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

  • From: Thomas Hart <tehart@xxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2012 22:24:24 -0400

Are you serious? Maybe I'm not understanding you, or you're not understanding 
me, but I regard every blessed one of those statements as MONSTROUS.

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Thomas Hart

On Jul 10, 2012, at 10:21 PM, Paul Stone wrote:

> 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!
> p 

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