I just don't get why the US is so afraid of social health care, and is so opposed to the Canadian and British models. The plain fact is that there are far more Americans without access to health care than the combined populations of Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
A measure of the maturity of any society has to be how it sees fit to re-apportion its wealth.
We are quick to criticise African leaders who line their own pockets but leave the masses in poverty but cannot see that blindly following capitalist principles is much the same. If we live in a wealthy society then part of that wealth has to be put back into society as a whole.
Most of us here at some time in our lives regarded ourselves as Christians in one form or another, so surely we must still value the ideals of social justice and caring for the less fortunate. We haven't yet become heartless cynics have we?