The clip american heroes from Sicko (2007)
May I take a minute to ask a question that's been on my mind?
Who are we?
Is this what we've become?
A nation that dumps its own citizens like so much garbage on the side of the curb.
Because they can't pay their hospital bill?
I always thought. And believe to this day. That we're a good and generous people.
This is what we do if somebody's in trouble.
Anybody gets sick, we all get together and help.
People with a good heart...
You feel like you're sacrificing, but you get a blessing from doing this.
... and a good soul.
We've got a lot of support and we're gonna all keep working until we locate this child.
Neighbors quick to lend a helping hand to anyone in their hour of need.
I deliver meals to them, but my life has been so blessed
that this is just the least that I can do.
They say that you can judge a society
by how it treats those who are the worst off.
But is the opposite true? That you can judge a society by how it treats its best?
The firefighters and police, rescue and recovery workers
have responded with true heroism.
It was their initial heroism that thwarted the objectives of the terrorists.
Without regard, in many instances, to their own safety and security.
They truly are heroes.
We owe them everything!
Here they are, the men and women who have been on the front lines for New York,
and for all of us in America! Tonight is dedicated to you!