I just finished reading Dick Morris’ book The New Prince about political survival in the information age. He starts his book off with a quote that I think everyone should know:
And only the Master shall praise us; only the Master shall blame
And no one shall work for money; and no one shall work for fame.
But each for the joy of working; each by his own special star
Shall draw the thing as he sees it, for the God of things as they are ~ Rudyard Kipling
Mr. Morris must have foreseen the rise of Sarah Palin with this quote. I feel that it embodies what she stands for, that politics is not the end all be all and that one must do what is right in the eyes of God.
It has been two weeks since Sarah Palin once again became a private citizen and in that time the bloggers and the press still could not leave her alone. Of course they had to make things up to keep her name in the news but she is determined to not allow them to get the best of her. She spoke at the gunowners meeting in Anchorage and even visited New York City without any fanfare. She will keep the media at bay until she is good and ready. And as of yesterday, it looks as if she is now ready to start speaking out and a high profile private citizen and encourage others to do the same.
Here is citizen Sarah’s account of the government run health care plan as posted on her facebook page:
As more Americans delve into the disturbing details of the nationalized health care plan that the current administration is rushing through Congress, our collective jaw is dropping, and we’re saying not just no, but hell no!
The Democrats promise that a government health care system will reduce the cost of health care, but as the economist Thomas Sowell has pointed out, government health care will not reduce the cost; it will simply refuse to pay the cost. And who will suffer the most when they ration care? The sick, the elderly, and the disabled, of course. The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s “death panel” so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their “level of productivity in society,” whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.
Health care by definition involves life and death decisions. Human rights and human dignity must be at the center of any health care discussion.
Rep. Michele Bachmann highlighted the Orwellian thinking of the president’s health care advisor, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the brother of the White House chief of staff, in a floor speech to the House of Representatives. I commend her for being a voice for the most precious members of our society, our children and our seniors.
We must step up and engage in this most crucial debate. Nationalizing our health care system is a point of no return for government interference in the lives of its citizens. If we go down this path, there will be no turning back. Ronald Reagan once wrote, “Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth.” Let’s stop and think and make our voices heard before it’s too late.
– Sarah Palin
Rep. Bachmann’s speech can be viewed here:
I totally agree with Sarah on this. Who is to say who is too sick or too old to live? The only ONE I know of that can do this is God. He has given certain people skills in life to be able to help others: doctors, nurses, and other care givers; who is the government to say that my grandmother, father, mother, or son is not fit to receive care? These are the issues that the majority of Americans have with the current proposal. Does the health care system need to be reformed? Yes. But does it need to be taken over by the government? No. We need to work together, both Democrats and Republicans to reforms health care so that health care benefits can be taken form one job to other and from one state to state. We need to eliminate the “pre-existing condition” clauses. But how on earth does the government propose to “manage” health care when the postal service is going bankrupt? How does Congress and Pres. Obama plan to cover EVERYONE with health care without increasing the numbers of doctors and nurses available to care for the increase in patients? At this point, it does not look like this government run system has been fully researched, we know that the bill itself hasn’t even been read by all the people who will vote on it! We must speak up and speak out about this. And I am proud to stand with Sarah Palin and stand behind her statements on healthcare and what a “death panel” would mean for us all. She is speaking out for one reason and one reason only…because it is the right thing to do. Will you stand with her? Please click here to sign the petition to free our health care.
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