[lit-ideas] Re: Does This Have Wings?

  • From: Paul Stone <pastone@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2012 22:21:17 -0400

On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 9:19 PM, Thomas Hart <tehart@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> Consider this argument:
> 1. Population is growing at a steady rate, and threatens to overwhelm food
> supply, exhaust fuels, and lower the standard of well being for the
> population of this country and the world as a whole.
> 2. It is therefore in the interest of the general welfare to limit
> population.
> 3. To achieve this it is legislated that no family may have more than one
> child. No woman may produce more than one child in her lifetime.
> 4. A woman known to be carrying more than one child must abort the excess
> children. A woman who carries to term more than one child must pay an
> excess child tax equivalent to 100% of her income for 10 years.
> 5. Freedom of religion refers solely to private belief or to public
> ceremonial practice and no further.
> 6. As a consequence of 5 there will be no religious exemption from either
> the mandated abortion, or the tax.
> Given the mandate to provide contraception which has been imposed, and the
> recent ruling by SCOTUS, how likely/unlikely is it that such a policy could
> be successfully imposed?
All good ideas, but the US or North America in general is not the problem.
Europe is basically breeding itself into islamism, and India and China are
out of control - populations-wise. Africa is just a huge burden on the
world (cause they have nothing worth anything there, except starving
millions) -- that was tongue-in-cheek political humour a la Mike. The
population of the world is about 7 x its holding capacity at the moment. We
are doomed, but I have cold beer and food and I will be dead before the
shit hits the fan, so I don't care. And... you will NEVER convince any
Western nation to do what they actually need to do to control this fiasco.
Happy fishing!


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