Friday, 21 September 2012

Why Romney's comments matter:

Many republican or conservative people are blowing off what Romney said to a group of rich business people, or saying that he's right.


Romney said: 47 percent will vote for Obama "no matter what"--those who are "dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it." Article 25 section 1 of the universal declaration of human rights.


Article 25.

  • (1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
In short?

Romney believes that 47 percent of Americans are not entitled to human rights. That somehow being too poor to pay income tax, being out of work, being retired, being a child, being disabled and unable to work, being a soldier in the military, means that someone does not inherently deserve human rights as if people could somehow become not human by losing their job, by retiring, by being younger than 18, by serving in the military to protect everyone, by being poor, or by being disabled often because of having served in the military.

It is not being entitled to expect healthcare, food and housing, it is not being a victim. These are things we all should have because they are basic human rights. There is no bit that says "unless you're an American and don't pay income tax because you're in the military/disabled/out of work/working poor, retired, a child", but in Romney's world he thinks there is.

What kind of a potential leader thinks that nearly 50% of the people he claims to represent do not deserve human rights? What kind of potential leader thinks that it is unreasonable of people to expect their human rights to be fulfilled based on the fact they are human and not what taxes they pay? What kind of person thinks he can divide the populace into deserves human rights and doesn't deserve human rights?

What kind of person is Romney?

Ask yourself this, what kind of man begrudges food in the mouths of children, a roof over their head and healthcare for them when they're sick because they don't pay income tax? If you would still vote for someone who thinks like that, then what kind of person are you, that you would vote for someone who thinks that human rights aren't for everyone?

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