An article in the Saturday edition of the Cape Breton Post emphasizing the importance for action to get people screened for CCSVI. No mention of getting a surgery, because that is a little too early to pursue - many issues have to be addressed in terms of safety and efficacy.
But, for goodness sake, why can't governments step in and help fund a screening program? Canada didn't hesitate in donating millions to Haiti (which was the right thing to do) but also didn't hesitate in losing countless Canadian lives and many millions on a war in Afghanistan!
Quotes from some very inspirational and eloquent people:
Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members.~Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973), My Several Worlds .
A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization.
~Samuel Johnson, Boswell: Life of Johnson
The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities.~John E. E. Dalberg, Lord Acton, The History of Freedom in Antiquity, .
"...the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; those who are in the shadows of life; the sick, the needy and the handicapped. " ~ Last Speech of Hubert H. Humphrey
"A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members." ~ Mahatma Ghandi
"Any society, any nation, is judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members -- the last, the least, the littlest."
~Cardinal Roger Mahony, In a 1998 letter, Creating a Culture of Life
The greatness of America is in how it treats its weakest members: the elderly, the infirm, the handicapped, the underprivileged, the unborn. ~Bill Federer
"A society will be judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members and among the most vulnerable are surely the unborn and the dying,"
~Pope John Paul II
I am in no position to judge unless I myself want to be judged by others. However, I believe every society must live up to a standard which separates itself from the animal kingdom, in which the strong survive and the weak perish.
Just my opinion, but one in which I strongly believe.