Friday, September 30, 2005

"K" is for...

William Bennett is the author of such books as “Moral Compass : Stories for a Life's Journey”, “The Book of Virtues for Young People” and “The Book of Virtues”, “The Children's Book of Heroes” and “Our Sacred Honor : The Stories, Letters, Songs, Poems, Speeches, and Hymns that Gave Birth to Our Nation”.

I think you get the point.

He stresses compassion, responsibility, friendship, courage, perseverance, and faith (Author’s aside: “Faith” and “Perseverance” were the names I gave my right and left hands during a darker, more lonely time in my life. But that is another essay). He writes that "an honest heart will always find friends."

Wow. Sounds pretty good, eh? If a bit naive and simplistic.

From CNN, September 30, 2005:
"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.
"That would be an impossibly ridiculous and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would go down," [William Bennett, former Secretary of Education]

From the Cambridge English Dictionary:
eugenics, noun:
the study of methods of improving humans by allowing only carefully chosen people to reproduce

Apparently, it’s an honest, white heart.
And one does not have to be good, to be honest.

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome,
William Bennett: Kristian.

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