Children as a Rationed Commodity? December 11, 2009
Will Grigg’s Liberty Minute
December 11, 2009
Eco-socialists have devised a system called “cap-and-trade,” in which businesses are required to buy permits to cover so-called greenhouse emissions, with the option of selling permits they don’t use.
Human population growth may eventually be regulated in much the same way.
In a December 8 editorial prompted by the UN global warming summit in Copenhagen, Canada’s National Post insisted that “A planetary law, such as China’s one-child policy, is the only way to reverse the disastrous global birthrate.” The Chinese government used the Copenhagen conference to extol the supposed virtues of their totalitarian program.
UN adviser Dr. Norman Myers has suggested that someday “people might be issued with a warrant entitling them to have a single child…. This warrant might even carry commercial value, allowing individuals to decide not to have children at all and to sell their entitlement to others wanting larger families….”
The Bible describes children as a divine blessing. Eco-socialists regard children as a commodity to be rationed by a global state.
Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free.