‘Stop at two’: Biden’s latest nominee argued for population control in graduate thesis

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WASHINGTON, DC – President Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) called for population control and called American children an “environmental hazard.”

Tracy Stone-Manning, advocated for population control in her 1992 graduate thesis, titled “Into the Heart of the Beast| A case for environmental advertising” while earning her Master’s in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana.

Stone-Manning wrote in her thesis:

“The origin of our abuses is us. If there were fewer of us, we would have less impact. We must consume less, and more importantly, we must breed fewer consuming humans.”

Her thesis called for an advertising campaign with eight advertisements bringing attention to the issues of overpopulation, overgrazing, the corporate timber industry, and an 1872 mining law.

The advertisement calling for population control showed a photograph of a shirtless American toddler with curly hair. The caption read:

“Can you find the environmental hazard in this photo?”

Under the photograph, the advertisement read:

“That’s right, it’s the cute baby. Americans believe that overpopulation is only a problem somewhere else in the world. But it’s a problem here too.

“The earth is only so big, and we can tap into it only so often. In America, we tap in often and hard.”

The advertisement then goes on to shame Americans for having too many children:

We breed more than any other industrialized nation. At the same time, we suck up one-third of the world’s energy. On average, each of us gobbles the same energy as 3 Japanese, 13 Chinese, and 499 Ethiopians.

“When we overpopulate, the earth notices it more. Stop at two. It could be the best thing you do for the planet.”

The image was not the only advertisement the Biden nominee suggested attacking Americans wanting children. Stone-Manning also wrote a 30-second script for a television ad titled “overpopulation” to run along with the advertising campaign.

The script imagined an American woman drinking coffee in what Stone-Manning described as a “yuppie home.” The woman is thinking about having her third child.

In the script, the woman says:

“I know it would be my third baby, but there’s not a population problem here like in Africa or India … and besides, smart people like Bob and me should be the people having kids.”

The scene then changes to a montage of smokestacks, traffic, and other environmental stressors while a female narrator says:

“A child born in America will burn 499 times more energy than a child born in Ethiopia. And each year, Americans add 2 million energy-eating humans to the earth. We consume one quarter of all the world’s resources, simply by living as Americans.

“When we have children, the planet feels it more. Do the truly smart thing. Stop at one or two kids.”

Stone-Manning said in the thesis that she intended the advertisements to target men and women considering having children. She wrote:

“The point is a simple one. Harshly, the ads say that the earth can’t afford Americans. More softly, they ask people to think about how their family planning choices affect the planet.”

Stone-Manning has already been criticized by Republicans and some news outlets for her involvement in a tree-spiking incident in 1989.

Although she denied ever being the target of a federal criminal investigation in writing to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, she did receive immunity to testify in a 1993 criminal trial admitting to writing an anonymous letter to the Forest Service threatening tree-spiking.

Tree-spiking is an “eco-terrorist” practice of embedding large metal spikes in trees to interfere with logging. The practice has led to lumberjacks and loggers being seriously injured or killed while cutting into the trees.

In October 1989, Stone-Manning was among seven individuals who were served with subpoenas and forced to provide fingerprints, palm prints, handwriting samples, and hair samples to a federal grand jury investigating the matter.

Protect the Public’s Trust, a government watchdog group, filed a complaint on Tuesday with the acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia against Stone-Manning, asking for an investigation into whether she violated federal law by providing false information to Congress.

The group said in a statement:

“In answering the committee’s official questionnaire, Ms. Stone-Manning appears to have knowingly and willfully concealed or covered up a material fact in order to deceive the U.S. Senate and the American public about the true nature of her involvement in an eco-terrorism case.

“She was granted immunity for her testimony in the case that resulted in at least one individual serving prison time. The facts, including as revealed by a U.S. Attorney and Ms. Stone-Manning’s previous assertions, warrant a full investigation.”

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Biden nominee for deputy DHS secretary refuses to answer question if entering US illegally should be a crime

May 31, 2021

 

The following article contains editorial content written by a retired Chief of Police and current contributing writer to Law Enforcement Today.

WASHINGTON, DC- One thing we’ve learned about Biden’s nominees. They are exceptionally good at not answering questions during confirmation hearings.

Such is the case of Biden’s nominee to be Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary, who dodged questions from Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) about whether entering the United States illegally should be a crime, according to the Post Millennial.  

“Do you believe illegal entry at any of our borders should remain a crime?” Haley asked, noting the current debate going on within Congress over such issues.

John Tien, Biden’s nominee did a tremendous job of not answering Hawley’s question.

Tien danced around Hawley’s question, saying that he knew when he was nominated for the position that the mission of DHS was to “safeguard and protect our homeland, while noting the outstanding work border patrol agents do on a daily basis.

He then “circled back” on “enforcing our nation’s laws” being his main mission.

He never however answered Hawley’s question directly. He did say that if he were confirmed for the position, he would take a look at “all options on the table” regarding whether or not illegal entry into the United States should remain a crime.

Hawley grew frustrated with Tien’s avoiding the question, noting how he (as with other Biden nominees) refused to answer the question directly and specifically. He asked Tien once again, same question, to which Tien merely said:

“I’d enforce our nation’s laws.”

Hawley asked the question in a different way, looking at it from the standpoint of it being a “policy matter.” Tien reverted once again to:

“I’d enforce our nation’s laws.”

This is of course nothing out of the ordinary for the group of losers Biden has nominated for administration posts.

This past week, his nominee for the head of ATF had a convoluted and absurd answer when asked to define what an “assault weapon” is.

David Chipman, who has worked for a number of anti-gun groups was grilled by Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee this past week over his gun-grabbing stances. 

True to form, Chipman engaged in a lot of platitudes, saying a lot while saying nothing at the same time. 

As to Tien, his refusal to answer Hawley’s questions should come as no surprise to anyone. While Democrats continue to claim (laughably so) that they do not support “open borders,” actions speak louder than words.

They may not be for “open” borders but they’re sure as hell for “porous” borders.

Tien, while saying he would “enforce” the nation’s laws, also added that he would “review all of the different elements” in order to determine “what options are on the table.” Those options include decriminalizing illegal entry into the United States.

Tien made it quite clear that he remains “open” to options such as decriminalizing crossing the border. He would not say unequivocally that crossing the border should remain illegal.

The border situation has gone from bad to worse under Joe Biden, while it was in pretty decent shape under President Trump. Cartels have been empowered to run amok, acting as coyotes to bring migrant children into the country while shaking down their families for doing so.

Oh, and as an extra bonus, they are also getting illegal drugs into the U.S.

Lest anyone think that the Biden-Harris tag team of idiots have any thoughts about getting tough on the border, Harris’ (in)action speaks louder than words.

The fact that Biden nominated Tien to be Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security speaks volumes about how “serious” he is about getting the border under control. Not at all.

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