Alphabetical Listing of Quoted Individuals: S.

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Margaret Sanger

Birth control activist, sex educator, nurse. She coined the term "birth control," opened the first birth control clinic in the United States, and established Planned Parenthood. Sanger's efforts contributed to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case which legalized contraception in the United States.
"We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population . . ."

Said to Dr. Clarence J. Gamble, Southern regional birth control director in 1939 (or thereabouts). Sanger feared blacks would view her "Negro Program" (birth control for blacks) as an extermination plot, which of course it was, so she wanted to enlist black ministers to promote the program, thereby reducing black concerns.
Source: "She Called It 'Racial Betterment,' by Stacy Long, AFA Journal, October 2012, page 18.
Posted here: October 8, 2012.

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Comment: The article states, "Sanger linked birth control with eugenics and described eugenic success as the highest end of birth control. [She wrote:] 'Like advocates of birth control, eugenicists are seeking to assist the race toward the elimination of the unfit.'" (By "unfit," she meant blacks.)

Susan Sarandon

Academy Award-winning actress who has worked in films and television since 1970. She is also an outspoken social and political activist.
"[Barack Obama] is a community organizer like Jesus was. And now, we're a community and he can organize us."

Spoken with enthusiasm as a front-row spectator at Obama's inauguration January 20, 2009.
Source: "Next Step: Sainthood," by Stephen Webster, American Renaissance, March 2009, page 9.
Posted here: March 2, 2008.

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Comment: Obama was also the most liberal member of the Senate. And now we're a community and he can socialize us. But Ms. Sarandon is not the only one to adore the new President. Even before Obama took office, U.S. Congressman Jose Serrano introduced a bill to repeal the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, so the "Great One" could serve more than two terms.

Dan Savage

A radical gay activist, he writes the internationally syndicated relationship and sex advice column "Savage Love." He describes his view toward family as "conservative," and his "husband," Terry Miller, is a "stay-at-home dad" for the couple's adopted son. (Source.)
"I wish [Republicans] were f**kin' dead."

Said after Bill Maher compared Republicans to the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's, on Maher's "Real Time" TV show July 15, 2011.
Source: "Dan Savage Says of Congressional Republicans ‘I Wish They All Were F**kin’ Dead’ on Real Time," by Tommy Christopher on the Mediaite website.
Posted here: October 10, 2011.

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Comment: A few days later Mr. Savage apologized on his blog: "It was a stupid, rude, thoughtless remark. I regret it and I retract it and I apologize to anyone watching at home -- particularly my father(!) -- who may have heard me say it. I had a drink before the show -- first and last time I’ve ever done that -- but this wasn’t a case of 'In vino, veritas.' This was a case of, 'In vino, stupidtas.'
According to Watchdog, (September, 2011, page 3), he also said he would like to "f*** the s*** out of Rick Santorum." Hmmm.

Dan Savage

"There's too many god**** people on the planet! [. . .] I think abortion should be mandatory for about 30 years."

Said while on a panel for the Australian show "Q&A, Adventures in Democracy," which was broadcast from the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall Monday, November 4, 2013.
Source: "Gay Activist: 'Abortion Should Be Mandatory for About 30 Years'," on the CNSNews website.
Posted here: June 15, 2015.

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Comment: Now we learn Disney's ABC Studios is set to launch a new sitcom "based on the life of boundary-pushing columnist Dan Savage." The new show, called "Family of the Year," shows how "a picture perfect family is turned upside down when the youngest son comes out of the closet." (Source.) It's interesting that "family-friendly" Disney is supporting family-bashing and foul-mouthed Savage.

Diane Sawyer

Anchor of "ABC World News." Previously, she was co-anchor of ABC's "Good Morning America."
"As of tonight, [the Occupy Wall Street protests have] spread to more than 250 American cities, more than 1,000 countries -- every continent but Antarctica."

Said on the October 10, 2011 "World News" TV show.
Source: "1,000 Countries?" Watchdog, November 2011, page 5.
Posted here: December 5, 2011.

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Comment: The Watchdog observes, "The problem with that claim is that there are only 195 nation states in the entire world, not 1,000. Also, Sawyer presented no evidence to show that these sparsely attended protests were occurring in 250 U.S. cities, let alone on six of the seven continents."

Ed Schultz

Political pundit and host of The Ed Show, a daily news program on MSNBC, and The Ed Schultz Show, a nationally syndicated talk radio show.
"The Republicans lie! They want to see you dead! They'd rather make money off your dead corpse! They kind of like it when that woman has cancer and they don't have anything for her!"

Said in a rant on The Ed Show September 23, 2009. See Mr. Schultz make these comments here.
Source: "Minibits," Watchdog, November 2009, page 5.
Posted here: December 7, 2009.

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Comment: I would think the left would mellow out now that they have seized control of the House, Senate, and Presidency. But, no, they seem to be louder, more ornery, more contentious, and more extreme in their comments and actions than ever before. And in many cases, such as with the quote cited, more stupid.

Charles Schumer

U.S. Senator, Democrat, from the State of New York, serving since 1999.
"We hope the president chooses someone thoughtful, mainstream, pragmatic [to serve as Supreme Court Justice] -- someone just like Sandra Day O'Connor."

Said in late June or early July 2005.
Source: If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans, by Ann Coulter, 2007, page 256.
Posted here: May 6, 2008.

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Comment: I can just imagine some German leader saying, "We hope the people elect someone thoughtful, mainstream, pragmatic -- someone just like Adolph Hitler.

King Samir Shabazz

Also known as Maurice Heath, Minister King Samir Shabazz is the New Black Panther Party's Philadelphia leader.
You want freedom? You're gonna have to kill some crackers! You're gonna have to kill some of their babies!"

See the video.
Source: "'Want freedom? Kill some crackers!'" on the WorldNetDaily website.
Posted here: July 26, 2010.

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Comment: Shabazz is the same man the Obama administration Department of Justice refused to prosecute after he was filmed on Election Day 2008 with Jerry Jackson wearing paramilitary uniforms, carrying a nightstick and blocking a doorway to a polling location to intimidate voters. (Source.)
Into a megaphone on a crowded sidewalk, Shabazz shouted, "I hate white people -- all of them! Every last iota of a cracker, I hate 'em."
In a Philadelphia Inquirer interview in 2008, Sabazz said, "I'm about the total destruction of white people. I'm about the total liberation of black people. I hate white people. I hate my enemy." (Source.)

Kaukab Siddique

Associate professor of English at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania.
"We must stand united to defeat, to destroy, to dismantle Israel -- if possible by peaceful means."

Said during the 2010 Labor Day weekend, in remarks to radical Muslims and leftists at an anti-Israel rally in Washington, D.C.
Source: "College Professor Calls for Israel's Destruction," by Erick Stakelbeck, on the CBN website.
Posted here: December 27, 2010.

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Comment: Professor Siddique continued his rant: "I say to the Muslims: dear brothers and sisters, unite and rise up against this hydra-headed monster which calls itself Zionism." And if Israel can not be defeated, destroyed, and/or dismantled by peaceful means? Then what does the professor propose?

Roger Simon

Writer, commentator, chief political columnist of Politico, and a best-selling author, he has won more than three dozen first-place awards for journalism. He's the only individual to twice win the American Society of Newspaper Editors Distinguished Writing Award for commentary.
"[Ted Cruz] has grown so drunk on the sound of his own voice and so besotted with delusions of his own grandeur."

Commenting on what Ted Cruz said leading up to a "government shutdown."
Source: "Liberal Media Smear Conservative Presidential Candidates: 'Dangerous,' 'Scary,' 'Slimy,' 'Hardline,' 'Extremist,' in the May 2015 issue of The Watchdog, page 2.
Posted here: August 31, 2015.

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Comment: I think the quote would be one hundred percent appropriate for John Kerry, or perhaps Barack Obama, but certainly not Cruz. Simon's bias is on grand display.

Tavis Smiley

Host of the late-night television talk show Tavis Smiley on PBS and The Tavis Smiley Show from Public Radio International (PRI). Alongside his abiding friend, Dr. Cornel West, Smiley is also co-host of the radio program Smiley and West, also from PRI.
"Oh, Christians, every day, people walk into post offices, they walk into schools, that's what Columbine is. I could do this all day long . [. . .] There are so many more examples of Christians who [blow people up] than you could ever give me examples of Muslims who have done that inside this country, where you live and work."

Said on his PBS show during May 2010.
Source: "20 Reasons to End Public Broadcasting's $460-Million Gravy Train," The Watchdog, December 2011, page 3.
Posted here: August 27, 2012.

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Comment: Dislike of religion is so intense in many quarters on the Left, this sort of absurd statement is only to be expected. Just before Christmas 1995, leftist Andrei Codrescu said of the Rapture on NPR: "The evaporation of four million who believe this crap would leave the world an instantly better place." (You'll recall that liberals are supposed to be the compassionate ones.)

Aaron Sorkin

Screenwriter, producer and playwright, whose works include A Few Good Men, The American President, The West Wing, Sports Night, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and The Social Network.
"Sarah Palin's an idiot. Come on. This is a remarkably, stunningly, jaw-droppingly incompetent and mean woman."

Said October 4, 2010 on the CBS Sunday Morning program hosted by Lesley Stahl.
Source: "The Anti-Palin Wing," Watchdog, March 2010, page 5. Address: Media Research Center, 325 South Patrick Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314.
Posted here: June 27, 2011.

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Comment: Sorkin said, "I have a big problem with people who glamorize dumbness and demonize education and intellect. And I'm giving a pretty good description of Sarah Palin right now." In the Huffington Post, Sorkin wrote that Palin is a "witless bully." Let's see . . . "Witless bully." Whom does that describe? Wait, wait, it's coming. I know: what a perfect description of Aaron Sorkin, who after all has been through rehab twice for crack cocaine addiction (witless), and certainly isn't shy in badgering those he disagrees with (bully). Come to think of it, maybe Lesley Stahl, too. After all, she let Mr. Sorkin fling his poisonous invectives unabated.

George Soros

One of the most powerful men on earth. A New York hedge fund manager, he has amassed a personal fortune estimated at about $13 billion (as of 2009). His company, Soros Fund Management, controls at least another $25 billion in investor assets. Since 1979, Soros's foundation network -- whose flagship is the Open Society Institute (OSI) -- has dispensed more than $5 billion to a multitude of [far left] organizations whose objectives are consistent with those of Soros. (Sounce.)
"I admit that I have always harbored an exaggerated view of my self-importance -- to put it bluntly, I fancied myself as some kind of god."

As written in his 1987 book The Alchemy of Finance.
Source: "Top 10 Reasons George Soros Is Dangerous," Human Events, April 11, 2011, page 18. Address: 1 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001. Phone: 202-216-0600. Website.
Posted here: May 30, 2011.

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Comment: Expanding on this theme (self-importance) in his 1991 book Underwriting Democracy, Soros said: "If truth be known, I carried some rather potent messianic fantasies with me from childhood," fantasies which "I wanted to indulge . . . to the extent that I could afford." In a June 1993 interview with The Independent, Soros, who is an atheist, said he saw himself as "some kind of god, the creator of everything." In an interview two years later, he portrayed himself as someone who shared numerous attributes with "God in the Old Testament." (Sounce.)

George Soros

"[T]he main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States."

In remarks during a recorded interview in 2006.
Source: Watchdog, July 2011, page 1. Address: Media Research Center, 325 South Patrick Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. Phone: 800-672-1423. Website.
Posted here: August 15, 2011.

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Comment: The source says: "In 2004, [George Soros] spent $27 million trying to defeat George W. Bush. In recent years he has spent at least $48 million to fund 180 liberal media outlets. Soros is the premier sugar daddy of a savvy, left-wing media army that is marching across the Internet and resupplying allies such as NPR."

Sonia Sotomayor

Federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. President Obama has nominated her for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.
"All of the legal defense funds out there -- they're looking for people with court of appeals experience, because it is -- Court of appeals is where policy is made. And I know -- and I know this is on tape and I should never say that because we don't make law -- I know." [Emphasis added.]

In a statement at the Duke University School of Law, during a panel discussion in 2005.
Source: Said in a video shown on the Glenn Beck Program, May 26, 2009, Fox News. (See her make these comments here.)
Posted here: June 1, 2009.

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Comment: Oops! A liberal judge speaks the truth about how liberals make policy in the courts. Of course the Constitution states policy is the exclusive responsibility of the legislative branch of government, but liberals will use any opportunity to get their way: legal or otherwise. That's why liberals so often get their way.

Sonia Sotomayor

"To suggest to anyone that you can outlaw the use of foreign or international law is a sentiment that is based on a fundamental misunderstanding. What you would be asking American judges to do is close their minds to good ideas."

Said in a speech to the Puerto Rican Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, shortly after she was contacted about filling the vacancy on the Supreme Court.
Source: "Supreme Court Nominee Favors Use of Foreign Law," QuickQuotes, The New American August 3, 2009, page 9. Address: PO Box 8040, Appleton, Wisconsin, 54912. Phone: 920-749-3784. Fax: 920-749-3785. Website.
Posted here: August 10, 2009.

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Comment: Oh, my! What is it about liberal judges that prevents them from understanding their role is to interpret United States law, not to seek out foreign law that might provide cover for the policy they wish to legislate from the bench? When liberals can't get their legislation passed by the legislative branch of government, they unlawfully use the judicial branch to do their bidding. This is blatant corruption. This is an absolute outrage.

Curt Spalding

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Regional Administrator for Region 1. This encompasses Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and ten Tribal Nations. (Source.)
"[W]e are struggling. We are struggling because we are trying to do our jobs. Lisa Jackson [Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator] has put forth a very powerful message to the country. Just two days ago, the decision on greenhouse gas performance standard and saying basically gas plants are the performance standard which means if you want to build a coal plant you got a big problem. That was a huge decision. You can’t imagine how tough that was. Because you got to remember if you go to West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and all those places, you have coal communities who depend on coal. And to say that we just think those communities should just go away, we can’t do that. But she had to do what the law and policy suggested. And it’s painful. It’s painful every step of the way."

Speaking to an audience at Yale University.
Source: "'Painful Every Step of the Way': Top EPA Official Inadvertently Tells the Truth about the White House’s Environmental Agenda.
Posted here: June 18, 2012.

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Comment: Mr. Spalding was describing the Obama administration policy of making it impossible for coal plants to exist. The Source states that Obama is essentially an anti-coal President who is using the EPA to strangle the coal industry. You'll recall that on March 18, 2009, Barack Obama announced: "Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket." Interestingly, it seems Mr. Obama was speaking the truth with that announcement, a rare moment.

Pete Stark

A liberal progressive, Democrat member of the U.S. House of Representatives, who has served there since 1973. He represents California's 13th congressional district in southwestern Alameda County.
"The federal government [. . .] can do most anything in this country." [Also:] "I think there are very few constitutional limits that would prevent the federal government from rules that could affect your private life."

Said at a town hall meeting in his California district.
Source: "Stark's Town Hall Answer Goes Viral." (See him make the comments.)
Posted here: August 9, 2010.

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Comment: Congressman Stark, you swore an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution. Have you not read the Constitution? The Tenth Amendment clearly states: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." Nowhere in the Constitution does it say the federal government "can do most anything." It seems you are not honoring your oath, sir. You are not fit to serve.

Al Stefanelli

Georgia State Director for American Atheists, Inc., and a writer and journalist since 1993. He produced and hosted the weekly syndicated radio broadcast "Millennium" for three years, writes for the National Atheism Examiner and Associated Content, co-hosts the FM broadcast "Reap Sow Radio," and is author of A Voice of Reason in an Unreasonable World -- The Rise of Atheism on the Planet Earth. (Source.) He says, "I am a 47-year-old former Southern Baptist pastor who has been an atheist activist and avid anti-theist for almost a decade."
"The atheist community gets angry when we read about the antics of idiotic, ignorant and imbicillic [spelling his] politicians and celebrities like Palin, Bachmann, Beck, Limbaugh, Pawlenty and Santorum. We post our thoughts on our social networks and our blogs and try to expose these creeps for exactly what they are. Most of the GOP, just about all of the Tea Party movement and even some Democrats and Independents should be ashamed of themselves for going out in public wearing the equivalent of an intellectual diaper. We criticize them for their rejection of science in favor of their fairy tales and write our letters and support our advocate organizations when our legal rights are abrogated. But the underbelly of fundamentalist Christianity and radical Islam does not operate in the legal system. They don’t respond to lawsuits, letters, amicus briefs or other grass-roots campaigns and they must, must, must be eradicated." [Emphasis added.]

In a blog post at atheists.org, as quoted in a September 15, 2011 posting on "The Blaze." (See below.)
Source: American Atheist Leader Calls for the 'Eradication' of 'Fundamental Christians,' by Billy Hallowell.
Posted here: September 26, 2011.

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Comment: An article by Kevin Card asks the question: "Are atheists tolerant with Christians or have we been tolerant of atheists? God has been removed from our courts, our government buildings and our schools and we accepted those terms. The Christian bashers of the ACLU make it their purpose to threaten lawsuits and police individual religious speech and we’ve remained silent. So, where is the intolerance or the fundamentalist (radicalist) actions of the Christians you speak of? Around the world there is no citable story of Christian terrorism but to some (namely atheists) the display of a cross is that terror; the display of the Ten Commandments is offensive and to say God’s name in a public ceremony is to them having stripped them of their rights. My question is: where in the Constitution of the United States of America or and State government is the right NOT to be offended guaranteed? It’s not. However, my faith and my ability to champion it are guaranteed me in the 1st Amendment and that is what atheists hate. I have no problem (tolerance) with you not believing in God or Jesus Christ but I do have a problem when you try to take our constitutionally guaranteed right to free speech and the expression of our faith away."

Gloria Steinem

A feminist, journalist, and social and political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader of, and media spokeswoman for, the women's liberation movement in the late 1960s and 1970s. She founded many organizations and projects and received many awards and honors. She was a columnist for New York magazine and co-founded Ms. magazine.
"You become a semi-nonperson when you get married."

(Time and place of quotation is not known.)
Source: "Feminism Has Become a Hot Topic," by Phyllis Schlafly, The Phyllis Schlafly Report, February 2011, page 1.
Posted here: June 4, 2012.

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Comment: Gloria Steinem became a "semi-nonperson" (that is, she got married) in 2000, at the age of 66. Prior to that whe said marriage was a legal trap, arguing that marriage laws were designed for a "person and a half." She was, after all, the one who said, "a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle." The source states: "Picturing women as the victims of mean men is the engine of feminism. The feminists' legislative agenda, from unilateral divorce in the 1960s, to the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s, to taxpayer-financed daycare in the 1980s, to the Violence Against Women Act in the 1990s, to the Paycheck Fairness Act in the 2000s, is always wrapped in whines about alleged discrimination."

Richard Stengel

Editor, journalist, author, and Time Magazine's 16th managing editor. He has written a number of books, including a collaboration with Nelson Mandela on Mandela's autobiography.
"If the Constitution was intended to limit the federal government, it sure doesn't say so."

Writting in a June 23, 2011 Time essay about the Constitution.
Source: "Minibits," Watchdog, August 2011, page 8.
Posted here: November 7, 2011.

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Comment: It would seem Mr. Stengel is demonstrating a rather impressive lack of familiarity with the U.S. Constitution. The Tenth Amendment states quite clearly and concisely: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." Does the Constitution allow the federal government to ban the sale of incandescent light bulbs? No. Does the Constitution allow the federal government to enact education laws? No. Does the Constitution allow the federal government to force citizens to buy health insurance? No. So, what percent of the laws passed by Congress are unconstitutional? My guess is it's over half. (More.)

Cass Sunstein

Legal scholar, particularly in the fields of constitutional law, administrative law, environmental law, and law and behavioral economics. He taught at the University of Chicago Law School for more than 27 years. He is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and will head the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama administration.
1. "We ought to ban hunting, if there isn't a purpose other than sport and fun. That should be against the law. It's time now."
2. "Animals should be permitted to bring suit, with human beings as their representatives, to prevent violations of current law . . . Any animals that are entitled to bring suit would be represented by (human) counsel, who would owe guardian-like obligations and make decisions, subject to those obligations, on their clients' behalf . . ."

1. In a keynote speech at a 2007 Harvard University conference called "Facing Animals."
2. In his book Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions.
Source: "The World According to Cass," by Marshall Lewin, America's First Freedom, April 2009, pages 37-38. Address: National Rifle Association of America, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-9400. Phone: 703-267-1000. Website.
Posted here: April 6, 2009.

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Comment: The referenced source states that Mr. Sunstein believes livestock and wild animals should have legal "rights;" grayhound racing, cosmetics testing and meat eating should be eliminated; people should try to expel rats from their homes in a way that does not harm them; current uses of animals are akin to "human slavery"; and our willingness to subject animals to unjustified suffering will be seen in many ways as morally akin to the mass extermination of human beings. President Obama appointed this guy as "regulatory czar," who will oversee regulations submitted by hundreds of federal agencies throughout the federal government.

Cass Sunstein

"A full-grown horse or dog, is beyond comparison a more rational, as well as a more conversable animal, than an infant of a day or a week or even a month, old."

In a 2002 video.
Source: "Obama Chief: Embryos Are 'Just a Handful of Cells'," by Aaron Klein, on the WorldNetDaily website.
Posted here: September 28, 2009.

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Comment: When we begin to think of human beings as "just another animal," or as Mr. Sunstein says of early-stage embryos, "just a handful of cells," we have crossed the Rubicon. All our thinking, our laws, our values, our religions are scrambled. Flood gates are opened: why not develop a superior race? Why not gas Jews in ovens? Why not turn blacks into slaves? Without respect for life and human beings, the worst of humanity is unleashed.

It must be assumed Barack Obama supports the same thinking as Mr. Sunstein, because the President named him as a close advisor.

Cass Sunstein

"Once we know that people are human and there's some Homer Simpson in them, then there's a lot that can be done to manipulate them."

Said in 2008, about why he favored the establishment of a government that could "nudge" people's behavior in certain desired directions.
Source: Discover the Networks.
Posted here: December 13, 2010.

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Comment: Also in 2008, Sunstein authored a paper proposing that the government use a variety of methods to limit or eliminate conspiracy theories critical of the U.S. government. These methods suggested that the government could: ban conspiracy theories outright, impose a tax on those who advance conspiracy theories, engage in counter-speech to "discredit conspiracy theories and theorists," hire private parties to engage in counter-speech, and engage in informal communication with such private parties, encouraging them to help. (Source.)
Sunstein is truly radical in his ideas and plans, yet Obama chose him as a close advisor.