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It is hard to see how "rich" and "poor" can be left out. I agree that there is no moral component to being rich or poor - but there is a moral component to behavior. Things are stacked heavily in favor of the wealthy. The possibilty of getting good health care and education beyond high school level decreases drastically as family income decreases.
In the past, we have prided ourselves as a nation as being a moral example to the rest of the world. How do we square that with the fact that despite our national wealth, we have one of the poorest health care delivery systems of the industrialized nations? How do we square that with the fact that people who do not have the good fortune to be born into wealthy familes find it next to impossible to get a college education?
We should be working to ensure that we are truely born with equal rights. Those rights include basic health care and education to the highest level that a person is intellectually capable of attaining. I also believe that ensuring these rights is the best way to ensure that our country remains a moral leader in the world, a leader in development of technology and one of the most prosperous nations in the world.
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