September 26th, 2009, 11:12 PM
Originally Posted by nicholsmom
Rex, did you notice how many states this couple visited? Did you notice their geographical disparity? How wide-spread does an activity have to be, in your mind, in order to suspect that these "councilors" are being driven by a higher directive or at least by an overarching philosophy in the provision of "council?"
Well, it's just hard to know what we're seeing for sure. How often did they get this sort of response versus a less receptive response? It's likely that they've released the worst cases. Is the response they got explainable simply by the fact that ACORN hires low-income staff who might be sympathetic to these activities? It's very hard to believe that some of the things that these people were talking about (like the woman who killed her husband, for instance) are intentionally sanctioned by any organization. It seems much more likely to me that it's symptomatic of a need for better training, better hiring practices, or better policies by ACORN.
One way or another, these questions should be answered. However, it should be done by regular law-enforcement action through courts, not by writs of attainder passed by Congress.