Secretary of State Clinton’s praise of Margaret Sanger was an endorsement for the doctrine that Hitler used to justify the Holocaust.

One of the most horrendous doctrines to emerge from Charles Darwin’s evolutionary hypothesis was the eugenics movement, instituted by his cousin, Sir Francis Galton. Today’s birth control and abortion, according to apologists for abortion, are merely eugenics updated.

Eugenicists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, denying God as the creator and designer of the universe, asserted that evolution of species was, according to the Darwinian hypothesis, without design. Unstructured evolution among humans, however, could result in mongrelization of the human race, they said. Eugenics thus may be described as Darwinian evolution in a hurry.

In the eugenics hypothesis, it was the socialist intellectual planners’ duty (while perfecting human nature and society, as well as harmonizing the economy) to weed out “undesirable” types of human beings. Readers will recognize this arrogance and arbitrary presumption of power in today’s EPA pretensions to control what automobiles we are permitted to own, how our homes must be designed, heated, and cooled, as well as the foods we will be allowed to eat.

Perhaps the most notorious literary work on eugenics published in the United States was Madison Grant’s 1916 The Passing of the Great Race. Grant was a prominent New York City resident whose bequest led to founding of the Bronx Zoo. In his book, Grant identified the northern European, nordic races as the key races in humanity’s development.

Hitler used the eugenics theory, indeed quoted Madison Grant’s book, to justify his Aryan Master Race theories and the Holocaust. Mr. Grant’s book was introduced in evidence in the Nuremberg Nazi war crimes trial as a defense for one the defendants.

Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger, was a racist and an ardent eugenicist who viewed birth control as simply a way to reduce the fecundity of those she considered undesirables: immigrant Jews, Poles, Hungarians, Italians, and others from central and southern Europe. 

More recently, advocates of birth control have expanded the concept of eugenics to include abortion. Conservatives should be happy, they said, that abortion theoretically reduces the number of children born to single-parent families.

Read Mrs. Clinton Can’t Defend Patron Saint of Planned Parenthood, by Mona Charen.

It’s hard to say whether Hillary Clinton knew the racist history of Margaret Sanger when she accepted her award with fulsome praise for Sanger, who is today better known as a patron saint of sexual promiscuity. Let’s hope that, having been challenged on the matter, Mrs. Clinton will be more restrained in the future.

Thomas E. Brewton is a staff writer for the New Media Alliance, Inc. The New Media Alliance is a non-profit (501c3) national coalition of writers, journalists and grass-roots media outlets.

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