Brad Messer Commentary • KTSA • Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004


Money For Mars

Yesterday a friend called me a "super liberal." Why? Because I think a mission to Mars isn't a responsible use of limited money.

I believe it would be better spent on education, keeping promises to veterans, and making up for recent cuts in children's health care.

Space exploration is heady stuff. Men rocketing to Mars would be exciting to the soul. But not if it is done with money that could have helped sick kids and veterans.

Liberals have long charged that conservatives have no compassion. Well? Preferring rocket shot entertainment over helping education, sick children, and vets... simply makes the liberals' point.

If a family is short on money, Daddy shouldn't be buying a new DVD if there isn't any food in the house. Nor should we galavant off to Mars until we've taken care of the basics at home. There's nothing political about that. It's simply basic good sense.

Brad Messer— commentary, KTSA.


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