There are differing opinions about the role of government in our lives. Many of you want smaller government and fewer taxes. What roles would you like the government to give up?
Do we as a people want to stop supporting those in our society, who, through no fault of their own, are born with a genetic condition or a predisposition to a genetic condition? Should we stop caring for those who have schizophrenia, manic depression, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, rheumatoid arthritis, mental difficulties or any other such condition?
Should we stop supporting those who grow old and have no financial means of support? My mother lived with me until she was 103. For reasons of her safety I was forced to place her in a long-term care facility. The cost was thousands of dollars a month. She had exhausted her finances by then and needed Medicaid to pay for her care the last two years of her life. I could not let her just walk into the sunset. How many of us will have enough money to pay for our care in our old age?
Should we stop supporting those who are injured? Automobile/snowmobile accidents, falls, gun, or other events that incapacitated us and require ongoing expensive care.
Should we stop supporting children who are abused or neglected?
Should we stop supporting those who are terminally ill from cancer, heart disease, renal disease, infections, diabetes or other condition that renders them unable to work?
Who should the government stop supporting? The prevailing thinking is, if you work hard in America you can be successful. Some cannot make it on their own. Should we ignore or further contribute to their pain, mental/emotional anguish, or death. We have a responsibility for compassion. But for the grace of God, there go I. Remember the unseen.