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Would somebody please stand up!

Posted by foundersfreedom on June 30, 2010

I was listening to the radio today as Sean Hannity interviewed  Governor Jindal of Louisiana. Governor Jindal is touted to be a rising star in the Republican Party, even presidential material.  What I heard was a man, perhaps rightfully, blaming the current administration for contributing to the destruction of his coastal lands and the fishing areas that provide a living for thousands of residents of the state he governs.  The red tape and permits and approvals have been strangling efforts to stop the approaching mass. “We wanted to do this…”  “We proposed that….”  “Delays for this….”  “Had to have inspections for that.”

What I wanted to hear, and it was difficult for me to listen to the groveling, was that he was doing what was necessary for the people of the state he was elected to protect.  That is what a true statesman does. That is what one who understands states’ rights vs. the rule of the federal government. That is what someone who understands the Tenth amendment does.  Federal regulations, be damned. I heard nothing even approaching that.

Would the administration send troops to arrest or fine a man who was saving jobs, valuable fishing areas and untold tons of fish and shrimp? For today and years to come?  Someone who was actually accomplishing what we thought BP was supposed to be doing? I say they wouldn’t.  And if they did, what would come of it?  He would be the hero of the people of Louisiana and far beyond!

Though state sovereignty and states’ rights have been cast as racist or pro-slavery and an attempt to step back 150 years, it certainly isn’t. That is the progressive modus operandi – slander and lie.  It was fully intended to be the gatekeeper against a power-hungry federal system. The Tenth Amendment states, simply, that

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

Those delegated powers were enumerated in Article 1 Section 8 of the US constitution. Again, stated simply:

The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

To borrow money on the credit of the United States;

To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;

To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;

To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;

To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;

To establish Post Offices and Post Roads;

To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;

To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;

To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations;

To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;

To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;

To provide and maintain a Navy;

To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;

To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings; And

To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.

Does anyone see a word about interfering with or even assisting with clean-up efforts on an oil spill or anything else?  Does this mean they can’t help in time of crisis? No, not if Congress appropriates the money.  But, is there anything that states the federal government can prevent a state, a once-sovereign entity, from tending to its own business and needs?  Absolutely not! 

I cannot believe where we are as a country.  I’m but a schlep that has finally awakended to the perils we face – from our own government!  If we can’t rely on a “rising star” to do what’s right and necessary, it’s time to find another star.  Or another Party.  All I see is weakness or maybe political opportunism.  This fall we’ll hear that this administration failed to respond and hampered efforts to clean up the mess.  We’ll hear how they stalled and stammered, which may be true, but that’s beside the point. We’ll hear how we must restore sanity to Washington by electing Republicans.

If they have no more clue about the sovereign rights of states than this, we will get nothing in return for giving them the reigns of power again.  They won’t reign in the agencies like the EPA that are wreaking havoc on clean-up efforts. They had their chance in the first 6 years of the Bush era. Nothing.   They punted.  No, we must move on.  There is not enough time to educate them in things they should already know.  We don’t have enough time to reform a party that doesn’t want to be reformed.

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Tampa baby death shouldn’t be all that tragic…

Posted by foundersfreedom on May 5, 2009

…to the pro-abortion crowd.

To normal people, this is a horrific and tragic event that is worthy of the news it will surely generate, but I contend that those who agree with abortion, especially late-term abortions, really have no reason to feel this way. 

Some will say, “But this was a was 4 month old. This is different.” The age of the child is irrelevant. What if the child were 2 weeks old and was born 4 weeks premature?  It shouldn’t have been born yet. Had the mother chosen to abort the baby, all the way up to its time of birth, it would have been legal and the girl would have exercised her right to terminate an unwanted pregnancy – possibly even celebrated as a victory for womens’ rights. After 50 million+ abortions, this is not news – a huge tragedy – but not news.

 This is precisely why they shouldn’t be too torn over this baby’s death.  It’s hypocrisy or ignorance that justifies this line of thinking.

Pardon me for being a bit gruesome here, but tell me the difference between a child killed by being thrown from a car and one torn limb by limb from the Mother’s womb and tossed in a garbage can.  They are both the willful killing of a human baby. Try as some will to assuage their consciences by renaming the event, the truth remains – there is very little difference.  The only difference in this instance is that the mother may not have consented.  (Indeed, as normal people we should pray for her in her truly tragic loss.) The fact of the matter is that a baby was intentionally killed. BOTH should be headline stories, but sadly only one is.

To make things more surreal, many of the supporters of abortion, like one of my own neighbors, are opposed to the death penalty!   It’s OK to kill a totally innocent baby in a “doctor’s” office, yet to put to death the dirtbag who throws one out into traffic is unacceptable.   They fight for the death of the innocent and for the life of the guilty. That is insanity or the working of a reprobate mind. 

As our civilization spirals ever downward because the “enlightened” have worked tirelessly to remove “religion” from schools and the the public square and have denigrated those of us who profess a belief in God, right and wrong, good and evil, this should surprise no one.  God doesn’t deal in moral relativity. As Isaiah 5:2o says, “Woe to them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” 

Here’s the story fom Fox Tampa : Alleged baby kidnapper arrested after 4 month-old found dead on the side of the road. 

Updated: Tuesday, 05 May 2009, 12:05 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 05 May 2009, 4:48 AM EDT

TAMPA – Tampa police arrested the suspect in the kidnapping and death of a 4-month-old child this morning.

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a domestic violence call at the Mirabella Apartments in the 12400 block of 15th Street North in Tampa around 3:15 a.m.

The 17-year-old mother said her ex-boyfriend beat her and threw her infant son down on the concrete, then took off with the child.

Deputies were in the process of trying to issue an Amber Alert when a FOX 13 photographer found the baby along the side of the road in the southbound lanes of I-275 at Fowler Avenue around 4 a.m..

“On the side of the road, I saw something out of the corner of my eye and at first I thought it was a baby doll and then as I was thinking about it more, I thought that was awfully big for a doll,” Jason Bird said. 

Bird, who was on his way to work, turned around and went back.

“It’s kind of morbid, but I mean I could tell that it was dead, it was laying there with its eyes open and I couldn’t look at it,” Bird said.  “It freaked me out, but fortunately law enforcement came right away.

At least we (those who have knowledge of and hope in the next life) know this child is in a better place. God grant peace to the mother and family of the precious one you created. Amen

  

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Good riddance, Senator Specter. Snowe and Collins – care to join him?

Posted by foundersfreedom on April 30, 2009

We will weep nary a tear for his departure. The Left will tout it as a coup, but we rejoice that one of the “placeholders” is gone.  He was a RINO through and through.  The big tent really did us wonders, didn’t it? That whole marketing plan was a disaster since it just diluted the message.  I personally never signed onto it. 

I hope Rick Santorum learned his lesson. I have to say I lost a LOT of respect for Rick when he backed the odious Specter over Toomey in the last primary. When the Republicans thought it better to retain seats rather than to maintain principles, that’s when their party was over. 

The bleeding continues as it appears the elitist Republicans think this is a terrible loss – one step closer to giving the Dems the coveted filibuster-proof majority. Did it really matter?  Specter, Snowe, Collins, Lugar and even my own belatedly retiring  Voinovich can usually be counted on to side with the lockstep Dems to forward THEIR agenda.  Bi-partisanship is a one-way street in DC and the inept Rs travel that road enough to make a rut in it. Losers.

The Tea Parties, of which I am a vehement supporter, are the warning shot to the Rs to listen to us or get out of the way.  We will find those that actually adhere to conservative principles beyond personal gain.

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Shock and Awe! Dems acting like hypocrites. ..Wait, that’s not news.

Posted by foundersfreedom on April 23, 2009

From Fox News comes this story.  Seems the Democrats are being hypocrites again.  Nothing new here.    Politicians, Democrats especially, are good at pointing fingers at everyone but themselves. Why do we keep voting them back into office?  We’ll have to wait and see if the list gets released, won’t we?

How in the world can people with so much power be so spineless?!  Can’t a liberal take a stand on anything besides abortion and gay marriage? Other than those two issues they have to squirm and wiggle their way through.  Like their “support” for the military – unless or until a soldier kills somebody, then they’re murderers.  They claim to be in the fight against the barbaric Islamic terrorists, except of course when they are in our custody. Then the poor terrorists, who have no compunction against blowing up children or setting live people on fire, should be afforded rights and privileges. Who’s side are they on?

They smoke and steam over bonuses they themselves put into writing.  They say they’re for the working man while accepting millions of lobbyist dollars from huge global corporations.  They accuse conservatives of being intolerant and bigoted, yet smear everyone who doesn’t spout the liberal dogma. They agreed that Saddam Hussein had WMDs (of course he did -for any idiots out there that said it was a lie – he killed thousands of Kurds with some) until they find the cover from the media to backpedal from it for political purposes – AND GET AWAY WITH IT! 

Here’s the whole article.

Republicans, hoping to turn the tables on Democrats who are open to prosecuting Bush-era lawyers for justifying “enhanced” interrogation techniques, are seeking to reveal the names of those lawmakers who were briefed on the tactics as much as seven years ago. 

FOX News has learned there were more than 30 meetings and briefings with members of Congress on the subject since 2002. 

The first such briefing dealt with the interrogation of Abu Zubaydah, the Al Qaeda operations chief who ran the training camps in Afghanistan where the Sept. 11 hijackers were trained. Sources said California Rep. Nancy Pelosi, now the speaker of the House, attended the meeting with then-Rep. Porter Goss, R-Fla. (who later became CIA director), and she did not raise any objections. 

The briefings were given to the chairmen and ranking members of the intelligence committees in the House and Senate until 2006. That could cover Sen. John Rockefeller, W.Va., and Rep. Jane Harman, Calif., both Democrats, as well as Sen. Pat Roberts, Kan., Sen. Lindsey Graham, S.C., Sen. Richard Shelby, Ala., and Rep. Pete Hoekstra, Mich., all Republicans. 

Defenders of the interrogation program note that if Congress had wanted to kill the program, all it had to do was withhold funding, which didn’t happen. 

Hoekstra, the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, has personally requested from Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair an unclassified list of names of all members of Congress who attended those briefings, complete with dates and locations. 

He told FOXNews.com the list will probably show many members were briefed “early and often.” 

“The purpose of this, of course, is to underscore the fact that people in Congress knew or were aware of the program, its details, and they approved of this program and authorized its funding,” said Jamal Ware, spokesman for Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee.

Republicans have criticized President Obama for opening the door prosecuting Justice Department lawyers who drafted the so-called “torture memos,” which authorized harsh interrogation methods, including waterboarding. But they’ve also raised the point that if Democrats pursue charges against the lawyers, they’d be shielding others involved in the interrogation program.   

“They can’t blame the politicians in Congress who approved these tactics in 2002 because these are their friends,” Rep. Lamar Smith, ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, said in an e-mail. “So they’re placing the blame on Bush administration officials, political appointees.” 

Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that he would follow the law with regard to the interrogation program. 

A number of Democrats have defended the call for probes. 

“One way or another there needs to be a careful review and a public accounting of these troublesome policies,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said in a statement Wednesday, adding that an ongoing Senate Intelligence Committee probe should yield a lot of the answers Americans are looking for. “And I think issues of prosecution are principally the responsibility of the Justice Department to evaluate.” 

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., has been pushing for an independent, bipartisan commission to investigate. 

“I’m not one who feels we should turn the page if you haven’t read the page,” Leahy said. 

But while some aides back the idea of an independent, 9/11 Commission-style body to investigate, FOX News has learned that Obama opposes the idea. 

Rahm Emanuel must have seen a crisis here he didn’t want to waste, since Obama just said last week that he didn’t think these same people should be investigated.  Either that, or as Glenn Beck said this morning, this has to be in the news to distract from the tricks they’re trying to play on us on a daily basis.  Keep your eyes open and engaged!

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Here come the Brown Shirts! Obama’s ‘Organizing for America’

Posted by foundersfreedom on March 29, 2009

We kept telling ourselves during the campaign that this man was a Marxist, but how is it that we still can’t believe he would actually do all this stuff?  Perhaps we thought there were enough real patriotic Americans, even in the Democrat Party, that would stand in the way of anything like this.  I guess we were wrong. Watch it and weep.  The liberals in education and the media have finally succeeded in brainwashing enough of the younger generations to do their bidding.  Saul Alinsky would be proud.

This is the real thing. See HERE at NPR.  Also here at the Washington Post

Weep for your country.

But only for a moment.
It’s time to stand up and fight! And it appears it’s now or never. 

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Poor Barry may not be able to get rid of US Attorneys due to Dem hysterics.

Posted by foundersfreedom on March 14, 2009

Here’s a bit of sweet irony from the Washington Post .  The Dems manic screams about GWB firing 8, yes 8, federal attorneys may make it difficult for the Prez to follow in Clinton’s footsteps and fire ALL 100 of them.  Even though he probably wants to, and Presidents, except certain Republicans, have the right to.

Knowing that hypocrisy is genetic in liberals, he’ll likely fire a bunch of them and it just won’t get reported.  Nothing new here, just interesting that WashPo, of all papers, ran this article at all.  They’ll probably be getting a call from the Whitehouse asking whose side they’re on here. 

From the article:

One of the better spoils of winning the presidency is the power to appoint nearly 100 top prosecutors across the country. But filling the plum jobs has become a test of competing priorities for President Obama. While he pledged bipartisanship during his campaign, replacing the cadre of mostly conservative U.S. attorneys would signal a new direction.

The White House is under pressure from several fronts, both to appoint new prosecutors favored by members of Congress and, in other cases, to keep some U.S. attorneys from the Bush administration.

Several Bush holdovers, who were told before the inauguration that they could stay “for the time being,” are making it known that they want to remain, citing the high-profile investigations they are pursuing. About 40 of the Bush appointees left of their own accord before the election, but dozens have stayed on.

“I would caution the Obama administration against making wholesale removals of U.S. attorneys,” said Mark Paoletta, who served in George H.W. Bush’s Office of Presidential Personnel and in the White House counsel’s office. Such a move, he said, “would unfortunately give the appearance of politicizing these law enforcement positions.”

“They can’t want all these people,” she said. “These are all very, very conservative Republicans. I think it’s going to be tricky, because if they do nine of them at once, the Republicans are going to scream exactly like the Democrats did.”

Poor Barry.  First he had to back away from his transparency pledge,  then his no lobbyist pledge, then his no earmarks pledge and now THIS!  And he’s only two months in.  It’s going to be a long four years for him (and much worse for us.)

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Had enough yet? Today’s usurpation of the Constitution – again with the help of Republicans – sigh

Posted by foundersfreedom on February 25, 2009

Are we sick of this trampling of our Constitution yet?  Note the deals and irrelevant arguments.  That and the Republicans supporting it that should know better.  Will Senator Hatch usurp the Constitution for adding a single seat in a state where he will be senator for a just a few more years?  And as Sen. McCain points out, once they have a Representative in the House, could 2 senate seats be far behind? This most liberal and screwed up city (only SF may be worse) would have as much representation as any state.  I expect this from the power-mongers in the Democrat party as it would automatically put 2 votes in their column. Is it too much to expect the Republicans to think about what a few are about to do?

From Fox News

The District of Columbia’s two-century-long wait for a voice in Congress was a step closer to ending Tuesday with a crucial Senate vote to take up legislation giving the capital city’s 600,000 residents a full seat in the House.

The Senate voted 62-34, two more than needed, to begin debate on the measure that would increase the House to 437 members. It would give the Democratic-dominated city a new vote while adding a fourth seat to Republican-leaning Utah.

Key to the vote was that Democrats, who overwhelmingly support the bill, have seven more Senate seats than two years ago when the chamber fell three votes short of the 60 required to end a Republican-led filibuster.

The bill still faces contentious amendments and may have to overcome GOP opposition to moving to a final vote. If it does pass the Senate, possibly by the end of the week, the bill goes on to a receptive House and ultimately to President Barack Obama, who supports it.

If enacted into law, the measure is likely to face court challenges from opponents who contend that giving a House seat to D.C. is unconstitutional because the District is not a state. The Supreme Court could be the final arbiter.

“I find it unimaginable that 600,000 Americans have no voice and no vote in the United States Congress,” the Senate’s no. 2 Democrat, Dick Durbin of Illinois, said in urging support for the measure.

Past votes denying residents of the federal capital a vote in the House “left the citizens of the District with the wholly unsought-after distinction of being the only residents of a democratically ruled national capital in the world who have no say in how their nation is governed. It’s really astounding,” said Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., sponsor of the measure with Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah.

“We’re closer than we’ve ever been,” Ilir Zherka, executive director of the advocacy group DC Vote, said ahead of a preliminary vote.

More than 3,000 people from across the nation called their senators Monday asking them to support the measure, according to DC Vote. Callers from the District, who don’t have a senator, were directed to lawmakers who might be uncertain, such as Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C.

Washington has been without a vote in Congress since 1801, when Congress took control of the newly created capital on the Potomac but did not provide residents with voting rights.

Voting rights advocates believe the measure will win enough Senate support for a final vote later this week that requires only a simple majority for passage. The House Judiciary Committee votes on the legislation Wednesday, and the full House could take it up in early March.

With the president’s signature, D.C. residents would elect a representative with full voting rights for January 2011, barring court interdiction.

One possible stumbling block, Zherka said, is that some lawmakers could add amendments making the bill less appealing to voting rights supporters. In 2007, the bill was slowed in the House after Republicans proposed language that would weaken the city’s gun laws.

Opponents argue that the bill violates the Constitution, which says members of the House should be chosen “by the people of the several states.” The District, of course, is not a state.

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, who spoke in favor of the bill earlier this month, said the question of constitutionality should be resolved by the courts, not Congress.

“As a matter of fundamental fairness, I believe the residents of the District of Columbia should have representation in the House,” she said.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has spoken out against the bill. He said the legislation could be the first step toward giving the District two senators. He also criticized the compromise that would give Utah an extra House seat, saying that is unfair to other high-growth states.

“I don’t like the deal and I think it is unconstitutional,” he said.

The District has been represented since 1991 by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton.

Norton, like five other delegates from island territories, can vote in committees and on some amendments on the House floor but not on final passage of legislation.

The bill is S. 160

For the real scoop on what the Framers envisioned go to Heritage.  This is not about taxation without representation, as the locals say.  Every Congressman, Cabinet member and even the President lives there.  They get huge amounts of federal dollars.

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The wisdom of Reagan – learn it, love it and live it.

Posted by foundersfreedom on February 15, 2009

It’s hard to imagine an American would have a problem with any of these statements, but the mention of the Great Communicator, Ronald Reagan, sends many into demonic fits. The Left hated him because he was right and he was America (as many of us still see her). That’s why they hate us TODAY.  If you don’t think hate is the right word, go visit HuffPo or Kos or other lefty blog.   

Enjoy these from the last real US statesman, Ronald Reagan.

We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we may always be free.

The men of Normandy had faith that what they were doing was right, faith that they fought for all humanity, faith that a just God would grant them mercy on this beachhead or the next. It was the deep knowledge — and pray to God we have not lost it — that there is a profound moral difference between the use of force for liberation and the use of force for conquest
…  

You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children’s children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.

We are especially not going to tolerate these attacks from outlaw states run by the strangest collection of misfits, Looney Tunes and squalid criminals since the advent of the Third Reich.

I hope that when you’re my age you’ll be able to say, as I have been able to say: we lived in freedom, we lived lives that were a statement, not an apology.

“Some may try to tell us that this is the end of an era. But what they
overlook is that in America, every day is a new beginning. For this is the land that has never become, but is always in the act of becoming.”  

“We need true tax reform that will at least make a start toward restoring for our children the American Dream that wealth is denied to no one, that each individual has the right to fly as his strength and ability will take him…. But we cannot have such reform while our tax policy is engineered by people who view the tax as a means of achieving changes in our social structure.”

The taxpayer: That’s someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take the civil service examination.

Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.

                                                                      — Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004)

We miss you, Ronnie!

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US Senate Democrats open the door for Universal Health Care – here’s your “stimulus”

Posted by foundersfreedom on February 10, 2009

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“All Americans should have the same excellent health care that Congress gets!”

th_daschle1  “That’s right, Ted.  But that’s really too expensive.  I say at age 67 we cut ’em off.  Not us, everybody else.” 

The Senate just passed their version of the so-called stimulus bill with the help of three liberal Republicans.  Hardly bi-partisan, but it did pass.

We just found out last night that this monstrosity contains a provision for kicking the door wide open to implement the onerous universal health care we’ve been hearing about for years.

Under the title of  National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, a deceptive title since it goes beyond technology to insert into actual treatments and effectiveness, The National Coordinator’s duties include the following:

(1) ensures that each patient’s health information is secure and protected, in accordance with applicable law;

(2) improves health care quality, reduces medical errors, and advances the delivery of patient-centered medical care;

(3) reduces health care costs resulting from inefficiencies, medical errors, inappropriate care, duplicative care, and incomplete information;

(4) provides appropriate information to help guide medical decisions at the time and place of care;

(5) ensures the inclusion of meaningful public input in such development of such infrastructure;

(6) improves the coordination of care and information among hospitals, laboratories, physician offices,and other entities through an effective infrastructure for the secure and authorized exchange of health care information;

(7) improves public health activities and facilitates the early identification and rapid response to public health threats and emergencies, including bioterror events and infectious disease outbreaks;

(8) facilitates health and clinical research and health care quality;

(9) promotes early detection, prevention, and management of chronic diseases;

(10) promotes a more effective marketplace, greater competition, greater systems analysis, increased consumer choice, and improved outcomes in health care services, and

(11) improves efforts to reduce health disparities. 

Okay, so computerizing and centralizing American’s health records is to be able to secure and protect it?  Only in Washington where personal FBI files of your opposition can end up in the hands of certain strategic people.

This Coordinator sitting in DC will “help guide medical decisions at the time and place of care” because he/she obviously will know better than your doctor how to treat what ails you.  I don’t think God is looking for a job.  And they will coordinate care from hospitals to labs to your doctor’s office.  How big of a bureaucracy will that take?  There’s your 4 million jobs saved or created! 

There’s really no sense in going on with any analysis of what this says. We know where it’s leading.

What frosts me and millions of others is the way it was hidden and hurried through the process without real, honest and open debate.  It’s quite obvious that Daschle, Kennedy, Obama and their cohorts knew that resistance would build quickly once the light of day shone upon it.  This is nothing new except for the scope of what they are trying to do – take over one seventh of the American economy after effectively taking over the banking system.  But, since the socialists/ leftists run the show, the best we can do is pound on our representatives and hope and pray they do the right thing and vote against it.  This backroom political end run around the people of this country is unforgiveable and decidely Chicagoesque.  Mr. Obama learned well. 

I do believe that Obama has opened this can of worms too soon. Many millions of us knew his intentions before his election, but now the mask is off for many others who were just wanting to get rid of George Bush.  This is NOT the change they were looking for. 

We knew this fight was coming sooner or later in this administration, so we’ll make sure the President has to burn as much political capital as possible right from the get-go.  Bring it on.

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My ears are burning!

Posted by foundersfreedom on January 29, 2009

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The intolerant left can’t handle the Republicans making a stand against President Obama, placing ALL success or failure squarely at the feet of the Dems.  They believed, as did I, and I’m still not convinced this is a real shift back to their roots, that the Republicans were no longer a force to be reckoned with.  How can this be in the era of nefarious change and hope that the dead party could do this.  After all (barely) over half the country wanted this.

Their mistake is in believing that America wanted what Obama would propose over that which he was selling.  Hope and change didn’t mean socialism, trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see, and far left environmental and social policies.  They just wanted GW Bush out. 

The Dems think the era of Reagan is over and they’re right. He’s dead.  However, his principles were American through and through.  He knew government was the problem, not the answer.  He knew that the bigger a government gets, the more oppressive it becomes.  He knew that the American people were the most industrious, most benevolent citizens on Earth and would / could weather what troubles came their way.  Reagan won his landslide by extolling American virtues and strengths and made us proud of who we were.

 Yes, the Republican party is tattered and torn.  Is it dead as a national party? Perhaps.  But the traditions they once held as their platform, and generally still do, are timeless American traditions; smaller government, freedom of self-determination, the right to be born.  Those can easily be transferred to another party. Remember the Right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness?  THOSE are bi-partisan.  At least in earlier, more civil times they were.

The Dems have tried, and very successfully I might add, to split Americans every which way through race , socio-economic standing, age, religion or lack of, and any other way they could.

Through government give-aways using our tax dollars, the Dems are trying to insure they are the majority for decades to come.  They have enslaved the black population by giving them just enough to subsist and stay in the ghettos without offering them a way out on their own.  After 60 years of promises, they face the same struggles.  And still 90% of the black vote goes to the Democrats.  The black Republicans that make it to national status are ripped apart and beaten up in the complicit media for the sole reason that they credit their own will and hard work as the path to their success.  Liberal blacks get committee chairmanships and accolades.

The Dems are trying very hard to swell their ranks by legalizing illegal immigrants with an amnesty bill which will inevitably make them eligible for benefits, and thus, beholden to and enslaved by them also.  California is already reeling from the costs of giving them benefits and Pelosi, Reid and Company want to make sure the rest of us share our incomes with them too. California, if they haven’t already done so, will soon give them the right to vote through motor voter laws that do not verify their right to do so.  Rules schmules.  It’s about “empowerment.”  Yes, for the Dems.

The intolerant left will continue to vilify us, call us all kinds of names and question our IQs.  They will call us partisan, though they rule with an iron fist.  They will continue to abuse the court system with activist judges because so many of their initiatives are contrary to the voters’.   They will denigrate our parents, our religion if it isn’t inclusive of practitioners of sin and death, and even our love affair with Mayberryesque Americana.  That’s OK.  We’re bigger than that.

There’s a good chance that major harm will be done to the fabric of America by the time Obama leaves office after 4 or 8 years, but the resulting mess will require leaders.  Leaders that will once again extol the greatness of America, not her blemishes.  Leaders that will once again call for the people to join as Americans, not special interest groups.  Leaders that, quite frankly, act like Ronald Reagan – a Republican I might add.

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