phemt saidDoes it seem the less religious a nation is the more that nation actually takes care of the most needy amoug them? For instance, France and the UK being far less religious than the US makes heatlh care available for all its critizens. Whereas, the U.S. (a more religious people) has many of its citizens go without adquate healthcare.
I don't think religion should be pushed by the government, nor does this health care issue, have anything to do with religion. However the ideals the country was founded on, were the basic teachings of the bible in how one should treat other men. Does this mean everyone follows this as they should? No because men are imperfect, however it is never seen as ok, on a whole and there are people who will always do the right thing, even risking their own lives, to make things for the better.
It seems the more people, politicians I should say, move away from these basic teachings. The more corrupt they become, the more they make things more about themselves, instead of the people they are supposed to serve. You don't need to be "religious' to follow these basic teachings. But you know there are a lot of politicians out there, and even people, who don't want anything to do with faith, don't like any kind of speak that has namely Christian connotations, and have this whole moral relativism view, and are easy of course to fall to corruption, which in then ends up with them screwing over the people. They use god when it suits their political advances, and both sides are guilty of this, mostly the right.
And don't forget Russia under communism was very atheist, there was no religion, those who were, were ridiculed, and I'm sure you know of all of the monstrosities that were done to many innocent men, women, and children, without a care, many of these people I might add who were needy. Nazi Germany was another country void of religion, except the religion of Nazism.
You'll see the very same things from other countries, who's leaders don't respect those basic principles that can be found in the bible. That is what has made this country unique among the rest, are we perfect and without fault? Nope. Have we made mistakes? Yep. But there is a reason why we've always been the envy to many, this envy has also cause hate towards us, and no I'm not talking about the materialistic things that are easier for us to get, as opposed to how unrealistic it would seem attaining if some place else.
And I know quite a few people in France, and the UK, who feel their country is going down the drain, and has been for awhile just like some do here, so not exactly a great example. The major religions in Europe/Brit, are secularism, politically correctness, and Islam.There are Europeans/Brits who feel this has made them weak. While there are Muslims who are the biggest religious population, who are turned off, by the disrespect towards faith shown to them by some Europeans/Brits.
Some of em are a bit confused with what is going on in our country now.They also want to change the health care system, which pretty much got put in place after WWII, because it made things easier at the time, but now its starting to bear some problems, some serious problems, and people there just don't know how they are going to go about fixing it the right way, its hard. There is a reason why the death rate of cancer over there is higher than ours, and those fortunate enough to save up money, come here for treatment, and not just for cancer. Sure its free, but the quality is a bit poor. Some of my friends over there had to wait 8 weeks to see a doctor, for problems that got bigger later on because of the waiting. I was kinda shocked when I had heard about this, because nobody I know ever had to wait that long to see a doctor. Over there, you're just a number more so than you are here, and you are rushed through so that the next number has his/her turn.
I agree with anyone that says the health care system needs to be fixed, everyone agrees with that. But so far most people just don't like what was presented to them, and want these politicians to go back actually read the damn thing, and work together to come up with something better, something that won't become a problem years later, which is what is happening in Europe/Brit, Canada, and what has happened now with Medicaid, and Medicare, which by the way should be fixed first.
Looking at this health care bill, I can see why so many Americans are pissed off its a bunch of Washington speak, and double faced talk, and after looking over it, and seeing all the other crazy crap going on in Washington, this whole health care thing, seems more like a way of expanding government more, and not giving everyone health care, because they care. It'll be dressed up like that though because who would ever deny someone health care, what sort of animal would do this?
If these politicians really gave a damn about people who had no health care, or were struggling with it. They'd read the bill, work together, and work on fixing Medicaid, Medicare, and breathe down the necks of these insurance companies, you know getting it right the first time. Not ram something down our throats, that will only become another big broken government mess years from today. And not disrespecting the people who they are supposed to serve, who raise legitimate questions, concerns, and anger. No one yet has even said how this would be paid for, and only one politician at one of those town hall meetings, gave the honest answer "I don't know"
The Native Americans in this country on the reservations have the health care, this admin is trying to ram down everyone's throats, and its very poor, and if the government can't handle them, how in the hell are they going to handle the entire country, and again pay for it, when we've already spent so much.
And the administration trying to put religion, and I believe now race into this whole health care debacle, just shows the desperation, phoniness, and silliness of our so called leaders. Which is part of why most Americans are pissed.