Poverty Worsens Under Federal War

Peer 2 Peace

By J.J. Summerell

Fifty years ago, at the campuses of Ohio University and the University of Michigan, President Lyndon Johnson ushered in the Great Society, a bold and ambitious undertaking of the federal government with two admirable and noble objectives: the elimination of poverty and the elimination of racial injustice.

President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the 1964 Civ...

Though we still have some degree of racial injustice among the peoples of the United States, Johnson’s programs, and subsequent federal programs, have been quite successful at the goal of eliminating racial injustice in our society. Kudos to President Johnson and the American people on this accomplishment.

The maintenance of a fair and effective system of justice is a legitimate and necessary function of government.

However, our goal of eliminating the scourge of poverty from our society has been an utter failure. In fact, many of our programs to relieve poverty seem to exacerbated the problem.

The failure of these…

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One thought on “Poverty Worsens Under Federal War

  1. oldpoet56 says:

    Excellent post.

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