Oh, leave her alone G. The fact that there are people who would take in a disabled white child but let a healthy but poor black child rot and die is hardly up for debate. Whether or not Jesse Helms was that kind of person may be up for debate, but pointing out that there are people who are more willing to accept someone who is disabled than someone who is a different race is hardly "liberal" or "conservative". It just IS.
Also, how do you know what liberals do? I KNOW people who describe themselves as liberal who have adopted special needs kids, or became foster parents for abused children. I also know conservatives who have. The claim
They gave the child more than any soft hearted liberal college teacher gave the kid.
is only true because it was that
child alone. Plenty of people, from all types of political beliefs, try to improve the lives of other people.
And frankly, it's not that I so much mind criticizing the dead as I mind it when the topic is an announcement of that person's death. If someone started a thread about what kind of person he was, I wouldn't really care. If I really believed that we should never criticize the dead then I would also believe we shouldn't teach history. Because frankly, lots of history is showing the (sometime glaring) mistakes that people in the past have made.
edited for a couple wrong words, and cause Sparky responded while I was typing
Edited by Nikcara, 09 July 2008 - 11:19 AM.
We have fourty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse -- Rudyard Kipling
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