Can anyone give a rational justification for this situation????Posted Wednesday, December 28, 2011, at 1:02 PM
In the past I have been branded as a liberal because of my views on social issues. If the fact that I find the numbers in the article I'm going to link to, wrong on every possible every possible level makes me a liberal, so be it. I wear the label proudly. But remember, if you also condemn the numbers, you also will be labeled a liberal.
Yes, times are hard. I know that! I also know that there is no way any private or religious set of organizations could ever hope to deal with these kind of numbers. Now the questions are, What is the solution? Do we as a nation have any responsibility to address this issue?, and if so how?
I firmly believe the comments that will be posted will be a true reflection of the morals and ethics of todays divided society.
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I'm an almost 61 year old transplant from California 6 1/2 years ago. I work in road construction, those dastardly flaggers. My family roots go back to New England farms, not the big city. The last town I lived in when in California grew from 16K to 40K in 10 years, and that was enough to drive me out. I don't engage in or tolerate name calling. Name calling reduces an adult discussion to grade school play yard level. I have never served in the military, but have family members who have, dating back to WW1. I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican. I am neither extremely Liberal or Conservative. I am raising my 16 year old grandson, not what I expected at this age, and dealing with those issues as well as my health and near retirement which are 2 things I intend to talk about. I decided to try my hand at this thanks to the warm welcome I have received on Mike's blog. When I take a position, I will defend it until I am shown that I am mistaken, and when that happens, I apologize. There are other things about me that will come out over time I'm sure.
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