Is This “Promoting the General Welfare?”

WHAT HAS GOVERNMENT REGULATION WROUGHT?

by Michael Gaddy, ©2015

Photo from Facebook page of Karla Lee, mother of slain nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee from Chicago

(Nov. 8, 2015) — In my most recent Musing I wrote of the senseless loss of black lives taking place in Chicago. I stated I was surprised the mainstream media had addressed that issue in the murder of a 9-year-old boy whose life was obviously cursed by having a father who was a member of a gang and perhaps this killing was motivated because of his father’s connections to that gang.

Of course this killing was just one of the many thousands that take place every year in the inner cities of America; a country where black lives matter only if they are taken by someone belonging to another race. Killing each other seems to be a right of passage in the black communities in these inner cities. For some reason the media shills for government have assumed the role of obfuscating these deaths and conditions for no other reason than to protect the government from scrutiny in their failed wars on drugs and poverty.

One of the great problems for those of us who live outside the insane world of drugs, murder and robbery in the inner cities is understanding the mentality of those whose lives are dictated by the government’s efforts to “promote the general welfare” and mandate to individuals what they can and cannot put into their bodies without the approval of Big Pharma or the alcohol industry.

Nowhere is this more evident than the following: Karla Lee, the mother of the murdered 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee, has apparently taken the almost $18,000 donated for her son’s funeral by a Gofundme page and bought herself a car; defending that purchase with “profanity-laced posts,” claiming her right to do so and that “Tyshawn would have most likely approved.”

The Gofundme page specifically stated the requested funds would be used to “lay Tyshawn to rest.” Perhaps Ms. Lee intends to have her son cremated and to keep his ashes in her new car. Considering “promote the general welfare” proponents and we taxpayers will pay for Karla Lee’s future natal care and hospital expenses, anyone want to take a bet on how long it will be before she produces another future lottery ticket?

For a better insight into Ms. Lee’s persona and character, perhaps a picture from her Facebook page would be of some value. Of course, the narrative to the picture has been added by others.

In Rightful Liberty

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Editor’s Note:  An ABC8 news report depicts Karla Lee denying that she used the money raised through the GoFundMe campaign to buy the new car.