Michael E. Arth, who ran for Florida governor in 2010, is now advocating for America to adopt its own one-child policy in order to fight what Arth sees as dangerously large population growth. In an interview with Vice, this Leftist visionary states his vision for America, one that values “the environment” more than he does human life.
“China would have two billion people today if not for their population policies. Nevertheless, China still added 350 million more Chinese since they implemented strict family planning measures in 1978, because of what’s called population momentum. Because of the burst in population growth under Chairman Mao, the average age of the population had dropped. Until these excess young people had their own children, the population increased faster than if you had an evenly distributed demographic. So even limiting families to one child per couple was not low enough to stop population growth.
Now, thanks to the one-child policy – to which there are many exceptions, by the way – China’s aging population will probably not grow much more from now on, as long as they don’t remove the restrictions.
China, and the rest of the world, would be better served by a choice-based marketable birth license plan, or “birth credits,” that could stop or reverse population growth on a dime. Birth credits allow people to have as many children as they desire and can manage and reward people who are willing to give up that right.
The market would determine the price of a birth credit. In all cases, the cost of the birth credit would be a tiny fraction of the real cost of raising a child. The birth credits would work very well because it’s a very small price to pay for solving the problem, and it leaves choice firmly in place. Each person would be issued half of a birth credit, which he or she can combine with a partner to have one child, or a person can sell his or her (half) credit at the going market rate. Each additional child costs one more credit. Noncompliance would bring a fine greater than the cost of the credit, and there would be sanctions for non-compliant countries.”
What these liberal nuts won’t tell you is that China’s one-child policy has led to infanticide, forced abortions and sterilizations, rampant corruption, and the disappearance of at least 100 million girls who would have been born but for the fact that their parents didn’t want their legal “one-child” to be female.
Now they want America to join the murder spree regardless of the fact that climate change and over population are lies concocted by a Socialist United Nations that intends to control the world.