It’s one thing to attack the people who voice discomfort with the government. That voice of course was given to the people in the Bill of Rights. It was so important to the founders of this nation that they incorporated the wording in the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Citizens of America take to the streets peacefully protesting how our government is eroding our freedoms and causing each responsible person to work harder to support that government and its dependents. The government calls the citizens Right Wing Extremists in a failing attempt to dismiss the peoples’ concerns rather than addressing them. They verbally run ’em down.
Our established government has, for decades now, been usurping the authority granted to the people of this country. The immediate past and current administrations have accelerated that freedom taking, first in the name of National Defense and currently to defend a more personal agenda.
It’s expected behavior for this administration to attack FOX News for in-depth investigating and telling the truth about the government we have in place. The FOX News team, too, expresses discomfort with the eroding rights of the citizens, and their reporters ask questions that others choose not to ask and the government wants not to answer. Fox news then reports the answers to the world. Those answers often make our elected and appointed officials uncomfortable so the entire network organization has been labeled a Right Wing Driving Force and mouthpiece for the Republican Party. They verbally run ’em down.
And, I guess it’s okay to attack insurance companies when they give an honest estimate of cost increases that will be caused by the new mandatory health care bill. The insurance industry has estimated that the average cost of insuring a family will increase over $1,700 per year by 2013. The government (the same government that cannot accurately estimate the cost of their own proposed or enacted bills and programs within ten billion dollars) doesn’t like the announcement. They have labeled the study “distorted and flawed” and called it sabotage without even analyzing it.
The insurance options being proposed by both the insurance companies and the government are not wellness options, they are illness mitigation options. The programs are all predicated on making sick people well or at least better. They have nothing to do with preventative health that can reduce the cost and risks of prolonged illness. They have nothing to do with keeping healthy people well or making people healthier.
Insurance companies and the insurance industry do definitely need reform. For-profit medical care should offer competitive way of helping people remain healthy. They don’t need to be thrown aside and replaced, they need to be reformed.
Needless to say, the government has not offered any alternative figures. They say that health care costs will go down, and that’s all they can offer. All this administration can do once again is belittle, demean and besmirch their opposition and not offer a reasoned counter argument. They verbally run ’em down.
Beware if you have questions regarding the righteousness of our current government. They will do their level best to run you down. That is apparently their only defense for the “reform” they are forcing upon us because they have been unable to offer any reasonable explanation for the moves that are being made with such great haste.
Without a viable counter, the only defense is to viciously attack their opponents. So far it has been with words. Soon, I expect, this over-controlling administration may become so frustrated with not having satisfactory answers for what should be simple questions that there could be a black SUV seen barreling into a crowd of peacefully assembled citizens. No more talking. That’s the Chicago way.