After some lively townhall meetings earlier this week where attending members railed against their representative or senator over the proposed health care bill, Nancy Pelosi throws out baseless accusations and rants about Nazi swatstikas being presented.
A few facts:

    1. there were no Nazi swatstikas
    2. Nancy’s comments are a desperate tactic to deflect attention away from the important matters.
    3. The White House issued a call for everyone to report people who have an opposing view of the contents of HR-3200 if they believe the contents of the report to be “fishy”.

Really nice of our government, heh? It’s an attack on our free speech and in this case, free speech delivered by clearly livid Americans. Livid over the fact that our government is shoving down our collective throats a bill our representatives an senators won’t read.

Let’s stop for a minute and think about that. They won’t read it. They don’t have to. They have no vested interest in it. It’s because they have their own private and government provided health care. If HR-3200 or any other successor comes to be law they will still have that health care program; not the one the gave the rest of us “little people”. We should be asking ourselves why these senators and representatives won’t eat their own dog food.

Here’s some more facts. They come from the pages of HR-3200:

    Pg 425 Lines 4-12 Govt mandates Advance [Death] Care Planning Consult. Think Senior Citizens end of life.
    Pg 425 Lines 17-19 Govt will instruct & consult regarding living wills, durable powers of atty. Mandatory!
    Pg 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3 Gov’t provides approved list of end of life resources, guiding you in death.
    Pg 427 Lines 15-24 Govt mandates program for orders for end of life. The Gov’t has a say in how your life ends.
    Pg 429 Lines 1-9 An “adv. care planning consult” will be used frequently as patients health deteriorates.
    Pg 429 Lines 10-12 “adv. care consultation” may incl an ORDER for end of life plans. AN ORDER from GOV
    Pg 429 Lines 13-25 – The govt will specify which Doctors can write an end of life order.
    PG 430 Lines 11-15 The Govt will decide what level of treatment you will have at end of life

Let’s be certain about what those lines say. It’s hard to not understand them to say the gov’t will be involved in your death care, as they define it and as they determine when it is time. Not you. Not your family. Not your Dr. Gov’t decides and then gives the Dr. the clearance to act on the orders of the Gov’t. These orders will include living wills, how your life will end, when it ends, and may even include an order to “pull the plug”. The gov’t determines which Drs can do this.

I know for some head-in-the-sand-liberals this is hard to accept. But there it is … “right there” inside of HR-3200. …. like it, or not.

I think it’s pretty clear by what these “evil” people are saying at these town hall meetings is that they don’t want Gov’t in their life. For that belief they are attack by liberals and democrats.

America is not arguing over health care or no health care – America is arguing over content.

My girlfriend is from France and very familiar with France’s health care system and sometimes she calls America paranoid, fearful of gov’t intrusion. When I emailed those lines to her she could’nt believe it. She had this to say;

“Wow, this is Stalinism or Fascism!!!!! This plan has nothing to do with European social medicine plans. In Europe you chose your doctor, you and your doctor chose what treatment you need. All the government does is providing payment to the doctor or hospital that you visited. That is a dangerous bill. That is totallitarism at its best!!!!”

She continued,
“I heard this morning on NPR that the republicans in Congress were working on another bill that would replace this bill. Lets hope they can convince the Democrats!”

From my years of observing American politics, this is the first time I have seen conservatives and democrats alike stand up and protest what our government is doing to us, not for us. Prior to this I was used to seeing liberals take to the streets. They did it in the ’60s and early ’70s. In the ’80s and ’90s the liberals arose again as PITA, Green Peace (or was that the 70s?) the G8 Summit. I saw riots, overturned and burning cars, vandalism, beatings and other acts of violence while these good Americans “voiced” their concerns. Lately they arose against our soldiers overseas, blocking supplies leaving the Port of Olympia, an act of sedition. Yet the liberals somehow have a problem with other Americans voicing their opinion – yes, it got loud at times – but at the end of the day, no body was hurt, no vandalism, no burning cars. Why? Look at their ages for one thing.

If violence is what America expects from the conservative side, then the best way to get that violence is to kill their voice. Outlaw them. Chide them. Demean and vilify them. Then, you will have violence for it will mean our government has turned against its own people. Then you might have an overturned car or two.

So while Nancy and her White House cronies try to prevent other Americans from protesting, it casts liberals as having causes and beliefs which overshadow and trump the beliefs of others. A bit hypocritical if you ask me.

The liberals have had their decades long monopoly on protesting and now its everyone else’s turn. But I suppose the liberals won’t be happy until government squashes the voices of its people.

When there’s no more dissenting voice it’s easy for me to expect government to come for the gays. After all, with all that HIV out there and all of that expensive medicine I would imagine government will be making the rounds to decide who should be labeled as “terminally ill” and just let the chips fall where they may.

This change thing is just fricking awesome.