Friday, March 11, 2011

The Baby with the Bathwater

I don't know what to say.

This evening I read this... well, shocking... post by Mom-NOS over at Hopeful Parents.  Horrified, I watched the video of a New Hampshire local budget committee member Ray Shakir.  And I read the story about the comments that New Hampshire state representative Martin Harty made this week. 

Go ahead....  take a peek.  I will wait.

Excuse me... but what the F*CK is wrong with people???

I make a real effort to stay away from politics on my blog.  Obviously, this will be my exception.

I recognize that times are tough.  We, as a country, have been used to wealth.  When you think of the standard of living that most of the people of the world have, we are blessed to live in this country.  And as we now struggle to regain our footing after the economic downfall we've had, I would ask that we be very careful not to also lose our soul. 

I know people are scared and distrustful of the powers that be.  I get it.  I even share it to a certain extent.

I would love to believe that this is just a bizarre exception.  That politicians in New Hampshire are just drinking some really bad water.  However, I fear that this kind of politics is more prominent than just a few bad eggs. But if we, the people of the United States, fail to educate and care for its most fragile and vulnerable citizens, we are doomed.  What kind of "great country" could we be if we allow that?  Since when do our economic difficulties become equated with losing our morals, our ethics, and our very soul?

3 comments:

KWombles said...

It's scary to think that we might be moving back towards the way we as a society dealt with the disabled fifty years ago: why educated when you can warehouse. This will put more strain on families, leave them with less options, and push them into greater poverty.

Ange said...

Yep.

Tahna said...

OH....MY! just got literally sick!

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