Selling out Americans |

Selling out Americans

A new word briefly entered American lexicon, “refugee,” but politicians apparently told the media to stop using the word. The third-world allusion distressed those who are busy selling out the American people. This isn’t happening by accident, but by design. Federal and many state governments are being operated under the fundamental premise that government should not only be minimized, but should exclusively benefit those in power. We’re watching the majority party, and a cowed and gutlessly silent minority party, begin to dismantle social and physical infrastructure in our nation. In every aspect of governance, our elected leadership has diverted attention, commitment, effort and funding from the very real needs and problems of civilized society. That corruption and cronyism from our president downward is both brazen and shames us. Worse is, we’ve come to believe myriad elements of social infrastructure (e.g. higher education or disaster preparedness and relief) should come voluntarily from individuals, as admirable as that may be. Society is a collective of persons. All of us benefit from our membership in this collective. We all must share the burdens and cost of a cultural and economic collective, but that is not current public policy.

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