Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Truth Justice and....

Try this on for size...

The preamble to the Constitution of the United States:
"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."

Salient part for our purposes is "promote the general Welfare".

The Definition of the word 'welfare'...

[Free online Dictionary] Health, happiness, and good fortune; well-being.
[dictionary.com] the good fortune, health, happiness, prosperity, etc., of a person, group, or organization; well-being: to look after a child's welfare; the physical or moral welfare of society.
[Merriam-Webster] the state of doing well especially in respect to good fortune, happiness, well-being, or prosperity

The point?

Health care is, in fact, a right guaranteed by the US Constitution and, like racial equality, one that has been ignored or downplayed for the convenience of those who profit by the failure of our nation to enforce that right.

Of course, now that Health Care and Insurance Corporations are even MORE people than they were last week, you may expect to be commensurately LESS of a person come the next election. Personhood cannot be created nor destroyed...but it can be bought.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Observations after Massachusetts Senate debacle...

Progressives embrace safety nets of rights, basic health care & sustenance for all humanity. Some call this "Socialism" & are violently opposed to "Redistribution of Wealth." But "Socialization of Costs?" The opponents' story changes. Pollution, Hazardous Consumables, Workplace Injuries or fatalities - Let the public assume these costs! Socialize the costs to the masses & privatize profits for the wealthy. Nice...
(And voters continue to roll over, preferring image over issues...)