Against Affirmative Action, in Favor of Government Aid

RECEIVED Tue., Sept. 23, 2008

Dear Editor,
    Today, Clarence Thomas stated affirmative action is unconstitutional. I totally agree. That should throw some salt in Barack Obama's game. After all, he is an affirmative action lawyer that wants to pass more referendums. I would rather have free health care and assistance for all citizens, not just a small, segregated group. Obama's kind of thinking went out the window during desegregation, I thought. Pointing out differences only promotes separation; it does not promote unity. Now McCain and Obama have both missed the deadline to get on the Texas state ballot, an oversight that I am sure Hillary Clinton would not have missed. Now that thousands were left homeless, and more than 50 people perished in the wake of Hurricane Ike, I think Texas is a bit too big to be forgotten and maybe should declare sovereignty, but I digress. Now the government is stepping in to bail out Fannie May and Freddie Mac. These two institutions own 50% of the mortgages in the United States, effectively placing the government in control of all that land. Now the government has the ability to give disabled military veterans free or affordable housing. With this mortgage crisis and a steadily increasing working-class poor, not to mention natural disaster evacuees, we should be able to actually house the people a lot cheaper. Besides, when we start drilling for oil off the coast, we can have that extra income go directly to housing and health care. The oil industry still makes a budget surplus. Bill Clinton said the crisis was caused by brokers bundling mortgages together and trading them in the stock market back in February. I am glad the government has finally stepped in. I am starting to think that the other countries are sanctioning us for the stock brokers' greed.
Mike Homa
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