Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Great post by Roger Ebert...

I'm safe on board. Pull up the life rope

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1_DG_Color_LifePreserver.jpgHaving read through some 600 comments about universal health care, I now realize I took the wrong approach in my previous blog entry. I discussed the Obama health plan in political, literal, logical terms. Most of my readers replied in the same vein. The comments, as always, have been helpful, informative and for the most part civil. My mistake was writing from the pragmatic side. I should have followed my heart and gone with a more emotional approach. I believe universal health care is, quite simply, right.

It is a moral imperative. I cannot enjoy health coverage and turn to my neighbor and tell him he doesn't deserve it. A nation is a mutual undertaking. In a democracy, we set out together to do what we believe is good for the commonwealth. That means voluntarily subjecting ourselves to the rule of law, taxation, military service, the guaranteeing of rights to minorities, and so on. That is a cheap price to pay.

Read on...

Monday, August 24, 2009

Support the Stauts Quo

As an organizer I teach people that, no matter the system, someone benefits from it. It may be broken for many, if not most people, but at the end of the day?... someone benefits from it.

The Billionaires for 'Weathcare' go to thank all those on the right protesting health care reform. "Save the Status Quo! It works for us!"

Wednesday, August 19, 2009