Hypocrites Among Us!

by Richard H. Frank

The media feeding frenzy with regard to sexist remarks made by Donald Trump over a decade ago is an example of “Clinton’s Campaign of Personal Destruction.” There is no doubt that Trump’s remarks were crass and disrespectful to women and to anyone hoping to respect a leader with high moral convictions. Unfortunately, human beings tend to reflect attitudes prevalent during various times in their life’s experience. I say this having grown up and worked in circumstances not unlike that of Donald Trump.

Dr. Donald Massy’s book “What You Are is Where You Were When” sheds some insight as to how our beliefs and morals are established and ingrained in our thinking. This is not to say that we are racists or sexists or antisemites and cannot evolve and alter the effect of the environment which we grew up and matured within.

Now in the heat of the tightly contested election of 2016 with less than 30 days before we cast our votes, pundits ascend to the moral high ground to cast aspersions on the character of Donald J. Trump. Men like Geraldo Rivera, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan seek to set themselves morally above Mr. Trump expressing their outrage to evangelicals and female voters in particular. I challenge men like these to examine their own past and swear that they have never uttered anything akin to the words used by Donald Trump.

The left-leaning media and these men and their ilk will never accept Trump’s apology not because it is insincere but for a whole list of political and personal motivations. These individuals hold themselves up as devout Christians and condemn Trump as being without remorse or redemption. I would remind them of two lessons from the scriptures that they must be familiar with:

“Let he that is without sin cast the first stone,” and

“Judge not lest ye be judged.”

If you can search your soul and are convinced that the statements made by Trump in 2005 while entrenched in his business dealings disqualify him to be our President to take care of our big economic, terror and immigration issues, then you are either naive or a hypocrite. Those that oppose Trump will say that “words matter.” I contend that although words are important, “actions matter” even more. Think about that as you evaluate Hillary Clinton and her past as the alternative and prepare to cast your ballot on November 8, 2016.

Hillary Clinton Disqualified for Holding Office

Unfortunately for America, most Millenials were not even born when Bill and Hillary Clinton formed their unholy alliance in the quest to occupy the White House. The old adage that “if we do not learn from history we are destined to repeat it” seems especially true where Hillary and Bill are involved.

With the possible exception of Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama it is difficult to remember any politicians so adept at lying to the American people while looking directly in our eyes.

As a result, I think it would serve our generation of young voters for me to present a short recap of the many shady deals and punitive actions taken against their critics that Bill and Hillary were involved with beginning in Arkansas when she was associated with the Rose law firm and Bill was Governor.

WHITEWATER:

In 1992 a New York Times article published during the Presidential campaign asserted that then Governor and First Lady Bill and Hillary Clinton had invested and lost money in the Whitewater Development Corporation. Dave Hale, a source of criminal allegations against the Clintons claimed in November 1993, that as Governor of Arkansas, Bill Clinton had pressured him into providing an illegal $300,000 loan to Susan McDougal, the Clinton’s partner in the Whitewater land deal. The Securities and Exchange Commission eventually did convict the McDougals for their roles in the Whitewater Project. The Clintons were never prosecuted after three separate inquiries found insufficient evidence linking them to the criminal conduct of others involved in the project.

The Independent Counsel appointed to investigate Whitewater also focused upon other controversies involving the Clinton Administration including Travelgate, Filegate and the circumstances surrounding Vince Foster’s death. Within hours of his untimely death in July 1993, Chief White House counsel, Bernard Nossbaum, removed documents from Foster’s office and gave them to Maggie Williams, Chief of Staff to First Lady Hillary Clinton. They were placed in a White House safe and held for 5 days before turning them over to their personal lawyer.

Attorney General Janet Reno appointed a Special Prosecutor Robert B. Fiske to investigate the legality of the Whitewater transactions in 1994. Two allegations surfaced 1) that the Clintons had exerted pressure on Dave Hale to make an illegal loan to benefit the owners of Madison Guaranty, and 2) that an Arkansas bank had concealed transactions involving Clinton’s Gubernatorial Campaign in 1990. A Grand Jury subpoena was issued in May 1994 to the President and his wife for all documents related to Madison Guaranty. The Clintons reported them missing. Two years later subpoenaed billing records of the Rose law firm that Hillary worked for were discovered in the Clinton’s private residence at the White House in January, 1996.

Ultimately McDougal was granted a pardon by President Clinton before he left office. “Quid Pro Quo?”

BIMBO ERUPTION 1992-1996

Hillary Clinton’s camp fears a new eruption will put the kibosh on her future candidacy! Paula Jones slammed Hillary saying she lied about sexual scandals.

Linda Tripp told the Daily Mail online, Hillary ruthlessly destroyed the credibility of women who came forward during Bill Clinton’s Presidency. Linda has revealed how Hillary stage-managed and orchestrated the Bimbo eruptions, ruthlessly attacking the victims of his sexual advances.

Gennifer Flowers, who had a 12-year affair with Clinton, would be next to come forward. She revealed Bill used to fantasize about having sex with his lovers in a store window and having her use sex toys on him. She stated Bill shared the reality of his marriage to Hillary whom he called “The Sarge” or “Hilla the Hun.”

Kathleen Wiley, who has claimed Bill Clinton sexually assaulted her during his Presidency in 1995, described Hillary as “the most corrupt human being the nation has ever seen, man or woman.”

Monica Lewinsky claims that Hillary and Bill have an “understanding” where “each would look the other way” at the other’s marital infidelities and sexual indiscretions.

In January 1998, Bill Clinton publicly stated in a press conference “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.” In his sworn deposition he stated “I have never had sexual relations with Miss Lewinsky; I’ve never had an affair with her.” Months later, he admitted his relationship was wrong when confronted with DNA evidence showing he had lied.

Ultimately in December, 1998 the House of Representatives impeached Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States on one charge of perjury and one charge of Obstruction of Justice. He was ultimately acquitted by I believe a Democratic Senate in February of 1999 but lost his law license. So much for justice under the law. This is the Clinton’s unholy alliance.

THE INEVITABLE CANDIDATE

Now as Hillary is in hot pursuit of the Democratic nomination to run for President, we need to examine how well she has learned to manipulate the truth of her numerous illegal actions and the lies she has propagated in her quest to become the first woman President of the United States.

In 1994 she touts her accomplishments as First Lady where her efforts to destroy the U.S. health care system went down to a massive defeat. As the Junior Senator from New York one is at a loss to find accomplishments deserving of credit. In fact, she displayed the Clinton arrogance at a Senate hearing when questionning General David Petraeus about his plan for the surge in Iraq. She inferred he was lying when she said “one would have to suspend disbelief in order to accept his recommendations.” History has shown the General was correct and Hillary as a vindictive hate-filled partisan not representative of her constituents.

THE NIGHTMARE OF BENGHAZI

Three years following the 9/11 attack on the Consulate in Benghazi and numerous Congressional investigations, the American public has become apathetic about learning the truth about what truly transpired during that fateful 13 hours that claimed the lives of four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

The following questions remain unanswered by the then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:

1) Why was the Ambassador dispatched to Benghazi when it was known to be an extreme security risk?

2) Why did Hillary contend that the attack was in spontaneous protest to a video deemed to be critical of the Prophet Mohammed?

3) Why does her disclosed emails show that she knew the night of the attack that it was a planned terrorist attack and now blames her confusion on the “fog of war?” Her explanation is reminiscent of Bill’s statement during his impeachment proceedings where he famously stated “It depends on the definition of what ‘is” is.”

4) Lastly, where were Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and what were they doing during the 13-hours of the attack that was being monitored through a drone by the State Department. We know that Barack Obama left at some time to go on a fundraiser out of D.C., was Hillary sleeping and not to be disturbed?”

Answers to these questions and her lies told to the families of the four dead Americans will shed the truth as to the character of Hillary Clinton.

THE ULTIMATE EMAIL SCANDAL

The latest and most serious scandal that seems to grow by the hour centers around her “unlawful” use of a non-secure private server to handle classified information. No matter how the Clinton State Department and her campaign attempts to spin her actions that she never “received or sent emails marked ‘classified’ and containing classified information from the server” the FBI investigation, with over 100 FBI agents involved, has proven her many assertions as blatantly wrong and that she knowingly mingled State Department classified and top secret and top secret/SAP communications with those of the Clinton Foundation on the same insecure server; this investigation remains ongoing and Hillary must be afforded the presumption of innocence given to any suspected criminal.

Once again, Queen Hillary places herself above the law and exempt from scrutiny for her deliberate illegal actions under existing regulations concerning handling of classified information. She should at least be disqualified from holding any Governmental office and her security clearance should be revoked. Moreover, her actions should result in her indictment and trial for breach of National Security as would any other citizen having done exactly what the mountain evidence shows she knowing participated with.

ABOVE THE LAW?

Somehow, the Obama Justice Department and Hillary’s former State Department seem to think her actions were just a mistake and her half-hearted apology makes her immune from further investigation or prosecution. Tell that to Private Bradley Manning convicted of leaking classified documents currently serving 35 years in prison. Tell that to Sister Mary Rice now serving 35 months in prison for breaching a weapons complex, embarrassing the Feds in 2011. Tell that to Jeffrey Sterling convicted of six counts of unauthorized disclosure and retention of National Defense information and Obstruction of Justice. FBI Director James B. Comey stated “he violated his sworn duty to protect our nation’s secrets and he betrayed our country.” In April of 2015 he was sentenced to 3-1/2 years in prison. How is the case of Mr. Sterling any different from that of Hillary Clinton? Was it that he was not part of the political elite or that he was just a lowly CIA Officer?

This brings us to the case of General David P. Petraeus, one of America’s most famous and distinguished Generals turned CIA Director in the Obama Administration who pled Guilty to leaking classified documents to his biographer turned lover Paula Broadwell rather than face the humiliation of a high profile public trial. It seems that a true patriot like 4-Star General Petraeus is being held to a higher standard than that ascribed to Hillary Clinton, especially as Secretary of State. According to some reports Paula Broadwell held a security clearance sufficient to allow her to possess the information Petraeus allegedly disclosed to her but that he kept certain documents in an “unsecure” manner. How does that differ from what Hillary did with her unsecure server?

CHARACTER COUNTS

The character of any person seeking to become President of the United States must be examined by the Electorate and those lacking the requisite elements of honesty, truthfulness and commitment to upholding their oath of office must be disqualified. Hillary Clinton is not worthy to hold the candidacy of the Democratic Party in the 2016 Presidential Election. She contends that all of the above facts are the result of a great “right wing conspiracy waged against her and her husband for the past 25 years” when in fact all of her current problems are the result of her own actions for which she should be held accountable.

Moreover, should political ideology hold sway over the upholding of the rule of law in our Country, anarchy will not be far behind foretelling the demise of our Republic.

Look to history as a means to foretell the future of America. Not to do so will lead to apathy and erosion of the very principles upon which this Nation was founded and has prospered.

Corruption By Any Other Name

By: Richard H. Frank

Politicians and the Washington spin doctors are very creative at turning a phrase to avoid calling a particular act by one of their associates exactly what it truly is. For instance the President never tells a lie. He may have misspoken or his words may have been taken out of context or twisted to achieve some particular agenda in support of his ideology. Corruption, High Crimes and Misdemeanors, bribery and outright graft are all ignored and classified under the heading of “crony capitalism” or “it’s the right thing to do” in the case of such perceived social injustices as illegal immigration, gay marriage and abortion. When something goes wrong or takes an unexpected turn for the worse as the result of Government action “unintended consequences are always to blame and not the ideology behind the action. Take Obamacare for example. The law was to provide health care for over thirty million uninsured Americans at reduced costs for every family. Instead after five years of confusion in the medical industry accounting for 1/6th of the economy we find premiums and deductibles have skyrocketed and real care diminished with over thirty million Americans still uninsured. Obama has ignored the provisions of the law and by fiat altered the language without congressional action to meet his political initiatives. All of his actions are in direct violation of the Constitution. The same is true for Obama’s executive actions with regard to immigration and if not for the action of one Federal Judge we would be on the verge of amnesty for every illegal immigrant presently in the United States and establishment of an open border policy for the country. “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” The nuclear negotiations underway with Iran for the past two and one-half years are the perfect example of this foregoing quotation. We have a President obsessed with creating his legacy having failed to do so in his Presidency for the past six years. His statement that “Iran would never possess a Nuclear weapon on his watch” did not include any provision against his providing them with the path to acquiring that weapon after he left office. When pressured by Congress to give them final approval of any agreement (treaty) reached during the negotiations the talks are suddenly characterized as being a non-binding agreement not subject to Congressional approval as required by the Constitution. Additionally, Obama seems to think he can unilaterally remove sanctions imposed by act of Congress without their legislating that action. Now we have Hillary Clinton’s in-your-face violation of State Department rules and law regarding disclosure of her emails while serving as Secretary of State. She arrogantly contends that she was entitled to use a non-governmental controlled server to archive her emails and she alone had the authority to determine which of those communications were private and those that belonged to “we the people”. She holds herself above the law and takes refuge behind the Clinton Foundation on matters having the appearance of corruption. The Justice Department turns a blind eye to her actions contending that others in prior administrations disregarded the rules and protocols in place and thus it is no big deal. The latest revelations about Hillary and the Clinton Foundation involved in influence peddling while she held the position of Secretary of State have all the earmarks of corruption and enhancing the financial rewards to the Foundation and of the Clintons personally. Coincidence, I think not but without any evidence to the contrary the Clinton’s will just hunker down and wait for this storm to pass just as they have before on other scandals. Unfortunately, corruption is not the sole provence of the Democrats in office but can be found on both sides of the aisle in Congress and in the massive Federal bureaucracy consisting of agencies within our government. As long as the electorate in America remains apathetic and does not insist that our laws are to be enforced we open ourselves and this country up to corruption for which we must bear the expense. An expense not only in the form of dollars but in the loss of our very liberty. Corruption by any other name still stinks.

Republication Party Will Implode from Within

by Jayne D. Frank

A telephone conversation I received yesterday bothered me so much overnight that I had to bring this to light. Last year before the election, I worked for our State Victory Center going door to door for the Party. I was told not to go “off-script,” so week to week I would go up to doors of Republicans and Independents asking irrelevant, juvenile questions to prospective voters, only to “lose” them about one question in. My past experience giving speeches to hundreds of people at a time for my corporation prepared me for this canvassing as I knew how to get people’s attention and keep them interested in the subject matter presented. This was not going to be the case, and was not, during all the weeks that I met with these voters in my area. Frankly, the “script” was empty, had nothing to say and failed to convey the message of conservatism.

I also worked the polls with the new “secret, high-tech” computer program that the Republican Party had created to try to focus in on likely voters during the day. What a disastrous flop! Within one hour of getting to the polls I was completely unable to let headquarters know who had voted because the system went down. By 2 pm that afternoon, I was frustrated and angry and went home. Furthermore, it was blatantly obvious from what I saw at the polls, that the Democrat campaign had done it right and would seize the election at the end of the day.

So almost a year later now, I get a call saying that I was so useful last year that our Victory Center once again wants to use me to volunteer but for a different purpose. After agreeing with me on the disasters of 2012, I was told I was being asked to go door to door again in my community, introducing myself and the Republican platform. Such a simple question I asked: “What is the Republican Platform – Do You Know.” After squirming and hesitating for a while, I was told I would have a list of “things to talk about” and that if I didn’t agree with any of them, I could leave them out. So if I don’t agree with what the Republican platform, why should I waste my time trying to sell people on it? Such fundamental basic conservative principles to follow but yet their latest strategy will predict a 2014 Republican mid-term election failure.

The problem with the Republican Party in 2012 was that it did not adhere to its core conservative principles of family values, protection of marriage, pro-life stances, support of the free enterprise system and fiscal management of our Government. The problem with the Republican Party pre-2014 is that it has no backbone. It is being stared in the face by pending unconstitutional legislation which will give amnesty to millions of job-sucking illegal immigrants in this country; they are not defending marriage between a man and a woman; and they are standing by while millions of late-term abortions are being performed in our Country every year. They also refuse to heed the pleas of 70% of Americans to stop Obamacare by de-funding it. Why? They want to win in 2014. What it will cost our Country by this lack of backbone will be irreversible.

As a life-long Republican, I have never been so sorely disappointed in my Party’s intelligence or ability to stand up for what we conservatives believe in as I am now. God Help us in 2014 and in 2016 unless they get their act together.

African Americans’ Real Enemy is this Administration

by Jayne Frank

Having sat through the entire Zimmerman trial with an open mind, my husband and I were not surprised at the verdict.  In a court of law, the jurors were charged with applying the law and that is what they did.  My personal feelings are that there are no winners in this because a young man’s life is gone and George Zimmerman will constantly be looking over his shoulder to protect his.  In the aftermath of the trial, the only people who will be able to heal are those like Trayvon’s mother who tweeted her plea to God to heal her soul; all of America connects with her and grieves with her.

Instead of moving forward though, the Obama Administration’s Justice Department and some Democrats like Al Sharpton, are bound and determined to take this country back into the 50’s.  Al Sharpton is calling for protests to take place on July 20 in 100 cities under the guise of honoring Trayvon and Eric Holder is said to be actually considering bringing a civil rights action against George Zimmerman.  Don’t forget where all of this started – in the Oval Office when President Obama said his son “would have looked like Trayvon” and then sent dozens of government people down to Orlando to put pressure on the prosecutors, the police department, the mayor’s office, the Governor’s office and the 4th Circuit Prosecutor’s office, all at taxpayers expense.  To insert himself in these proceedings so early on is a clear sign that he wasn’t the least bit interested in justice but in stirring up hostile feelings toward George Zimmerman.   Mr. Obama also was not interested in whether his actions resulted in protests.  Why?  The answer is chilling but very transparent.

The highest unemployment rate in this Country is among young African-Americans; our urban cities are decaying because of Obama’s anti-business policies.  And worst of all, the greatest oppression I have seen in my lifetime of blacks may be the huge monetary entitlements that this Administration is handing out to predominantly blacks.  These programs are helping to keep an entire class of people oppressed and dependent on the Government.  As a result, they have no jobs, no meaningful chance of moving upward economically, no dignity, and I imagine that this huge pool of unemployed African-Americans in this country is just ripe for protesting solely because of Barack Obama’s policies.

The Obama Administration knows full well how he has failed this country and his race.  And they know full well of the unrest in this country from all races  who are tired of this economy not recovering, so what does he do?  He distracts once again just like he did when they bungled the Benghazi crisis.  They are now propping up nationwide protests under the guise of honoring Trayvon Martin and it is a perfect scenario for him.  That way when the streets are full, he can say it was for reasons of dissatisfaction with the Zimmerman verdict and not because of his failings as a President and leader.

All of his friends like Eric Holder and Al Sharpton are eager to go along in this and I hope the huge number of African-Americans in this country who can see through what Obama is planning, will calm their communities and call for the President to put an end to any intervention in the results of the Trayvon Martin case.  I also hope that the FBI, who has already said that this case was not racial, will hold their President’s feet to the fire and stop this insanity.  Our country is made up of many different nationalities and races, but we are all one, and it is only as a united “one” that we will be able to turn around this Country to make it more prosperous, safe and admirable.

Scandals, Lies and Tyranny!

by Richard H. Frank

Barack Obama is on record stating that the “Constitution of the United States of America” is a fundamentally flawed document.  This is the very document that has set the course for the nation’s government for over 230 years and in fact is the document which Barack Obama has sworn to protect and defend when taking the oath for the Office of President.  Time and again over the past five years President Obama  has publicly stated that we are a nation of laws yet by his own actions has thwarted the law and our Constitution wherever and whenever it suited his political agenda.

The recent scandals involving the IRS and now the NSA spying upon American citizens is further evidence of the Administration’s contempt for our Constitution and the rule of law.  Never over the past half century has there been an Executive Branch of Government so corrupt as is the Obama Administration.

Congress and the Supreme Court fail to exercise their legitimate authority as the checks and balance against an Executive Branch totally out of control.  Political ideology has interfered with them asserting their Constitutional duty to hold the Obama Administration accountable to the enumerated powers specified in the Constitution.

This Administration, under the guise of “fairness or national security” has carried out a relentless attack upon the First, Second, Fourth, Ninth and Tenth Amendments to the Constitution commonly known as the “Bill of Rights.”

Every day some new issue or scandal is discovered that shows the true colors of an administration whose ideology runs contrary to that of our Founders when they conceived our Constitution.  The very mention of “God” in the public arena is under assault within the military and by the Pentagon, by the IRS attempting to deny tax exempt status for religious organizations and by the Department of Health & Human Services attempting to punish businesses and religious organizations for refusing to participate in Obamacare in support of abortions and contraceptives.

Today the average citizen is forced to go to court in order to obtain what could be life-saving treatment for their loved ones that is prohibited by some bureaucratic fiat.  Just where will this all end under Obamacare when regulations yet to be written deprive a patient of treatment because of their age or socio-economic status?  Kathleen Sebelius contends that “some people will live and some will die” under these arbitrary regulations.  Since when has she or any Bureaucrat or Panel been elevated to assuming the position of God?  The Administration claims that there are no death panels contained in Obamacare.  I beg to differ and Sebelius has as much as said so.  Recent news about Medicare patients being turned away at some cancer clinics for cancer treatment also is a testament to where this is going.

Today we have a government that has no compulsion about lying to us over and over again as evidenced by the President’s statements about the “Affordable Care Act,” the attack on the Consulate in Benghazi, the “Fast and Furious” scandal and his assertion that he knew nothing about the IRS targeting conservative groups or the Justice Department’s secret investigation of AP and Fox News reporters.  And Congress appears impotent to do anything about those individuals responsible for these transgressions and those that have committed perjury in their testimony before various Congressional oversight committees.

Where will it all end?  Lacking the action b y Congress and the Supreme Court to act and remove those accountable from Government “We the People” will pay the price by relinquishing our freedoms to the oppression of Government pursuing the ultimate power over the citizens of this nation.

It is time to stand up and take action as indicated in our “Declaration of Independence” where it states “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 to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.”

We must remind our elected Representatives of their duty to take such action now and should they fail to do so replace them with those that cherish our Founding Documents in the 2014 mid-term elections.

Smokers Once Again on the Backs of Taxpayers!

by Jayne D. Frank

One of the myriad of devastating financial impacts to taxpayers of Obamacare has just recently been announced. Some states who have agreed to be in the Government healthcare exchanges have agreed to a provision to put smokers in what I call another “victim’s group” and allow them special status to be considered as having preexisting conditions under the exchanges.  What this will mean is that smokers who “choose” to continue smoking and drain the American healthcare system will not see their insurance policies rise with a surcharge imposed for their unhealthy habit.  Bad decision.  It is up to all taxpayers, who are already seeing massive increased costs as a direct result of Obamacare (increases in premiums, shorter work hours, additional taxes), to write and call their Governors and legislators to urge them not to follow suit with the more liberal states that have already voted to designate smokers as having a preexisting condition.

I have always been in favor or increased insurance costs for people who choose bad lifestyles?  Why?  Not only have I seen cigarette smoking ravage the health of my own family, but I truly believe in personal responsibility.  Millions of Americans have made the decision to quit cold turkey, reduce the fat and bad carbs in their diets and try to exercise or at least stay active.  These people should be applauded and given the best possible insurance rates, just as you are given the best insurance rates for not having had an accident in your car.

More than half of all smokers die from smoking-related diseases and die an average of 10 years before a non-smoker; half of all long-term smokers make it past the age of 70.  Smoking-related deaths are not quick deaths either.  Smokers can expect several years of expensive health care, illness and distressing systems before they die.

Smokers are far more prone to develop lung cancer, COPD, heart disease and cancers of the mouth, nose, throat, larynx, pancreas, and blood are all more common in smokers.  Chemicals in smoking can damage the lining of your blood vessels and circulation and can also lead to stroke and aneurysms.  Smoking also contributes to macular degeneration, osteoporosis and dementia, and on and on.  Children, co-workers and friends who are constantly around smokers run the high risk of developing asthma or similar illnesses from second-hand smoke.

The latest push by our Government to make sure smokers are included as a preexisting condition (thereby insuring that they can always be covered and not have to pay a higher rate due to their “high risk lifestyle”) is being touted as once again levelling the playing field.  They will say that long-term smokers in general are in economically poorer areas because those people cannot afford to get the kind of treatment that rich people can get, and that is not “fair.”  Hogwash.  As I stated before, statistics confirm that most people have quit cold turkey, and each person in this country was born and given free will by our Creator.  The will to be healthy or not is given to everyone and taxpayers should not be shouldering the burden in this country for anyone who chooses an unhealthy lifestyle.  Personal responsibility MUST take over for what is becoming the nanny state in America. This is tantamount to saying that bunions, arthritis, fear of heights, or social awkwardness are all preexisting conditions.  What will be next?

Another argument from Government down the line is going to be that if you average the cost of health care for a non-smoker or smoker during their entire lives, you actually get a lower amount spent on smokers.  That’s because smokers die on average 10 years sooner than their non-smoking counterparts!  It is actually a substantially higher heathcare cost for smokers.

With a father, mother and sister who lived for years in sickness, and with numerous short hospital stays averaging over $80,000 each, I have a very clear picture of the decades-long financial drain their lifestyles had on taxpayers.  They also died what I consider horrible deaths because of smoking, with my sister becoming a paraplegic because a smoking-related aneurysm cut her life short in her 60s.

Taxpayers who are doing everything right, by their own choosing, should not be burdened with the excessive cost of not putting smokers in a high risk category.  This has nothing to do with emotions, with compassion or with your love of your fellow man.  It has to do with personal responsibility of each human being.  Don’t be fooled by the Government’s tactics of making you feel they are compassionate.  Obamacare still has “death panel” provisions in it, and it is Government’s intention to eventually tell everyone when and where they may receive health care.  Once in the exchanges, everyone’s life will be cut short should the Government deem it too expensive to treat you – young or old, smoker or non-smoker.