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Health Loss WarGames

As I transitioned from high school to the University of Michigan, one of the leading national health and safety issues was painfully violent loss of Vietnamese and U.S. lives, and hundreds of thousands hurt, maimed for life, if only on our now insane war-torn insides. President Nixon and his Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, when pushed by my peers to get out now, once and too often said "I don't disagree with you as to the wisdom of our original involvement, but we cannot leave in a way that would cause dishonor, loss of credibility..." My own Republican parents seemed to agree. What they and Nixons and Kissingers could not hear was our morally imperative challenge: We agree with each other, and with our most patriotic ForeFathers and ForeMothers, and our Vietnamese and U.S. grandmothers, as to the health hazards and unsafe indefensible original involvement in shooting each other to continue not resolving legitimate economic and political issues. Because of these historical precedents to procure and protect mutual health, happiness, and prosperity, we cannot stay in Vietnam in a way that would cause even further dishonor, loss of health and dwindling wealth credibility... economic credibility political credibility ecological credibility, just plain rational credibility, or even both Left and Right sacred integrity. It saddens me to hear, as my children are now of about that same adolescent through young adult time, vulnerable to full health care choices accessible only for those with deepest pockets, to hear Republican leaders responding to recent overdue Affordable Care actions with: "I don't disagree with you as to the wisdom of health and safety original constitutional intent, but we must leave behind Democratic Obamacare improvements toward this sacred federal mandate or dishonor our partisan public disservice, and further muddy our loss of credibility." Again, they are not listening to voices for secular health and sacredly defended safety of all lives: We all, Republicans and Democrats, U.S. and non-U.S. residents with democratically cooperative original constitutional intent, must not remain the only wealthy nation without a clear culture of health federal mandate to protect economic and ecological and physical and mental health and safety of all lives, now, and those yet to come, or we will continue to bring dishonor upon ourselves, and an even longer pathological history of decreasing global credibility, not just among humane nature but with and for and of all Earth's health-wealth optimizing natures.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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