When it comes to the United States, we are literally a nation of “we” — it’s written right there in the U.S. Constitution:
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
Welfare, of course, not being the domestic policy program, but rather the well-being of the citizens that inhabit the nation.
In addition, the most important part of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” is life. Without life, we have no chance at liberty nor happiness.
It is literally written into our founding documents that we are all in this together. However, the modern day Republican party has seemingly forgotten all about that, especially when considering their latest version of Trumpcare.
Pointing this out perfectly is none other than the legendary Stephen King.
“Republican health care bill boiled down to four words: you’re on your own.”
Republican health care bill boiled down to four words: you’re on your own.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 24, 2017
And he’s absolutely correct. Republicans and their quest for everyone to be on their own goes exactly opposite of what our founders intended for our nation. They would rather have a free market system that determines who lives and who dies. They treat people as a means to make money and nothing more. Not as humans, but rather as consumers. This is pathetic and sad.
We need to get back to the notion that we are all in this together. Everyone deserves health care so that they may have life which gives us the liberty to pursue happiness. That would make us a nation of “We the people” once again.
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