Some politicians deliberately sacrifice public health and safety for personal greed | Opinion

Some politicians deliberately sacrifice public health and safety for personal greed | Opinion

Commentary Pistol gun laying on top of medical mask in concept for dangers faced by front line medical personnel (Backyard Productions/Stock Images) Whether driven to hang on to power, have access to money, or intoxicated by fame—when politicians say and do things that hurt and harm the people for their personal gain, it is greed of the most grievous kind. Greed? Yes, greed. Greed has many faces and is manifested in many ways. Whatever form of greed is in play, it fosters and protects selfish interests no matter what principles and laws are bent or broken, and no matter what negligence and harm are inflicted on others. A pattern and practice of wanton and reckless greed can be seen in the actions of some politicians in the halls of Congress and in state capitols across America. If greed of one kind or the other is not the driving force, what else explains the utter and unmistakable harm, even death, that continues to occur in two areas so critical to the health and safety of the American public: Getting the coronavirus under control; and Stopping preventable carnage and deaths by guns How many more people need to suffer and die in both of these areas because of misguided legislative measures, or the absence of passing any meaningful legislation at all. When did politicians gain the required knowledge to overrule what the scientific and medical communities have determined, based on facts and research, to be the best measures to stop the […]

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