Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ignorance, Gullibility, and the Uninsured

The Huffington Post's Sam Stein reports: "States With Most Uninsured Most Likely To Believe Euthanasia, Govt. Takeover Myths".

On the one hand I'd say: I hope that the Kucinich amendments passes, allowing those states that choose to file an application waiver from ERISA to automatically be granted it, so they can set up the a single-payer health care system, and those who prefer not to go for the public option or single-payer... well, to continue to suffer so they can uphold their misconceived, misconstrued, and misunderstood American principles. After all, if ignorance of the law does not excuse one from punishment, ignorance about an issue should carry negative consequences.

However, being the charitable and well-disposed spirit that I am, I hope that the public option passes for the well-being of everybody. After all, while those who live in ignorance should suffer the consequences of their ignorance and their laziness, they are also being misled and duped by unprincipled shills, corporate interests, and truly evil people, who do carry most of the blame.

You see, I believe that if the public option passed for everybody, for every state, it would make the United States a more civilized, a better nation. You know, for the faux-Constitutionalists among you, "a more perfect union."

This is no time for Schadenfreude. It is a time for solidarity.

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