2012-02-09 Our View: Shame in the pas...

2012-02-09 Our View: Shame in the past has much to teach future

There are 1 comment on the Watauga Democrat story from Feb 9, 2012, titled 2012-02-09 Our View: Shame in the past has much to teach future. In it, Watauga Democrat reports that:

If money were the sole issue, $50,000 would be a poor attempt to pay for the unethical treatment of human beings that resulted in the forced sterilization of thousands of men and women across North Carolina.

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Boone, NC

#1 Feb 11, 2012
It wasn't "unethical" back then. Woodrow Wilson supported eugenics. But even if it was wrong then, why do we have to pay them off? How far back do you go? 50 years? 200 years? People have been "mistreated" by somebody or other since the dawn of time. An apology should suffice. We can't afford it and are not obligated to pay them off to salve our modern-day conscience. According to the beliefs of the day, they did both the individuals and society a favor by preventing propagation of "flawed" individuals.

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