Jeb Bush demonstrates once again what an unprincipled intellectual light-weight he is: Have you ever wondered whether, if given the opportunity, Jeb Bush would go back in time to kill Adolf Hitler in his crib? Well, wonder no more. “Hell yeah, I would!” the former Florida governor told HuffPost. “You gotta step up, man.”
Apparently too stupid to challenge the false construct of the question, the allegedly pro-life Bush enthusiastically embraced infanticide as a solution for collectivist tyranny. In this, he has channeled the sociopathic ex-con Kerodin who made a similar statement some time ago. Let's examine the premises of the question:
1. First, there is this central conundrum: if time travel is possible and history can be changed, then how can you know about it in the future since it is no longer history?
2. You must accept that the infant Hitler (and all the other murdering collectivist butchers throughout history) to have been born irredeemably and innately evil. Now certainly we are all born in sin, but the personalities of future dictators can be more readily explained by experiences at the hands of abusive parents and other awful life circumstances. In other words, even if you can get around the central conundrum of time travel then couldn't the Holocaust have been equally prevented by the removal at birth of infant Hitler into a loving home where his biological father didn't beat him and where he wasn't later forced by economic necessity to become a homosexual prostitute in Vienna? (See the book, The Hidden Hitler.) Sounds silly, perhaps, but if you have the opportunity to slaughter the infant you also have the opportunity to change the stream of history by operating a trans-time adoption agency.
3. Reducing the moral responsibility for genocide to one lone individual is ludicrous on its face. Genocides are committed by a multiplicity of individuals comprising the vast bureaucratic committees of collectivist governments, who proceed about their killing for shared reasons of their own. Absent Hitler, given the same resentments and social fevers caused by the onerous burdens of the Treaty of Versailles and the subsequent failures of the Wiemar Republic exacerbated by the Great Depression that unleashed the historical anti-Semitism of the German people, do you really think that some other Hitler would not have arisen to take his place? And if so, how many infants are you willing to slaughter? And can you be certain that in your arrogant presumption of the role of God, that you wouldn't be unleashing similar horrors? Imagine a Hitler who wasn't anti-Semitic and thus retained the services of the Jewish atomic scientists to build his atomic bomb. Imagine a Hitler smart enough not to invade the Soviet Union until he was ready to nuke Moscow. Imagine a Hitler who didn't get in the way of his own war effort by hobbling the production of jet aircraft until it was too late. How smart does such infanticide seem now?
4. For anyone who claims to be a follower of God and thus devotedly pro-life to unthinkingly embrace preemptive infanticide under such a ridiculous premise neither understands God's purpose nor serves His will. Indeed, explain to me the functional moral difference between Bush's position and a Planned Parenthood partial-birth abortionist? Anyone? Buehler?
I hope one of the other candidates, Carson or Cruz, perhaps, takes this idiotic comment by Jeb and shoves it down his glib, unthinking throat and knocks him out of the GOP race. I'm sick of elitist dynasties of the stupid.