I will write for the next few days about transcending the political realm. Because Americans have become so dependent on government, many can't think clearly outside the political realm. Statism has perverted the idea of liberty, until we've divided liberty into economic liberty, civil liberties, gender liberty, etc. There is only liberty and when economic liberty is easily violated by statists out to manage the economy from a central location, people begin looking to the central managers for answers, but they begin losing freedom as a result. When the State controls the economy, it controls the people.
One way to think about transcending the political realm is to consider the example of healthcare and welfare. Most all Americans are in favor of clinics which provide healthcare services to people who can't help themselves. Say someone has been injured and can't work, and the person has no family members to help support her -- who in America would oppose a clinic which provides healthcare to this person in need? I can't think of anyone. But it does matter how this healthcare is paid for, because free care has to be paid for somehow. Years ago, Americans might look to churches or local charity organizations, but now almost all Americans assume government will provide or is providing the clinic.
When we begin transcending the political realm, we can consider all sorts of sources to deliver the needed care. In a free market where overbearing regulations don't prevent private sector solutions from emerging, a group of compassionate innovators could consider the need for free clinics and work with local industry to support the clinics, along with charity drives to keep a stream of money flowing into the company which provides the clinics. I can think of a number of imaginative ways to raise money on an on-going basis, so I know that a group of smart people with the goal of developing free clinics can think of many ways to raise and maintain the needed capital to keep free clinics going.
We have to start thinking beyond political solutions. But we can't until we limit government power.