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Speaking English, Being American

"This is America. You should speak English." many Americans say, though speech is an civil liberty guaranteed by the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights. Ironic, that in the land of the free, some Americans characterize being American with the oppression of one's civil liberties, rather than liberation from societal norms.

The Real Costs of Not Having Universal Health Care

Have you read the news lately? There was a mother who killed her child and then herself in Sugar Land, TX. Another woman in San Antonio, TX decapitated her newborn son and ate his body parts. Both had a serious and untreated mental illness. The Sugarland, TX woman had bipolar disorder and the San Antonio, TX woman has schizophrenia and postpartum psychosis. (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5j65NeeVH5ihfMyvu7qiBZWQBV-kgD99OBR5O0) Both fell through the cracks in our for-profit health system.