8/31/2009 10:17:00 AM
I agree with Father. Kennedy's 1971 letter was excellent. But unfortunately as we all know now, it came from a amoral coward.
Among many thoughts, this video shows that the opposition to Kennedy is not based on partisan politics.
My issue with the democrats on social issues is that I do not see the federal government as being effective in helping the poor. They certainly spend a lot of money on programs and create huge government growth, but the poor in 1960 versus the poor today after billions of dollars were spent on various programs including huge increases in per student cost for schools does not show an improvement. What it shows is a very serious decline in the homes and solid family life that was once a strength in many poor families. Now we have huge numbers of single family moms, huge populations in prison, and many other ills not present before the war on poverty and many other programs the democrats have brought us. I think it is wrong to say the republican party does not care for the poor because they do not favor these same huge programs. Everytime they have tried something new such as vouchers for students to have choice, the democrats with the teacher unions block any competition. Now they say there is positives to competition in healthcare, but still want to see no competition to the school system. I think most think healthcare is a lot healthier than anyone does our school system. why no choice for students and their parents?