In 2008, President Barack Obama campaigned on a platform that included a desire to enact change across the American landscape.
The journey of the Affordable Care Act - and promises of future action by Republicans across the board - underscores an ancient and inevitable truth: Change is an activity that demands vigilance. There are citizens in this nation who would rather retreat to the comfortable, rather than bear the risk of proceeding into the unknown. The complacency of the status quo breeds corruption and antipathy toward the concept of change, regardless of the venue in which the change is introduced.
The Founding Fathers knew all too well the difficulties they faced when contemplating a change away from British tyranny. I imagine that those Americans so vehemently opposed to the Affordable Care Act today would have been equally opposed to the idea of an independent United States in 1776.
If you are wondering whether or not change is worthy of your support, perhaps a look at Mount Rushmore will provide some insight. Ask yourself: Were the men whose faces are forever etched in stone on the side of that mountain men who stood for the status quo or men who believed in and fought for change?