on 02 April 2009
I think they loose their right to choose when taxpayers have to pick up the bill.
I think that having fewer children - especially when you're on welfare - should be incentivized, but forcing an abortion on somebody is in my mind pretty terrible.
Forcing taxpayers to pick up the tab is pretty terrible too. Birth control is pretty close to 100% effective, and any one already on wellfare should be told no more children that you can't afford. Perhaps we should just require birth control for anyone on wellfare.
I would grant exceptions for prior documented religious reasons, and maybe if they were on birth control and it didn't work.
Yet, today, America's leaders are reenacting every folly that brought these great powers [Russia, Germany, and Japan] to ruin -- from arrogance and hubris, to assertions of global hegemony, to imperial overstretch, to trumpeting new 'crusades,' to handing out war guarantees to regions and countries where Americans have never fought before. We are piling up the kind of commitments that produced the greatest disasters of the twentieth century.
— Pat Buchanan – A Republic, Not an Empire