Obama’s Moral Argument for Health-Care Reform

obamaIn a conference call with faith leaders earlier this week, President Barack Obama used religious allusions to respond to some of the “ludicrous ideas” and attacks on his plan for health-care reform:

These are all fabrications that have been put out there in order to discourage people from meeting what I consider to be a core ethical and moral obligation: that is that we look out for one another, that I am my brother’s keeper, I am my sister’s keeper. In the wealthiest nation on earth right now, we are neglecting to live up to that call.


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  1. Wilson Moore says:

    Unless I misunderstand, there is NOTHING stopping you from looking out for your fellow humans. You can care for others right now, today, without government manipulation of the health care market, and without forcing me to live up to your poorly thought out moral code. Your assertion that you want the government to force, to compel me do as you do is morally offensive. Moral autonomy – such as it does not infringe on the rights of others – is an absolute right. Hey, how “rich” you think this country might be isn’t even an argument. Are you saying that if this was a poor country, we wouldn’t have an obligation to look after each other? Of course not. I have an obligation to care for others in the way I deem morally best, just as you have an obligation to care for others in the way YOU deem best. For you to assert that your way is somehow more morally sound is the height of arrogance. Why can’t you GO HELP PEOPLE and LEAVE ME OUT OF IT?

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