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bling bling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 10:02 PM
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John Edwards can do what he wants. But I think it's inexcusable. WARNING graphic.
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I think it's inexcusable for people to have a 20,000 recreation facility attached to their houses. And I say the same thing about celebrities and if you don't believe me you can do a search because I've said it right here on DU before about the stars.

Here's what I think about when I think about the EXCESSIVE waste of money and other resources by the filthy rich:

There are children on this earth that are so hungry, so weak, they have to take breaks while taking a few steps across a field.

And people like the stars and John Edwards could spend $5,000,000 less on their houses and STILL have a excessive mansion and feed these dying children.

Could they feed them all? No. But it's like that little story about the boy throwing starfish that washed up on the beach back into the ocean. His father tells him that there's just too many starfish that washed up for him to possibly make a difference. The boy looked at his father, then at the starfish in his hand and said "well, it will make a difference for this one..."

And I know all about how Edwards gives so much money to the povery cause. But is he really sacrificing anything? And even still there's a disconnect there somewhere. It seems like someone who was truly fighting for the poor would understand better how much more value the dollar would have in the mouths of starving chidren then for a squash court and 2 garages.

That tells me something about Edwards. It tells me that he's not truly willing to sacrifice anything himself for his cause.

Kerry might be rich too, but poverty wasn't his cause. Kerry placed a great deal of emphasis on supporting the military and veterans issues. And for his cause, he risked his own life back in Viet Nam. That's the difference.
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