Saturday, October 01, 2005

William Bennett: from the horse's mouth

"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."
- William Bennett, on his radio show "Morning in America"

"A thought experiment about public policy, on national radio, should not have received the condemnations it has."
- Bennett, in a statement from his website

"But people need to follow the argument and the argument I was making here is entirely plausible. The causes of crime are very complicated. But there is a very big literature, as you know, about single parenthood in crime, about race in crime, and about poverty in crime. And we've been talking about all these things lately in the context of New Orleans and other things. "
- Bennett, on Hannity & Colmes

Make of these comments what you will. One would think that a "professor" employing the Socratic method on a national radio broadcast would use some sort of mental filter before making an argument even he described as morally reprehensible.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Mike said...

Why is everyone avoiding the real problem here? Blacks still commit more crime percentage wise by race than other races. That's the elephant in the room, but we're too PC to admit that. And because it's mostly black on black crime, the black "leaders" who call people racists for pointing out crime stats only hurt their own community.

October 02, 2005 6:26 PM  

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