During his State of the Union Address we heard the President of the United States tell us that, among other things, if we understood health care we would want it.
That ladies and gentlemen is the very definition of AUDACITY.
The blatant disrespect and disdain for the average American citizen that would allow him to speak down to us as though we were not as smart as he and his colleagues. To tell us that it was partially his fault for not explaining the health care bill well enough, or in terms that we common folk could understand.
What I hear in this is that despite the countless hours of TV, radio and hundreds of written publications we’ve been bombarded with, he thinks we are still not informed enough to “get it”. He plans to try again, perhaps using smaller words the next time, since we are obviously unable to understand the current dialect.
He went on to say that the longer the discussions went on, the more people didn’t like it. The longer it was debated and explained, the more confusing it became, the more complex it appeared.
I propose the opposite.
That it is not our ignorance or misunderstanding that leads us to oppose this massive leap toward socialism, it is our understanding of this bill and our love of freedom that compels us to stand against it. The longer it was discussed; the more informed we became. The more it was drawn out into the light; the more we could see just how bad it really was.
What we know:
-This bill was prepared by people outside the senate, whom we neither voted for nor acknowledge.
-This bill started at over one thousand pages and has only grown since. Suggesting that it goes far beyond “confusing” and into the realm of intentionally convoluted. Many of those in the house and senate STILL don’t know what’s in it.
-It would be purchased at a cost too high to compare to anything in our history. This on top of an already record setting deficit.
-Many of the votes they got in favor of it were achieved through intimidation and bribery.
-The handful of sessions held to deliberate were one sided affairs and closed door buy offs. Bipartisan? C-span? Websites? Did I miss something or were those just convenient things to say but not do?
-The White House and Senate have been in a mad rush to get this passed before we have an opportunity to shift the balance of power in the senate via the coming 2010 elections. This suggest that they know without a doubt that if we the people got to choose, we’d choose against it.
-Commonly held opinion states that malpractice or “tort” reform would be one of the most effective means of suppressing the cost of health care, yet their bill does not touch this. Suggesting that their plan ultimately has nothing to do with cost or legitimate reform.
-They say that it is budget neutral and will ultimately save us money. How? This massive new entitlement will not be free, and the last time I checked money does not grow on trees. It comes from somewhere, that somewhere is our TAXES. What they mean to say is that it will be budget neutral for THEM. The rest of us will get stuck with an enormous bill our children will ultimately have to sort out decades from now.
-Should this pass it will almost immediately bankrupt countless insurance firms and put companies out of business who would have otherwise provided insurance. Doctors and Hospitals would necessarily have their incomes slashed and have to cut staff. Thus adding to the already crippling unemployment we now face.
We heard him say in one breath that he plans to be fiscally responsible, and in the next that they plan to spend even more than they already have. That they will freeze spending….next year….after the damage is done.
At one point he stated that he inherited a huge deficit, and at another admitted to almost doubling it in ONE EIGHTH THE TIME. For all the faults of those previous 8 years, at least the money was spent trying to defend us. In the past year they have achieved NOTHING that the American people want and spent trillions doing it.
Think of it like this; If they are financially responsible for our health care, then they will by necessity decide for us what we are entitled to receive and not receive, by design they will have to dictate what we need and don’t need. This may be done out of the best of intentions, but it is the very antithesis of freedom. The beginning of the end of our great nation. When we begin letting them decide what is best for us and how to pay for it, we become servile, depending on them. Depending on the same government that taxes us is tantamount to socialism. This is not what was intended in our constitution.
The government should depend on us, and we decide what is best. “We the people” is how it all began. “The Government” can not be how it all ends.
Even now I write this knowing that it will not be read in many places because the freedom of speech has been so heavily infringed upon that the media has fallen prey to the elitist way of thinking: If the Whitehouse didn’t say it, it doesn’t need to be said.
I am only one man, one voice.
I don’t have a TV or radio show.
I’m not running for any office.
I am exercising my freedom of speech, and testing the waters all across this country. If you are reading this then congratulations, you’ve found an outlet for free speach.
I ask that freedom loving Americans everywhere write to their newspapers, to their Senators and Representatives, to the White House, even their local news channels. Tell them how you feel.
Explain to them that it is freedom which made their position possible. The same freedom that they themselves are quenching now, and that we must not stand idle as they do so. That their ratings continue to drop because they are not listening, TV, radio, and politicians alike.
We are not ignorant, we are angry.
Remind them that they work for us. Newspapers, television, radio, and those in Washington exist to serve us…we do not serve them.
Tell them not to speak down to us and explain things again and again simply because we don’t agree with it. Disagreement does not mean that we don’t understand. Stop repeating it, that behavior is childish and insulting. WE DON’T AGREE because you are wrong.
Remind them that they do not have the authority to force us into things we do not want. This is the United States of America, and we will not be ruled by force.
I thank you for reading this, and pray that you will exercise your freedom as well.