“True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring. ”Martin Luther King, Jr.
I had to look up the definition of the term “edifice” to understand this quote. From Merriam Webster, definition:
noun \ˈe-də-fəs\Definition of EDIFICE
1 : building: especially : a large or massive structure
2 : a large abstract structure <holds together the social edifice— R. H. TawnExamples of Examples of EDIFICE:
- a magnificent edifice with a domed ceiling
- <the U.S. Capitol is one of our nation’s most impressive edifices>
Origin of EDIFICE:
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin aedificium,from aedificare
First Known Use: 14th century
After 6 years in control of the budgetary process, doubling of the national debt, more than 75 people went on foodstamps (beggars created) for every one (1) person who obtained a job. The Weekly Standard reported:
Since January 2009, as the chart shows, a net of 194,000 new jobs have been created. During that same time, 14.7 million have been added to the food stamp rolls.
An EDIFICE is in CONTROL which creates beggars.
What would Martin Luther King, Jr. see today if he could look at what the politicians have done to America?
Success, triumph of freedom and equality, a color blind society? Subjugation and servitude?
“…an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring. ”
Progressives, Republican and Democrat alike, your supporters; revel in the success of your “hope and change” . . .