August 22, 2009
This serves as an open message to Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer and Rep. Adam Schiff: As influential Democrats, we implore you to actively oppose the universal health-care proposals now before Congress. We have voted for you in past elections. However, should you back universal health care — as opposed to the needed reform of Medicare and Medicaid — we will not support you again. No, we are not extremists. We are simply everyday senior citizens who are raising their voices in opposition to this misguided legislation.
October 6, 2007
P residential candidate Hillary Clinton reportedly says universal health care is a moral imperative, while Rudolph Giuliani says this is just socialization of medicine and that reform should come by way of a market-based solution. What do you think? Is universal health care a moral imperative? Or should it be based on the free market? Judaism teaches us that we all have a clear moral responsibility for one another’s welfare. This obligation to help the needy extends to the monetary, spiritual, emotional and of course, medical realms.
January 27, 2007
It's time to regulate smoking in the city No one objects to smokers inhaling tobacco smoke; it is their release of it that annoys and harms others ("Council tests the no-smoking waters," Dec. 9). We are all addicts; addicted to air, food, water. Some of us are addicted to sugar, junk food, soft drinks, coffee, alcohol. But the big difference is, unlike with cigarettes, even if some of those other addictions are harmful to ourselves, our gratification does not harm other people.