Our obsession with states’ rights is preventing uniform education and quality healthcare by letting school boards and not professionals dictate curriculum and preventing insurance options and aid reaching all our citizens because opposition politicians don’t want to admit a plan that is successful could have been created by their political opponents.
The only acceptable use of a gun in america is to shoot mosquitos. What’s more American than preventing disease using death itself? Go ahead shoot that bug off your arm. Annihilate west nile and malaria using extreme firepower. Promote public health with a missile strike. Blow your leg off that bug isn’t getting close to your precious patriot blood.
We have American Idol where people can vote in but we don’t have a show dedicated to taking polls of American Opinions on important issues after an hour of debate by vetted and well credentialed individuals regarding their stance on an issue. We have CSPAN but watching that is like trying to swallow a peanut butter slathered handful of saltines and the nearest water is a mile away and used for nuclear runoff.