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I despise the left wing liberal attempts to change America. I support FREEDOM, freedom of speech, right to bear arms, religious freedom and protecting the rights of Americans, including the unborn. Close the border, round up illegals and send them home. Welcome them back with a green card. I believe in preserving the visions of our founding fathers which did not include Socialism or Sharia Law. This IS STILL America.....at least for now.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Pssst....Barack Obama, Barney Frank, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid! I have a secret for you!


America is not a democracy. Maybe I am wrong, but I seem to get the feeling you should know this.

Let me help you out here. America is a constitutional republic. If you have read the constitution and the bill of rights, you should know and understand this by now. Being that none of you are doing anything constructive or even remotely legal, maybe you should take the time to read it NOW. I really think it will behoove you to understand the founding documents of our great nation.

You are getting everything all mucked up in D.C.. If you just take a little time to read and understand what our country was founded on....I am sure your job performance would improve. I understand that sometimes we all need a little more training to do our jobs effectively and there is no reason to be ashamed.

If you have any questions after reading it, my eight year old daughter would be happy to answer your questions. She can put it all into very easy to understand language for you. She can even help you with that "One Nation Under God" thing we have here. You do remember God, don't you?

Back to the constitution. Let me give you a little head start, okay? John Adams defined a constitutional republic as "a government of laws, and not of men(or women).

Once you ALL grasp this little concept, I think we will breathe a huge sigh of relief. Then the government can get back to respecting the rights of the American citizens.

Hey, when you finish reading it, could you pass it around congress beginning with all the democrats? They ALL need to read it too. You know....kinda get everyone on the same page?

As for Joe Biden.....ehhhh....he wouldn't get it anyway. He has bigger problems than I can address here.

18 comments:

  1. The "one nation under God" element wasn't an idea from our founding fathers. Congress added that language to the Pledge of Allegiance in the 1950s. Also, I don't believe God is mentioned in the Constitution.

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  2. Oh you do not think the God is mentioned? Hmmm....maybe not in the context you want me to give you....but oh yes he is.

    "Done in convention by the unanimous consent of the states present the seventeenth day of September in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven and of the independence of the United States of America the twelfth."

    http://www.wallbuilders.com/LIBissuesArticles.asp?id=23909

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  3. On what basis did the founding Fathers declare Sunday the Sabbath? Ummm....let's see....Christianity perhaps?

    Art. I, Sec. 7 constitutional requirement that forbade federal lawmaking on Sundays. There is that Sunday thing again! I believe in those days the capitol was for CHURCH services. Gotta love historical trivia!

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  4. Oh...can I just mention the preamble?! "One nation UNDER GOD..." Just a little more trivia. Maybe Christie should read her state constitution.

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  5. Only ONE state makes no reference to the Lord....that would be Oregon. Interesting, huh. I have a feeling Christie could be from Oregon.

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  6. Fair enough. I missed the one reference to God in the date.

    http://www.earlyamerica.com/earlyamerica/freedom/constitution/text.html

    The exception for Sundays in Article I, Section 7 isn't an endorsement of religion. It is just recognizing religion exists and is trying to be respectful of those in Congress who might be worshipping.

    The Preamble does not say "one nation under God". That's in the Pledge of Allegiance. And it wasn't officially added until the 1950s, although it was used by Louis Bowman in 1948.) Here's the text:
    "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pledge_of_Allegiance#Addition_of_the_words_.22under_God.22

    Your post implies that the Constitution and Bill of Rights are laden with God references and that isn't the case. I'd invite you to review Amendment 1: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

    And, yes, I am from Oregon.

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  7. Incidentally, you seem to be the one who doesn't understand how our government works. We're a representative democracy as well as a republic. In a representative democracy, you vote in the representatives and then they're in charge. You might not agree with what they're doing, but they got voted in. They're in charge. It's in the Constitution (your eight year old daughter can probably explain it to you if you have any questions).

    As for the legality of what Obama and congress are doing, the Constitution covers that as well. It's up to the Supreme Court to make sure that the laws they put in place are legal. If they pass health care reform (or whatever it is that you're considering illegal) and it is truly illegal, somebody will challenge it and the Supreme Court will strike it down. Checks and balances. Good stuff.

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  8. Let's not forget that this country was founded on Religious Freedom - that is why the Huguenots and others came in search of a new place to live.

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  9. You have got this right on the money. I think that these people in Washington DC have no clue as to what this country really is, nor what is in the Constitution. This post is very well put and to the point. God Bless you and your efforts.

    http://wiseconservatism.com

    -Robert-

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  10. Thanks, Robert.

    We are truly living in scary times. The government could give a flip about Americans...or even America for that matter.

    We are truly being destroyed from within.

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  11. I really want to try and understand where the fear of socialized medicine comes from because at the end of the day, I don't get why you wouldn't want coverage for everyone. The insurance companies have had decades to do the right thing and yet they haven't actually done the right thing - extend coverage to all at a reasonable, affordable cost with a minimal to zero impact on quality of care.

    From my perspective, it would be refreshing if, rather than spreading falsehoods or misrepresentations, I could hear real concerns. (And I'm not trying to imply any dishonesty on anyone's part here.) For example, this death panel talk... it pertains to a part of the bill that is actually a modification to Section 1861 (link: http://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/ssact/title18/1861.htm)
    of the Social Security Act to add an "advance care planning consultation to list the services covered by Medicare". The provision would allow patients (if they wanted to) to prepare for the day when they might not be able to make medical decisions for themselves (development of living wills, directives to accept or refuse extraordinary measures (DNR-type docs), selection of hospice programs, and to discuss POA options to appoint a relative to make health care decisions on their behalf should they become incapacitated). This is in no way a step onto a slippery slope that is going to usher in an age of euthanizing our seniors. It's about providing information to patients so they can make choices about how they wish to be treated in the future. Even AARP came out with a press release condemning such smears "Betsy McCaughey's recent commentary on health care reform in various media outlets is rife with gross - and even cruel - distortions." (link: http://www.snopes.com/politics/medical/euthanasia.asp)

    Sorry for the off topic comment, I clicked on Robert's link and the first item listed on the page was about socialized medicine.

    When all is said and done, though, I think we are all good citizens. We just happen to see things differently. I appreciate you even posting my comments given that they so clearly do not align with your own thoughts.

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  13. Christie,

    I am sorry if I gave you the impression that I would not want everyone to have access to health care because I do. I also want everyone to have three meals a day that include all the food groups, decent clothing and home, school supplies and loving families

    Sadly, this is the real world and it will never happen.

    As for the "death panel" it is just a term. What people mean by that is being able to receive the care they need. This is of special concern for seniors. First of all...even with the public option and industry regulation there are limits in the bill on the amount of care you can receive. A 70 yr. old who breaks their hip is not likely to receive a hip replacement even if they are otherwise healthy. The reason is because they base the cost of the surgery on the number of years that person is expected to live. This same 70 year old could possibly live another 20 or more years with the surgery. Without it....a broken hip on a senior gives them a life expectancy of 3 years. Do not listen to Obama....READ THE BILL!

    Yes, end of life counseling is MANDATORY in the bill. Now....this will mean training a bunch of new people for this position. More government workers to be paid. End of life counseling is a matter between families. There should be no such provision for the government to require that we do this with a government worker. The bill also contains provisions for government workers to perform home visits for families with children. Last I knew, this was America...these are my children and I will raise them without government intervention.

    Moving on....our country has a national debt limit of 13.1 TRILLION dollars. As of this very moment we are at 11.9 TRILLION in debt. Rather than control spending, Timothy Geithner has requested an increase in the national debt limit. We are broke.

    Continued in the next comment.

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  14. SS is broke
    Medicare is broke
    Medicaid is broke
    USPS is broke
    Amtrak is broke
    America is broke

    Cash for clunkers is putting dealerships out of business. They are not even reimbursing the dealers who are sitting on loss of revenue because they already gave the buyers the cars with the discount. A dealership right here in my area is filing bankruptcy because of it.

    H.R. 3200 is not just about healthcare. Read the bill. It includes money for nature trails....etc? What does this have to do with healthcare? Sounds like pork to me.

    How can we even think of implementing a program that is expected to cost between 23-48 TRILLION dollars per year depending on the quality of care that is given.

    Massachusetts, Tennessee and Hawaii (to name a few) have all tried public options. It was a huge disaster. They were not prepared for the costs that actually came in as a result of the programs. Those programs are failing miserably. The UK, Australia, and Canda (to name a few) all have public options and it is a train wreck in those countries too. People have to wait months or in some cases even years to see a Dr. It is months to get an MRI...FIVE months. If you have a brain tumor...that five months is your death.

    Just way you are a single Mom and you are a waitress. You fall and injure your knee outside playing with your children. You need a knee replacement. In Canada it is a year wait for that knee replacement. Now..don't forget you are a single Mom. You certainly cannot waitress during that year...and most likely you would be in so much pain that you could not work at all. Who is going to pay your bills, buy your groceries and pay your rent or mortgage while you wait?

    In a perfect world....everyone would have everything they need. Sadly, we do not live in a perfect world. Many who do not have insurance do not have it for the lack of effort. How many people do not work....do not want to work...and will never really ever work and pay their way in life? There are a lot. Why should other Americans have to give up what they have to take care of them.

    Approximately 254 million people have health insurance and approximately 46 million do not. Of that 46 million estimates are that 20 million or more are illegal aliens. That would leave 16 million Americans or legal immigrants without any coverage. Just reform Medicaid (indigent) and Medicare (for a fee for those who do not have access to health care) and there is no need to reform the entire industry. Quality of care would not be affected...there would be no waits for surgery or diagnostic procedures such as MRI's.

    I agree with some kind of reform giving all people access to medical care....but I do not support regulating the healthcare industry, or a single payer government run healthcare industry. My suggestion would be to reform Medicaid and Medicare without regulating the industry. Indigent citizens can get Medicaid and others can purchase Medicare. No industry regulation required.

    A total reform of our healthcare industry would be a disaster. Government healthcare would be an even bigger disaster.

    It simply does not work.

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  15. Correction to above, our country has a national debt limit of 12.1 Trillion...and we are currently at 11.9 trillon.

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  16. Here is a very good article on three of the states that have implemented the public option.

    http://www.examiner.com/x-13430-Sarpy-County-Conservative-Examiner~y2009m8d3-TennCare-MassCare-and-Keiki-Care-Failed-public-health-care-options-and-the-new-American-Dream

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  17. I heard this guy on NPR today and thought it was interesting enough to share. The guy researched various health care options that are currently used in other industrialized nations. Here's the link:

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112172939&ps=cprs

    What I found most interesting is that depending on what "group" you are in, you might have one of the four (I think) biggest types of "social" options. They already exist in the U.S. If you are a veteran, your health care is paid for by the government in government run hospitals with doctors that are paid for by the gov't. If you are a senior, you can get Medicare (regulated by gov't and paid for by taxpayer dollars), which is run like Canada's health care. If you have a job, you can be covered via your employer. My summation sucks but the guys speaks really well so I encourage you to listen to it.

    As a quick aside, we do have rationed care right now. It's in the form of denying insurance to those that are sickest and least able to pay for treatment.

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  18. In every city there is indigent care available. We certainly need more of it. Not all seniors have medicare. My 94 year old mother does not. She has private health insurance. Some seniors have both.

    Are we responsible for the class of people that do not work, do not want to work and never will work...yet are fully capable?

    With government run healthcare, there is basically no appeals process. You can only appeal to the entity..the government...providing your care. If you have health insurance, you have an appeals process for denied treatment through the State Insurance Commissioner. That is a process that works.

    The bottom line...and I do mean the BOTTOM line is it will bankrupt the country....and nobody will receive quality care.

    I am all for helping people....and as communities we should help each other. It is not the governments obligation or right to control the healthcare industry.

    Do you know what the USA is paying EACH MONTH just in interest alone to China? Do a little research on that. We are in debt up to our ears. We cannot afford government run healthcare.

    I do not buy that Canada and England have shorter wait times to see their Drs. or have elective surgery. I know people in both countries. I have also read research...and it is bull. If they have shorter wait times to see their Drs it is probably due to being assigned a Dr.. Here in America...we are still free to choose the best ones. Yes, to see my GYN it can be a 6 week wait if it is just for a routine visit. If I am having a problem....they get me in that day if necessary.

    All men in our country have a 95% five year survival rate for prostate cancer. That is not just the insured..that is ALL men. In England...it is 77% and of that 77% they are all insured. In Canada it is 82%...and of that 82% all are insured. Which odds would you choose? Early detection is the key. Those countries do not have the luxury we have in our country of early detection.

    The constitution does not make provisions for healthcare. It is time people take responsiblity for themselves and the families they choose to have.

    Although communities should come together and help the needy.....not the government.

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