a reply to: Gryphon66
I dunno I am on the "right" according to many. (Libertarian)
The "right" leaning side of me thinks that there is more than the democrat party at play in so far as Detroit is concerned, namely the absolute sense
of entitlement that people tend to hold, the very criminal elements in the Unions in Detroit, the lack of moral compassion by the rest of America as
it concerns those in Detroit who had no say in where they were born and are effectively trapped there.
What do you mean "trapped there" some may say.
Well in my opinion since the schools there are just terrible and the literacy rate there is so low, many who have grown up there and are now in their
say 20's really have no escape.
They cannot read, the schools there have failed them. I dont think the government should fix it, because they either cannot or will not do so, so it
is really incumbent on people from elsewhere to actually go there to teach these people, almost like missionary's, in some far off land.
Those young adults have no skills to do this themselves if they want to gain any financial ground.
I watched a documentary not long ago about Detroit that mentioned all the Urban farming going on there, where people are growing their own food on
abandoned lots to feed themselves.
This tells me they are not all just lazy people, as some are trying to take care of themselves.
I think we conservatives should actually go there and try to help them if we are able, by way of opening food pantries, volunteer tutoring and the
Should we give more money to the "system" in Detroit? Absolutely not because they have proven they are incredibly irresponsible with it, bowing down
to corporate and union interests at the cost of everyone else.
But alas morality in today's world is not up for the challenge most of the time, as it seems to be among both the left and right "me and mine and my
own wishes above all", In effect... "do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law" has become the norm, regardless of who it hurts or effects.