Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well- warmed, and well-fed.
– Herman Melville
I saw an article on poverty which stated that the U.S. is a world
leader in poverty and homelessness in children. Don't you find this
preposterous? If you google poverty and homeless children why do we only
see images of children in less developed countries? Maybe we're ashamed
that this 'great' nation let's it's own children suffer while we go
abroad to help others. Not that that's not admirable, but something must
be done by the most "prosperous" country in the world to see that this
comes to an end. We must each search our hearts for what we can do. Give
to a charity, work or donate to food banks which are stretched beyond
their means. Write your congressmen.
There's a Native American
saying about walking a mile in someone else's shoes. To his credit, an
American Senator tried to live on minimum wage for a month and admitted
he could not. Why is he the only one speaking up?
There's a very
big elephant in our living room. But this is too important to allow him
to remain a secret. Children...families... are starving.