by Steve and Wendy
Society’s obligation to people like Yolanda is to help as much as possible. Yolanda is working hard to make herself a responsible citizen. For a democratic society to work, that society must help her to become that responsible citizen. Society benefits from helping people who try.
Our society is failing Yolanda. There were 12+ resources or agencies involved in her efforts to better her situation and care for her family. Most were failing her. If society would streamline the process, people like Yolanda could move forward.
A quick reflection of the process that led to the paragraphs above…
I agree with what was posted. Steve and I collaborate well. It helped that we had the same viewpoint. Steve was able to help me funnel the concrete details into a broader view. He is such a writer!