In the House, a Refusal to Govern –

This is nothing if not a sign of people who have never wanted for anything, never been subjected to personal or institutional prejudices, and isolate themselves in a bubble that allows them no hint of how others live and die (even in their own communities). They claim a need for personal responsibility and freedom without realizing that the benefits they receive have given them an advantage over those who live without.

I would love to see people who would deny compassion and help to those less fortunate live for a year under the same conditions as those people. And yet, even then, they would not know the totality of experience the less fortunate have for they would have only experienced a year, and not a lifetime, of repression, contempt, and disadvantage.