". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Friday, June 12, 2009

Game, Set, Match

I listened to Rush Limbaugh for a while yesterday. He was talking about nationalized health care, citing this article by Mona Charen. Charen calls Obama's plan to socialize medicine in this country "the whole ball game." In other words, if he wins this battle, he has won the war for the soul of our nation, changing it essentially and perhaps irrevocably. As Rush pointed out, once the government has control of health care, it will be able to claim the right to manage and control almost every aspect of our lives in the name of cost-cutting. It makes sense. Almost every thing a person does can be said to have an impact on his or her overall health and well-being. If the government is paying for an individual's medical care, then, it will be able to assert the right to control your behavior in the name of controlling costs.

We can't lose this one. And we don't have to. The Democrats are already showing signs of infighting (just look at the lack of a clear party line on the release of the interrogation photographs--the White House says no, while Pelosi says yes). President Obama's approval ratings are starting to slide. It's time for the sleeping giant to wake up. Time for all of us to gird our loins and polish our swords. This is war! If we put our minds and hearts and will to it we can win it. And win it we must.

4 comments:

Jane said...

There was a good piece by Karl Rove in the WSJ yesterday about the five things we need to do to stop socialized health care.

You're right. It's time for action. Obama plans to move this through fast.

Jenn said...

I keep thinking it won't be long until they tell us what the limit is on the number of kids. And of course, church will be out the window - "extremeism" makes for poor health you know. gotta go read Rove's piece. I heard about it yesterday. :(

Steve Martin said...

Liberalization of the education system has hammered all the nails in our coffins.

We did this to ourselves.

We are in big trouble.

Working man said...

I never thought anyone could make Cher or Madonna look smart. Boy! was I wrong, I actually like Voight's acting, but for anyone to actually listen to what he has to say is spooky to say the least. Maybe the relgious right think labeling President Obama a false profit makes sense. I think the rest of the people are more grounded in reality.