A nation can and should be, judged on how its most vulnerable are treated/cared-for in their society.......Our "leaders" have failed in this most basic measure.......wealth distribution and poverty show that conclusively....
"A society will be judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members"
~Pope John Paul II
"...the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; those who are in the shadows of life; the sick, the needy and the handicapped. "
~Last Speech of Hubert H. Humphrey
"A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members."
~ Mohandas Gandhi
"The measure of a society is found in how they treat their weakest and most helpless citizens. As Americans, we are blessed with circumstances that protect our human rights and our religious freedom, but for many people around the world, deprivation and persecution have become a way of life."
~James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr.