Our Social Contract

Here is a perfect and concise explanation of what a true democracy is about.

Letter: Why should I pay indeed?

  • From Barbara Rank —  Hidden Oaks Court, Dubuque, Iowa
  • May 12, 2017

Congressman Rod Blum in a Dubuque town hall (Monday) night asked, “Why should a 62-year-old man have to pay for maternity care?”

I ask, why should I pay for a bridge I don’t cross, a sidewalk I don’t walk on, a library book I don’t read?

Why should I pay for a flower I won’t smell, a park I don’t visit, or art I can’t appreciate? Why should I pay the salaries of politicians I didn’t vote for, a tax cut that doesn’t affect me, or a loophole I can’t take advantage of?

It’s called democracy, a civil society, the greater good. That’s what we pay for.

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One Response to Our Social Contract

  1. The idea of a social contract goes back to 1762 (Rousseau) and some would reverse it in 2017! Go figure. They really are backwards.

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