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Thursday, July 14, 2011

What Have We Become?

I've been sickened by watching the debate over the budget, the deficit, and the debt ceiling.

There's enough blame to go around-- the president, both houses of congress, both political parties...

Through all of this, I'm reminded of one of my favorite quotes of all time, and it came from Minnesota senator and vice president Hubert Humphrey.  You've seen it here before.  It's worth repeating, and here it is.

It was once said that the moral test of Government is how that Government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.

The people we have elected to serve us, and work for our best interests have lost sight of that, and we are less of a nation as a result.