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More Reasons to Avoid Socialized Medicine

Over the last two-plus years, I’ve been writing about socialized medicine, and why we should avoid it like the plague. Here are some more reasons from Sweden… A man from Nyköping in eastern Sweden has been denied a power wheelchair despite having had both of his legs amputated as the local health authority remained “uncertain if the impairment was permanent”. Now, I’ve never been to Sweden, but to my knowledge, Swedes are just like the rest of us in that they do not regenerate limbs! The man had his legs amputated after a long struggle with diabetes, but despite being unable get about, his application for a power wheelchair has been denied. “I was bitterly disappointed in the local authorities. I don’t feel I got the support I deserve,” Evert Stefansson told … Read entire article »

Filed under: Obamacare

Uh Oh, maybe Elena Kagan was more involved with Obamacare than she let on

Well it appears that Elena Kagan might have snowed everyone.  Thanks to The Media Research Center and Judicial Watch new documents have been obtained under the Freedom of Information Act reveals the possible involvement of Elena Kagan as the Solicitor General in the development of a legal defense for Obamacare.  Below is an excerpt from the Daily Caller. In an email dated Jan. 8, 2010, then-Deputy Solicitor General Neal Katyal sent an email to Senior Counsel Brian Hauck and Deputy Attorney General Thomas Perrelli that indicates Kagan played a key role in coming up with a legal defense. “Brian, Elena would definitely like OSG [Office of Solicitor General] to be involved in this set of issues … we will bring Elena as needed.” Basically the Deputy Solicitor General is saying we need to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Obamacare, Uncategorized

Their Failure – Our Challenge

In November the nation spoke clearly and loudly; they were done with the liberal policies of “hope and change”.  Obamacare had become a blemish for politicians, nobody dared speak of raising taxes, bailouts were taboo, and stimulus packages weren’t mentioned for fear of the people’s axe.  Oh how things were about to change! In September the President wanted to try and pass a new stimulus before he lost his super majority.  In typical liberal fashion he deemed it a “Jobs Bill”.  He even went so far as to offer Bush-style tax cuts in the proposal in order to entice some GOPers to hop the great crevice.  He was asking for $50 billion more in infrastructure spending (even though we still haven’t spent all of it from the 1st Obama stimulus) but … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bush tax cuts, leadership, Mitch McConnell, November election, Obama, Obamacare, Stimulus, Uncategorized

President Obama stumbles around health care question

With each passing day it seems the critics of ObamaCare are being proven right.  From the impact it’s starting to have on the business community to the rapid increase in premium costs, all that was feared is coming to pass.  On the day it was passed in March of this year Nancy Pelosi carried a over-sized gavel past Americans gathered on that day to protest the bill, taunting and mocking them as she marched triumphantly to the House to fundamentally change America forever. Only a few weeks earlier she made the below statement. Well we are all starting to find out what is in it and it’s not good.  Today the President held a press conference and was asked a straight forward question about how the increased cost curve of reform … Read entire article »

Filed under: Lower expectations, Obamacare, Politics, Press conference, Video

Video: Sen. Jim DeMint gets it…the Constitution does limit Congress

Well at least one of our elected representatives in Washington understands that our Constitution which was carefully crafted by our Founders is designed to restrain the government.  If the men and women we have elected to office to safe guard it would actually follow through with their oath ObamaCare would have failed.  The financial reform law would never have been considered because it’s clearly unconstitutional.  Where in the Constitution does it grant the federal government the authority to seize private property?  Because under the new financial reform law it does just that by granting some unelected administrator the power to take over privately owned companies if they make the case that they are a threat to the economic stability of the nation.  This doesn’t sound or feel like the America I grew up in.  This … Read entire article »

Filed under: Authority, Congress, Constitution, Jim DeMint, Obamacare

Is ObamaCare the end of federalism?

Is ObamaCare the end of federalism?  Virginia’s AG Ken Cuccinelli believes so and I agree with him.  Below Mr. Cuccunelli reponds to a question from Greta Van Susteren of Fox News.  ObamaCare is the product of an arrogant federal government that believes it has the power to regulate every aspect of our lives.  That there is absolutely no limits to their reach.  Congressman Pete Stark at a townhall meeting stated that he believes the federal government has unlimited power and can do most anything.  I guess that pesky little charter of negative liberties President Obama referred to no longer limits the power and scope of government.  And if this is the case then AG Cuccinelli’s remarks are spot-on. The truth is there is a large number of elected officials and activist judges that subscribe to the same belief as Mr. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Congress, Constitution, Federalism, Ken Cuccinelli, Obamacare, Pete Stark, Politics, States Rights, Virginia

A Spoonful of Federalism

Sometimes we get caught up in the events of the day and lose our way.  It’s easy to do in this current political climate when one issue after another is falling on us like an avalanche.  It seems that each day we are faced with some sort of encroachment on our liberties by a federal government that will not take no for an answer.  When the people said we don’t want Obamacare, they ignored the will of the people and rammed it through.  When the people demanded that we need our boarders protected, they ignored the will of the people and failed to enforce our immigration laws.  And who can forget how the President threatened congress to pass Cap and Trade or he would have the EPA start regulating greenhouse gases … Read entire article »

Filed under: Federalism, Fred Thompson, Gulf Oil Spill, Obamacare, States Rights, Video

CNN’s Jack Cafferty rips the Democrats

I know what you are all thinking; CNN?  Well it looks like there is one person at CNN that has the guts to call it like he sees it.  Jack Cafferty, a CNN commentator didn’t hold anything back when he ripped the Democrats for the way they handled the healthcare debacle.  It’s only about 1:39 long, but it’s a heck of a rant and worth the watch!  Spread the love. Liberty forever, freedom for all! … Read entire article »

Filed under: CNN, Democrats, Healtcare Bill, Jack Cafferty, Obama, Obamacare

Great Fear | Great Hope

by RightHandMan I am simply amazed by the power the newest grass roots movement has brought to the political arena. It is unlike any that I have seen in my lifetime. This hasn’t been spurred by any politician or dictated by any political party. The movement directs the politicians, not vice versa. What makes this movement most unique is that today’s politicians aren’t simply conflicting with popular views of the American people, but have directly insulted the American spirit – that is liberty. To every great problem there is an underlying ailment. In the world of disease we call them symptoms, in sports there is failure, in business we see revenue loss – but to each sign and symptom, there is a core problem. In today’s political world we see Obamacare, Cap … Read entire article »

Filed under: american spirit, cancer, Constitution, diagnosis, disease, fear, hope, Obamacare, prognosis, surplus, Tea Party, Tea Party Movement, Tides Foundation

Are the Democrats Ready to Walk the Plank for Obamacare?

Do you believe the Democrats are ready to walk the plank for Obamacare?  I most definitely do.  You see after watching the heath care summit the other day it became very clear to me that the Democrats are not running the show anymore in their own party.  The shots are now being called by a bunch of ideologues called progressives.  These progressive have come out of hiding and hijacked the Democratic Party.  They now hold key positions and exercise a great deal of influence when it comes to the party direction.  Traditional Democrats are on the outside looking in.  They are operating from a position of weakness.  What’s most dangerous about progressives is that they are true believers in the ends justifies the means notion.  And what I mean by this is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Democrats, Healthcare reform, Law, Nancy Pelosi, North Dakota, Obamacare, Progressives, US Constitution