- Mar 2, 2013
Healthcare IS accessible ... that is the ‘human right’; not ’free healthcare for life with a guarantee of debt- & death-avoidance’.This is the problem. People who have been systemically discriminated against can’t just change their circumstance.
Health care is not accessible for everyone in the US. Many people choose between bankruptcy and treatment.
When standard of education is based on where you live, it promotes generational poverty. People often don’t have the option of moving from an area with sub standard schools. This limits the earning potential for the next generation. It’s a cycle.
Access to education is the ‘right’; not free college, private school, the top-performing school in the nation, etc.
We’ve been throwing money and resources at these same issues for decades, yet we still have the same problems; just a new generation (or three) of ‘victims‘. There has never been a time in our country where there is more opportunity to succeed; the only thing holding people back is personal choice, and decades of academic & elite snobs telling others they cannot improve their circumstances, what they cannot do, that something is not possible, making excuses for them to not succeed ... blaming society, the ‘system‘, their skin color/ethnicity, their family, their gender, their address, etc. Is that how people should raise kids? Telling them they can’t do/go/be something better/different if they want to, that they cannot choose differently? I’d call that bad parenting. So why treat fellow Americans that way? Let me guess, there’s a study ... I’m sure that’s what they want to hear next, that they are also a statistic.
Cycles are broken by people who choose to finally stop doing the same thing over and over that keeps them down; not by society constantly giving things to people for free & solving all their problems for them. Teach a person to fish, or tell them the market price, then let them choose.