My $0_02 on HC

3/22/10 at 7:03 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Don’t know where to begin, except to say that I can’t seem to get rid of this sick feeling in my stomach.  I went to NRO’s Corner last night to get info, and I think it was there that I saw somebody state that (unlike Michelle Obama) it was the first time they have been ashamed of their country.  There has been talk about natural and “artificial” rights, where the former are those stated in the Declaration of Independence, and the latter are those the government thinks we need to give everyone.  This recession/depression we’re struggling through was brought about some morons in Congress deciding that everyone should be able to by a house, and since houses always appreciate in value it would be a slam dunk.  Well, we got slam dunked, and now we the taxpayers are left to cover the check.  These same morons don’t want to face the music and take care of the debt, so we keep whistling past the graveyard hoping things get better.

Oh yeah, health care … IT’S NOT A RIGHT!  By taking over the health care industry, the government has taken away the role of the community to take care of its own.  It does not take a village to raise a child, but the village should be responsible for helping those down on their luck.  Jesus told us we’ll always have the poor, but now the poor get to have a free pass to everything the medical profession offers.  Should the taxpayers have to pay for the health care of somebody who does not take care of themselves, don’t bother to pay for medical insurance yet insist on the best care when their bodies break down? 

I’m afraid I’m not expressing myself very well, as I do have compassion for those who have had unfortunate circumstances.  Rep. Paul Ryan from Wisconsin said it much better, and if you have not seen his speech, spend the 4 minutes and listen:

[Here’s a transcript of part of his speech from Rush’s site]  RYAN:  This is history.  Today marks a major turning point.  Our Founders got it right when they wrote in the Declaration of Independence that our rights come from nature and nature’s God, not from government.  Should we now subscribe to an ideology where government creates rights, is solely responsible for delivering these artificial rights, and then rations these rights?  Do we believe that the goal of government is to promote equal opportunity for all Americans to make the most of their lives, or do we now believe that government’s role is to equalize the results of people’s lives?  The philosophy advanced on this floor by this majority today is so paternalistic and so arrogant, it’s condescending, and it tramples upon the principles that have made America so exceptional.  My friends, we are fast approaching a tipping point where more Americans depend upon the federal government than upon themselves for their livelihoods — a point where we, the American people, trade in our commitment and our concern for our individual liberties in exchange for government benefits and dependencies.

Repeal will be an uphill battle, since Obama is not going anywhere for another 2+ years.  We get the leaders we deserve.  It will take some hard work from many in this country to get to the point of getting better leaders we can say we deserve.  It will also take repentance and knee-service to implore God for another chance at making the USA the type of country that God can take pride in, where His people seek His face and His will. May God have mercy on us, for surely the federal bureaucrat who decides what care somebody gets will not have mercy on us.

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  1. It’s condescending, and it also has a bad influence on people. Did you see the study that said Dems are less happy than us? I really believe it’s because they have this entitlement attitude. When you believe that you deserve a full belly, comfortable home, and great medical care merely by existing, and that your fellow man should cheerfully give up a large chunk of his livelihood to that end, you’re going to be disappointed a lot. You also don’t have much incentive to overcome obstacles or work hard, and humility is to be avoided like the plague.

    By the same token, I don’t think God could ever be “proud” of a nation. Israel certainly didn’t do much to make Him proud, and our history indicates that we wouldn’t do an adequate job of caring for the orphans, widows, and the disabled either. It’s not in human nature. But then, tragedy is always as much with us as the poor are. That’s life on this earth.

  2. I said the “type” of country that God “can” be proud of. It’s a goal I doubt we ever make, but we as a country should strive for it. Under King David’s reign Israel came close to being a country God took pride in, and He blessed them to the point of Israel being a major regional power under Solomon. He found out riches, power and women didn’t satisfy him.

    “… our history indicates that we wouldn’t do an adequate job of caring for the orphans, widows, and the disabled either.” As compared to who? The Euros? Cuba? That’s the point I’m trying to make – as the federal gov’t. tries (and fails) to do this, the group that should be taking care of this business, community/church, has no reason to get involved. Oh, Uncle Sam has got that covered! Uh huh.

  3. There is an entitlement attitude that’s draining.

    But then there are reasons for some kind of reform. I was reading on one doctor’s site, who reluctantly supports the current reform, about a young woman who’s about to graduate from college, had a perforated bowel, and now lives with a colostomy until she can heal well enough to let it go. She has Crohn’s disease in a big way, and probably can’t get insurance in the market without a tremendous premium, if at all.


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