Stripping the happy prince
Published 16/12/2012 | 05:00
Madam – In his last speech, Hubert H Humphrey said: "...the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; those who are in the shadows of life; the sick, the needy and the handicapped".
The Government in the cold harsh shadow of Wednesday's cynical Budget would appear to have failed the moral test. It showed a lack of principle and character by making cuts to the weakest members in our society: the elderly, the infirm, the handicapped, the underprivileged, the unborn, the children.
Dwight D Eisenhower once said: "A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."