Why Americans MUST change this Abusive Government!

by Richard H. Frank

In the period between February 25 and March 21, 2010, America witnessed Government at its worst.  The Presidential health care dog and pony show, touted by Obama supporters as his attempt for bi-partisanship and transparency, was a sham in that none of the Republican initiatives are included in the reconciliation bill language.  Because of public outrage against the Democrats’ attempt to pass the bill without a vote, or the “Slaughter deem and pass” process, Nancy Pelosi was forced to resort to bribes and pressure tactics in order to secure the votes to pass the bill.

Bart Stupak and his pro-life Democrat Caucus caved to pressure of the Party and now contends that a promised “Executive Order” has set their fears to rest.  If you had the intestinal fortitude to watch C-Span on Sunday, the lies concerning insurance premium cost reductions, job creation and deficit reduction were glaringly apparent.

Paul Ryan’s presentation of the real costs of Obamacare were completely ignored during the debate since the Democrats could not refute his analysis.  With each passing day the public will become acutely aware of the special deals cut by the Obama White House and the pharmaceutical companies, the unions and specific states in order to obtain their endorsement.  Drug companies are protected against their brand name products from having to compete with generic products.  The importation of drugs from outside the United States is also banned unless they are registered with our health care bureaucrats. Costs to the consumer must rise as competition has been virtually eliminated by this Bill.

The CBO has once again been co-opted into presenting an analysis based on false assumptions.  Even the CBO has attempted to couch their analysis as being “preliminary” and wholly dependent upon Medicare cuts, double counting some revenue streams and/or spending the same dollar twice and an unlikely growth in GDP based on today’s economic conditions in America.

The real travesty was eloquently summed up by the House Minority Leader John Boehner when he stated that the House of Representatives had betrayed their constituents.  The process being used to orchestrate the outcome desired by the White House brought shame on the institution of “The House of Representatives.”

The integrity of our elected representatives in Congress has been put to the test and those that have voted for this legislation have failed the test.  Nancy Pelosi invoked the Declaration of Independence in her closing remarks for the debate.  She asserted incorrectly  that the right to health insurance equated to that of “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”  Speaker Pelosi, let me remind you of some other pertinent quotations from the Declaration of Independence:

“Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just power from the consent of the governed.”   You will find you no longer have our consent.

“That whenever any form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it  is the right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and institute a new Government…”  Ms. Pelosi, prepare to be replaced!

“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, presuming invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new guards for their future security.”  Obama’s pledge to fundamentally change America is an affront to our Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

Nancy Pelosi and the liberal progressives blindly supporting Obama’s agenda must, and will be overcome in the 2010 Congressional Elections.  “We the People” are the ultimate sovereigns according to our Constitution and must exercise our right to change this abusive Government.

The Declaration of Independence and our Constitution provide all the tools to fight and their preservation is the reason  why we must continue the fight against statism.!

The Slippery Slope for Life-We Grieve for America’s Unborn Babies and Pray for the Elderly

by Jayne D. Frank

The pleas of a baby not yet born can only be advocated and supported by those Americans that celebrate life.  My brief comments follow on the heals of the most disastrous legislation affecting the unborn that I have seen in my lifetime.  Bart Stupak didn’t just cave – he compromised the principles he espoused for the unborn and has proven that money and power hold more value for him.  There is nothing in the health care legislation that passed that will prevent women from using their own money to get abortions, and more importantly, any Executive Order that President Obama signs is fully revocable and is superseded by law, so this Order is not worth the paper it’s printed on.  American’s know what this is all about.  The continuation of the secular Progressive Agenda of Barack Obama.

I keep thinking back to the philosophy of many of the Obama Administration “advisors” within the White House.  They have said many times that the very young and the very old are not “productive citizens” and therefore the bulk of America’s resources should not be aimed at them but should be focused on the middle group that are useful and productive members of society (in other words, taxpayers).  So many billions of dollars will be thrown into the pot in this healthcare bill and you will never see where the community health centers to be created under this law are using their funds.  Since so many Planned Parenthood centers have come under attack for encouraging and performing abortions, Alinsky’s “rules for radicals” have taken precedent  and the Administration has just shifted the “game” to the community centers which will be largely located in low income areas where the majority of unwed women get pregnant.

Today, I grieve for what could have been and what has transpired yesterday by throwing our unborn babies “under the bus.”  How long will it be until health care is rationed for the elderly so that they too have no voice on whether they live or die.