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September 22, 2015

Good People Donate More Than $200,000 to MKH's Kid's Education Fund; Goal Reached

Good news.

For those so preoccupied with the possibility that some of this money could be diverted to liberal causes:

Some people have asked for clarification of what Guy meant when he wrote on the GoFundMe page that the proceeds will be used for the children as well as other causes that Jake cared about, like the Travis Manion Foundation for families of fallen soldiers. He told me that that was at Mary Katharine's insistence: She didn't want people to think she'd keep any money for herself, so she was informing donors up front that any excess above and beyond what's needed for the care and education of the children will be donated to charity. That's what kind of person she is. At a moment of supreme horror and panic, she thought of how she might do some good for others too.

She probably felt a bit of shame at finding herself, maybe for the first time, needing other's charity, and wanted to make sure no one thought she'd be using any excess money for herself.

I'll put up a new post quickly, to keep this one from becoming a ban factory, but I am still astonished that some people were not able to wrap their minds around the idea that a man had just been suddenly killed, leaving behind a mother and a daughter and another kid (gender unrevealed) on the way, but instead could only dwell on the idea that someone might be scamming them to donate to Obama for America.

Sad times.

Just a thought: When someone suddenly loses a husband -- or, in the Brewers' case, a son -- they're probably not really thinking much about politics, and it's a bit silly -- and a bit worse than silly -- to project one's own perpetual preoccupation with petty partisan politics into their minds.

They have bigger things on their minds. Perhaps we all should try to think about bigger things once in a while, even if it takes someone else's tragedy to prod us into doing so.

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