Friday, August 7, 2009
I just love Sarah Palin. You know why? Well, the list is long, but one reason is her courage. The day after they try to shut her up by calling her a racist, she comes out swinging--not about the racist accusations; she's got more pressing issues on which to focus. This woman is fearless. I love that about her. And she doesn't use her courage all willy-nilly. She speaks on matters that matter. And she does it like no one else. Oh, plenty of people open their mouths, but Sarah speaks. The difference with Sarah is that it always comes from her heart. Shoot, it seems to come from the depths of her soul--and it's always about right vs. wrong. She calls Obama's proposed health care plan "evil," point blank. Statement on the Current Health Care Debate Rep. Bachmann's speech can be viewed here:
She speaks about how this plan devalues life because it shows no respect for the elderly or disabled. You see, many tried to make her a one-issue person: some loon obsessed with opposing abortion. Not that that issue isn't reason enough for opposition, but Sarah values all life--whether it's the unborn, our senior citizens, our special needs community, or the life we are leaving for our progeny.
And boy, did Sarah speak today! No wonder they want to silence her: Her words are dangerous--to those who are on the wrong side of right, that is, and to their agenda.
The thing about Sarah is that she knows the cost. She's been put through enough to know that what she says will heap coals of fire upon her head. She's no neophyte lacking understanding of what will come down the pike. Whenever she opens her mouth, the haters go crazy. They label her an attention-seeker, a rambler, and of course, a racist. But she does it anyway. With the price so high, why does she do it? This is what some don't understand. Sarah does it because it's right. She does it because she knows it's her calling. She does it because there's a fire shut up in her bones that won't let her hold her peace, to steal from the prophet Jeremiah.
Sarah Palin loves her country, and she will continue to speak--so we will continue to listen. What she is saying must be heard. Of course, that's not a problem because whenever she speaks, the whole world listens.
Here's the statement Sarah released today found on her Facebook page:
Today at 4:26pm
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
Statement on the Current Health Care Debate
Rep. Bachmann's speech can be viewed here: