Is America truly the home of the brave? Based on our history, some would say yes. However when basing it off how some of our citizens live from day to day, I’d say no. While we’re a brave country when it comes to helping out the world and our allies, we’re not brave enough as a country to break the norm and provide more for our citizens.
America provides opportunity seekers with the freedom to make a living and avoiding the threat of suicide bombers and guerilla warfare in our backyard. However, the simple things that other countries have that we lack are the means to provide our citizens with proper health care and affordable education. In this day and age, it’s honestly inexcusable that Americans must make the decision to feed their families or get health insurance and a college education. Health insurance should be given to all citizens no matter what, as we should be talking care of our citizens. Along with health care, education shouldn’t be that much of a life altering decision. All Americans should have the freedom to go to college without the fear of going broke and putting themselves in an extreme amount of debt for years to come.
Outside of being brave with world issues, I’d love to see us as a country be brave enough to offer all Americans the ability to have health care and education without having to financially impact our citizens in such a negative way. It’s no way that a modern super power such as America should be handling things when other European countries offer such benefits as a benefit to all of its citizens.