Public Comment

Ring the Bell of Justice Loudly

By Romila Khanna
Saturday December 14, 2013 - 03:32:00 PM

How is it that whatever laws lawmakers pass they themselves never get hurt in the process? Laws that make it harder for poor people to get by or get health care or get education pass easily. Laws that remove subsidies from corporations never pass. Don't we want to offer our poor people a chance to climb up the ladder? Why would lawmakers reduce unemployment benefits at a time of recession?  

Can a country be called the land of opportunity if only rich citizens of that country remain happy, healthy and safe? Can we balance our budget by avoiding our moral responsibility towards the weakest in this nation? In a democratic society the government is supposed to represent all citizens, not just the rich. Ring the bell of justice loudly so our lawmakers can hear.