Tuesday, July 24, 2007

If You Can't Feed 'Em...

This video clip on CNN.com shows a sign outside a bar saying "welfare started as a hand up not as a generational lifestyle!!!" The first person interviewed for the clip is a black woman in a car. She said that the sign is racist and that the bar's owner is "singling out nationalities." Umm...I didn't see anything in the sign that mentions race or nationality (take that, Canadians!).

The black woman in the car also said that she disdains the phrase previously posted on the sign "If you can't feed 'em, don't breed 'em." Question: what kind of altruistic parent would want to raise an impoverished child? OK...maybe I understand having one child as a companion or a project to enrich your life or something like that...but if the bills aren't getting paid with n children, what makes you think that (n+1) children is a better idea??

Yet another sign in front of the bar said something to the effect of "we pass a drug test for our paychecks, why not for our welfare checks?" Apparently, the town sheriff asked the man to take the signs down. The owner refused. He's protected by free speech. He's not cursing and he's not singling out anyone based on race, religion, gender, age, etc.

Go, bar owner guy. Keep voting!
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