World overpopulated, needs fewer “defective people,” says NH congressman

I’ll present this without comment except to note that I wonder why this guy denied making the Hitler reference after everything else he admitted saying. Granted, the dude’s 91 years old and by all accounts has lost his squash, but he’s like a guy who admits he’s had sex with 34 women other than his wife, then denies that he’s ever looked at Internet porn.

Anyway, political news in any state undeniably becomes more interesting when Republicans gain control of the legislature.

A 91-year-old state representative told a constituent that he believes in eugenics and that the world would be better off without “defective people.”

Barrington Republican Martin Harty [said that] “the world is too populated” and there are “too many defective people” … Asked what he meant … Harty clarified, “You know the mentally ill, the retarded, people with physical disabilities and drug addictions – the defective people society would be better off without.”

…Harty said nature has a way of “getting rid of stupid people,” and “now we’re saving everyone who gets born.”

…Harty then stated, “I wish we had a Siberia so we could ship them all off to freeze to death and die and clean up the population.”

After Omand responded that his idea sounded like what Adolf Hitler did in World War II, Omand said Harty responded, “Hitler did something right, and I agree with (it).”

Harty told the Monitor he was “just kidding” about Siberia. He denied making the comment about Hitler…

Harty, a first-term representative, wrote a letter to Foster’s Daily Democrat last month stating, “So far I really don’t know what I’m doing … The few votes I’ve made so far I really didn’t know what I was voting for or against … Just looked at the people around me and went along with them.”

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