There is one arena in which misleading the public not only is abided but is the norm: politics. In fact, much of what constitutes political discourse in this country is now built on a foundation of dishonesty.
Little by little, every right we can think of is under attack for the benefit of a small number of corporatists that control our bought-out government. Another fundamental violation of our rights is what passes for "informed consent" when we enter a hospital for surgery or some other procedure.
Though detailed evidence of Romney's health care scam is in plain sight, the workaday press, focused as it is on the presidential "horse race," has largely given Romney a free pass on what it would actually mean.
Despite all the progress women have made in the workplace, when President Obama took office less than half of us had the option of getting health insurance through our employer. But that is now changing.
Thank you for giving us the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act, and the new Patient's Bill of Rights. Next, how about a Physician's Bill of Rights? Physicians and hospitals need protection from health insurance companies too.