The First Electronic Church of America
FECHA applauds USA Today and its guest commentator, Darlene Kennedy, who said that it's time for Americans to call an end to Lyndon Johnson's great welfare experiment. To Ms. Kennedy, welfare doesn't help people, it hurts them. "It subsidizes aberrant behavior, discourages self-reliance, mocks delayed gratification, rewards sexual promiscuity, diminishes the value of men in the household, debases fathers in the lives of their children and places a safety net under the hindquarters of the lazy and shiftless."
Ms. Kennedy, who is an attorney and a researcher for a think tank called the Center of New Black Leadership, says we ought to support a current plan by House Republicans that will change all that. And that President Clinton better support it. Otherwise, he will give Bob Dole "an election issue he can put a saddle on."
Brava, Ms. Kennedy. This kind of stand takes courage. You are one of the few people of your race who dare to speak common sense.
-- July 1996