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Originally posted by eightonefive
can't see how haiti will become part of the US when technically it's still under french rule is it not?
Originally posted by ohsnaptruth
These are people. Men, women, children. I don't care if I have to sacrifice what little money I earn, these are people. As a human being, it's my right to help them.
[edit on 1/16/10 by ohsnaptruth]
Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me
Originally posted by MikeboydUS
reply to post by OhZone
Stay where in Haiti? The capital is in ruins. The government and social order has collapsed.
As for ignorant, illiterate, and diseased, have you looked around the United States lately? We are not shining paragons of education and health in the slighest.
People need to understand that we, the United States, are going to rebuild Haiti. Haiti isn't self sufficient. It cannot be left independent.
America is a nation of foreigners. We are a nation of charity and liberty. America has always been a refuge for people in need. We have always been a sanctuary to the suffering peoples of the world. This time is no different. We have suffered far worse economic problems in the past and Liberty still held the doors wide open for those who needed refuge. It is simply unamerican to suggest we close those doors, especially to a people whose nation and society has collapsed.
It cannot be left independent.