It seems like everyone wants to tell me what I’m worth. Obviously I deserve affordable healthcare as well as high-speed Internet access. According to Joe Biden, I deserve to retire with dignity. According to Barack Obama, I deserve to have “the full scale of happiness.” It also appears that I deserve a paid holiday, a great life, a quality education, and above all, Congress’s commitment to providing adequate resources to modernize water and sewer infrastructure systems.
As a member of the “American people” in good standing, I deserve answers, accountability, respect, truth. In short, I deserve better than what I have. From the fact that every American is entitled to all kinds of good things, and the fact that I am an American, it follows that I, especially and personally, deserve answers and accountability and truth.