I watched the House of Representatives labor over the Health Care bill for most of the day, yesterday. There is a disparity between the Dems & the Repubs regarding this issue, and that is an understatement. The clincher for me came when Bart Stupak caved – and make no mistake about it the man caved – and agreed to vote for the bill. All the talk about the sanctity of life was thrown down the political drain. The language for federally funded abortion is still in the bill and a presidential “promise” – an executive order – can be undone with the stroke of a pen. Stupak should be remembered as the Benedict Arnold of the Pro life movement. What is reflected in yesterdays political antics, is the deep divide in ideology – world views – that threatens to destroy our country from the inside. Like the picture above there are those among us who believe that Big Government will always hinder our personal freedom. The other side of the coin is that Big Government will bring about equality and justice for all. Let’s strip it down and expose the truth of the matter. Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid are all going broke. Then there’s the border fence, which as of this post is still not complete, although it is 8 years in the making and has cost billions of our hard earned money. This is what happens when the federal government attempts to run things. It hasn’t worked in the past and I believe it won’t work in the future. The Health Care Bill is 2000 pages long and is almost impossible to understand and there is provision for federally funded abortions in the language of that bill. I watched Charles Krauthammer, who I consider to be one of the most brilliant commentators on television state, “that this bill will doom the economy.” If this bill was such a wonderful piece of legislation why are over 30 states about to file federal law suits? Does Health Care need to be reformed? Sure it does. We need Tort reform, insurance companies that can go across state lines to insure people, and a safety net that covers catastrophic health problems. That would be a good thing, but I don’t think this bill accomplishes this. The Obama administration has rammed this bill down the throats of the American public who clearly do not want it. Speaker Pelosi is disingenuous when she declares that this is a great day for the American people. From my perspective it is not a great day. It is a horrific day as almost 20% of our economy will now be in control of the government. This passage of what has become known as Obamacare may actually galvanize people who have, up until now been reluctant to get involved in the political process. I expect to see more Americans enter the political fray and voice their displeasure at our government. Here’s a simple litmus test to see whether or not this bill is a good one. How many Senators and Congressmen are willing to trade their present health care plane for Obamacare? Let’s get a poll on that!
Here is a link to an interview that I did on PID radio with Derek Gilbert! http://www.pidradio.com/?p=794
I will be doing a series on the Shroud of Turin this week as my guest on Acceleration Radio this coming Wednesday is Barry Schwortz, who was an original member of the S.T.U.R.P research team that examined the Shroud.