Something came to me today just as I walked in the door from Karate.  A pretty crazy idea I might say and I guess I’ve decided to find out what everyone else thinks about it.  Please post your comments here and/or on facebook.  Can’t wait to hear em.

Scenario #1  The Tornado

A tornado rips through a community causing massive damage.

Question 1:  Should the Federal and/or State Government aid the people devestated by the tornado in any way?

Question 2:  Should the percentage of people who have insurance affect the government from providing aid to the people?

 

Scenario #2  Cancer

Instead of a tornado, suppose the same people were all afflicted with cancer but over a course of years.

Question #1  Should the Federal and/or State Government provide aid to these people?

Question 2:  Should the percentage of people who have insurance affect the government from providing aid to the people?

 

I don’t believe there is a right or wrong answer to any of these questions.  They’re just your answers (unless they are blatantly stupid answers).  The reason I ask this question is because of a revelation I had as I stepped through the door coming back from karate.  Our country is a patchwork of people and ideas.  Our government is also a patchwork, made up of ideas from these diverse people.  In our society it is completely accepted that when a natural disaster happens, our government is obligated to help the victims out in a very significant way.  However if those exact same people were afflicted with some type of ailment over a period of time  I can guarantee you that the government would give a minimal amount of aid at best.  Do you see a contrast here?  It might as well be, if you’re on the right side of the line and something happens to you that is out of your control then we’re not helping you.  However if you were on the left side of the line then of course we’ll help you out 🙂

Ultimately the question is what role the government should play in peoples’ lives.  I don’t believe there is a right or wrong answer to the question.  It’s just a matter of opinion.  My biggest problem is the inconsistency people show in the belief of how our government should run.  Don’t say one thing in one situation then something completely different in another.

The last word:  I can guarantee you that a lot more people suffer financial or fiscal hardships each year due to health reasons than natural disasters.

That’s what is on the mind of one individual from Kentucky Avenue in the smallest city in Virginia, Norton.  See you soon!