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Sanger vs. Jefferson

No two philosphies on humankind and the individual’s relationship to the Universe in which one lives could be more diametrically opposed than the philosophies of Thomas Jefferson and those of Margaret Sanger.  Jefferson, believed that all humans were created equal.  He wrote in his earlier drafts of the Declaration of Independance that these truths were ‘sacred’, that ‘all men were created equal’.   Benjamin Franklin added the self-evidentiary way of seeing it – certainly not wrong.

Margaret Sanger is often considered by proponents of the ‘Pro-Choice’ position to be a champion of women’s rights and she has been heralded in various publications as an outstanding woman of valor, and the real unspoken (and sometimes spoken) founder of Planned Parenthood.  However,  her frequently expressed views on Eugenics, and the weekening of the gene pool by various descendancies and ethnic groups is soft-pedalled by proponents of Pro-Choice, and she is, in fact often not embraced by members of the movement as the founder, for those very controversial reasons.  There are no Bronze statues that I know of to her at Planned Parenthood Centers (though I wouldn’t be surprise at the brazenness in some future time.)  They do however, give out an anual The Margaret Sanger Award.
Sanger did not believe that all of humankind were created equally.  She may not even have believed, as Jefferson did, that they were created.  You cannot believe in the Jeffersonian Republic with all that Jefferson meant it to be, and at the same time accept Margaret Sanger’s view of  selectively preserving ( or selectively destroying) members of society who are weeker so that society can arrive at the point of a relatively flawless gene pool.

G.K. Chesterton wrote in detail about the ugliness of Eugenics.  In fact, it may have been Chesterton who actually coined the word ‘Eugenics’.  he despised the idea that people would actually promulgate this.  He wrote the work entitled:  “Eugenics and other Evils.”

Back to Jefferson:

There can be no mistake about Jefferson’s position.  He absolutely was at odds with Hamilton about a strong Federal Government, and loathed Federal Intervention in state and local affairs.  So the idea that there would be a National Statute that would mandate the provision of clinics to destroy burgeoning life (as the FOCA Bill would do), a statute that would state in its very Outline that all state laws past present and future on the subject would be overriden by the Federal Law  is something that, perhaps, a twentieth Century Hamilton could have accepted, but never the anit-Federalist, Republican Jefferson.

It’s sadder yet that members of society who have so blindly accepted the agenda in the form of ‘Pro-Choice’ are often, themselves, the greatest victims.  Pro-Choicer Evangelists have foisted (or nested themselves – as Rev J. Wright) upon many of the ethnic Churches, presenting the movement as the hope of a downtrodden class, when, in fact, the very roots of this movement seeks the willing participation in a self-elimination of  lesser educated, disenfranchised or simply poor members of society.   The Pro-Choice movement under Sanger was not, in its beginnings, bashful about hoping that European Americans and African Americans would follow like Lemmings.  Maragaret Sanger wrote….

“The mass of significant Negroes, particularly in the South, still breed carelessly and disastrously, with the result that the increase among Negroes, even more than among whites, is [in] that portion of the population least intelligent and fit and least able to rear children properly.” – Margaret Sanger – The “Negro Project” quoting W.E.B. DuBois with the omission of one word [15]

It is amazing to me how the recent embracing of Planned Parenthood be even ‘so-called’ Christian organizations is so unabashed and unconcerned about the Hitleresque formations of its beginnings.  Even more disconcerting is the current Governments federalistic and even socialistic disavowal of how financing and promoting, by federal statute,  abortion providers nationally  via the FOCA bill,  is a complete turning away from the Jeffersonian Concept under which this nation was born.

Just to create some perspective, picture for a second if, while the founding fathers were discussing slavery (and they did discuss it at length) , that Jefferson had used the founder of planned parenthood’s words instead,  and said:

“The mass of significant Negroes, particularly in the South, still breed carelessly and disastrously, with the result that the increase among Negroes, even more than among whites, is [in] that portion of the population least intelligent and fit and least able to rear children properly.” –

Let’s say that he had gone further and recommended ‘birth control’ for people who were then referred to as Negroes. 

Well, the truth is that Marageret Sanger coined the term ‘birth control’.  Planned Parenthood is on the verge of being elevated to something Federally funded and guaranteed, and minority Churches across the nation express no outrage at this racist, nazi-istic institution.

This movement itself has been buttressed entirely by a swelling meliguous secularism.  In light of this, it brings a smile to note:

One of Jefferson’s Greatest joys, and one of the three things he wanted on his tombstone was his participation in the drafting and enactment of the Virginia Freedom of Religion (Law).  He was clearly a man who saw all individuals as Created Equal, and he clearly felt that no one should be constrained in their worship of God, that such worship should not result in oppression.  he never requested that a mention of his Presidency be included on the tombstone.  Apparently he did not consider it amongst his 3 greatest achievements.



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