rn the American Income Life Insurance Co Waco Texas. Bernard Rapoport, Chairman 6tf he ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, , Ii: Frs by iiMust be, like them, ..iortrr,O…. .!frt . ‘their We can dO :tniSif -…We..ChOose to do so but not be easy. . . . . . Unknown :….:0..rnkierS.:of.these..outcaStS.Oreprobol2ly hopelessly..unemployablein-com 7 must keep them -fram, starving and we must keep fhcotening the .. …. . . Welfare.of ‘Society: least one . ……….. “bl ybe problemthon.to…try reform of our health…care… los ses of people .. eq f’elativelywealthy.people who are ableto.. ph ysicia ns ‘ S, prescriptions, hospitalization …………… …………. ……………….. ………. . ……….r largerapup is Ibe employed litictrge, Ote to guaranteed pen reie a rshIP of any religion. telopkGf rehgion in political dis:410SSIO rnake good government diftklt …… to breCititte-con of.iNversal health care, insurance costs, us to most object ive ployment and a e r nation has long since done._ rdnt gu sh had it exactly backward when he said that “we e wallet.” The N.,. pioneering presented by our outcasts and our health care chaos 61e:so:intricately intertwined with our pioblern in education that one can hardly think of dealing with them separately. What it Takes hree statements which may have some merit seem to sum up a view of his third problem. First, good students come almost exclusively from homes which value learning. Second, any school at any level which wishes to graduate good students must take in only good studentsjust as suc cessful college football teams recruit only outstanding athletes. Three, to make any significant improvement in any education system, we must improve the quality of the hornes,of our children. Conclusion: Can our vast, pluralistic, democratic society produce leadrs comparable to our Founders, elect these elite people to office, and hen engage in the generations-long program which alone could solve ur problems? We have the intelligence but can we muster the confidence and the ourage to be the pioneers our ancestors were? tc servants is the third matter we have neglected. The ives, fortunes, and sacred honor” for the good of eciders are in little greater danger than ordinary ore avidly pursuing their fortunes instead of he concept of honor seems to be degraded just now as 1ste are degraded by television and MN One must wonder t i ncept of honor must be raised before the standard of honor among public servants can be improved, That we need to renew our emphasis on these three matters seems be yond dispute among informed, reasonable people. The problems calling for pioneering, revolutionary thought and action may seem controversial to a wide range of people. The first of these has to do with the forty or so million among us who are e essentially outcasts because they are without education, without mar t ketable skills, without work discipline, without adequate health care, and 0 without hope. Equip for Employment c Obviously, we must do what we can to help these outcasts and their chil dren equip themselves for employment in competitive businesses, since D only so can they develop self-confidence and dignity. This seems to be the 1 only way both they and the nation can escape the problems entailed in life t on welfare, lo r. Ralph Lynn is a member of the Board of Contributors, thirty-two central exans who write columns regularly for the Waco Tribune-Herald, where his column originally appeared. He is a retired professor of history at Bayr University. THE TEXAS OBSERVER 23
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