In the printed edition of the Courier-Journal on January 25, a letter-writer contributed the following:
‘Dignity of Labor’ to get healthcare is wrong.
According to your report of Jan/ 13, Gov. Bevin wants to change Medicaid requirements to enable the “able bodied” poor to learn the “dignity of labor.” It was a teaching of the Nazis that “Arbeit macht frei.” The similarity between these two simplistic positions is too dangerous to ignore. Stephen Schuster, Louisville.
Based on reflection over the past two years, I do not deem Mr. Schuster’s reaction to be overblown. I submitted my own letter in response, but it appears that it was not accepted. Having my own “barrel of ink,” I publish it below. Continue reading City air makes you free. A Case for Sanctuary Cities.