WWJD?

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I was pretty upset a few months ago when the House passed the Cap and Trade bill. And then on Saturday night the House snuck through their Health Care bribery package. (I love their Saturday ram throughs) My knee-jerk reaction was to be upset about that, too. Anything that I view as a rights infringement, a government power grab, or a step toward socialism usually makes me throw up a little bit in my mouth.

I realized that my decisions were based on my gut reaction. Because of this I have developed a completely objective hierarchical system to determine what my reaction/feelings about issues should be. You just simply progress down the list until the reasonable answer becomes apparent.

Let me demonstrate: Health Care bill (aka thinly disguised socialism and bribery)

1)WWJD?

That’s right. What would Jack do. I’m pretty sure Jack Bauer would take members of Congress hostage and waterboard them until they confessed that they were, in fact, evil bastards who had ulterior motives about the passage of this bill. Since that’s not really an option for me, I’ll move on…

2)WWWD?

What would Wolverine do? Hmmmm. I’m really not sure what he would do in this situation. But whatever it is, I’m sure it would be awesome.

3)WWFD?

What would France do? Well, we know what they did. They have socialized medicine. It sucks. France sucks. They have contributed nothing to society, unless you count the several times they “donate” their country to maniacal dictators. Any non-Frenchie know that in every instance we want to do the exact opposite of whatever France does.

That solves it. If France is for socialized Health Care, I’m against it. See. Completely logical. I don’t know why more people can’t understand things that are so simple.

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Would Jesus be for the public option?

I read the below opinion piece today in The Hill. I’ve also heard others pose similar arguments in an attempt to brand anyone who disagrees with their designs anti-Christian.

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Jesus would support the public option

By Brent Budowsky – 10/05/09 01:46 PM ET

As the president appears to be pushing harder for the public option and Senate Democratic leaders appear to be joining him, here is one vitally important argument on their behalf: Isn’t it fair to suggest that Jesus would support the public option?

Jesus spoke about the need to feed the hungry, clothe the needy, heal the ill, cure the sick and put the needs of the poor ahead of the hunger for money and wealth. Sure sounds more like the public option than premium-gouging and $10 million salaries for insurance-company CEOs. Right?
The late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) said for a generation that healthcare is a moral issue for our times. He was right. There is rapacious greed in the healthcare industry, and most particularly with insurers who have been raising premiums, cutting benefits and throwing hard-hit policymakers to the wolves.

Those running insurance companies have neither the interest nor the desire nor the history of looking out for those in need, or looking out for the hard-pressed middle class.

Those running a public option would have no priority higher than the noble and worthy goals.

I think Jesus would want the poor and middle class taken care of, and not punished by the greed or indifference that plagues the current system.

I believe Jesus would side with the public option, not the insurers.

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First off, I don’t think Jesus would have sided with the demon from the underworld formerly  known to us as Ted Kennedy. 😉

The author misunderstands the role of agency – the defining principle of this life – and Jesus’s understanding of this divine principle.

Ask yourself these questions and try to reconcile your answers with the author’s premise, which is ‘Not allowing a govt-run health care system would un-Christlike” :

Did Jesus overturn the moneychangers’ tables because making money was evil or because the venue was inappropriate?

Why didn’t Jesus heal everyone on the Earth while he was here? He certainly could have.

In my opinion, the author’s premise begs the question in that a government-run system would be a catastrophe, less efficient, more expensive, therefore ‘worse’ for all people and thereby thwarting what he supposes Jesus would want. But let’s set aside this factor of the issue.

Heath care is less a right than so many other things. How about food? How about reading, writing, freedom? So many in the world are without the basics. How about shelter (we dabbled with this and got Fannie, Freddie, and the current crisis we’re in)? We can never have an intellectually honest debate about health care until we can debate whether it is a right or not. Period. I firmly believe it is not! They use this argument to foster a false urgency. But, let’s set that aside, too.

Most importantly, Jesus never taught about government benevolence. Actually, benevolence and government are usually oxymorons. He was here to teach us as individuals. We will not be judged by what actions were taken by the government under which we live has or has not done. We will be judged by what we as individuals do. In addition to waste, inefficiency, lack of innovation, and low quality, having a govt-run system will deprive us of the blessings of service and sacrifice for our fellow man.

I don’t know exactly what Jesus would say about this whole debauchery, but I am confident he would agree that our corrupt and perverted government would not be the most capable of running anything fair, efficient and charitable.

A mere coincidence…

Bill Clinton talks about the “vast right-wing conspiracy.” All you right-wing kooks out there need to realize that there’s a perfectly good explanation for everything that happens. And that would be… it’s all a coincidence (Jedi mind trick hand wave). Go back to sleepy sleep. Nothing to see here.

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Yup, just a total coincidence that Al Gore’s car company that makes sports cars just received over half a billion bucks from the government, compliments of the taxpayer.

Yup, just a coincidence that Obama has spent so much more of his precious time trying to secure the Olympic bid than he has trying to figure out what to do in Afghanistan. It has nothing to do with the fact that all his buddies that ‘made’ him are in Chicago and stand to make hordes of $$ if the Olympics come. Not to mention the rampant corruption there. Just a coincidence you tin-foil-hat wearing conspirator.

Yup, just a coincidence that all of GE’s NBC networks are wailing the siren 24/7 about health care. It has nothing to do with the fact that GE will clean house with a nationalized health control care system. Nope, pay no attention to the fact that GE makes medical systems and coincidentally Jeff Immelt, CEO of GE, is an Obama top advisor. Just a coincidence… all of it. Nut job.

“Mainstream” Media

I quit watching the news on TV(except for CNBC, which I grudgingly watch at work for info on the markets). I feel like I’m saving so much time and actually getting information that’s not slanted. I now get all my news from the internet. It’s more efficient and less fluffy. I have maybe around 15 websites that I check daily and can get both sides of an issue. I can think about it and decide for myself what I believe. I have become very disenchanted with the media the last few years and it’s come to a head the last few months as I become more and more aware of issues that the “mainstream” media is mysteriously silent about.

Here are the most recent and most blatant the last month:

Complete misrepresentation of the 9/12 march

Van Jones & crew of Constitution-hating czars & Marxist-thinking Obama advisors

“Breaking News” twice-a-day w/ the same canned Obama health care propaganda, just in a different city

Since when do we continue to place our trust in anyone who over and over demonstrates they are biased and act only in their self-interest?

And isn’t a state-run media a staple of socialism? That’s exactly what we have here, folks…. unless you ask Obama, who has as an advisor Jeff Immelt, who runs GE (which coincidentally greatly benefits from the bailout and health care reform), which owns NBC, which in in league with the devil.

Follow that? Socialism = Satan -> NBC -> GE -> Jeff Immelt -> Obama

From now on, the “mainstream media” is my contrary indicator. Pretty much, if they’re reporting it, it’s not worth my time (and most likely I am already aware of it). If they make a big deal of it, I need to ask myself  ‘why?’ and look into their motivations. And if they ignore of downplay a story, I should perk up and really start digging into it, because they’re hiding something.

Media, you are a disgrace and I would dare say un-American.

Why wait ’til I’m dead?

I happen to be an organ donor. I know many other people who are as well. I personally don’t have a problem with the thought of someone else benefiting from my eyes, liver, heart, or kidneys if something were to happen to me. I think it’s the right thing to do and I don’t see a reason not to be an organ donor.

However, there are many people who don’t believe in donating their organs, for whatever reason. That’s fine. There are probably some of my own friends and family who aren’t donors. Does this mean they’re bad people because they don’t wish to donate? Do they hate people with health problems or those who have had accidents? Those would be a ridiculous liberal arguments and I absolutely do NOT believe it. We all have our own bodies and have the right to decide what to do with them now and after death. And I respect that, whatever the reason.

What about cremation. I don’t believe in that. Some people do. We can choose for ourselves.

What about flu shots? Medications?

Now, let’s just imagine for just a minute that we live in some crazy parallel universe where governments are out of control and people get rights and privileges mixed up (I know that would never happen, but just humor me for a minute).

Once we give authority to the government to make medical (life/death) decisions, why not require everyone to become organ donors? You don’t need them. You’re dead. It makes sense that someone else still living should benefit. But why stop there?

It’s more efficient to be cremated.

You have 2 kidneys. You only need one.

I have O-neg blood type (red gold). I am the universal donor. Why not require me to donate.

What if you’re overweight?

What if you are disabled?

Why should you be allowed to not get a flu shot and possibly infect others?

Where do you draw the line? Once you succumb to a socialist program, you open the door to bondage. Once you surrender your agency to the government, you will never get it back. In the eyes of the government, you are a #, not an individual. That is contrary to my belief system that we are all individuals who will be accountable for our own individual actions. You, not the government, knows what’s best for you. Not some sweeping govt policy.

This issue, for me, is not as much about health care as it is about agency (even though a government health care program would be devastating to our economy and freedom and would create more problems than it solves). Additionally, I don’t think health care is about health care as much as it is about more control for the govt and dependency on the govt. Any program that takes away my choice (you are naive if you don’t believe a govt health care system would reduce/eliminate choice) or makes the govt bigger, I am against it. I will be responsible, for better or worse, for my decisions. Period.

Oops – Maxine Waters accidentally says what she’s thinking…

In my observation, most politicians (regardless of party) won’t tell you what they’re thinking. They’ll tell you what they think they should be thinking and what you want to hear. And then they’ll go wheelin’ and dealin’ and justifying to themselves that they have to concede ‘this’ or ‘that’ to get what’s “really important” (and those are the “good” ones). Government is all a big game for them, and sooner or later, even if you went with good intentions, you end up without principles or morals. If you’re a respectable person and you decide to become a politician, not only are you a crazy person, with me you also lose the whole innocent until proven guilty thing. Over and over politicians have shown that they’re corrupt, self-serving, lying, egotistical, party-line-towing megalomaniacs. Why should we ever believe a word that comes out of any of your mouths!?

Also, don’t you morons know that everything you say is recorded and we have the internet and video cameras and stuff. Do you just have no conscience? Do you just have no care for your ‘good name’ (yes, I know that’s an oxymoron when you’re talking about a politician). I just can’t ever comprehend how you can over and over contradict yourself and still sleep at night.

Here’s a great clip of Maxine waters who obviously is a little low on sleep ’cause she just comes right out and says what’s on her mind. WOW! And the look on the faces of her fellow panel members is priceless!

She also recently met Fidel Castro. She had only praises for him and his wonderful health care system. Well, if it’s so great, go there. And take Michael Moore with you. He likes it there, too. And they’re communists, so you’ll both not only love their health care system, but also their ideology. Win-win for everyone!