READERS WRITE: MAR. 21

Donald Trump revealed his true bigoted nature by his response to the mosque massacres in Christchurch. It should not be lost on anyone that when the perpetuator of such evil actions is a white nationalist, and despite the readily available evidence of recent years, Trump said he does not really think white nationalism is a rising threat around the world. Unfortunately, Trump is never able to show this kind of sanguinity with regard to violent acts committed by Muslims or undocumented immigrants. Regardless how politically expedient it may be, no one should be tarnished by the actions of a few (even if they don’t represent Trump’s base). Let us hope that, as a nation, we will learn the leaders we elect in the future genuinely understand the value of an inclusive world.

The platforms of Democratic socialist candidates for president advocate “Medicare for all.” This health care program would allegedly be modeled after Canadian and Australian programs. On face value, many believe such a platform means all will have the same basic medical program – which means we will line up for care, wait and receive it when it is our turn. This belief is false. My physician explained that the Canadian and Australian programs do provide everyone with a basic medical program, which is, indeed, the same for everyone. He also explained that a second-tier buy-up is available for those who can afford to pay. So much for everyone being equal. The majority of us would not be able to afford to buy up. I would guess the ruling class and the rich would buy up. It’s much like what all congressional representatives do now. The Democrats tout Obamacare, but they are not covered under its provisions.

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