Saturday, December 12, 2009

Writer Advocates World Adoption of China's One-Child Policy

I have been a bit miffed the last couple of days over Michigan's legislature doing its best to intrude on the rights of its citizens through a statewide smoking ban in all so-called public places.

Many, many, many people support the legislation. They do it primarily because they don't like smoke and they do not appreciate rude smokers. They fail to consider the implications of a tyrannical majority or power wielding government forcing its will on individuals. The smoking issue is being championed as a great leap forward in guaranteeing the safety and welfare of people. It is good for the many at the expense of the few.

How many steps beyond this point does it need to go before we start seeing suggestions that people need to have other behaviors curved for the betterment of society? We have the public health to consider, its education, its welfare. We have unpleasant odors, unpleasant sights, and unpleasant sounds.

We have the health of the planet to consider. Its water and air, its species, and its beauty. Indeed, in Copenhagen this week we had thousands of diplomats, reporters, and advocates meeting for the purpose of enacting sweeping economic changes designed to help control the planet's temperature.

If we have legislatures willing to dispense with individual rights in regards to smoking, and we already have governments willing to shove harmful policies down the throats of citizens to nudge our planet's temperature down a notch, how much more difficult is it to imagine that political hacks and advocates will begin calling for even more invasive techniques with which to enslave people?

I give you Diane Francis of the Financial Post.

The "inconvenient truth" overhanging the UN's Copenhagen conference is not that the climate is warming or cooling, but that humans are overpopulating the world.

A planetary law, such as China's one-child policy, is the only way to reverse the disastrous global birthrate currently, which is one million births every four days.
Diane Francis is the mother of two.

h/t Drudge

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