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Liberalism Embraces the Aryan Master Race Theory (Excerpts)

Various eugenics measures were tried in the United States early in the 20th century. Laws in some states permitted forcible sterilization of women when authorities decided that their personality traits, if passed on to their children, would interfere with a scientifically-planned, collectivized society . . . . Eugenics was later the basis for the Nazi regime’s master-race theories and for its restricting marriage to men and women of suitable aryan pedigree.

The text book used by John T. Scopes in teaching Darwinian evolution was "Hunter's Civic Biology"The following quotations from that text are found on pages 261-265:

"Improvement of Man. -- If the stock of domesticated animals can be improved, it is not unfair to ask if the health and vigor of the future generations of men and women on the earth might not be improved by applying to them the laws of selection. This improvement of the future race has a number of factors in which we as individuals may play a part. These are personal hygiene, selection of healthy mates, and the betterment of the environment.

"Eugenics. -- When people marry there are certain things that the individual as well as the race should demand. The most important of these is freedom from germ diseases which might be handed down to the offspring. Tuberculosis, syphilis, that dread disease which cripples and kills hundreds of thousands of innocent children, epilepsy, and feeble-mindedness are handicaps which it is not only unfair but criminal to hand down to posterity. The science of being well born is called eugenics....

"Parasitism and its Cost to Society. -- Hundreds of families such as those described above [the fictional Jukes and Kallicaks] exist today, spreading disease, immorality, and crime to all parts of this country. The cost to society of such families is very severe. Just as certain animals or plants become parasitic on other plants or animals, these families have become parasitic on society. They not only do harm to others by corrupting, stealing, or spreading disease, but they are actually protected and cared for by the state out of public money. Largely for them the poorhouse and the asylum exist. They take from society, but they give nothing in return. They are true parasites.

"The Remedy. -- If such people were lower animals, we would probably kill them off to prevent them from spreading. Humanity will not allow this, but we do have the remedy of separating the sexes in asylums or other places and in various ways preventing intermarriage and the possibilities of perpetuating such a low and degenerate race. Remedies of this sort have been tried successfully in Europe and are now meeting with some success in this country." (Brewton, The View From 1776, 3/06, 2005)

[TBC: There are many in the "Pro-choice" movement who have not considered what is beyond the rhetoric and emotion of the issue. Everything is presented under the umbrella of "freedom, "but rarely do those in the movement peek under the umbrella only to discover that "while they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption..." (2 Peter:2:19).