Aiming for progress, not perfection.
"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Thursday, July 20, 2006
sometimes i think i lean slightly with the democrats.
wow, today is just politically charged on the ol' henry home blog, isn't it? strange since i think i've posted just about, um, never regarding anything political since i've had this blog. until today, that is. but i digress...
here i was, minding my own business, eating a ceasar salad from la madeleine for lunch, catching up on my daily dallasnews.com reading and i come across this story.
basically, it talks about how the texas legislature is debating about whether they should pass something that says electricity companies cannot shut off the power of elderly and poor families in texas during this scorching summer heat. the democrats, of course, are leading the charge saying the electricity companies have the money to afford it. and the republicans are saying it'll get out of hand, and people will abuse the priviledge.
both arguments are valid.
however, i think the legislation could be worded specifically enough to require people who could afford it to continue to pay. and i think if a little abuse slips through the cracks, it's worth the lives that could be saved of poor, elderly people and single mothers with four babies who could die after an extended time without air conditioning in the 100-plus degree texas summer heat.
see? democrat. i know.
and action could be taken against those people who abuse it. the work required, again, worth the lives that could be saved.
it just seems to me that operating on a "let's help others" mentality instead of "let's protect ourselves from possible scammers" is the more rewarding, human-interest way to go. sure, no one likes to lose money and being cheated out of it is worse, but... sometimes you gotta risk a little to get a lot.
to me, that five-month old baby's life is worth the risk.