Although, partisan politics, for – better or worse, are a component of the American political system/ process, there are times, and circumstances, when, partisanship, is, little – more – than, playing with citizens lives, when essential priorities, must be, proactively, addressed, for the common good!
While, there must be a space for, and the right to, openly, express one’s opinion, and/ or, disagreement, etc, that is far – different – from, obstructing necessary progress, and adopting well-considered policies, when appropriate!
There are many instances, when common sense, might indicate, should never be partisan, but, unfortunately, are! With, that in mind, this article will attempt to, briefly, consider, examine, review, and discuss, 6 things, which should never become partisan, yet we often witness, these days.
6 Things Which Should Never Be Partisan, But Are!
Proactively, protecting public health and safety
The horrific pandemic, the world experienced, for over a year (now), is a prime example, of the dangers of partisan behaviors!
Some politicians, and elected officials, wasted time, energy, and focus, on, articulating denials, appearing unprepared, minimizing the potential dangers/ ramifications, etc, instead of proceeding, as public health experts, suggested, and, the result, was probably, many fatalities, which may have been avoided, with better planning, and putting public health, first.
Then-President Trump, appeared, driven, by his personal/ political agenda, and/ or, self – interest, and set an example, which we now realize, harmed the public! The escalation of injuries and fatalities, to guns, especially, assault rifles, clearly, endanger public safety! How many more, must die, etc, before, we ask, How many more must die?
Medical Health – Care/ Prescriptions, etc
Health – care in this nation, appears to be the most expensive, in the world! There appears, to be, a necessity, for individuals, to have financial means, to receive the finest treatment! Why are prescription drugs, consistently, more expensive, here, than, nearly, everywhere, else?
Equal Pay for Equal Work
We witness, a disparity, between, the wages paid, for the same work, based on one’s sex, race, religion, ethnicity, etc! Shouldn’t there be a reasonable expectation, of equal treatment?
In addition, when the Federal minimum wage, remains the same, for 13 years, it is obvious, many individuals, are challenged, to earn, a decent, living wage?
Equal Employment Opportunity
Although we have laws, about, Equal Employment Opportunities, it is, all – too obvious, it is not, the case! Yet, we continue, witnessing, no change, for the better!
Affordable, Safe, Clean Housing
Shouldn’t safe, clean, affordable housing be available, in a nation, which claims to be, the protector of human rights? However, we continue seeing, little, meaningful action, in this area!
Putting Citizens and the Nation, First
Whether, it is convenient, or not, the reality is, we must, proactively, address the inherent risks, and ramifications, of Climate Change, and protecting the environment, first! Without, clean air, and water, etc, future generations, are, at – risk! Protecting all citizens, must never, be political, but, rather, must emphasize, common sense, and the well – being, of our citizens, etc!
Wake up, America, and demand, more, and better, from those, you elect, too, supposedly, serve and represent you, and the nation! Aren’t you, sick – and – tired, of, over, and over – again, seeing the same challenges, and little resolution, to them, by these, supposed – leaders?