I was shocked to find out last week that North Carolina liberals still hate poor people. In fact, progressives hate poor people so much they want to keep them out of hospitals.
I learned this last week when I had to go to the hospital myself. Before the hospital here in Raleigh would let me in, the staff demanded I produce an official identification card with my photo on it.
According to progressives, thousands upon thousands of poor people in North Carolina aren’t able to procure such ID cards. So it’s unfair to ask them to produce IDs to vote, as the state’s 2013 election reforms called for.
That means there are thousands upon thousands of poor people who can’t vote. But they also can’t get treated at a hospital. And liberals are doing nothing about it. Not one thing.
For I don’t see any sign that they are mounting campaigns to get ID for people who don’t have one, so they can go to the hospital.
The same holds true for going to a doctor’s office, or even filling some prescriptions. If you don’t have an ID, you can’t get treatment.
I see all around me liberals shouting that people with penises should be allowed to go into women’s and girls’ locker rooms, changing rooms and shower rooms if they wish. I see everywhere well-organized, well-funded and well-publicized campaigns to subsidize solar power and save the snail darter and make us change the pronouns we use and so much more.
But nowhere do I see a liberal campaign to ensure poor people have photo IDs. If they had one, I’d see it, because their allies in the media would plaster all over the news. I must conclude that liberals don’t really care about whether poor people have IDs, so they don’t care if poor people can get into hospitals or not. They don’t care if poor people live or die.
They apparently would be happy to see people die untreated of disease, without lifting a finger to help them. That’s shocking.
Unless the whole issue of ID cards is just a political ploy, and the poor are just pawns for liberal causes, in which case progressives don’t care about the poor either.
The next time you have to show ID to go to the hospital, or see a doctor, or even pick up a prescription, think about it.