Friday, September 11, 2009

Do you remember?

This is a re-post of a blog that I wrote on September 11, 2006.
Do you remember where you were eight years ago today?

SEPTEMBER 11, 2001

Do you remember how you felt when you first saw?
Do you remember when you first heard?  How you felt?  What you felt?
Was it anger?



How do you think they felt?
Have we forgotten?
Have we forgotten why we are proud to be Americans?

What makes us unique?

Why others risk death to come to our shores?

Have you forgotten who thine enemy is?

Those that hide behind innocent lives, those that occupy caves for fear of our raised fist, those that plot the murder of innocents, those that plan the removal of a country and a way of life.....
Do you remember?
Do you care?
Do you dare rise up in defiance of those that wish your death?  Your destruction?
Do you remember?

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Un-American Patriot

If I am to believe the recent statements by extremely liberal members of the US Congress, then I am un-American. Apparently I am un-American for daring to disagree with their policies. I am also apparently a racist for disagreeing with the President (POS POTUS). So in that vein I am penning this blog in an effort to clear my good name.

Uber Liberal Nancy Peolsi and her lap dog Steny Hoyer have penned an article in the USA Today where they assert that those of us that are attacking the health care debate as "un-American". I am still trying to figure out how speaking up for ones views is un-American. I recall learning in American History that a handful of brave men once stood for their beliefs and spoke out against the status quo, bringing freedom for millions in the future by doing so.

So lets look at this particular article (quotes from the article are in italics) and see if we can dissect it based upon the current bill that is before Congress.

"The first fact is that health insurance reform will mean more patient choice. It will allow every American who likes his or her current plan to keep it. And it will free doctors and patients to make the health decisions that make the most sense, not the most profits for insurance companies."

Obama has in the past expressed his desire to create a single payer system, where Insurance companies will be forced out of business. Every universal health care in existence on this planet has story after story of people being denied the very procedures we now enjoy based on some committee's decision. Do a search of any socialized health care system and do the research yourself. Under socialized health care, there will be NO patient choice. You will do as the government says, as will your doctor.

Reform will mean stability and peace of mind for the middle class.

To follow the largest tax increase in history disguised as the Waxman Energy bill with socialized health care is completely ludicrous. Any student of basic economics can tell you that this current rate of spending simply cannot be sustained. The left would have you believe that all of this will be paid for by the "rich" in this country. If you take those that make over $150,000 a year you will have roughly 13% of the wage earners. So are we to believe that 13% of the country is going to pay for health care for all? These people are the owners of small business, which will suffer greatly under both bills, so there go his wages. They are the owners of large corporations that put American's to work. Do we really want to force this group of people out of the country? The Congressional Budget Office, which is a non-partisan group, has already reported that there will have to be a tax hike on the middle class. Now think about your taxes going up at this particular moment in time. I don't know about you but I don't have extra money just lying around. Now couple that with the increase you will see under the Waxman Energy Bill, where your power bill could easily triple if the bill is passed. Still not feeling it?

Reform will mean affordable coverage for all Americans.

Reform will cost large amounts of money in one way or another. It simply cannot be done with the current amount of funding available to Congress. I mean who are we kidding? This administration has blown TRILLIONS of dollars in an effort to prop up the banking industry, buy out the car manufacturers, and rescue Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac etc. So where will the funding come from? Sure it may be free medical the beginning...but I assure you, you will pay more for it than you will ever imagine possible. Also, this health care debate is not only going to benefit Americans. The pro illegal immigrant group La Nuestra has met with Pelosi asking that wording be placed in the bill allowing illegal immigrants to benefit from universal health care. Oddly enough Pelosi told them that she couldn't not place that particular wording into the bill but for them not to worry as it would cover illegal immigrants. So when you consider the 50 million they say is without health care consider the 20-25 million illegals in this country and there is at least half of that number.

The article goes on to say this month, despite the disruptions, members of Congress will listen to their constituents back home and explain reform legislation. We are confident that our principles of affordable, quality health care will stand up to any and all critics. People, they just do not get it. They cannot believe that the 'sheeple" of this country would dare to speak out against their appointed leaders. The leaders of this country apparently know what is best for us and how dare we question their motives! What gall!

The thing that strikes me as ironic is that the public outcry was basically designed and exploited by the left since the Vietnam War. The use of swarm and mob tactics was born from their very own minds. However, now that it is being used against them, it is somehow un-American. Another irony is that all of the left windbags held up this eloquent "community organizer" to the world as the savior of the US of A. Now that the "community" is being organized against them and their "savior" it is somehow un-American. Does anyone else see the irony here?

Last week the White House website placed a blog on one of its pages asking for people to report "fishy" emails, conversations etc in regards to health care. Now they say that they will not log any information received form the emails or save them. According to law, ALL correspondence to and from the White House must be logged and saved for the National Archives. So we're going to trample all over the 1st Amendment or disobey that particular law. Which is it going to be? I am quiet certain I have been reported. So certain that in one of my mass emailings I stated that anyone no longer wishing to receive my emails for fear of reprisal only needed to inform me and I would remove them from the list. No one let me know they wished to be removed.

Not to toot my own horn, but when you finish reading this blog, scroll down to the one I wrote on November 1, 2008. I sounded the alarm loudly and was scoffed at by some. We are headed down a dangerous path, one in which I always say is one we may never recover from. I continue to shout the alarm from the rooftops and will continue to do so. Even when, which is quiet often, I feel as a voice crying out in the wilderness.

So, if speaking out against this administration makes me un-American, then so be it. If speaking out against their policies is un-American, then so be it. If standing for my beliefs and the beliefs this nation was founded upon is un-American, then so be it. I, however, feel that makes me a true American and a patriot, and in that spirit will I fight tooth and nail against this country taking her final dying breath.