Friday, September 4, 2009
The most important things
"Doesn't everybody deserve healthcare?" yes. Everybody deserves lots of things---a healthy diet. A happy household. Ability to worship, or not worship, as they see fit.
When I oppose government run healthcare programs, I'm looked at like some like a monster, like I want people to die horrible deaths. Another mean spirited Republican parroting Rush. Fortunately, the ones whose opinion matter know me better than that.
Providing good healthcare to myself and those around me is up there with providing shelter, food, and education. These things are far too important to trust the government with. Living costs money; you have to make things happen. There are lots of things you can do to improve healthcare---first, live a healthy lifestyle. Get good insurance. Make insurance a priority expense ahead of beauty supplies, television, cigarettes, tattoos. If your job doesn't provide assistance, work towards a position that does. Want to improve healthcare for others? That's very noble. Work in the profession and do what you can for every patient you meet. Volunteer at a healthcare facility.
Government should provide safety, fair business practice, and help in dire emergencies. Our government was designed by some pretty smart people, to provide you opportunities to earn these things for yourself. The idea of trusting the government to take away more money and create a giant healthcare system is wrong.
I oppose it BECAUSE I want good healthcare and the freedom to decide where my money goes to take care of not only my own family, but others as well.