Three things from the healthcare debate with Senators Sanders and Cruz that I can’t forget.

  1. That such a debate is necessary shows how very, very behind the United States is and how its lacks an important component of the government’s actual moral mission. (And why between Cruz and Sanders!!)
  2. The woman who when talking about her struggles to get good health insurance and health care prefaced her comments with “I never smoked……” – politics of respectability does not help anyone. Smoking or not doesn’t and shouldn’t matter if someone needs help. 
  3. Sanders’s constant, surprising comments in general and to specific people about being working class. People in the United States generally think that by virtue of being White and being in the United States they are wealthy and classism is not an issue.

Dr. Andrew Joseph Pegoda