If it ain’t broke…

We, in the United States, have access to the best health care in the world. Our system is the envy of the rest of the planet, and many who can afford to come here for care often do. You can go on and on about the cost of it, but there is no question the best quality and availability of care is here in the USA. There are those in Congress who want to remake it. I would like to see it tweaked.

There seems to be some confusion between health care and health insurance. If you go to a hospital to be treated for an illness, you are receiving health care. Whether you or someone else pays the cost depends on whether you have health insurance.

Statistics show that about 90 percent of the country has health insurance. And more than 80 percent of us are happy with it. If you need to be treated right away, or you need to see a specialist for something like cancer, you can receive that care with immediacy unmatched in the world. The availability of technology is unrivaled. And the wait times are most often minimal. Anything sound broken about this system?

None of these things happen in socialized systems. Take a good look at what happens in places like Britain and Canada, where citizens overwhelmingly say immediate reform is needed. If you get sick, you get in line. Care is rationed out and when it is your turn, you get your “free” treatment, IF you aren’t too old or too sick.

I will not pretend our system is perfect – it is not. It needs tweaking, not remaking. And I will submit that those seeking to remake it into the image of failing systems around the world are not doing so to make it better. Their motive is political. They want as much power over our lives as possible. And health care is the principle way to do it, since all of us at one time or another need it. If they truly believed their “reform” was such a great thing, they’d be the first ones signing up for it. Instead the bills they write exempt them from the system they create. Fishy, isn’t it?

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No analysis needed for this

In a 2007 speech at UC-Berkley, Robert B. Reich, former secretary of labor under Bill Clinton (and big-time liberal democrat), speaking about what democrat politicians would say if they were honest:

“We are going to have to, if you are very old, we’re not going to give you all that technology and all those drugs for the last couple of years of your life to keep you maybe going for another couple of months.  It’s too expensive.  So we’re going to let you die.”

I have heard the soundbite.

In every socialized medicinal system, the elderly get the shaft.  They are told that to treat them would be too expensive and thus unfair.  They have life-saving care withheld from them, which to me qualifies as murder.  Not surprising, since these are the same champions of abortion.  Very surprising that they claim the moral high ground on caring for those in need.

Still think there won’t be “death panels”?

Controversial?

This week Matt Lauer introduced Today Show interviewee Rush Limbaugh as a “controversial conservative radio host.”  I thought to NBC controversial and conservative were synonyms.  Anyway, why is it that the media gets to determine who is considered “controversial”?  Barack Obama has to be the most controversial president of the last century, and yet we never hear, “Today, the controversial liberal president…”  Come to think of it, we never hear the words “controversial” and “liberal” in the same sentence on any network.  Well, maybe at FOX, but they don’t really count as legitimate news, do they, Mr. President?

We Live In Dangerous Times

Take a look at this article.  It is a quick read & will grab your attention.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/10/lose_afghanistan_lose_pakistan.html

This is eye-opening, and could strike fear in almost anyone’s heart who doesn’t know the ever-present peace that is the knowledge that God is in control. 

A friend of mine once told me he couldn’t study politics the way I have because it would depress him.  I told him that while at times it depresses me also, more often it strengthens my faith in Jesus Christ, because I see that there is no good reason why humanity has not destroyed itself.  But that God has not allowed it.

Thus, reading this article does alarm me, but it only drives me right back to the place I need to be: humble before God.  It is He who is in charge.  It is He who rules in the affairs of men.  If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without Him noticing, neither can nations engage in warfare without His permission.

For those who know the Lord, now is a good time to start praying…for protection for Israel, for evil to be stopped, and for our government to make wise decisions.

“We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.”

-Proverbs 16:9

No Laughing Matter (to some)

Remember when the media used to get all upset about comedy shows mocking president George W. Bush?  Neither do I.  The fact that they are now reacting angrily to a comedy sketch that got a few laughs at the expense of president Obama is…well, laughable.  CNN even fact-checked the SNL skit to point out that it was in some ways incorrect.  Really?  Remember when they did that in response to skits about Bush in order to protect him?  Me neither.

It seems to me to be demeaning to our current president.  The media are acting as if he cannot handle any kind of criticism, even harmless comedy skits.  Seriously, people?  Do you think he is that weak?

Hot Stuff

Ah, don’t you just love drastic measures based on faulty data?  Like taxing ourselves into oblivion because a few someones say the planet is going to heat up to the point we all die if we don’t.  Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Cap and Tax…er Trade…Ah what’s the difference? 

If you’re struggling to make ends meet now, just wait until this takes effect.  How would you like to pay almost twice as much for electricity?  How about half-again as much to put gas in your car?  Natural gas – same deal.  Oh, but the best part?  Sending the rest of the country’s manufacturing jobs overseas!  Awesome, isn’t it?

And to think, most of this nonsense is based on data that suggests the temperature has heated up by one degree over the last century.  How did they measure this you say?  Well, it couldn’t be by thermometers placed near machines that give off warmth that might affect the readings…would it?  Placings that violate the laws of where the thermometers should be placed…could it?

Yeah, it is.  I don’t want to get too deeply into worldviews, but there are many who have no trouble with skewing data to show what they believe, because in their minds it is true, whether science proves it or not.  So why not “make” science prove it, since that will convince some who would not be otherwise?  Same with evolution.  There is a laundry list of “icons” of the theory that were proved mistakes or hoaxes, some of which still make it into textbooks and help convince unsuspecting students of the theory’s “truth.”

What it is really ironic is that these same people yell at us, “You can’t argue with science!”  Trouble is, they already have.

Check out this video.