Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Socialized Medicine on the Way

Here's the skinny on this next passage. This is an item that has been "slipped" into the stimulus package and would in effect nationalize medicine for every one in the United States. The page numbers contained refer to H.R. 1 EH, pdf version

"...the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, will monitor treatments to make sure your doctor is doing what the federal government deems appropriate and cost effective. The goal is to reduce costs and “guide” your doctor’s decisions (442, 446). These provisions in the stimulus bill are virtually identical to what Daschle prescribed in his 2008 book, “Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis.” According to Daschle, doctors have to give up autonomy and “learn to operate less like solo practitioners.”[link]

And Yet More From Hew Hampshire

"The New Hampshire state legislature took an unbelievably bold step Monday by introducing a resolution to declare certain actions by the federal government to completely totally void and warning that certain future acts will be viewed as a “breach of peace” with the states themselves that risks “nullifying the Constitution.”'
"This act by New Hampshire is a clear warning to the federal government that they could face being stripped of their power by the States (presumably through civil war)!"[link]

Getting better by the day isn't it. Here is some more info as well as here.

For those of you behind a little bit here was my 1st blog post about this and my 2nd blog post.

He Had to be Created by Geppetto

"OBAMA: "Not a single pet project," he told the news conference. "Not a single earmark."
THE FACTS: There are no "earmarks," as they are usually defined, inserted by lawmakers in the bill. Still, some of the projects bear the prime characteristics of pork...For example, the latest version contains $2 billion for a clean-coal power plant with specifications matching one in Mattoon, Ill., $10 million for urban canals, $2 billion for manufacturing advanced batteries for hybrid cars, and $255 million for a polar icebreaker and other "priority procurements" by the Coast Guard..."[link]

...he was created as a wooden puppet, but wanted so badly to be a real boy.

2nd Amendment Backers to March on DC!

"A coalition is being assembled to march on Washington to deliver to Congress, the president and even the U.S. Supreme Court a message that the Second Amendment is critical as the single right that allows Americans to ensure continuation of all of the others."[link]

Wonder what type of attention this will garner from the "main-stream" media?

Fairbanks Group Says "No" to Gun Legislation

“We’ve seen it happen in other countries across the world, and we know totalitarian governments see ownership of firearms as a liability they just can’t afford...” [link]
Good for them, need many more like them.

Quote for the Day

Yes, we did produce a near perfect republic, but will they keep it, or will they, in the enjoyment of plenty, lose the memory of freedom? Material abundance without character is the surest way to destruction." -- Thomas Jefferson