Issa participates in D.C. eugenics event

KFMB promotion of Issa's interview at eugenics-based anti-immigrant conference held June 28 at Washington D.C.

eugenic聽noun, (聽usedwithasingularverb)聽

Studyoforbeliefinthepossibilityofimprovingthequalitiesof聽thehumanspeciesorahumanpopulation,especiallybysuchmeans聽asdiscouragingreproductionbypersonshaving聽 聽geneticdefectsor聽presumedtohaveinheritableundesirabletraits(negativeeugenics)


So much for being a so-called Republican “moderate.”

Embattled Congressman Darryl Issa (R-49th District) on June 28 participated in聽the eugenics founded and funded Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) annual 鈥淗old Their Feet to the Fire鈥 event at Phoenix Park Hotel in Washington, D.C..

Also prominently featured were some of the聽the most anti-immigrant members in Congress such as Representatives聽Lou Barletta,聽Louie Gohmert, and聽Steve King.

The event included 60 right-wing radio hosts, including Bret Winterble, who hosts a talk show on AM 760 KFMB. Winterble interviewed Issa at the conference at 3:20 p.m. during the opening session Wednesday, June 28.

Winterble’s interview subject immediately preceding Issa? That would be Robert Spencer, identified as director of the infamous Muslim-bashing Jihad Watch website by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

FAIR is widely considered to be a hate group by civil rights organizations such as the聽Southern Poverty Law Center. Its ties to white nationalism and eugenics have been extensively documented by the聽Wall Street Journal聽and聽The New York Times.

FAIR ties聽include connections with the extremist views of its founder and funder John Tanton, additional key donors like the Colcom Foundation — which has also demonstrated a keen interest in race science — and the Pioneer Fund, a white-supremacist outfit 鈥devoted to racial purity through eugenics.

Here is part of what Issa said on the Winterble show:

鈥淚 think the voters need to understand the most important change occurred on聽January 20th聽because beginning on聽January 20th聽when Secretary Kelly former General John Kelly, when he took over, what he did is that he started enforcing the law鈥 And that鈥檚 why when people hear that criminal aliens are being picked up at their sentencing (inaudible) sanctuary cities and then they forget that the enforcement that going on, that what this administration doing is grabbing and deporting criminal aliens in order to make our communities safer鈥︹澛– Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA 49th District), June 28, 2017,聽Brett Winterble, AM 760 KFMB

Back to the conference and it’s sponsors;聽Tanton, who is an enthusiastic supporter of population control, once聽wrote: 鈥淚 have come to the point of view that for European-American society and culture to persist, it requires an European-American majority and a clear one at that.”

Tanton, Stein and FAIR have a shared goal of removing from the U.S., and preventing the future entry of, all individuals who do not meet their preferred racial, cultural, religious, and ideological profile, according to

In order to do this FAIR advocates for mass roundups of the undocumented, dismantling birthright citizenship, rescinding DACA, banning immigration from Muslim-majority countries, restricting refugee entry, and dramatically reducing the volume of legal entries into the U.S

Since its founding, FAIR has pushed for measures that go beyond reducing immigration: many FAIR officials have聽advocated聽for extreme population control measures and have even gone as far as pushing for forced sterilization聽by designing, promoting and distributing 鈥渙ff-label permanent birth control鈥 for females聽. Tanton, along with FAIR board members Sally Epstein and Donald Collins聽contributed聽funds to the now-defunct Institute for Development Training (IDF), which developed the 鈥Quinacrine sterilization method.鈥

鈥淒eceased FAIR board member, Garrett Hardin,聽praised China鈥檚 one-child policy, saying that it did not go far enough, and聽lamented聽that the developing world is populated with 鈥渢he next generation of breeders.鈥 Hardin聽said聽in response to a famine in Ethiopia that 鈥淸s]ending food to Ethiopia does more harm than good鈥 because it would 鈥渙nly encourage population growth.鈥 According to Hardin, however, the U.S. had to turn to other options to stop its own population growth. 鈥淏ecause widespread disease and famine no longer exist, we have to find another means to stop population increases,鈥 he聽said in 1992. 鈥淭he quickest, easiest and most effective form of population control in the U.S., that I support wholeheartedly, is to end immigration.鈥

Dan Stein, FAIR鈥檚 Executive Director,聽Said聽Immigrants to America Are Not 鈥淐hurch-Loving鈥 or 鈥淕od-Fearing鈥 and that Central Americans 鈥淗ate America鈥: 鈥淚mmigrants don’t come all church-loving, freedom-loving, God-fearing,鈥 he said in 1997. 鈥淢any of them hate America, hate everything that the United States stands for. Talk to some of these Central Americans.鈥

Notable Anti-Immigrant Participants Aside From Issa Included:

Frank Gaffney, Center for Security Policy聽(source,聽archive)

Chris Chmielenski, NumbersUSA (source,聽archive)

Maria Espinoza, Remembrance Project Director (source,聽archive)

Sebastian Gorka, Trump Administration Official (source,聽archive)

Sheriff Tom Hodgson (source,聽archive)

Michelle Malkin, Anti-Immigrant Author and Pundit (source,聽archive)

John Miano, Center for Immigration Studies, and Immigration Reform Law Institute (source,聽archive)

Robert Spencer, Anti-muslim propagandist, runs the website鈥Jihad Watch.鈥 (source,聽archive)

Jessica Vaughan, Center for Immigration Studies (source,聽archive)

Dale Wilcox, Immigration Reform Law Institute (source,聽archive)

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