Once again, political correctness raises it's ugly head to stifle debate and persecute people for speaking any truth that doesn't agree with the Left.
WASHINGTON – Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and other Democrats on Thursday demanded that former Education Secretary William Bennett apologize for remarks on his radio program linking the crime rate and the abortion of black babies.
Mr. Bennett responded that the comments, made Wednesday on his Morning in America show, had been mischaracterized and that his point was that the idea of supporting abortion to reduce crime was "morally reprehensible."
The author of The Book of Virtues, answering a caller's question, took issue with the hypothesis put forth in a recent book that one reason crime is down is that abortion is up.
"But I do know that it's true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could, if that were your sole purpose, you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down," Mr. Bennett said.
He went on to call that "an impossible, ridiculous and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would go down. So these far-out, these far-reaching, extensive extrapolations are, I think, tricky."
On his show Thursday, Mr. Bennett, who opposes abortion rights, said he was "pointing out that abortion should not be opposed for economic reasons any more than racism ... should be supported or opposed for economic reasons.
"Immoral policies are wrong because they are wrong, not because of an economic calculation."
The Left seems to have a problem, not with the point that Mr. Bennett was trying to make, but with his suggestion that a minority in this country might be responsible for a disproportionate amount of crime.
Well, here's a newsflash for you on the Left: young, black men are responsible for a hugely disproportionate number of the violent crimes in this country.
That's the truth. Any of you Lefties want to argue the point? I mean argue the facts, not just call me a racist for pointing out the truth.
You know, I used to think that these moonbats on the Left just twisted the words of people on the Right until they could find a reason to get outraged.
However, since I've been blogging, I think that the truth may be very different: the reading comprehension scores of the Left are very low. They never get the point!
It seems that whenever I have to educate a troll it's not my main point that I have to explain, but one word or phrase in my post.
There seem to be specific words (i.e. black) that, when read by a Lefty, stops them in their tracks and obliterates their memory of anything that they've read before or after. They hit that word and it becomes an obsession that blocks out everything else.
Their subsequent comments focus on that word or phrase whether it has anything to do with the post or not. I'm almost convinced that I could write, "The black cat attacked the mouse", and some troll or other would call me a racist because I used the words "black" and "attacked" in the same sentence. They wouldn't even see the words "cat" or "mouse". That example may be a little extreme, but not very.
And now they've done the same thing to Bill Bennett, a classy, extremely intelligent guy who seems to be naive enough to be bewildered by the Left's reaction to his speaking the truth in trying to make his larger point. This guy believes so deeply in the truth that he can't seem to understand that some people hate it and others are willing to twist it to their own needs.
Go to the Salem Radio Network's website and show your support for Bill. He deserves it.