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William Bennett, Republican hack politician, former Reagan administration Education Secretary, Director of Drug Control policy under George Bush the First, author of “The Book of Virtues” and someone who lost 8 million dollars on high-stakes gambling is back defending his party’s anti-abortion stance. He informed his radio program audience that if we aborted all black babies then the crime rate would reduce drastically.

 

On his radio show Bennett told a caller, "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 impossibly ridiculous and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would go down."

 

Lets see...Using Bennett’s NeoCon Republican Logic, if we aborted all NeoCon Republicans then corruption in Government would disappear.

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Guest albers53

Let me see now we are attacking talk show hosts for doing what they are paid to do, and that is to have a thought provoking expression. That is what the former education secretary is doing here. Would I have advised him to use that analagy, probably not because it doesnt play well in the court of public opinion, but does that mean that Bill Bennett is a racist. Absolutely not, he even said in his comments that this would be a morally reprehensible thing to do. You see the left in this country have no real ideas for the future of this country, so they resort to attacking Republicans who dont even hold office. Now the left really looks angry.

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Here is the transcript. Let people judge for themselves whether Bennett is guilty or not.

 

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.

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Guest Unatural Blonde

Well it looks like Bennett's remarks cost him his job.

 

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Former U.S. Education Secretary William Bennett, under fire for remarks last week about aborting black babies, resigned yesterday as chairman of K12, the education company he cofounded.

 

K12 runs Internet-based schools around the country, including the Norristown-based Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School, the state's largest cyber charter. The company also has a $3 million contract with the Philadelphia School District for elementary science materials.

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