Just curious, from whom do they think the compensation should come?
And from who would they like this millions to come from? The only people
responsible are probably dead and this was not any local, state or federal
governments fault, so who would pay? Take the medal and honor the dead.
I wonder if they ever thought where they would be if their ancestors wasn't
brought to America.
What would Booker T. Washington do? Probably not wallow his entire life in
I'm very sorry for them, but this attitude has caused me to lose some
respect for them. It seems that all they care about is money. So much for
being soldiers in the cause of freedom.
But,but, I was a victim......Indeed you are, ALL your life.........
Re: "Rudolph said she wants compensation "in the millions" . . .
."Me too. Where do I sign up? I was traumatized by that blast,
as well, even though I was 1500 miles away.And, apparently,
that's the only requirement.
I smell an ambulance chasing lawyer/minister.
This does seem like a money grabbing scheme.She doesn't want a
medal because it can't fix the problems of the past, but wants millions
becuase it can't fix the problems of the past.Will the millions
that she gets restore her eye? Will it bring those people back to life? Will
it make the KKK hated any more than they currently are?What will the
millions of dollars that she wants do, other than line her pocket along with her
The only person responsible for that crime, who is still alive, is a former KKK
member who is still rotting in prison. Good luck getting your multi-millions
from him. Beyond that, why should anyone else have to pay compensation? No
one else was responsible. It is totally wrong to ask taxpayers to ante-up money
compensation to the victims of each crime that is committed by other
individuals. As it is, our government has already been too liberal in
compensating people who just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong
time. But then again, politicians have always been generous with other
people's money. For the same reason, why should a Congressional
Medal be given, that is supposed to signify doing an extraordinary act of valor
for your fellowman? Being at church at the wrong time is hardly an act of valor.
I'm sorry, but having bad luck does not warrant any special medal.Because of your current attitude and actions in crying monetary victim-hood, I
no longer feel as sorry for you as I would've... medal or no medal.
Sad, but our country has come to this. Pay-offs, bribes, trading votes for
"social" programs. Greed has thrown its heavy blanket over most of our
society. It seems when the majority chooses what is contrary to what
most of us used to consider to be right, the tender mercies we pray for become
more and more scarce.
Since she never said who she wants the restitution from... I have to assume she
wants restitution from you and from me and basically wants everybody to pay for
what happened to her. She's surely not going to get it from the
purpetrators.She's not unlike many of us. Who would accept an
award of recognition when their laywer tells them they should get millions in
cash??What happened is a tragedy... but you don't always get
PAID for being involved in a tragedy.Like the Eagles said in
"Get over it"... "You say you haven't been the same since you
had your little crash, but you might feel better if I gave you some
cash"...Tragedy is tragedy. Cash doesn't make it all
They can join the millions of crime victims over the years and get what they