Monday, October 25, 2010

In memoriam.

If you want real welfare reform, you focus on a good education, good health care, and a good job.

If you want to reduce poverty, you focus on a good education, good health care, and a good job.

If you want a stable middle class, you focus on a good education, good health care, and a good job.

If you want to have citizens who can participate in democracy, you focus on a good education, good health care, and a good job.

And if you want to end the violence...you could build a million new prisons and you could fill them all up, but you will never end this cycle of ­violence unless you invest in the health and the skill and the intellect and the character of our children — you focus on a good ­education, good health care, and a good job.

And other than that, I don’t feel strongly about ­anything.

Senator Paul Wellstone
July 21, 1944 – October 25, 2002

2 comments:

  1. This is chilling. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. I can't believe it has been that long. Damn, I miss that man.

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