We should have right to shop elsewhere

For most of my life I’ve known that the United States of America was the best country in the world. I was taught that in school and never questioned the freedoms we have. Why should I? We have always had the freedom to go to any church we wanted, to travel when and where we wanted, to leave the country for vacation and come back, to shop when and where we wanted, to send our children to the school of our choice, to go to adult schooling, work at the skills and trades of our choosing, etc. We have the freedom to make cartoons and jokes and other dubious humors about our government and presidents, past and present, without being put into prison or murdered. We have many things in this country for which to be thankful.

So why can’t we go to Canada or Mexico to get prescriptions and other medical necessities without being threatened by the pharmaceutical industry? In the United States of America, a free country, there should be no issue at all about where people shop for medicines and other things.

So what if the pharmaceutical industry is losing money? It’s been making huge fortunes on the backs of people who can’t afford to pay – poor people who have no insurance. People who have to decide whether to buy their groceries or go without so they can afford their medicines.

What is wrong with this picture? Since when are the fortunes of the pharmaceutical industry more important than the rights of the American citizens?

Something needs to be done about this. It’s disgusting and needs drastic changes. Not some foolish program that the present administration has put out to us.

Let’s have a government that is by the people, for the people. Change is long overdue.


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