If children don't get enough food at home, why don't we give them guns so they can go out and kill their lunch?
I suppose that is the kind of giveaway program the editors of the Daily Mail could support.
I am dumbstruck that a food program to assure that West Virginia children have the nutrition they need would be criticized by the Daily Mail.
In a perfect world, all parents would have the financial and emotional resources to meet the needs of their children. Last time I looked, however, our world was not perfect, our children went hungry, and didn't always have the guidance they need to eat properly.
I give Sen. John Unger, D-Berkeley, all the credit in the world for tackling the tough and persistent problem of child poverty in West Virginia. There's nothing more important for West Virginia's future than raising strong, healthy and resilient children.
Calling public programs to support children "collectivism" and denying the profound poverty among us offers no solutions.
I'm sure that most West Virginians are more thoughtful than that and that the conversation on child poverty begun with Unger's Select Committee on Child Poverty will yield much-needed results.