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By: ricderr , 11:43 AM GMT on April 09, 2007
Today's question of the day is for me one of the hard ones and becomes personal and as such I'm not sure if I care to share my answer and so would understand anyone elses reluctance. I was watching the news this morning and they were reporting about a shooting and from the background you could tell it was in a poor neighborhood. They were interviewing neighbors that had witnessed the shooting and these people were mostly describing their shock and horror at it all and one woman described that her children were and would remain traumatized about it and she basically said that because of the shooting someone needed to move her and her family out and to somewhere better. My first inclination was to be upset, why should I have to be resposnsible for her. Tell her to work and better herself so she can move out. Then that was conflicted with, should we allow that type of crime, that type of lifestyle derived from a world of poverty. Should we be trying to do more to end it? In effect, are we truly responsible for each other, not just family and self. So, I guess the question is:
Do we owe it to this lady to move her out of the neighborhood?
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