Watching her on”Meet the Press’ this morning, once again I thought, impressive. Deeply so. (Not alot impresses me, and that shouldn’t matter to anyone, I’m just sayin’…) It is said that, over time, a husband & wife begin to actually physically resemble one another more and more. As Hillary spoke, I saw shadings of President Clinton in her tone, her manner, and even in her facial features. There was no brashness. Her calm and steady grasp of the issues drew me. Understanding them was easy.
Should she ever give it another go ’round, I would seriously reconsider my position.
Having said that, however…the media image shown of she & President Obama jubilantly embracing upon the passage of Healthcare Reform was like a bucket of ice water in my face. Numbing. So, if that day ever comes, I’m hoping that, by then, this bill will have been repealed/ revamped.
“Now that Heath Care legislation has passed, the obvious question for opponents is this: Now What? My answer is best summed up with just one word:
Marijuana.” ( Michael Boldin, Freedom in One Word)
Check out the article, it’s not long…and Boldin makes a cogent point.
And, since we’re still on the subject –
I cannot get past the mandate incumbent upon each one us, as American citizens, to acquire health insurance – whether we want it or not, whether we can afford it or not. I cannot get past that. There is no way that American liberty can be reconciled with such a government dictate. Whatever good or benefit may be produced as a result of such federal control is not worth it. Even Biblical principle enjoins us, warning that there is no profit in gaining the whole world, should you lose your own soul (your freedom, your very life) in the process.
Yuval Levin, editor ofNational Affairs and a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, presents us with some very clear thinking on the Obamacare issue. Levin calls this reform plan an “… unmitigated disaster…” on several fronts, one being “…for any notion of limited government.” But he believes that, since this plan will not get into full swing for four more years, this disaster can still be averted. As do I.
A longish read, but very much worth it:“REPEAL – Why and how Obamacare must be undone”
*** “Obama wants to enslave Americans with big government, but it won’t work because there are too many freedom-loving people in the United States.” – comment by reader Tim Shey on my post ‘Re-Visiting Pre-election Concerns’