posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 08:14 PM
reply to post by Res Ipsa
You might not have said that you "ranked" the importance of the issue but you did. How secure are we with a dumbing down of our citizens? How safe
is the Constitution when people don't know what it is?
That is why I said that my education priority was saying alot because we do have health care issues and a number of problems that are very very
important but at the crux is education.
Well, I won't argue with you, because we are both saying the same thing. However, here is where I am coming from.
One day in class, I noticed that one of my seniors, a very good student, seemed not-himself. After class, I invited him down to my office to talk to
him. Without going into any details, and to protect his privacy, let me just say that he was having some serious health problems (and no, it wasn't
substance abuse, it was a health problem that was not brought on by anything he did.) In addition, his family was poor, and he had no health care, but
because of issues I can't go into, he was not eligible for free health care. Needless to say, I got him to a doctor, and made sure that he was taken
Students that don't have access to health care, cannot possibly learn, even those that are studious, intelligent and hard working.
How many children in our country today do not have health care, and suffer from illnesses that a simple doctor visit could cure.
That is why I rank them together.
BTW, I never mentioned war on terror. I agree with you to a large extent on that. I mentioned defense.
Best wishes on your Law Degree. I know you'll be a good lawyer.
[edit on 27-9-2008 by ProfEmeritus]