Misguided outrage

Some Daily readers expressed outrage towards Sen. Paul Wellstone’s memorial service, filling their letters with moral indignation and etiquette lectures.

What a clever way to take attention away from what is really outrageous. It is an outrage that there are homeless people in America. It is an outrage that over 40 million Americans do not have health insurance. It is an outrage that the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.

It is an outrage that mothers on public assistance are required to work, but there is no provision for child-care. It is an outrage that our education system lags behind that of other nations.

Let the recently “outraged” direct their moral indignation to the real outrages in this country.

Florence Littman, University alumna