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Brooks: Showing Concern For “the Poor” Should be Conservatives’ Top Priority

John6729 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 3:15 PM
The biggest cause of poverty in Amercia today is having children out of wedlock. Single parent households comprise the largest group of people dependent on government assistance. Couple single parent households with a broken education system and high drop out rates, especially among children of color, and the results are easily understood. Frederick Douglas, a freed slave, said, "Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave." The "poor" in America have opportunity to education and social programs most of the world poor could only dream of. Poverty today is a result of misdirected priorities and a sense of entitlement, not conservative bigotry.
RiffRaff Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 3:29 PM
Maybe we need a cultural Margaret Sanger. Some values are better than others and the self-destructive ones should be euthanized.
InAmericaSince1627 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 4:26 PM
That is what the Nazi's thought. Sanger just directed it at a different group and decided to let them start earlier when they could not defend themselves. 55 million and counting...
RiffRaff Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 5:06 PM
The Nazis saw the problem as inferior people, ie, non-Aryan. IMO, people are the same all over, there are no inferior people. But there are inferior cultures and social institutions. Institutions are formed by and form thought. IOW, there are some cultures in the American salad that have bad attitudes and believe self-thoughts. If we truly care about people we should help them see the error of their thoughts. Equal opportunity is a fact. In a healthy society that would be enough. Apparently, in our society that is not enough.

So much time and money and digital ink has been spent in recent months trying to figure out “what went wrong” during the last election cycle. But perhaps the answer is simpler than we realize: Writing in the Wall Street Journal on Monday, AEI president Arthur C. Brooks argued that conservatives are failing to discuss an issue every voter in America cares deeply about -- namely, how to empower and improve the lives of poor people:

[T]here is only one statistic needed to explain the outcome of the 2012 presidential election. An April YouGov.com poll—which mirrored every other poll...