Who said he was a drug dealer? Where did you get that information?
When I search Google for "Angel Adams", only one hit it gives me comes from an actual newspaper. The Tampa Bay Times reports
that "the father of 10 of [the children], Garry Brown, was sentenced to five years for a cocaine conviction." It does not say if the conviction was for possession or distribution.
Thanks for that. Another story
says he's in prison "on drug charges." No mention of whether he was using or dealing.
And searching the Tampa Bay Times
website about as much effort as I want to put into this issue. I really don't see why it should be important that Adams's fiance is in jail on drug charges, whatever those charges may be. It seems to me that the main problem most people seem to have with Adams is that she doesn't express sufficient gratitude for all the benefits she has received. That may be so.
Let's all agree, then, that Angel Adams is a jerk. But so what? Is the state entitled to a particular level of gratitude in exchange for benefits conferred? I'm not aware of any such requirement. Cliven Bundy, after all, received about a million dollars worth of free grazing for his cattle, and his response to that governmental largesse was to threaten federal officials with bodily harm. Despite his lack of gratitude, however, Bundy was treated as a hero by some of the same people who, no doubt, think Adams should be dumped into Tampa Bay and devoured by manatees.
As I see it, Angel Adams doesn't have to say "thank you" to anyone. If she is entitled to government benefits, then she should get those benefits. And it's not like those benefits don't come with strings attached. One of the conditions for receiving aid, for instance, was that she had to identify the people who were visiting her children so the state could do background checks on those people. Had she not been receiving aid, the state could never have demanded that kind of scrutiny. It's as if the state is saying: "not only do we get to intrude into the smallest details of your life, but we also want you to thank us for it."
So let's agree that Adams is a jerk. A loving, engaged jerk whose kids are well-mannered and doing "outstanding" in school
. It's too bad that she has become the poster child for ungrateful welfare recipients when there are so many in cowboy hats or pinstripe suits who would fit the role much better.