have heard the liberal media and commies all up in arms over a comment made by "Morning in America" radio talk show host Dr. Bill Bennett. The libs yelling "he's a racist, he wants all black babies aborted" blah blah blah. If you actually care to hear word-for-word what I heard when listening to the show that day, read on. Some things are taken so out of context, its disgusting.

From the September 28 broadcast of Salem Radio Network's Bill Bennett's Morning in America:

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.

15 Comments:

At 4:37 PM , Blogger Eddie said...

I saw this quote way out of context on a liberal blog today, glad you could point out the obvious.

 
At 4:45 PM , Blogger Eddie said...

I posted on the wrong one, the last post on the prior post was suppose to be on this one. Sorry.

 
At 3:54 PM , Blogger The Watchful One said...

The crime rate could be lowered by aborting babies from any segment of the population. So, why did Bennett single out black babies?

My guess is that Bennett, deep down, believes that all crime comes from black people.

TWO

 
At 4:56 PM , Blogger mthomas1776 said...

that freakanomics book is a great book!

 
At 9:12 PM , Blogger Tori said...

watchful one.......I believe there are stats that do show more blacks are convicted and in jail. However, one could say that we are racist against blacks and thats why they are more frequently prosecuted.

I will be back with US census stats...I'm curious as well.

And I do agree with you that he shouldn't have singled out the blacks. I guess they were trying to draw conclusions that "unwanted babies" more likely come from bad home situations, thus they have more of a chance of committing crimes.

 
At 9:31 PM , Blogger Ranting Republican said...

so what do you all think: does poverty cause crime? Or does crime cause poverty? I think there are arguments which can be used to support either conclusion...

Poverty and crime have unfortunately turned into pure-race issues...God forbid you respect law and order...you end up being called a racist half the time, well, 98% of the time.

 
At 10:56 PM , Blogger The Watchful One said...

"I believe there are stats that do show more blacks are convicted and in jail. However, one could say that we are racist against blacks and thats why they are more frequently prosecuted."

Right, but regardless of which segment of the population is responsible for the most crime, the fact remains that aborting babies from any segment of the population would lower crime. So, again, one has to wonder, why did Bennett single out black babies?

TWO

 
At 11:18 PM , Blogger Tori said...

well it was wrong but i still dont think he should be castrated for it. libs have said MUCH WORSE things and I could probably rattle off a hundred.

 
At 11:27 PM , Blogger The Watchful One said...

"so what do you all think: does poverty cause crime? Or does crime cause poverty? I think there are arguments which can be used to support either conclusion..."

Poverty and crime are two parts of a vicious cycle which is generally initiated by poverty, but anyone who suggests that blacks are somehow inherently criminal is ignoring a lot of history which is replete with examples of whites committing crimes.

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At 11:34 PM , Blogger The Watchful One said...

"well it was wrong but i still dont think he should be castrated for it. libs have said MUCH WORSE things and I could probably rattle off a hundred."

Agreed. I think Bennett simply revealed an attitude which persists even in those who are not consciously racist or prejudiced.

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At 12:21 PM , Blogger Tori said...

"Last week Charles Rangel, a Dem from Harlem, in the House said George W. Bush, is the modern equivalent of Bull Conner to this generation of African-Americans. The Democratic National Committee backed him up. There wasn't one word of outrage anywhere in the mainstream press, the liberal media, or any other liberal organization. They were clapping their hands and they were going, "Right on, right on, right on. More of it." So Rangel gave them more of it. And they just ate it all up. We have had George Bush compared to Adolf Hitler."

 
At 12:29 PM , Blogger crossingguard69 said...

83% of black babies are born out of wedlock, theres the reason for your cycle.

 
At 11:14 PM , Blogger John McAdams said...

Freakonomics Author Tries to Cover Butt in Wake of Bennett Comments

In fact, the authors of Freakonomics made explicitly racial arguments in economics journal articles. They said nothing remotely racist, but they did stress the empirical connection between race and abortion and crime.

 
At 11:37 PM , Blogger Tori said...

why the hell is this subject so taboo? lets get it out....

 
At 10:37 AM , Blogger The Watchful One said...

"They said nothing remotely racist, but they did stress the empirical connection between race and abortion and crime."

There is no connection between race and crime. If whites were in the financial situation that many blacks are in, whites would be the ones doing the crimes.

TWO

 

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