by Anna Anderson
Ted Cruz is on a mission: Take the bust honoring Margaret Sanger out of the taxpayer-financed Smithsonian museum.
Leftists who think nothing about removing the name of Andrew Jackson or Thomas Jefferson, on the grounds they were racists, are strangely silent on the woman who believed giving birth control to the inferior races would prevent the better sorts from being overrun. This wasn’t racism from 300 years ago but just within living memory.
The display honoring Sanger first came under fire by a group of black pastors who summed up the outrage quite nicely: “If Margaret Sanger had her way, MLK and Rosa Parks never would have been born.”
Here are the top 5 racist quotes from Margaret Sanger:
Sanger wrote that “breeding too many children” was immoral and a detriment to society, especially when the children were born to the “unfit,” which included the poor, minorities, the mentally handicapped, immigrants, the blind and deaf, and people with low IQ’s.
In order to “purify society” from such groups, Sanger founded the American Birth Control League in 1921 to promote birth control and forced sterilization. In this article, she also proposed government-regulation of births through “permits for parenthood.”
She proposed allowing Congress to solve “population problems” by appointing a “Parliament of Population.”
Sanger viewed blacks as “undesirables” and “human waste” to be exterminated from America, so she created the Negro Project—an attempt to extend segregation, birth control, and sterilization even further into the black community. Her theories on eugenics and racial hygiene were not uncommon at the time…until adopted by the Nazis and executed during the holocaust.
The ultimate goal of Sanger’s project? A white, superior race in America. While she rebranded the American Birth Control League as the Planned Parenthood Federation after the Nazi’s implemented her eugenicist ideas, Sanger’s ultimate goal is succeeding. Black babies are aborted at nearly four times the rate of white children, and the Hispanic community is following the same path.
We applaud Sen. Cruz and the other members of Congress for making this stand against glorifying Margaret Sanger. We hope that the Smithsonian will remove this insult to justice and to all those who truly fought for the rights and dignity of minorities in America.
Anna Pfaff works for American Principles in Action.