Hello Mack Pack! This week I am involved in a new discussion group in college and I have to say I am more than disappointed. I am required to write a post from the perspective of a "social justice activist", which of course, irks me more than just a little. Here are my instructions:
This discussion presents the opportunity for you to address the inequality of access to healthcare in the United States using moral and ethical reasoning. There is overwhelming evidence that social inequalities affect health outcomes. Many argue that lack of health care access related to poverty is a human rights concern in the United States and that should be subject to public and social justice inquiry. As such, the Affordable Care Act was implemented to promote health equity. Prepare and post a response to the following prompt:
From the viewpoint of a social justice activist, present an argument to a Congressional committee as to the ethical and moral reasons for supporting the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Through research, anticipate an item of debate that will be offered to you by the panel and use at least one ethical theory or perspective from the text to support your evidence of moral imperative.
This is just another example of how college is, more or less, a liberal indoctrination center. They don't even want to hear the opposition to Obamacare. They ONLY are asking for opinions on why social inequalities prevent people from accessing healthcare and, in turn, why a moral person should support universal healthcare.
This is despicable!
Of course I know the argument that the Left would use, but I fundamentally disagree with this viewpoint and now I am forced to comply or face the repercussions of not completely the post according to the instructions. Saul Alinsky would be proud of them.
I have yet to decide how I will approach this, but needless to say I am torn. I'll post what I come up with when I'm finished.
LONG LIVE THE REPUBLIC!