With the passing of Walter Cronkite, I am reminded how much worse and less professional news reporting has become. "Uncle Walter" was trusted because he was objective and honest. He also had some historical understanding and knowledge of the back-story in the news he reported. This is gone forever. And he acknowledged in his later life that news reporting and journalism no longer served the public as it once had.
Let's stop and take the time to celebrate the wide diversity in America. Our democratic Republic was founded on principles that freed us from the tyranny of royalty, specific religion, bigotry, etc. A nation that declared through its Constitution that it would protect the rights of the minority, even the minority of one.
When the OSS morphed into the CIA in 1947 it was difficult to set up guidelines for a secret service functioning in a representative democracy. Secrecy is what struck fear in the minds of Americans. Lots has changed since then. We have had ebbs and flows of secrecy and illegal actions by the CIA. While Republican administrations seem to lean in the direction of using secrecy and manipulating the CIA to use this secrecy to advance Republican agendas, it has not been limited to GOP presidents.
As the right-wing continues to move the goal posts everytime Obama does something correctly, let's be honest in how we got here...
Endlessly we go on about this and that related to health care in the U.S. Much of the argument has been clandestinely posed for us by insurance and pharmaceutical companies who know their greedy profits may be called into question. Health care should be a right guaranteed to all Americans ...all Americans.