Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Joe Biden Expresses Understanding of China's One Child Policy

Joe Biden, embarrassing us across China, expressed a rather controversial opinion of acceptance for the one child policy enacted in China. He worked the policy into a question and answer session on United States debt and entitlement reform at Sichuan University in China,

“Your policy has been one which I fully understand — I’m not second-guessing — of one child per family,” Mr. Biden said. “The result being that you’re in a position where one wage earner will be taking care of four retired people. Not sustainable.”

Really? Why would the Vice President of the United States of America feel the need to drag such a barbaric policy into the discussion? Why would he allow himself to appear supportive of such treachery? This administration continues to take a pass on speaking up for solid human rights and basic human values overseas as they represent our country - a country founded on freedom and solidly pro-family. It is as though they cowardly continue to accept the brutal policies of dictators rather than express disapproval on behalf of us.

He is the gaffe machine that keeps on giving.

Texas Governor Perry, running for the GOP nomination for President issued the following statement:

“China’s one child policy has led to the great human tragedy of forced abortions throughout China, and Vice President Biden’s refusal to ‘second-guess’ this horrendous policy demonstrates great moral indifference on the part of the Obama Administration. Americans value life, and we deserve leaders who will stand up against such inhumanity, not cast a blind eye.”

Mitt Romney spoke on the remarks, too:

Calling China’s policy “gruesome and barbaric,” Mr. Romney said in a statement Tuesday morning, “Vice President Biden’s acquiescence to such a policy should shock the conscience of every American.”

Surely Biden understands the dire consequences of this policy. Not only will one Chinese income earner now be responsible for four retired Chinese, as Biden uttered, and the unsustainability of it, but what about the fact that there is a dire shortage of female Chinese babies now? With whom will the Chinese male children allowed to be born form families and continue on with the future generations?

The only Democrat willing to call evil dictators out on matters of human rights in recent times is Hillary Clinton. It is unimaginable to think that she would have made the mistake that Biden made in China. During the Clinton administration she was a delegate to the international womans conference in China and made headlines for insisting that women receive respect and rights, along with all members of Chinese society. This current administration turns back the hands of time by going along to get along.

Now that the story has been released and a couple of days have passed which brought criticism against Biden's behavior, he is clarifying his error.

Biden spokeswoman Kendra Barkoff said the vice president was far from condoning the policy, and "strongly opposes all aspects" of it as does the entirety of the Obama administration.

“The Vice President believes such practices are repugnant," Barkoff said in a statement. "He also pointed out, in China, that the policy is, as a practical matter, unsustainable. He was arguing against the One Child Policy to a Chinese audience.”

There should never be any question that the people of the United States do not support forced abortions and sterilizations as a method of controlling a nation's population.

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