Scarcely a day goes by when we do not have another report about mistreatment of our kids. Thirteen million are hungry:

The Children’s Defense fund urges us to support medical care for them:

“Don’t Forget: Casey’s Children’s CHIP Amendment (#2790) Call-In Day Today!

Tell your Senators to Support Senator Bob Casey’s (D-PA) Children’s CHIP Amendment to Prevent Millions of Children from Being Worse Off After Health Reform.”

One hears that one in four girls are sexually abused.

We are cutting back on schooling with the budget crisis. Too many children are left at risk as they try to get home from school — where their parents are not with jobs needed to support them.

I realize that there are many other financial problems that are tying up our funding, but it is time that we stopped trying to be the army running the world. We can’t afford it.

Let’s try to get our priorities straight.

What do you think?

“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

Ed Kent [blind copies]

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