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  • Of "Liberty and Justice for All:" The American Eugenics Movement

    04/14/2003 7:41:40 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 2 replies · 636+ views
    The Rational Argumentator ^ | April 14, 2003 | Anna Kaluzny
    "It is better for all the world, if instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime, or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind … Three generations of imbeciles are enough." (qtd. in Facing History 198) In the midst of the eugenics movement, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., voiced the opinion of most Americans. The eugenics movement was based on the science that contained within itself the possibility of improving the human race using selective breeding. Lisa Lindquist Dorr, professor of American History, contends that...