One Romney Supporter’s Solution For Reducing Welfare: “Give the Kids Up For Adoption, Execute the Parents”
When you ask conservatives what’s wrong with America, they inevitably point the finger at liberals, and boldly declare that they have solutions to fix this country, if only liberals would listen. Well, Christopher D. Cook, a reporter for The Progressive, did listen, and you’ll be shocked at what he heard (or maybe not).
Cook visited a Romney office in Blue Ridge Virginia, and engaged a man named Clifford Russell, who says the problem with America now is all the entitlements:
“What’s killing us is all these entitlements, we’ve got to get rid of all of them. All this welfare, food stamps, Medicare, and then big government health care on top of it, it’s all just too much! When do we say enough is enough?”
Mr. Russell is a deficit hawk. Like many conservatives, he’s not all that concerned about who blew a massive hole in the budget, or finding a fix for unemployment, but fine. He has a right to believe what he believes. But what would he do to reduce entitlements in this country? Well, his recommendation for what he would do to reduce welfare is shocking:
“Look, there’s always something you can do. You telling me people can’t make a choice for a better life? We have to help all of them? No. I’ll tell you what really need to do with these illegitimate families on welfare—give all the kids up for adoption and execute the parents.”
How much do you want to bet that Mr. Russell is also anti-abortion? And his solution for cutting entitlements is to force a woman to have a child, because the child deserves to live, then kill her if she gets into a position where she needs government assistance?!
These are the sorts of discussions that bring into question not only conservative philosophy, but the conservative brain as well. Clifford Russell is a retired engineer, and yet, he still views mass murder as a feasible public policy solution. He also doesn’t believe in global warming. So, the question becomes, what do you do when half the country just refuses to grow, think, and evolve? Where does that leave the rest of us?
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