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I'm Going on the Warpath
by Virginia Tolles   
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Last edited: Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2007

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I had not planned to use this site for pleading causes. I’m making an exception, for this is an issue that has rankled with me for a very long time. After learning about a situation involving a friend from my high school days, I simply must go on the warpath.

Ever since women’s liberation sent women into the workforce, two incomes have been necessary in order for a family to survive. Well, that works if the children in the family fit society’s definition of “normal.” It does not work if one parent must remain at home to care for a child who is physically ill, severely retarded, or has another condition that makes it impossible to place him or her in childcare while both parents work.

Incredibly, childcare is not available to children with severe or long-term health problems. Families have been forced into bankruptcy and sub-standard lifestyles, first, by not being able to keep up with the high cost of living on a single income and, second, by the high cost of caring for a disabled child.
This country is guilty of two things in this regard: First, it expects everyone to fit into the same shape and size hole. If a child is a square peg, he or she simply cannot fit into society’s proscribed round hole. Period! Second, it pays no more than lip service to benevolent causes. It would rather fund research into the many colors of butterfly wings than to adequately support programs that truly benefit those in need.

If we don’t start helping our fellow man, then we have sunk to levels that are too low ever to be acceptable for the world’s most prosperous nation. We dare not become so arrogant that we forget that life does not run smoothly for everyone. We dare not lose our sense of humanity.

Yes, past programs have been abused by those who would take assistance they don’t need or deserve. That is no excuse for not helping those who have genuine needs. The answer is not abolishing the abused program. It is to add an enforcement division to each program in order to weed out the abusers.

Think about it. Then, contact your congressmen and senators and insist that We the People take care of those who need help taking care of themselves. Thank you.

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Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 4/10/2007
Interesting write Virginia. Isn't it interesting how we have money for all types of projects, except for those that matter the most, like helping our fellow human being. Yes, we live in a sad, selfish world today....

Be safe,
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 4/10/2007
A good article.
Here are links to contact your reps in Washington.

Contacting Congress
List of Senators
Contact Your Rep.

Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 4/10/2007
Overpopulation Is (ABUSE)Due To Ignorance Less Intelligent You Are More Unwanted Babys Will Be Born Into This Holy Hell World,i.e. China Made Laws 2 Children Per Household...

USA Abuses Laws Planned Cheap Labor In Lieu Of Then Creates Stigma You Write Above,i.e. When You Have Pig Celebrities Anga Jolinni As Madonna Layfona Going To African To Adopt (Rescue) Babys As Ophra Win-Fre Building Schools Afrcia Afganistan...IT IS ALL IMAGE...

Don't Tell Me About Millions They Gave Away To WHOM?

...THERE IS Literally 43 + Milllion Homeless In USA Sleep In Streets WHY Aren't They Adopting Our Homeless Starving USA Black Children...

I Can Go On & On But Why Majority Who Read This It Just Went In 1 Ear Out Other... CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME...

In End It Is Only One Thing That Counts my REPUTATION...

Reviewed by Randall Barfield 4/10/2007
i agree completely. good write/read. thanks for sharing this timely, important message.

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