Memo to certain Republican Congresspersons:
Dr. Samuel Johnson, writing after visiting the poor in the 18th century: "I found some in their cell[ar]s underground, some in their attics, but I found not one of them unemployed who was able to crawl about the room. So wickedly, devilishly false is that common objection, that they are poor only because they are idle." (Italics mine.)
Are we no further along the path to the goal of equality for all men and women than we were at the time of this nation's founding? What would our founding fathers think of us today?
And, incidentally, is it not a profoundly sad comment, that the one time that Republican leaders find it in their hearts (and minds?) to support an initiative of President Obama, in now nearly six years since he took office, is when he deems it necessary to go to war?