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Friday, August 14, 2009

Sarah's Right, Again: A Post by Conservative Girl with a Voice

Before I begin this entry, I just want to issue a statement on behalf of America-loving conservatives like myself: Recently, it has been reported that two democrats have come forward with an apparent attempt to attack conservatives when they said conservatives want the president to be physically harmed. As a conservative, I strongly condemn statements like these. As a Christian woman, I love my country, and while I disagree with my president on many issues, I would NEVER wish harm on him or his beautiful family. It is a disgrace for individuals to confuse political disagreements with how conservatives, like myself, would actually treat our president. While we like it or not, Barack Obama is OUR president, just as George W. Bush was OUR president. While I did not like some of the treatment Bush received during his time as president, I never once accused those liberals who spoke out against him as wanting to physically harm him in anyway. The fact that we can all have our own opinions is what makes America great. As the great Ronald Reagan once said:

"I love America because people accept me for what I am. They don't question my ancestry, my faith, my political beliefs. When I move from one place to another, I don't have to ask permission.... I love America because America trusts me."

Thank you President Reagan for speaking the words so many conservatives, like myself, truly take to heart.

I don't know about you, fellow readers, but I'm very concerned about the Obama administration's plan to change the healthcare system as we know it. Unlike many others, I am not afraid to call it socialized medicine. While fixing the healthcare system is one thing, destroying the healthcare system as we know it is another. Thank God individuals like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and Sarah Palin are speaking out about the horrors of Obamacare. Thank God for brave, average-day Americans who are not afraid to voice their concerns even when they are called racist, angry mobsters. Wow, how times have changed. The same people who are criticizing these concerned, average-day Americans are the same individuals who praised the efforts of those who spoke out against George W. Bush like Nancy Pelosi did a few years back. According to her, it was okay to speak out against Bush, but it is totally uncalled for and downright ugly to speak out now against Obama. Is that hypocritical or what? How dare Princess Pelosi or any other democrat attack someone for merely speaking out and demonstrating their 1st Amendment right? Now, when we speak out against this administration, we have senators like Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) saying things like, "There is more anger in America today than at any time I can remember, " and John Dingell (D-Mich.) who said, "I am eager to talk about the bill with anyone who wants to discuss it. That doesn't open the door to everyone who wants to demagogue the discussion." I'm sorry, but I don't think they are willing to listen to anyone who is critical of the plan they intend to pass. Just as Obama has continued his administration's "My way or the highway" Chicago-style approach, the democratic majority is doing the same.

Recently, Sarah correctly referred to President Obama's healthcare agenda as "downright evil." Good for you, Sarah, it's about time someone with common sense gives us the straight talk. Like many of you, I don't want the government deciding my healthcare decisions. This is what doctors are for- we don't need a middleman. It seems as if President Obama has been taking speaking lessons from his VP, Joe Biden, because just recently he said, "If you think about it, UPS and FedEx are doing just fine. It's the post office that's always having problems." Okay, Mr. President, it seems as if you're justifying everything those against you're healthcare plan are arguing, since the only government-owned industry of the above three is the post office. Looks like the gaffe's on you, Mr. President. I'm a little confused: I thought you were in favor of government-controlled healthcare, yet what your analogy above implies is that the government has not done that great a job with the post office, which is a no brainer. Since we all know this to be the case, we should really be worried when it comes to the government being in control of our healthcare decisions. We're not talking about a postage stamp here, we're talking about human lives.

Sarah was also right on the money when she said recently in regards to the "death panels": "The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's 'death panel' so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their 'level of productivity in society,' whether they are worthy of healthcare.... Such a system is downright evil." Although Sarah was being downright correct in her assessment, using her 1st Amendment right, she was and still is being attacked for having the nerve to speak out and use that awful language, which is how people on the left see it. Sarah is speaking for many because the latest polls show the majority of republicans, independents and roughly 40% of democrats are against Obamacare and the number of those in opposition is growing by the day. The more people learn about Obamacare, the more they will come to see that it will actually do more to harm the healthcare system than to help it. Rush Limbaugh, who now refers to President Obama not as the community organizer, but as the "community agitator," sees this, Sean Hannity sees this, and Sarah Palin sees this; I see this too, and I'm sure you are this too. As I was listening to talk radio this morning, a host made a great point regarding Obamacare. The host said there is nothing in the house version of the healthcare bill that will actually help to improve the American healthcare system; instead, this is just yet another ploy by the democratic party to control the American people and grow government. The democratic party has wanted socialized medicine for a long time. This summer, I have decided that it would be inspiring to read all things Ronald Reagan. The great Ronald Reagan discussed socialized medicine in great detail during his life. In "Reagan in His Own Hand: The Writings of Ronald Reagan that Reveal His Revolutionary Vision for America," Reagan refers to Stanton Evans, a journalist who once wrote an article critical of goverment-run healthcare. In discussing Evan's article, Reagan said:

"Advocates of Nationalized Health Insurance which is a nice sounding euphemism for socialized medicine have repeated over and over again that our system of private medical practice is a shame and disgrace and there is a healthcare crisis in America. And sure enough Congressmen, Senators, and Dr.'S opposed to the proposals for Federal healthcare find themselves tacitly accepting that there is a problem. Then they get into the endless argument on that basis means we wind up with some kind of government medicine. The costly tragedy is there is no healthcare crisis in the U.S."

Reagan goes on to discuss how great the American healthcare system is when compared to other countries around the globe. This is still very evident today. I bet many of you know someone or have heard of someone from another country who has visited America to have an operation or to see a specialist, and we all know this is because we have the best doctors and the best hospitals in the world. Now, I guarantee you'd be hard-pressed to name another American who has freely picked to go to, say, Mexico for a major healthcare issue over the care they'd receive in America. This is because we are America- the land of freedom and opportunity. The land of thinkers and vast ideas. What other country has given so many great opportunities to so many? Like the song says: "America, America God shed his grace on thee. And crown they good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea." People are starting to wake up and speak up in regard to the issue of healthcare. The healthcare debate is in full force, and the question is, will the government start listening to us for a change? Let's make them. Attend the townhalls, and if they won't let you inside, I encourage you to make your signs and carry on peaceful protests outside for this IS America where we STILL have the right to speak our minds, so let's be like the great, Sarah, and do it because together, we CAN make a difference!!!

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