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AnotherGreenWorld Donating Member (958 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-08-07 11:32 AM
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And you're right that it's not impossible for a rich person to care about, and advocate for, the poor. But the degree to which he genuinely cares is suspect when he lives as luxuriously as he does.

So I made two propositional claims: one, a rich person can care about the poor; two, a rich person can advocate for the poor.

Then I looked at this specific case of John Edwards. My own opinion, having grown up poor, is that if I lived as luxuriously as he does, people would have good reason to question my alleged care for the poor. They might be wrong. But when one lives like that, at the very least it causes suspicion.
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