What if we took to heart the Great Commandments and truly cared for other people, especially the widows, the orphans, the sick, and the prisoners? What would that look like?
What if for-profit insurance had never been allowed for health care? Would we have spread the risks and costs in a more humane and rational way?
What if providing food and shelter and a truly excellent education for every family were the first priority of every state, rather than a burden each seems to be in a rush to privatize and turn into another profit center for their campaign contributors ?
When everyone is fed, has a good home, and is properly educated, would we have crime or rampant corruption ?
If education and government policies were driven by science and history and what has been shown to help the maximum possible people with the best long-term effects (rather than magical thinking and Bronze age tribal stories and economic myths that insure we will always have poor people), would the real problems we face seem so unsolvable?
Is it possible that faith in things that can’t be proven should be a private matter, and making them the basis of public education and public policy just makes us unable to even imagine how to fix what is broken ?
What if we really cared more about living children and youngsters and mothers and women and men who need our help ?
Can you truly claim to be “pro-life” if you only care about the “unborn” ? What about the orphans, the widows, the poor, the homeless, the refugees, the immigrants living among us, and current or former prisoners? Are they not life, as well?
What if we cared more about people and the communities in which we and they live than we did about profit or getting ahead?
What if we really cared?