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An Open Letter to America

Dear America:

Of all the things I don’t understand about you, your paranoia of public health care is at the very top of the list. Someone please explain why this scares people south of the border so damn much. I don’t understand how a people who champion the right to free speech the way Americans do get all bent out of shape and outright panicy about the right to, you know, live.

Do I wish I didn’t have to pay for all those idiots who smoke or drug themselves to death? Sure. But I’d pay for them all a thousand times — a thousand thousand times — over to keep public, social health care. Worth every penny. The Alberta government keeps trying to con us into this two-tier system and has so far been (thankfully) unsuccessful. Slightly lower taxes are absolutely not worth risking people’s physical and financial well-being on something as fickle as chance.

For serious, though. I don’t get it. Of all the times to cling to absolute capitalism, why here?

Confused and confounded,

Chelle

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