Human Right to Health

Thoughts on human rights from Glendora

To my Co-freedom fighters,

I am a Black American citizen of Native and African descent, and am therefore entitled to my certain inalienable rights! I make no apologies about it! There is one thing we all need to realize while fighting for justice for all on the health care front. We must fight to increase awareness about health care access and affordability and the ramifications thereof. To do this effectively and efficiently requires us to garner the courage to speak truth to power and let the chips fall where they may. To do anything less is simply a wasted effort of vital energy. We all know that the reason why we do not have universal single payer health care is because we accept the social standards designed, not to fulfill those in need, but to fill the bellies of those who greed; those who are in the position to dictate how the current struggling 99% fail to self-sustain in our current dwindled-down economy. 

I want to share with you all today that if we do not speak the truth, which is to say that "HEALTHCARE IS A HUMAN RIGHT," then we must lay our efforts aside and retreat. If we do not stand for what is right and orderly based on our moral and spiritual principles, then we shall stand for nothing!  Health care is as much a human right as it is for Blacks/African and Native Americans, Latinos, Asians, LGBTQ and other minorities to have a fair shot at equal employment opportunities.

To drop this crucial concept because of opposition only reflects silent consent. Where is the honor in silence, especially when many lives are at stake, including children. This would be akin to the kind of passive acceptance of behaviors that many adopted during the push-back of the Civil Rights movement in our struggle for female liberty and the right to vote and work. To continue without affordable health care services is as discriminatory and as unacceptable as were the racial divides and segregation of Blacks and other minority populations, many of which still exist today, as quietly as that truth is kept (unspoken, but a shared belief nevertheless).

I implore you not to succumb to negative mindsets. We as grassroots organizations got our POTUS (President of the U.S.) re-elected. Mind, courage, cohesiveness and foot-work triumphed over money. This philosophy has never been so demonstrated as in the 2012 political election outcome of the first Black President in America, re-elected. I was one of Oregon's privileged elected delegates at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in North Carolina who nominated him for re-election. Proud moment then and prouder now... The war ends with us not them! My thoughts!

 in Struggle,

 Glendora Claybrooke, HCAO Washington County