Monthly Archives: July 2009

Old Liberal Slogan – Revisited.

Anyone else remember the old Liberal bumper sticker slogan about the Air Force having to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber?

How about this:

Won’t it be a great day when taxpayers keep all the money they earn and Congress has to hold a bake sale to pay for their pork?

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Obama’s Sob Story

In a recent press conference, President Obama told a (presumably hypothetical) sob story that, to him, illustrated why no one should be allowed to be without health insurance.  He spoke of a man who chose to not have insurance who experienced a medical catastrophe and woke up in the hospital to find himself $10,000 in debt.

If President Obama cares so much about people getting in massive debt then why is he in the process of continually increasing the national debt? Why is he increasing the debt that each of us must pay off, though we did not authorize it, though we demanded they not pursue it. Does he not care that every baby born in this country is born a debtor?

 

http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/

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The Right to Privacy and Medical Records.

One of the original arguments in favor of legalized abortion was the right to privacy.

However, now our government wants to violate any privacy we might have by seizing our medical records and placing them in a database maintained by a government contractor. If I have a right to privacy, then what right does the government have to my medical records? What right does GE or any other private company have to them either?

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H.R. 3200 (the healthcare bill) Is Unconstitutional Ex Post Facto Law.

 “Except as provided in this paragraph, the individual health insurance issuer offering such coverage does not enroll any individual in such coverage if the first effective date of coverage is on or after the first day of Y1.”    – excerpt from H.R. 3200 (the healthcare bill)

Correct me if I’m reading this wrong, but doesn’t that back date the law’s effectiveness to January 1, 2009?  Let’s say I took out a policy on February 1, 2009. If this bill becomes law, would it render my policy illegal?

“No bill of attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.” – U.S. Constitution: Article 1, Section 9.  An ex post facto law is a retroactive law, that is, one that makes something illegal before the law was passed.

Could someone explain to me how this is not an unconstitutional ex post facto law? If my reading of the bill is correct, it would render any policy made on or after January 1, 2009 null and void after the fact.

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Thoughts from my friend Melody

Democracy does not die because some other country comes in and takes over, imposing their resitrictive rule on freedom-loving people. Liberty is surrendered willingly by those who possess it in the name of ensuring a safe and secure society. All to the sounds of applause and adulation directed towards our ‘savior.’
As a nation, we are doing this now, to secure affordable healthcare, prevent foreclosures and ensure that American automobiles are competitively priced, that we help provide choices for disadvantaged mothers in foreign countries and recognize children as having rights protected by the global community.

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