It is assumed in most civilized nations of the world that governments should provide health insurance to those who dwell within their borders. It is assumed that once people become ill they lack the means to cure themselves and require some access to doctors and hospitals. It is assumed that a purpose of government is to prevent death. These assumptions make sense to anyone who has ever been ill. Heck, during my treatment for cancer some drugs cost about $1000 a shot. So, why would any intelligent inhabitant of this planet be against providing such care to its citizens. As a result of what we term, “Obamacare” the number who do not have access to health insurance has dropped from 17.3% to 13.8%. I assume this is good news. But, alas, it angers many Americans. I assume those who are angered currently have access to health insurance.
I assume lost in the conflict over health insurance is the concept of “freedom.” Many in this nation believe that providing health insurance somehow denies people the freedom to die from illness. After all, the right to die without medical care is what Jesus Christ urged in the Sermon on the Mount. There are moments when I simply do not understand the American people. They want the right to kill people with a gun and the right for others to die.
Yes, we ARE an EXCEPTIONAL nation!
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The position as president of the United States of America requires an individual who can make tough decisions. President Franklin Roosevelt assuming office in the Great Depression in 1933 had to quickly decide on which programs to create in order to stimulate the economy and get people back to work. John F. Kennedy had to confront the possibility of Russian missiles in Cuba. Heck, even George Bush had to decide whether or not Saddam Hussein had Weapons of Mass Destruction. Those now seeking the Republican nomination for president are confronted with similar great decisions. After all, if they do win the presidency, one day the entire fate of America will lie in the hands of one of these mental giants.
Scott Walker, who already has made decisions to destroy unions and reduce health care in Wisconsin was recently confronted with an important decision. He was recently asked about his belief whether the president of the United States of America loves this country. “I assume that most people in this country love America. And to me, I don’t think it’s worth getting into the battle over whether he does or doesn’t. I really don’t know what his opinions are on that one way of another.”
Tune in for Scott’s views on health care. I don’t know if he has such views one way or another.
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