Monday, October 02, 2006

My Breast Cancer letter to Hillary Clinton

This was a forum put up on yahoo recently to tell Mrs. Clinton how we should attack the breast cancer problem.

** Quick Disclaimer **
The following represents conservative political theory.

Throwing time at the problem is the best solution. Teams of researchers need a lot of time to work to find a solution. The money to provide salaries, labs, and equipment to researchers should come from PRIVATE CITIZENS- not the government. This enhances accountability and efficiency that cannot be found through government programs.

The way to give US citizens more disposable income is to cut spending on superfluous government programs. The resulting additional income allows Americans to spend more time at home, and less time at work, giving them more time to educate themselves and eat healthier (non-carcinogenic) foods. More personal time allows for researching and finding good privately-funded organizations to donate funds to for breast cancer research.

So rather than taxing citizens to give money to groups like the NEA (National Endowment for the Arts), we should allow citizens to keep their money and morally decide which is more important: Crucifixes placed in jars of urine (an example of modern art) or saving the lives of women facing an epidemic-level illness.

The government needs to trust the people to make good, morally-conscious decisions with their money, not allow for the irresponsible dispersion of funding via a body of people with remote accountability at best. (Financial decision-makers in government positions) Thanks for reading.


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