Eth­i­cal prin­ci­ples are the bedrock of life

Western Daily Press (Saturday) - - Wdp 2 / Opinion -

EV­ERY UK adult should com­pare four fa­mous opin­ions:

1. Con­ser­va­tive med­i­cal pol­icy in 1945, post-war: ‘If you can’t af­ford it, do with­out’.

2. The pri­or­ity of Cle­ment At­tlee’s NHS pol­icy in 1948: the health of all sick cit­i­zens, re­gard­less of their poverty.

3. US Repub­li­can Party med­i­cal pol­icy, 70 years later: ‘Good health is for those who can af­ford it. The rest do with­out’.

4. The ma­jor­ity opin­ion in Bri­tain in 2018, that we value the NHS, for me and my fam­ily.

Do you think that this uni­verse is try­ing to tell you some­thing, that No. 2, the eth­i­cal prin­ci­ples of Cle­ment At­tlee, are still try­ing to reach the minds of all adults on this planet, in pro­gres­sive stages, to es­tab­lish a dif­fer­ent kind of hu­man life, based upon a be­lief of your solemn duty to oth­ers, most es­pe­cially all chil­dren and the vul­ner­a­ble?

Per­haps you could come to recog­nise the in­com­pa­ra­ble ben­e­fits of such proac­tive ac­tion now, plainly re­vealed later in the next gen­er­a­tion, in hon­est, pur­pose­ful lives who re­sponded to it, so vastly con­trasted against present Tory phi­los­o­phy, to pun­ish the chil­dren for the sins of their par­ents? Sen­ti­men­tal­ity is no good to any­one, but real, eth­i­cal prin­ci­ples, if you can find them, are the bedrock of all hu­man life.

CN Wester­man Brynna, South Wales

Hang­ing bas­kets in Winch­combe, Glouces­ter­shire, by Es­mond Lane

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.