I have great admiration for the British, but… I wish they would butt out of our national conversation (debate, argument…etc.) about socialized medicine in America. I DON’T GIVE A D**N HOW WELL THEY LOVE THEIR NHS (National Health Service). It is THEIR NHS… not ours.
Understand, my British friends, this is America. We are not Brits. Our ancestors came here (to escape your island) in vast numbers - including my own. If you love your NHS, then, by all means keep it. We don’t want it here and we are going to fight it all the way to the finish line and beyond!
Oh, and one other thing, if you British folks are so enamored of President Obama, then you can certainly have him. He is quickly becoming the most unpopular president in the history of our republic. His popularity is dropping like a stone and picking up speed as it falls.
Look, you don’t understand us, you never have. America is, in fact, two countries that have agreed to try to live together under one government. Well, that is not absolutely accurate, either. Allow me to explain:
You should understand the southern half of the country is a part of the US only because it was forced to return to the fold at the point of a Federal Government bayonet! We have never forgotten that and we still chafe under the burden of that memory. We have great difficulty in trusting the federal government at anytime. But, especially when we are being openly lied to and we perceive that even more of our freedom will be taken away if Socialized Medicine is installed in this country.
You Brits are used to a socialized society. We Americans are not. I find it interesting that about the only part of this country leaning toward socialism is that portion we call “NEW ENGLAND,” and, of course, the west coast states, which are slightly left of Joe Stalin, and really ought to be another country unto themselves, anyway.
Recently I had someone leave a comment on my blogsite ranting that I did not like “FREE” healthcare. Can you believe that? The level of ignorance that it takes for ANYONE to believe that socialized medicine is FREE! Nothing is free - and certainly not socialized medicine. We will pay for it - that is - the taxpayers of America will pay for it - and, oh, brother, how we will pay for it.
If it were just the money it will take to finance this cradle to the grave socialized healthcare - that would be one thing - and indeed, that would be bad enough. But, when you read the bill before Congress you quickly see the government has taken unto themselves, under the provisions of the act, powers they have never had before and those power take away many, many, freedoms of the American citizens.
My regional paper printed an article this morning by Ara Darzi and Tom Kibasi titled: “ Britain’s Health System Nothing to Fear.” This same article ran in the Washington Post on August 17th. You will find the entire article HERE.
In late July and early August we told you the Obama Regime would pour on the coal during the month of August to try and pass their Socialized Medicine act into law in America. And they have. Now we know they have even enlisted assistance from offshore… from the British Isles, to be exact.
What this means to those of us opposed to the loss of our freedom is simply that we must step up our game as well.
We know Obama has the democrat votes to pass the bill without a single republican vote. The pressure is now being applied to Obama to do just that. And, frankly, that is exactly what I expect him to do. He won’t like it, but he WILL do it. Obama knows it will hand the GOP a campaigning tool for the 2010 elections and 2012 elections no amount of money could purchase for the republicans.
In the meantime we must keep the pressure on our Senators and Congresspersons to vote against ObamaCare. And above all, we must prepare to clean the house of as many democrats as we possibly can in November of next year.
J. D. Longstreet