Friday, November 30, 2012
New York Police Officer Lawrence DePrimo's Act of Charity Sparks President Obama to Declare a War on Poverty in America!
Wow, I can't believe it!
And would not have believed it, had the New York Times, not reported that President Barack Obama, standing next to a homeless man "steps from the White House in Lafayette Park" declared that New York Police Officer Lawrence DePrimo's actions of giving boots to a homeless man with no shoes has lead him to declare an,
"all out war on poverty in America".
Recognizing that this war would be "unpopular in certain elite corridors of power", he called on "every patriotic American to join him on the front lines of what is the biggest moral and economic issue confronting America in our times"
President Obama stated, to demonstrate his seriousness about this war on poverty, he would unveil a ten point plan in an unprecedented address to the American Public, this Christmas at a homeless shelter in the hills of Western Virginia, where "the ruinous clutch of poverty inspired Senator Robert F. Kennedy to run for President".
President Obama said, nearly 40 years ago Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. understood that previous efforts to address poverty failed because of a fundamental failure to grapple with the systematic issues of poverty and coordinate a solution.
President Obama then read a statement aloud made by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when he started his "National Poor People's Campaign" in 1967, one year before he was assassinated on a balcony in Memphis Tennessee.
“In the treatment of poverty nationally, one fact stands out.There are twice as many white poor as black poor in the United States. Therefore I will not dwell on the experiences of poverty that derive from racial discrimination, but will discuss the poverty that affects white and black alike.”
President Obama ended this outdoor press conference by saying,
"The action of charity by Officer Lawrence DePrimo, no matter how noble, cannot change this country, but together we can and we will"
Today I officially apologies for every negative remark I made about President Obama. Clearly those people who said that Obama would use his last term to be the candidate of change, he promised to be when he first ran for President, were right and I was wrong.
I am thrilled to live in this amazing moment in history.