Friday, October 4, 2013

This is America. Humbling: Kurt Schlichter on the Week's Most Important Lesson

Beautifully written, and my prayers also go out to his little girl for a clean bill of health.

"No, this week’s most important lesson involves you, and it reaffirms what is best about the American character. Let’s go back about two weeks to when my wife and I faced the very real possibility that our little girl might die."

"Some shadows on a routine x-ray for a healthy, happy kid can turn your world upside down in a heartbeat. "

"On a battlefield, I can make things happen. In a courtroom, I can make things happen. But not when there’s a medical problem. Then you have only two kinds of power. One is knowledge; with the help of my brilliant law partner I began to learn everything I could about radiology and bone lesions"

"The other is the power to control your medical care – a power we still have, at least for the moment."

Read the whole thing.