The commitments we make to each other – through Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security – these things do not sap our initiative; they strengthen us. They do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great.
This particular line has really stuck with me. What a great way of explaining this concept that conservatives seem to be unable to understand. But it makes so much sense. It seems so clear and obvious.
What an empathy deficit we have in this country. More than ever, I’m convinced that it must be taught in order to be fully exercised.