Live up to ideals of the Sally Army
I RECEIVED a letter from the fine people of the Salvation Army, expressing their wish that no one should be homeless, hungry or lonely.
What is wrong in the hearts of Conservativevoting citizens that they cannot force the British Government which they chose to recognise its moral duty to every British citizen and child, just to capture some tiny part of that responsibility which the Salvation Army seeks to serve?
That is what patriotism should mean. Without it, nationalism is an ugly, ignorant, denial of all honour. The unfulfilled hopes of the Sally Army are a reproach to every UK citizen.
For politics to mean anything to any citizen, it has to be founded upon more profound beliefs and ideals than divisive, unjust Tory economics. Compassion is better than indifference, especially for the person who feels it.