This is one of those signs that everyone should think about and reflect on. States are drug testing welfare recipients. While this testing costs a lot of money, few people have been found to have taken drugs. That money could have been used for other social welfare projects. Also, there are a few bills in both state and federal legislatures to stop the free lunch and breakfast programs. Wrap your head around that…a lot of people want children to go hungry.
Standing Rock is just one example of an oil companies’ profits outweighing the right to clean water and air. Money over people. The head of the EPA wants to dismantle it. Does anyone remember why there was a movie about Erin Brockovich?
Refugees are now leaving the U.S. and walking into Canada. I never thought that people would need to leave the U.S. in order to be safe. My question, and it should be your question also, who is next? The LBGTQ+ community? The reporters who report the truth? The Jewish community? Minorities, any minority take your pick. People who blog about these issues? The potential list could go on and on.
Lastly, but not least, health care supposedly is not a right. The U.S. in one of a few countries (and none of them are considered “first world” countries), that do not have universal health care. We also spend more, by far, on the health care that we do have. So, what your rights include is, the right to die from not enough money to pay for health care. Yes, that’s right. Death is your right. That’s what freedom is – apparently.