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Who Failed Chicago?

inkling_revival Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 11:36 AM
It's not a race problem, it's a human problem. Simply put: it is hard to behave well and do good, but it is easy to behave poorly and do ill. A very large % of those who behave poorly eventually end up in poverty; that's where the majority of poverty comes from. They can be helped, but the first requirement, if we want to help them, is that a culture-wide message tells them that "If you work hard and do right, you will be rewarded by escaping poverty." The easier we make it to continue to do poorly, the fewer people will be willing to work hard and do right. It's human nature. Neo-Marxists like the D party aim for equality of outcomes -- which attempts to erase any reward for working hard and doing right. It's exactly the wrong thing.
On Tuesday, President Obama and the first lady used the State of the Union spotlight to pay tribute to an innocent teenage girl shot and killed by Chicago gang thugs. On Friday, Obama will travel to the Windy City to decry violence and crusade for more gun laws in the town with the strictest gun laws and bloodiest gun-related death tolls in America.

Does the White House really want to open up a national conversation about the state of Chicago? OK, let's talk.

Obama, his wife, his campaign strategists, his closest cronies and his biggest bundlers all hail from Chicago. Senior adviser and...