Bob Kemp
Obamacare is 21st century eugenics (Part 3)
By Bob Kemp
August 27, 2009

Eugenics became national policy in the forms of forced sterilization, segregation laws and marriage restrictions in twenty-seven states. By 1920 "feebleminded" individuals were not allowed to marry in 39 states. The fear was that they would produce feebleminded children like the Jukes family and continue to be a drain on society. The cost of caring for the feebleminded caused state after state to pass such marriage prohibition laws.

In California eugenicists coercively sterilized about 60,000 Americans. As a matter of fact, prior to WW II, California was responsible for the sterilization of almost half of the coercive sterilizations performed in the United States. How's that for liberal thinking at its best? Even after WW II California performed about one third of all coercive surgeries in the U.S. Eugenicists also segregated thousands more into "colonies" and barred the marriages of anyone that fit the states profile. Under these policies, state bureaucrats, who were appointed and unaccountable to anyone, made decisions about who to segregate and who could and could not marry. The same people decided who would and would not be sterilized by the state. This is not so different from the so aptly named death panels that will determine who is entitled to receive health care and who is not. Indeed, similar deciding government bodies exist today in other nanny states.

During the years of World War I, a national zeal for everything 100% American became very popular. Refugees from Europe as well as immigrants were pouring into America during those years, and it caused a strong surge in nationalism. Also during the WWI years, eugenics increased in status. Because eugenics was considered good science, it gained favor among many throughout the land, and was used to justify the treatment of thousands. After all, it was science, not prejudice or racism. If you did not support the science of eugenics, you were not a patriot. This reminds me of the contemporary mindset that it is unpatriotic to not want to pay higher taxes or support the healthcare reform bill or cap and trade. Since when did it become unpatriotic to resist tyranny and oppression?

In 1924 the Immigration Act was signed into law by President Calvin Coolidge. The Act was an attempt to reduce the number of immigrants of southern Europe from entering the United States. It favored immigration of the Nordic stereotype from northern and western Europe, and denied immigration to Asians completely! The eugenicist Madison Grant had a tremendous influence in American policy during the 1920's. Grant argued the supremacy of the Nordic stereotype of northern Europe as being superior to the people of southern Europe, Asia and other parts of the globe. He argued that immigrants from anywhere except northern Europe was people of an inferior makeup and their numbers should be limited in the United States. Grants racist arguments that the Nordic's were superior and the non-Nordics should be segregated gained enough approval and acceptance that the Immigration Act of 1924 was passed by the House, Senate and signed by the President. Before he became President, Coolidge stated, "Biological laws tell us that certain divergent people will not mix or blend. The Nordics propagate themselves successfully. With other races, the outcome shows deterioration on both sides." After signing the Act, President Coolidge said, "America must be kept American." Representative Robert Allen of West Virginia said, "The primary reason for the restriction of the alien stream is the necessity for purifying and keeping pure the blood of America." In 1927 the United States Supreme Court upheld the decision to sterilize the "unfit" in Buck v. Bell by an 8 to 1 majority vote. This ruling in essence made the United States the first eugenic nation in which "science" dictated not only policy, but law. Dr. William J. Robinson wrote at the time:

It is the acme of talk in such cases of individual liberty, of the rights of the individual. Such individuals have no rights. They have no right in the first instance to be born, but having been born, they have no right to propagate their kind."

Their kind? They have no right? No right to liberty?
Do these words sound hauntingly familiar? Since Roe v. Wade became law this has been the argument of the pro-abortionist in America. The unborn child has no individual right to be born; the unborn child has no rights at all. And if they do survive a botched abortion, you can still take them to a small out of the way room, deny them life saving medical treatment, and let them die there. This philosophy is shared and promoted by Mr. Obama. He cannot deny it. He voted in favor of just such a bill during his short-lived tenure as a senator. President Coolidge would be proud. The abortion defenders in the White House, House, Senate and the Supreme Court of 2009 America bear a striking resemblance to their predecessors of early 20th century American government that called eugenics good, sound science. Ninety-two years ago the science of the day guided the enlightened people to forcefully sterilize the "unfit" and "undesirables" of American society in the misguided belief that to do so was to do the human race a favor and help it along on its evolutionary path. Ninety-two years ago, forced sterilization was politically correct. Wrong, but politically correct. Today, our government still practices and endorses eugenics through abortion of the "unfit" and "undesirables." Soon, if the current health care reform bill becomes law, I fear who else our government will deem as having no rights. The aged of our society will be targeted (segregated) as having no real rights and as a drain on American society. They will be encouraged by Mr. Obama and his death panels to simply take something for the pain and go home to die because the expense to treat your illness is greater than your worth or value at this time. Or, maybe we will see suicide clinics cropping up across America like we see in Soylent Green.

Perhaps the suicide clinics will become as numerous and convenient as the Planned Parenthood clinics that were founded by the eugenicist/racist Margaret Sanger. Sanger was a supporter of eugenics and thought that if you made abortions more accessible, then it would reduce and ultimately eliminate the number of "undesirable" people. In her view, babies with some type of physical or mental handicap were "undesirable." Her racist views extended the list of "undesirables" to African-Americans also. Justice Ruth Ginsburg, a feminist appointed to the Supreme Court by President Clinton was probably aware of Sanger's eugenicist/racist views when she said she thought the purpose of Roe v Wade was to reduce "Populations that we do not want too many of."

It is people like this that cause me to fear for our nation. These people set themselves us as judge on who is fit and desirable and who is unfit and undesirable. Sanger's clinics were conceived out of the notion that there are certain people you just do not want to be around or have around. There are more Planned Parenthood clinics in poor neighborhoods than in other neighborhoods. Why? Planned Parenthoods philosophy is to break the cycle of poverty by making abortion available to poor women that otherwise would not get an abortion. If Planned Parenthood can keep poor women from having babies that will grow up in poverty and have more babies that will grow up in poverty, then you have broken the cycle of generational poverty. And since there are more African-Americans, Hispanics and Asians that live in poverty than WASP, then it is in those neighborhoods that you concentrate your efforts. If you eliminate the poor, then all you have left are the middle class and the wealthy. Good science? Hmm. some point it is only rational to believe that the middle class become the poor on the socio-economic scale. What then?

In part 4 I will explain how funding for eugenics in Germany was provided by the wealthy of pre-World War II America. You will see how American eugenicists collaborated with German eugenicists in the race for the perfect Nordic/Aryan race. And you will see how this race ultimately led to the holocaust of millions based purely on eugenics. After World War II, the term "eugenics" fell out of favor and was replaced with "genetic engineering" which is still very popular, but just as morally bankrupt. By the end of part 4 you will see as clearly as I do that the health care reform bill is eugenics repackaged if you do not see it by now.

As attitudes change, so does policy. As ones standards changes for what is fit and desirable, so too will the law. What is acceptable in today's health care reform bill may not be acceptable in 10 or 15 years. This is the problem with imperfect, fallible man setting himself up as God, believing he can set right that which man messed up. Man's plumb line is never straight or true. It sways in the breeze of opinion. As man sows the wind of immorality, so too will he reap the whirlwind of destruction. God's standards are the same yesterday, today and forever; because God does not change. He set the standards by which man should live thousands of years ago and those standards are as perfect now as they were in the beginning. Man, in his arrogance, has seen fit to challenge God's standards. The unbelievers ask, "Did God really say...?" God has preordained that every Christian living today, in this present age, is to meet this challenge and not run from it. God is looking for those Christians that will stand in the gap regardless of personal cost and not allow apathy to destroy this once great nation. America can be great again, but only if God's people will oppose those under the influence of the powers of darkness and engage in spiritual warfare through prayer and fasting, asking God to forgive this nation just as Daniel prayed for the children of Israel even as they were in exile in Babylon. I do not believe it is too late for a spiritual revival to sweep across this land. I do not believe that God is willing that the righteous should perish along with the unrighteous. Just as He was willing to save Sodom and Gomorrah for the sake of 10, I believe he will not destroy America for the sake of his remnant that remains in America. He has us here, for such a time as this. And He is waiting for His people, who bear His name, to call out to Him on bended knee. Will you join me? Will you pray every day for the soul of America? If not you, then who. If not now, when.

"...if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14

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Bob Kemp

Bob Kemp, an ordained Deacon, husband, father, and Sunday School Teacher, currently works as Concert Coordinator for a multiple Dove Award winning and Grammy Nominee Contemporary Christian Artist at Praise Ministries in Lindale, TX... (more)

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