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Theodore Roosevelt: Degenerates have no business reproducing their kind
PGA Weblog ^ | January 3rd, 1913 | Theodore Roosevelt

Posted on 01/27/2012 5:18:17 PM PST by ProgressingAmerica

Want to be looked at by government like a farm animal? If your stock isn't good enough, perhaps we could just sit people in front of the politburo and force them to justify their existences. Doesn't sound good to you? Would it be too far to go out on a limb and say that Theodore Roosevelt would've agreed with the notion? In his letter to Charles Davenport, people's stock being 'farmed', is exactly the notion he advances. You can read the letter here, but I would much prefer you listen to it. Youtube link. (Also, Popmodal. But the audio doesn't seem as good.)

It has a much greater impact in audio, doesn't it? This(among many other things) is the danger of progressivism. Big governments inevitably become abusive.

This would have an even greater impact if it were recorded by a professional. And one day, I hope that happens. It needs to happen. We simply cannot afford to allow progressives to run away from their history any longer.


TOPICS: Education
KEYWORDS: progressingamerica; roosevelt; theodoreroosevelt

1 posted on 01/27/2012 5:18:24 PM PST by ProgressingAmerica
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To: Art in Idaho; Fiddlstix; FrdmLvr; Tainan; rockinqsranch; combat_boots; tophat9000; Whenifhow; ...
If anybody wants on/off the revolutionary progressivism ping list, send me a message

Progressives do not want to discuss their own history. I want to discuss their history.

2 posted on 01/27/2012 5:19:54 PM PST by ProgressingAmerica (What's the best way to reach a you tube generation? Put it on you tube!)
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To: ProgressingAmerica

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3 posted on 01/27/2012 5:22:43 PM PST by WestwardHo
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To: ProgressingAmerica

That’s astounding...


4 posted on 01/27/2012 5:26:14 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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Another POTUS who was really into eugenics was Woodrow Wilson.

Mark


5 posted on 01/27/2012 5:38:53 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: ProgressingAmerica; Chode

“Want to be looked at by government like a farm animal?”

I look at government like THEY are a farm.

Old MacObozo had a farm,
Ee i ee i oh!
And on that farm he had some Princess Nancies,
Ee i ee i oh!
With a botox here,
And a botox there

Here a botox, there a botox,
Everywhere a botox
Old MacObozo had a farm
Ee i ee i oh!

Old MacDonald had a farm,
Ee i ee i oh!
And on that farm he had some prince harries,
Ee i ee i oh!
With a tax here,

And a tax tax tax there
Here a tax, there a tax,
Everywhere a tax tax
Old MacObozo had a farm
Ee i ee i oh!

Old MacDonald had a farm,
Ee i ee i oh!
And on that farm he had some Hillaries,
Ee i ee i oh!

With a spend spend spend spend here,
And a spend spend spend spend there
Here a spend-spend , there a spend-spend,
Everywhere a spend-spend-spend
Old MacObozo had a farm
Ee i ee i oh!

Old MacDonald had a farm,
Ee i ee i oh!
And on that farm he had some Eric Holders,
Ee i ee i oh!
With a thugs here,
And a thugs there
Here a thug, there a thug,
Everywhere a thug
Old MacObozo had a farm,
Ee i ee i oh!


6 posted on 01/27/2012 5:40:59 PM PST by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: ProgressingAmerica

No person is a farm animal. OTOH we have welfare programs that produce degeneracy in their recipients over time and then perpetuate that degeneracy.

It is not immoral to study how government policies affect family formation.

I don’t think that is so controversial as to require my asbestos suit?


7 posted on 01/27/2012 6:20:31 PM PST by heartwood
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To: ProgressingAmerica

What is this Roosevelt guy running for?


8 posted on 01/27/2012 6:22:05 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: ProgressingAmerica

Let’s not forget Oliver Wendell Holmes......another eugenicist for the State.....


9 posted on 01/27/2012 7:17:03 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama (NO COMPROMISE! NO RETREAT! NO SURRENDER! I AM A CONSERVATIVE! CASE CLOSED!)
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To: Morgana
outstanding...
10 posted on 01/27/2012 8:18:23 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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