Ben Carson, the country’s head of Health and Human Services Department, took a tour of a West Virginia drug rehabilitation facility a few days ago.
After touring the facility, he said, “Our citizens are our most precious resource. We have to treat them like that. We have to do everything we can to bring them to their maximum potential, because we only have 330 million people in this country. We have to compete with countries like China and India with four times that many people.”
He is talking about human beings as if they are just machines. Machines that are needed to compete against countries that have more machines then we do.
Therefore, that is the reason that these people need help, to become rehabilitated machines that need to get back on line.
Is there a chance that the people in the facility are not machines? They are people with real emotions. They have families, communities and lives to lead that have nothing to do with being a machine.
They should also not be treated like one of 330 million. But as individuals with distinct personalities that are different then all others. (By the way, that number includes children. Are our children also just machines?)
The Republicans are also talking about individual freedoms. Then, please step up and treat people as individuals and not a bunch of machines that need to be repaired and get back on line.
Only then can we help them become clean.