Last updated 6/18/09

Monday, February 23, 2009


I'm going to reserve judgement on whether or not Mr. Varney was 100% right in this interview - it is true that her responses were kind of nonsequitor...but then again, so are many of the responses we hear from politicians and political spokesmen. But perhaps she does deserve this kind of treatment considering the action she is advocating. And you know her organization, ACORN (yeah, familiar, huh?) received money from the stimulus? I think it was an eleven digit figure.

Although I think Mr. Varney has a point and does have reason on his side, I do think we need to be careful not to dehumanize these people. Yes, their situations are in many cases their own fault, but it's not very Christian (or very American, in my mind) to just offer them a "tough luck, kid" as they're kicked out on the street. I'm not sure the stimulus was an appropriate vessel for such aid, however, and I also think this woman and ACORN are overstepping their bounds. If they care so much about these people, they should be donating and raising money to help pay off their debts. Or is ACORN suggesting that taxpayer money should be spent to help these people, and that it will gladly protest, yet stop just short of opening its own coffers?