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Will It Be Compassion or the Nickel?

March 20, 1994

* I am saddened but not surprised by some of the public reaction to the problems faced by Roberto Morales ("Crash Victim's Coma Ends, But Not Troubles," March 3). We assert that the United States is a Christian nation. As an official policy, we attempt to alleviate suffering in Somalia and other areas. Yet at home, when it comes to a choice between compassion and a nickel, these people will choose the nickel.

Roberto Morales is here illegally. He was injured fleeing authority. His life has been destroyed by his actions. Is that not enough punishment?

Can we not find it in our hearts to think of him as a human being in need of help rather than as something to be cast aside and left helpless?

RAY BRACY

Tustin

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