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Of Special Olympics, Aktion T4, Hope and Caution

A few days ago my son and I watched the opening ceremony for the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.  Admittedly, I’d much rather watch competition than parades, but in this case one cannot help but be inspired by the athletes and their dedicated network of support (families, coaches, sponsors, etc).  I also learned about the initiation of the Special Olympics by Eunice Kennedy Shriver (JFK’s sister and pro-life Democrat).  Uplifting stuff. The very next day I learned for the first time of Aktion T4 during one of the endless history shows reporting on Nazi brutality.  The T4 program

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