If you were elected president, what would you do to bring healing and resolution to the issues of racism in our country?
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Here are the remaining 2 questions David Nasser, the senior vice president for spiritual development at Liberty, asked Bernie following his speech at the university on September 15.
Senator Sanders: Understand, this is an area where we disagree. I do understand and I do believe that it is improbable for the United States government or state government to tell every woman in this country the very painful and difficult choice that she has to make on that issue.
And, I honestly don’t want to be too provocative here, but very often Conservatives say, “You know, get the government out of my life. I don’t want the government telling me what to do.” But on this very sensitive issue on which this nation is divided, a lot of people agree with you, a lot of people agree with me. But my view is, I respect absolutely a family that says, “No, we are not going to have an abortion.” I understand that. I respect that. But I would hope that other people respect the very painful and difficult choice that many women feel they have to make and don’t want the government telling them what they have to do.
But, but...I want to take that question a step further, David. We do disagree on that issue, no if, and, or buts about it. But here is where I hope we have common ground. Now, I've not tried to be partisan during my remarks. I have not. But I'm going to be partisan for a moment, because I wanna lay this on your shoulders. I am the ranking member of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee. That means I lead the Democrats in opposition. The Republicans control the House and the Senate.
Now I wanna to tell you what was in the Republican budget that passed a number months ago. Check it out if you think I'm not telling you the truth. When you talk about issues of children, understand that the Republican budget threw 27 million people off of healthcare, including many children, at a time when many families cannot afford to send their kids to college. And I'm running on a program, by the way, that says every college and public university in America should be tuition-free. But at a time when families cannot afford to send their kids to college, the Republican budget cut $90 billion in Pell Grants over a 10 year period. At a time when children in America are going hungry, the Republican budget cut billions of dollars in nutrition programs, including money for the WIC program which goes to low-income pregnant women and their babies. And to add insult to injury in that budget, the Republicans provided over $250 billion over a 10-year period in tax breaks to the top 2/10 of 1 percent (top 0.2%). I don't think that is a moral budget.
Nasser: I'm not..I don't pretend to be an expert on budgets, but, uh, I think a lot of us would be very interested in our government and budgeting for Planned Parenthood. I think a lot of us would be interested at looking at those budgets..I think they get a lot more complex.
“The biggest inconsistency is the woman’s right to control her own body,” said Cameron Swathwood, a student [at Liberty] who attended the speech. “That assumes her body is the only one in question. … But if the unborn is in fact a human being which science and philosophy say it is, that killing the unborn is a grievous moral wrong.”
Is it not equally as immoral and a greater detriment to our country to allow children to grow up in poverty with parents that struggle to provide appropriate care (and healthcare) for their children because of poverty?
“How can this be the wealthiest country in the world when one in four of America’s children has been living in poverty for over four decades?” said Thomas K. McInerny, MD, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). "The AAP and the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) have decided that now is the time to work on reducing childhood poverty as a major step to improve the health of our nation’s children, our most precious resource.”
PBS Frontline: Poor Kids
“As a society, we have chosen to use government programs to protect seniors from poverty. What the U.S. does for seniors is clearly good; so why do we not also protect children from the life-altering effects of poverty?” said Benard P. Dreyer, MD, FAAP, past president of the APA and co-chair of the APA Task Force on Childhood Poverty.
- Child poverty in the U.S. is among the worst in the developed world
- 11 Facts About Education and Poverty in America
- Children are the poorest segment of society: 22 percent of U.S. children live below the federal poverty level, a prevalence that has persisted since the 1970s. The effects of poverty on children’s health and well-being are well-documented. Poor children have increased infant mortality; more frequent and severe chronic diseases such as asthma; poorer nutrition and growth; less access to quality health care; lower immunization rates; and increased obesity and its complications.
- Although the nation has made policy decisions to support the elderly (whose poverty prevalence has dropped from 35 percent in 1959 to 9 percent in 2010), the same has not been done for children.
Don't forget the effect of poverty and prenatal stress on an unborn child, as well as the effect of poverty and stress on early childhood development.
Is it Immoral to Allow Corporations to Continue
Making Huge Profits on Addictive Psychoactive Drugs
That Do More Harm Than Good in Our Society, While
Turning a Blind Eye to the Lack of Non-Drug Options?
(All we ask for is for more options, better regulation, and mental health parity)
Regarding rights of unborn children, do Liberty students know about the harm placed on unborn children (and living humans) at some Pentecostal churches in their own backyard? Serpent handling is not the safest of religious practices among pregnant women. Religious Freedom laws should protect churches that perform serpent handling, as well as churches that use yagé, teonanáctl, and peyote as a religious sacraments.
televangelists who rip off vulnerable seniors and homebound adults.
There were few good jobs in Quitman, GA. Meat packing and textile jobs had moved overseas, leaving people without work. Quitman was deteriorating like many other towns in the Deep South.
- Life expectancy, single-parent families and households without bank accounts.
- South is where poor children have the worst economic mobility and where, as teenagers, they're
- Least likely to graduate from high school on time.
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