Sunday, November 02, 2008

Poverty leads to violence

I wish everyone who votes on Tuesday would ponder these realities:

"Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime."
-- Aristotle (384-322 BC)

"Poverty devastates families, communities and nations. It causes instability and political unrest and fuels conflict."
-- Kofi Annan

"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe."
-- Frederick Douglass

Why do the rich not understand that to give justice to the poor is in everyone's interest? While there is grinding poverty in this country, nobody is safe.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:23 PM

    A good question Ellie and well stated.


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