As things are, ignorance far outstrips intelligence in child-bearing, and the community is menaced by a multiplicity of the feeble-minded and degenerate, the unemployable and incompetent, the careless and improvident, who are indifferent to the public welfare, or even to the welfare of their own children, because they have more passion than reason, conscience and knowledge. Destitute of prudence, they give their animal instincts full scope regardless of consequences, and reproduce their own kind without limit . . . . A few well-born, well-bred children are worth to the nation more than hordes of rickety, under-fed, ill-cared – for little ones.