"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Joe Biden "Fully Understands" Infanticide and Forced Sterilization in China

Here's Joe Biden, speaking at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China yesterday:

What we ended up doing is setting up a system whereby we did cut by $1.2 trillion upfront, the deficit over the next 10 years.  And we set up a group of senators that have to come up with another $1.2 to $1.7 trillion in savings or automatically there will be cuts that go into effect in January to get those savings.  So the savings will be accomplished.  But as I was talking to some of your leaders, you share a similar concern here in China.  You have no safety net.  Your policy has been one which I fully understand -- I’m not second-guessing -- of one child per family.  The result being that you’re in a position where one wage earner will be taking care of four retired people.  Not sustainable.

So hopefully we can act in a way on a problem that's much less severe than yours, and maybe we can learn together from how we can do that.
Joe Biden claims to be Catholic, at least when he's running for office, which means he ought to be Pro-Life as an article of his professed faith.   But if that's too much to ask of a Democratic politician these days, then let's get at it from the opposite direction:  Joe Biden also claims to be "pro-choice," which I thought meant that Democrats were for women having the right to choose whether to carry a baby to term or whether to have an abortion.   But apparently now he "understands" and won't "second-guess" the policy of China to limit families to one child, which has meant, in practice, massive use of sex selection to abort female babies; forced sterilization of Chinese women; and forced abortions.   State-sponsored killing of millions of babies to Biden apparently equals just another budget balancing technique.  

As someone else said a long time ago about another Joe, have you at last no decency, sir?


Here's a good site about forced abortions in China.  

Hat tip:  Hot Air.  

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