"Why should the law not be able to prevent a person from having more than two children?" he asks, suggesting "that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution. [N]either the Declaration of Independence nor the Constitution mentions a right to reproduce," observes the learned professor.
OK, so, by any reasonable standard this guy's an off-the-rails, helmet-for-his-own-safety, bona fide barking Moonbat. He makes Ward Churchill look like William F. Buckley. He's piggy Napoleon from Orwell's "Animal Farm" personified.
But that's not what's so unsettling. There are plenty of nuts in the world. In fact, Harvard alone accounts for a significant percentage of them. What's utterly horrifying is that our president – the leader of the free world – would even think, if only for a moment, "Hey, I just gotta have that Planetary Regime guy in my administration!" That says a lot more about him than it does Herr Holdren. Indeed "birds of a feather flock together," and these perching political pigeons look down upon our unique American freedoms only to see a newly washed windshield.
Obama's über-extremism continues to astound. The mainstream media can't cover it up much longer, and they're finally starting to get that. As the left pushes this monolithic socialized health care scheme (imagine going to the DMV for your emergency appendectomy), the American people are slowly beginning to grasp the radical nature of the minds and philosophies behind it.
I'm not saying that forced abortion and compulsory sterilization are an express part of Obamacare … yet. But once again, look who's baking. They've already mixed the batter, we've licked the spoon and it tastes like … well, see for yourself:
First, it provides a federal bailout for Planned Parenthood and the rest of the multi-billion dollar abortion industry through taxpayer funded abortion on demand; ostensibly to include reanimation of the horrific and currently banned practice of partial-birth abortion.
The bill requires – as Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski admitted – "any service deemed medically necessary or medically appropriate." This means that – with a loaded IRS to your head – you, me and every other taxpayer gets to be a moral codefendant in abortion homicide. Isn't "having the right to choose" wonderful?
Secondly, and as Obama has fundamentally admitted, it will, undeniably, necessitate "Animal Farm" style health care rationing for the elderly and infirm. Don't forget: "Some animals are more equal than others." Or as Obama put it, Grandma may have to forgo "additional tests or additional drugs that the evidence shows is not necessarily going to improve care. … Maybe you're better off not having the surgery, but taking the painkiller." (Got that? Sorry, Granny, you're 66 years old – no kidney transplant for you. Here's some morphine, now go lie down and die.)
But if all that's not enough, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee's official summary of the bill additionally authorizes a CDC-funded "Community Preventive Services Task Force … to improve immunization coverage of children, adolescents, and adults … through the use of evidence-based interventions," up to and including, "home visits."
Mom, Dad – decided against a potentially deadly Gardasil injection for your fourth-grade tween? Well, get ready for that needle-ready knock at your door from the government vaccination "task force." It's time for your "evidence-based intervention." I wonder: Do jackboots go well with scrubs?
So let's recap: We have taxpayer-funded abortion, health care rationing for the elderly and infirm, and vaccination interventions in your living room. I fit all that into one sentence. Obamacare is nearly 1,100 pages long, and even the president hasn't read it. I see no evidence anyone has.
But half the fun is in finding out what other gems it holds. Forced abortion? Compulsory sterilization? Well, maybe not yet, but is it really that much of a stretch? We already know it's on Holdren's Christmas list.
Suppose Obama's feeling jolly?
Matt Barber is founder and editor-in chief of BarbWire.com. He is an author, columnist, cultural analyst and an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. Having retired as an undefeated heavyweight professional boxer, Matt has taken his fight from the ring to the culture war. (Follow Matt on Twitter: @jmattbarber).