In the week leading up to July 4th, one of my favorite holidays, I am feeling extremely discouraged about the state of my country, but it might not be for the reason you expect.
Because this is a highly emotional issue, I am going to open with a disclaimer: What I write is not directed at those individuals or families who cannot vaccinate their children/be vaccinated themselves due to diagnosed medical conditions. Measles killed some 2.6 million people each year before vaccination was widespread, according to the World HealthContinue reading “On Vaccines: When Private Choices Affect Public Health”
A Culture of Individualism Without Personal Responsibility Makes for Spoiled Adult-Children “There’s something unique about the United States, a sense of individual rights and freedoms, and a sense of social and civic responsibility that we contributed to so much of the world. We lost that mission in the 1980s and 1990s, when we entered aContinue reading “Me, My Rights, and I”