Politics and Tragedy
by Queensamiam
 Politics and Tragedy
Jan 19, 2010 | 2654 views |  0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

As far as I know we still have first amendment rights.   Pat Robertson and Rush Limbaugh are not excluded.  

Mr. Robertson, being a devout Christian and a benevolent thinker spoke his honest observation, of which many agree.    Mr. Limbaugh spoke his opinion of the generosity of President Obama.    Many agree with him also.  Whether or not we agree, they have the right to speak those things.    Yes, they have positions of power as does a newspaper editor.

To date we've give 1.3 BILLION dollars to Haiti.   Haiti has no government.  It's been run by thieves, gangs, and a corrupt leadership for decades.   The money we have funneled into Haiti has gone to enrich those entities.   There has been no accountability as to where and to whom our money has gone.     We have a right to express our dismay at those facts and object to its continuance.

The Dominican Republic shares the same island with Haiti and has gone relatively unharmed; however, the DR posts guards and disallows Haitians into its country even in this time of tragedy.   No other country is hosting 100,000 Haitians - providing transport, housing, food, and health care using citizen's tax dollars - for an 18-month reprieve.   Does anyone honestly believe that 100,000 Haitians will be delivered back to the island in 18 months?  

Regardless, to call any citizen who objects "hateful" is unduly scolding and judgemental.   Even those of us with a very strong benevolent nature at some point want accountability and planning.   Throwing dollars into an abyss with no plan to stop or expect results is nothing short of a "show" and wasteful.