(1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
When the majority of the civilised western world can afford and has public health care and social security, you have to ask why the richest country on earth would not be able to afford it.
You have to look at the idea that America either needs to adopt United Nations definition of human rights, or stop trying to represent “the west” with military power.
Maybe cut your military spending, and stop ecconomically exploiting third world countries, then your terrorism problems will take care of themselves, then look after your own population with healthcare and education and your crime and violence problems will take care of themselves.
As it stands America is not defending western civilization, it is defending the rights of corporations to exploit it’s people.
America is far behind the rest of the west in term of being civilised.
America has seperation of church and state. Corporations and special interest groups have replaced churches in holding influence over the government.
Maybe your constitution needs a seperation between special interest groups and state, and between Corporation and state.
If you believe in freedom of speech and progress you will allow comment on your articles.
If you are a rational thinker rather than a believer in an economic religious dogma you will engage in rational discussion about the points I have raised.
Yours truly, an Australian, internet gaming, believer in human rights.