I have yet to come across a poll of this country’s citizens in which the public option is not favored. If this is a government for the people and by the people, why aren’t the people being listened to?
Those who know me know that I am no Christian; however, I accept wisdom wherever it may be found, and it is true, as it is written in the book of Proverbs, that “out of the heart, comes the issues of life.” In other words, it is true that we can judge one another because we are understood and known by our works, and our behaviors reveal what our mouths deny exists in our hearts. To be clear, we undoubtedly value war over education. We value empire over domestic peace. We value corporate success over all.
My brother Earpiece once intimated to me that he would completely lose faith in this government if Obama is unable to bring in real healthcare reform. Well, not only do we not have that reform in the manner of a single-payer system, but we also do not have even a public option, which still baffles me. In fact, we now have our president, who did indeed campaign on healthcare reform, denying that he did so.
I do feel let down. We have found a way to accomplish any and everything else we want to get done, but when it comes to the care of this nation’s citizens, we are nothing more than an afterthought–a political trope as empty as the desire to capture the sun’s rays in one’s hands.
Indeed, we know what our leaders value most, and it is not our welfare.