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  •  It's funny that most (3+ / 0-)
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    disagree.

    Most agree that they have done good for many - but not too many can defend what has occured - not even Acorn as they have fired many of the people in question and launched internal investigations.

    The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government. - Thomas Jefferson

    by ctexrep on Thu Sep 24, 2009 at 03:53:15 AM PDT

    •  The thing about ACORN (11+ / 0-)

      They are hiring people who are risks to hire.  They are hiring them with full knowledge of the risk.  

      We are talking about people who are in job training and who are ex-cons.  

      I will accept a failure in judgment from these folks.  I wouldn't allow them to stay after they've committed an infraction, but if we can't allow an organization to attempt to support those in the worst position, then we can't do anything.  

      Think about what it means to be an ex-convict.  A. You were in prison, because you obviously lacked an ability to think about consequences.  B. After you get out, what are your prospects? C.  Did your time in prison really do anything to train you for the real world?  D.  Nobody will hire your.  

      It is simply a no win situation for those people who have served time for their crime.  They are marked for their lives with the stigma of prison time.  

      When an organization attempts to support those on the absolute lowest rung of our society, they will no doubt have problems with some of them.  There was a reason they were in prison, right?  

      In my opinion, it's like dealing with the drug addicted.  If you can't accept that some of them will fail and return to drugs, then there is no point in helping any of them.  

      Some of these folks will fail.  That's going to happen.  

      "Bow down before my terrifying ability as a Trusted User to halfway hide a comment 5 times in a 24 hour period!"

      by otto on Thu Sep 24, 2009 at 06:27:19 AM PDT

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    •  What day do Rupert (4+ / 0-)

      Hand out your check? ctexrep aren't you concerned about the pedophilia at XE(Blackwater). They paid little kids $1.00 for oral sex.

      Think...It ain't illegal yet ! George Clinton

      by kid funkadelic on Thu Sep 24, 2009 at 06:42:15 AM PDT

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