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USA: “World better off without defective people”

Posted 16/3-11 at 19.45

Martin Harty, a 91-year-old Republican representative in the New Hampshire legislature, told, Sharon Omand, a constituent, that he believes in eugenics and that the world would be better off without "...the mentally ill, the retarded, people with physical disabilities and drug addictions - the defective people ...."

Harty said nature has a way of "getting rid of stupid people," and "now we're saving everyone who gets born." He added, "I wish we had a Siberia so we could ship them all off to freeze to death and die and clean up the population."

A colleagues observed that Harty, a retired market vendor, "... is constantly confused, easily swayed, hard of hearing, and prone to offer up unrelated commentary or go off on unrelated tangents."

Rep. Jon Richardson, a Republican on the Legislative Administration Committee, said he does not condone Harty's comments on any level, but he takes into account the fact that Harty is a World War II veteran in his 90s.

Following the outcry about what he said, on March 15th, Harty resigned from the legislature.




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