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The guilt issue, baby bonds, daily mass . . .
About slavery, dousing minimum wage legislation, revisiting the Jesus model . . .
She said people being 'blamed for things that happened before they were born'
White people should not feel any sense of 'collective guilt' over their historic role in slavery, the Home Secretary claimed today.
Suella Braverman lashed out at people today being 'blamed for things that happened before they were born' as she gave an incendiary and wide-ranging speech to a right wing conference.
Ms Braverman, the daughter of immigrants, lashed out at the legal immigration policy of Rishi Sunak's government - in which she is a senior minister - and demanded it be tightened to favour domestic workers.
Here’s a letter to the Wall Street Journal:
Understandably wishing to enhance the economic prospects of young Americans, progressives propose giving to infants born into low-income families “baby bonds” (“Could $3,200 ‘Baby Bonds’ Help End Poverty in America?” May 13).
I’ve got a better idea – actually, two: Abolish the minimum wage and increase school choice. The minimum wage and inner-city government schools are huge obstacles to the economic flourishing of poor Americans. The former prices many unskilled young people out of jobs – and, hence, out of opportunities to get on-the-job training and experience – while the latter fails to equip young people with the basic skills necessary for most jobs in the modern economy. Taking these two steps alone would go much further than would the issuance of baby bonds to ensure brighter economic futures for children in low-income households.
“You are what you eat.” This popular phrase is usually related to eating healthy food, but some have raised the question as to whether this applies to eating the Body and Blood of Christ[JR1] . When I first heard someone connect the two several years ago, I wondered if it was truly possible to become more like Jesus Christ as a result of attending daily Mass and partaking of the “daily bread” that we hear about in the Our Father. As we can learn from the saints who have gone before us, the answer to that question is yes. Attending daily Mass changes us in many ways.
Try it. You’ll like it.