The Americans for Prosperity….aren’t

The Americans for Prosperity aren’t for prosperity.  

The defense of inequity is not the defense of prosperity. I do not prosper when the conditions of prosperity that I may have access to are denied to others because of their economic status, their race or any other mark of social status or position. I am not healthier because others are sick. I am not safer because others are in danger. I am not blessed because others are diminished. I am not valued because others are denied.

A system which would deny health-care to 280,000 of my neighbors is not for prosperity. A system which would deny people freedom from unnecessary sickness and suffering is not for prosperity. A system that would allow people to die rather than afford them access to needed medical care is not for prosperity. A system that would not allow Tennessee taxes to be used to meet the needs of Tennesseans is not for prosperity. A system that would deny Tennesseans access to a financial stimulus that could provide thousands of jobs is not about prosperity.

The decision to abandon 280,000 Tennesseans and treat them as disposable because you do not like the president of the United States or disagree with his policies has nothing to do with being for prosperity.

The Americans for real prosperity don’t argue for injustice. They don’t argue for prejudice. They don’t argue for their neighbors to suffer as a condition of their prosperity. They do nor believe justice or fairness threatens prosperity but instead makes it possible.

Tennesseans for prosperity believe no one must be left behind and to preach otherwise is a denial and betrayal of the basic values of a decent society.

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