Obama health reforms

I don’t understand the apparent antipathy towards Obama’s health reforms and why he had so much difficulty getting them passed.

America casts itself as profoundly Christian, steeped in Masonic tradition and committed to seeing its people as one Nation of equals. Even its iconic emblem on Ellis Island proclaims Égalité, Fraternité, Liberté; Whilst the Island itself has a message informing the Old World to

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

So why are they prepared to see fellow Americans suffer disease, infirmity and painful death, just because they are poor.

Is poverty such a sin that they should be so scorned.

My favourite film is “It’s a wonderful Life” with Jimmy Stewart.

I’m sure that most people in America see themselves as living in “Bedford Falls”. This rejection, by many, of Obama’s project, screams of a country dominated by the likes of Mr. Potter.

Think! The United States of PottersVille.

The biggest theme of any American war film is that of not leaving any man behind.

Are we to now believe that many would prefer the creed to be a cheese-eating “sauve qui peut”?

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