On Healthcare, Human Rights, and a Humane Society

Healthcare is a basic Human Right; hence:

1. The issue of Healthcare is a Human Rights issue.

2. The denial of Healthcare to even a single person is a violation of that person’s basic Human Rights; and is inhumane in and of itself.

3. The societal system which maintains that the rights of an individual or entity to make a profit is more important than the rights of an individual to have Healthcare is an inhumane system, and is a violation of basic Human Rights in and of itself.

4. The only way that a society can be a humane and just society is to ensure that each individual has Healthcare.

5. The logistics as to how to provide Healthcare to each and every individual then are necessary details in order to maintain our humaneness as a society and as a people.

Have We Learned Our Lesson?

I sincerely hope that President Obama has learned his lesson.

Bless his heart, I truly believe he means well.  He is just too conciliatory and unfortunately in the case of “Affordable Healthcare”, we the working stiffs are getting screwed because of his efforts to “bring all parties to the table”.

The fact is, that when the profiteering Insurance companies were allowed  to be a part of the process of “solving” an issue that they played a key role in creating, that was like allowing the coyote to be a part of installing security in the hen house.

When the Affordable Healthcare Act passed without a Single Payer option there many wise minds who immediately warned that this plan would enable the Insurance companies to exploit this legislation to their advantage, and sure enough that is exactly what has happened.

The fact that the profiteering  Health Insurance Industry  has exploited what was designed to be an “affordable” health care act in order to price gouge at a rate which defies any sense of merit or justification renders that industry untrustworthy to say the very least in what is proving to be an even worse situation than existed before 2010.

That said, I hope that we, the American people have learned our lesson.

Profiteering Health Insurance companies are not to be trusted.  If even allowed to continue to do business they should be heavily regulated, but by no means are they to be trusted.

In my judgment, it is time for a nationalized Single Payer Healthcare option funded by taxes and available to EVERYONE.  Even if we have to reinstate pre-1980 tax rates in order to fund this plan, then so be it.

It is time to stop catering to the greedy and ungrateful elite, and let’s  tax corporations and the top tax bracket at rates which in the past have proven fair and beneficial in order to provide for EVERYONE.

I sincerely believe that a nationalized Single Payer Healthcare system funded by taxes is our only viable option in order to escape further exploitation by the profiteering Healthcare Industry.

The Family Home: A Communist Plot Exposed!!

Beware America!  Beware!!
 
In perhaps the most shocking of all sinister Socialist  plots, it has come to our attention that the most sacred of all American institutions; the traditional, conventional family, is in fact a Communist plot to undermind our superior way of life!!
 
Shocking but true, people.  Shocking, but true….
 
It has come to our attention people, that families actually SHARE their resources!  Its true!!
 
Worse yet, most families actually provide healthcare for EVERY member of the family!!
 
(If providing Healthcare for everyone is not Socialism people, then what is??)
 
In another blatant attempt to undermind the free world, families actually expect more from the older siblings in the way of chores and responsibility than they do from the younger children.
 
People, this is MARXISM!!
 
Indeed, was it not Karl Marx who said:
 
“To each according to his need,
From each according to his ability”
 
People, do you not see? People, connect the dots!!
 
Families SHARE with even the most non-productive members of their society!! 
Families EXPECT more from the capable, than they do from the weaker members!!
 
People, this is MARXISM!!
 
America, are we going to stand for this?  Are we going to stand idly by and watch our very way of life be overthrown by such Leftist tactics?  And in our OWN HOMES no less??
 
People, its not too late!!  You too, can do your part to salvage our superior way of life before Leftist loonies socialize our entire country; neighborhood by neighborhood; and HOME by HOME!!
 
Start TODAY people! Start today to protect our superior way of life!!
 
Start today to teach your children good, wholesome American values by demanding that your children fight over the last cookie on the plate.  Hell, have your children fight over the ENTIRE plate of cookies.  So what if the oldest gets the whole plate of cookies, and your second oldest is left with crumbs and a black eye.  Privileges are to be earned, and desert is by NO means a handout program.  Besides, children need to learn early that the toughest and the most sinister are those who deserve the goods.  And they deserve the goods because they have the ambition and the wherewithal to TAKE the goods!! (Is there any more American principle to be cherished??)
 
As for the younger child who gets his butt kicked by the older brother, at least he will have learned the values of the American way of life, AND he will have learned some moves to utilize on his baby sister when she’s old enough to fight him over a plate of cookies.
 
Furthermore, make certain that the younger brother pays for the bandages and Peroxide that are used to patch him up after getting his butt kicked, and make him either pay to clean the bloodstains out of the carpet, or better yet have him clean up the carpet stains himself.  And above all else, if he does not have any money in his Piggy Bank, then do not help bandage him up.  He will just to figure out how to deal with that bloody nose and busted lip the best way he can, because Healthcare is a privilege to be paid for, and it is most certainly not an inherent human right.
 
People, I cannot overemphasize just how critical this situation is 
 
The lessons of life begin at home people, and there is no time like the present to teach our children the wholesome values that have made this country the greatest country in the world.  Start now to preserve our way of life lest the day come when we are just like most other developed countries who provide healthcare and education for everyone.  We must withold such privileges and preserve these benefits for those who can afford to pay their own way. 
 
The alternative is scary people.  Is this the society you want for your children:
 
“To each according to his need.
From each according to his ability”
 
Or do you want to preserve the wholesome values of competitive Capitalism, which may leave the children of the poor hungry, unhealthy, and uneducated, but at least such sacred values have made this the greatest country in the world!!
 
The decision is yours, but delay not to act people!
 
Beware America!  Beware!!

The Highest Priority

Food, shelter, and medical care;
Are humanity’s basic needs.
Surely upon this point;
Most everyone is agreed.

The “right” to exploit and profit;
(A concept foreign to early “Man”);
Has seemingly become;
The fundamental “right” of our land.

Nature clearly reveals;
What logic should dictate.
The welfare of each person;
Top priority a society should make.

Davey Lee

(Note:  With reference to “Man” as applied in Line 6.  My apologies in advance.  I attempt to shun the use of the word “Man” as an application to humanity as a whole as I feel it is a sexist reference.  I confess to succumbing to my poetic desire on this particular occasion.  Davey)

On Mr. John Lewis

Mr. John Lewis is a  highly respected man;

His public service now several decades spans;

Mr. John Lewis was raised in the Deep South;

A black man in Congress? Well, hush my mouth!

Mr. John Lewis, while still a young man;

Decided that for Social Justice, he would take a stand.

And to that end he has been true;

So I am proud to share his story with you.

Young John Lewis;

Way back in 1963;

Demanded equal rights for all;

While speaking in Washington D.C.

On that historic day;

When it was difficult to even visualize how;

Young John Lewis respectfully demanded:

“WE WANT OUR FREEDOM, AND WE WANT IT NOW!”.

About a year and half later;

In March of 1965;

John Lewis was beaten by a cop;

I tell you, it is a wonder he is alive!

John Lewis and others were marching that day;

From Selma to Montgomery;

That day is called Black Sunday;

And is a very bad social memory.

Of a time when young John Lewis;

Was active in the struggle for Civil Rights;

And the ensuing years have shown that Mr. John Lewis;

Has continued that struggle with all his might.

Then one day in 2010;

When Healthcare was under review;

Mr. John Lewis and others;

Wanted to supply such for me and you.

While leaving the Capitol on that March day;

Accompanied by a fellow diplomat;

Mr Lewis and Mr Carson;

Who are both registered Democrats.

Were confronted along the way;

By a group of Radicals whose angry rants;

Were pointed and direct;

As they heckled in chants.

Now this group of conservative radicals;

Did not confuse the issues with the facts;

But rather simply resorted to;

Good old fashioned personal attacks.

Others also harassed Mr. Barney Franks;

About choices of  his personal life;

Even there they did not stop;

But rather continued to stir up more strife.

Mr John Lewis and others heard words that day;

Shameful slurs from years gone by;

For Civil Rights may be the law;

But racism and bigotry have yet to die.

Yet in spite of the slurs and the slander;

From the lips of those who to the rich do pander;

Mr John Lewis and others did legislate Healthcare Reform;

Perhaps one day Healthcare for all will be the norm.

Yes, Mr John Lewis is a highly respected man;

On behalf of Social Justice; he continues to take a stand.

Several decades now he has served all people of this land;

Yes, Mr John Lewis is a highly respected man.

(I wrote these words in honor of this highly respectable public servant from Georgian after seeing a special about him on the daily news show DEMOCRACY NOW)

Dave Henderson
Denison, Texas