Cuba has managed some impressive accomplishments. Cuba’s government boasts the highest literacy rates for its population of any nation in the hemisphere. Cuba claims its citizens enjoy universal access to health care and more doctors per capita than any other nation in the Americas. Cuba’s doctors, reportedly, have high quality medical training.
Unlike other Caribbean islands where poverty means starvation, all Cubans receive a monthly food ration book that provides for their basic necessities.
Mr Kennedy, we do have places in America where the Government provides everybody with a daily food ration and state-provided health care, as well as guaranteed shelter, clothing, and literacy programs. They are called ‘prisons.’
Is there any point to having 100% literacy if the only thing you are allowed to read is Government propaganda? Is there any point to universal health care if you have no freedom to enjoy life? If the Government provides you a daily ration of food but provides you no freedom, then how is that any different than a rancher providing hay and grain to his cattle?