The Insidious Effect of PC

Thursday's Editorial - March 27, 2014

Questions

1.  The purpose of an editorial/commentary is to explain, persuade, warn, criticize, entertain, praise or answer. What do you think is the purpose of Dr. Carson's editorial? Explain your answer.

2.  What is the main idea of this editorial?

3. In his commentary Dr. Carson states:

The purpose of the statement was...to draw attention to a profound shift of power from the people to the government.  I think this shift is beginning to wrench the nation from one centered on the rights of individual citizens to one that accepts the right of the government to control even the most essential parts of our lives. This strikes a serious blow to the concept of freedom that gave birth to this nation.

Some well-known radicals have publicly written and stated that in order for their idea of a utopian, egalitarian society to emerge in the United States, the government must control health care, which ensures the dependency of the populace on government. Historical analysis of many countries that have gone this route demonstrates the obliteration of the middle class and a massive expansion of the poor, dependent class with a relatively small number of elites in control.

Do you agree with these assertions? Explain your answer.