by David Safier
During prolonged droughts, when watering holes get smaller and food becomes scarce, wild animals compete for diminishing resources. Survival of the fittest takes over to the point that some animals eat their young to survive.
Similarly, during an economic downturn when resources become scarce, a people's true character and underlying core values are exposed. In a civilized society, the fit (adults in control of the resources) are supposed to protect the weak (children). Fundamentally, that is what makes us civilized.
Unfortunately, Brewer and our elected representatives have chosen to protect the fit at the expense of the weak. They have chosen to balance the budget by making disproportionate cuts in education and other essential services for children while preserving one of the lowest tax burdens in the United States (Arizona ranks No. 41 in total tax burden per capita).
He also brings together a strong bullet point list of facts to bolster his argument. It's worth a read.