Republican Wants to Sterilize Parents of ‘Bad’ Children

Just when you thought the Republican Party reached it’s max in the moral bankruptcy department, Larry Shirley steals the show:

“What we’ve got is a failure in society, whether it’s in Mount Pleasant with yuppie parents or whether it’s on the East Side with poor crackhead parents,” Shirley said Friday. “We pick up stray animals and spay them. These mothers need to be spayed if they can’t take care of theirs. … Once they have a child and it’s running the streets, to let them continue to have children is totally unacceptable.” Deadbeat dads might ought to be sterilized as well, he said.

I wonder if his parents should have been spayed and neutered? Here’s his contact information.

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  • undercover_anarchist

    Just imagine if the theocrats got their way and overturned Roe v. Wade. They want to CONTROL your ovaries and/or testes. It’s not the abortion that offends them, it’s the fact that YOU make the choice, not them.

  • http://www.politicalwhore.com/ Pimp Daddy

    What Shirley is calling for isn’t exactly new. In fact the practice was common only 25 years ago in the US. And it’s far from a partisan issue. I suppose what Joe Kennedy did to his daughter Rose was in her best interest?

    Almost all politicians are dishonest. Sorry to sound cynical but there is history for this cynicism. Mr. Kettle, meet Mr. Pot.

  • http://www.frankworley.com Frank Worley

    I can’t understand how we can claim to be so different than China with boneheads like this one running around. We have fallen so far from the tree of liberty that I wonder if we will ever find our way back.

    Already on going is the seizure of children, without warrent or cause, just because the Family Department or Child Protective Services deems the child to be “at risk.” At risk can mean a messy house, or a single incident of domestic violence (with no threat of repeat) or because a neigbor doesn’t like your parenting style and phones in a complaint.

    Have we become so numb to these injustices that we simply shrug our shoulders and turn our backs?

    Frank

  • Andrew

    “It’s not the abortion that offends them, it’s the fact that YOU make the choice, not them.”

    Excellent point!

  • Mycroft

    Just one example from the area:

    A woman who is a regular at the county jail has had 14 children, 11 of them while in custody (drugs and prostitution). Her husband (and pimp) is also a regular. She is currently pregnant with another child.

    This is an extreme case, but not by much.

    It is a common sight to see young children and babies wandering the neighborhoods at all hours of the day and night. Local parents keep their babies up all night with them while they party so the children sleep though the day and don’t disturb mommy while she sleeps off the night excesses.

    I work at the county jail with the adults. Do some ride alongs with your local law enforcement late at night. I promise you it will be an eye opener for you.

  • http://www.myspace.com/undercover_anarchist undercover_anarchist

    Mycroft… Yes, the world is fucked up… And most of the problems you have outlined are directly influenced (and promoted) by the state. The counteract is not forced sterilization. The counteract is eliminating state support.

  • Edward F Watters

    I say we spay / neuter politicians and make abortion retroactive on their progeny.

    Right to Life for Fetuses, but Death penalty for the poorly represented. Homoerotic torture, (did you see the Abu Garaib photos?), is sanctioned, but Gays are a threat to society seems the Far Right’s answer to everything. (Will Rep. Foley, R. FL, be recruited to Homeland Security as an interrogator, with the Gov’t subsidized liability insurance?) If you have a disenting opinion you forfeit rights. (Should you be labelled an “Enemy combatant” under recent bill, even with “Secret Evidence”, that might include torture, you have no access to court even to appeal status).

    Only a Generation ago the Public was frightened by Goldwater’s conservatism. Funny how inbreeding, with a bit of Christian Fascism brought in for “genetic diversity” has twisted the Republican Party so far from it’s Roots that Goldwater would be branded with the epithet of “Liberal” were his same words be uttered today.

  • Keith

    This might not be such an idea and it would reduce the welfare population.

  • Thomas Gellhaus

    Um…the best way to “reduce the welfare population” would be to, uh, eliminate welfare. All of it.

  • http://texashippie.blogspot.com/ TexasHippie

    Mike, thanks for the post. I dug up an interesting article from Harvard that eviscerates the policies and philosophies of Eugenics. You might be interested in that article, or read my blog post for a discussion of the salient points.

    Harvard article: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/Organizations/healthnet/SAsia/repro/rao3.html
    My blog post summary: http://texashippie.blogspot.com/2006/10/sturdy-degenerates-or-how-i-stopped.html

    -TexasHippie

  • undercover_anarchist

    Keith: You know another great way to “reduce the welfare population?” We can just gas everyone who meets the “profile” of a welfare recipient. This wouldn’t have to be racist, per se. We could have a scoring model where certain factors (race, previous year’s earnings, family history of dependency, credit, etc.) could be used like insurance companies do to determine your insurance risk. Anyone who met the criteria could be put in a detention center to work for the benefit of the state (after all – we’re owed to be paid back for all the leeching they’ve done!). When they refused to work (i.e. got too broken down), they could be humanely put down.

    But sterilization? a) That’s too liberal of a solution. What about the current sub-human leeches? b) Once we have these people in the camps, er education centers, don’t sterilize them – BREED THEM! After all, we own their wombs and scrotums, and their children obviously meet the “profile.” THEY OWE US! Ask not what your country can do for you!

  • John Cullison

    It isn’t the ovaries and testes they want to control, folks. It’s the penises and vaginas they’re after.

    Forced sterilzation of deadbeats will never occur as long as the uber right Christians are driving policy on matters sexual. After all, this would encourage promiscuity (since there would be no threat of pregnancy), and being a slut is a far greater sin than not caring for one’s children, as far as they’re concerned.

  • http://citizenclark.com Dick Clark

    So Larry’s home number works just fine, although my call went to voicemail. I asked him if he was at the top of his own “forced sterilization” list. I also mentioned that I hoped he would reconsider his position on the matter.

    DC

  • paulie

    I say we spay / neuter politicians and make abortion retroactive on their progeny.

    Good idea.

    So Larry’s home number works just fine, although my call went to voicemail. I asked him if he was at the top of his own “forced sterilization” list. I also mentioned that I hoped he would reconsider his position on the matter.

    I don’t guess he called you back?