I've voted Republican in national elections most of my life, but you're right, Dr. Sowell, the Republican politicians at the national level simply don't get it. They're over cautious and , frankly seem 'scared to death' to do anything that might change the current status quo. Thanks for pointing it out. It cannot be stated too often. Pres. Johnson's 'War on Poverty' and the Laws past since Johnson started it are the most debilitating group of programs to plague this nation. They have enslaved the poor of this country regardless of race.