Lee  Culpepper

Sure, this proposal might seem eccentric or even extreme. However, if we could just recover from the politically correct pistol-whipping we’ve suffered over the last several decades, it would make perfect sense. Yet, even PC extremists would likely find this solution enticing.

Why? Well, legalizing this thriving, black-market would definitely strike a surge in America’s Gross Domestic Product. The distribution channel would create a plethora of new jobs. Our leading healthcare system would advance, but more importantly, healthcare costs would drop as participation increased.

It’s basic economics really: supply and demand. Currently demand exceeds supply, but legalizing the market would open tremendous opportunities for new suppliers.

One significantly positive outcome would be that our struggling hospitals along our southern border (which currently provide much of the free healthcare to illegal immigrants) would probably benefit the most financially. They would likely become the industry’s wholesale suppliers -- exactly the shot in the arm those hospitals need.

Imagine the possibilities. How much would a wealthy, blind American spend for a perfectly good eyeball?

Diabetes? No problem -- here’s a pancreas, but it’ll cost you.

Need a liver? Let’s haggle.

No red-blooded American would imagine deporting an illegal immigrant willing to donate a healthy kidney to an American in need. Talk about a patriotic contribution.

But this plan would not be limited to illegal immigrants by any means. As the industry grew, the economic incentive to market newborn organs might convince American women of all classes to stop considering abortions. Of course an operation would be a lot for a little tike to undergo, but the hardship of a surgery would be far less traumatic than any abortion would be. Plus, at $250,000 for a kidney, that’s a tantalizing reward for anyone to save more than one human life. In fact, with the right financial incentives, the phrase “unwanted pregnancy” would become an oxymoron.

Our education system would also flourish. Getting Grandma to part with a lung would certainly provide ample profit to send Junior to private school. Eventually, significantly less money would be wasted on public schools because the campuses would be deserted – that is until private schools and other businesses bought or leased the properties.

The benefits seem endless really. With all the spare parts that would eventually be lying around, embryonic-stem-cell research would become yesterday’s science.

To resolve prison overcrowding, we could easily create more space by harvesting the vital organs from death-row inmates. Talk about a common sense approach. Those murderers would truly do something to pay for their crimes. And they would no longer siphon money from innocent taxpayers forced to keep them alive. For those killers who join the program with high cholesterol or weight issues, well, we would simply put them on a rigorous workout and diet schedule until they were healthy again, and then it would be off to see the surgeon.

To finance deporting terrorists and other criminal aliens, we could allow them to choose the body part they want to donate to a needy American. It would be a win-win situation.

Finally, just consider all the tax revenue this would create. Name a politician who wouldn’t love that.

I’m sure Republicans and Democrats will clearly see the significant amount of common ground this solution offers both parties. It’s literally time to come together, America, so contact your representatives today!


Lee Culpepper

Lee Culpepper is a recovering high school English teacher and former Marine. He currently teaches firearm courses and has resumed his passion for writing.