Thursday, August 6, 2009

Something Fishy This Way Comes...

Very interesting developments today. A White House spokesperson put out a call to forward emails and websites disseminating "fishy" opinions on the current Health Care Destruction Plan directly to the White House website.

Let me give you a moment to digest that...

Yes. I said it. Your President has made it known that he wants you to turn in your neighbors, associates, co-workers, even family members who have "fishy" opinions about health care "reform" as they have designed it. Why? To "fight disinformation", they say.

The real reason? Intimidation. I am nobody. Just an average, ordinary family doctor in an average ordinary town. Does it scare me that the leader of the most powerful nation on the face of the earth wants to enlist my fellow citizens to help to compile a list of people that disagree with him? You bet it does.

I read a very moving speech by a British military officer once. In it,
he spoke about the many times he's heard people speak and write about the "fearless" exploits of men in combat. He correctly pointed out that to call these men "fearless" is a great disservice. They were always afraid - often terrified out of their wits. They were not fearless. Instead, they did their great and heroic deeds despite that fear.

Our own Founding Fathers knew that by pledging their "lives, [their] fortunes, and [their] sacred honor" by signing the Declaration of Independence, they were very likely signing their own death warrants.

Heroism isn't what you do because you're unafraid. Heroism is what you do despite being afraid.

I am terrified at the prospect of a government teetering so closely to the edge of absolute totalitarian despotism - so close to it that it feels the need to label people like me as "Nazis" (Nancy Pelosi), "Saboteurs" (Harry Reid), "Extremists" and "Terrorists", "Unruly Mobs", and now, "Disseminators of 'Fishy' Opinions"; so close that it feels it important to compile names and locations of people that disagree with them. I am terrified and heartbroken.

Nevertheless, allow me to follow, in some small way, in the footsteps of the Signers by saying, so that it will be clear to all, that I believe that the attempt to "reform" American Medicine by any means like HR 3200 will be a disaster. Let me further say that I believe that its conception grew out of nefarious, self-serving, socialistic, and unAmerican beliefs held by its authors, the liberal democrats who now hold power. I further believe that those same democrats are cowards of the most despicable stripe, as they are afraid even to face their very own electorates during their August recess, and that their sick, twisted attacks on the American citizens who have taken time out of actually working for a living to come and protest this demented bill (as is their God-given, Constitutionally-protected right) is the worst sort of political elitism.

Again, I ask you. Why do they want this so badly? Why would they jeopardize their entire political careers for this bill? Put yourself in their shoes, but imagine that you are a corrupt, self-serving, elitist, lying politician. What could possibly cause you to put everything on the line?

The only logical explanation is that they believe that securing the power over our health care will give them unspeakably more power than they currently weild. And if this is the case, then this is reason enough to fight it, and to fight those who support it.

My confidants have my login information. If I disappear to a work camp or re-education facility unexpectedly, my site will remain open, God willing.

I literally pray every day that Americans who love their Liberty - dearly-bought with the blood of her sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers - will "humble themselves and pray, and turn from their wicked ways" so that God will hear from heaven and "heal their land".

May He hear us, and deliver us from the spreading evil that threatens to finally quench the shining torch of Liberty from the earth. His will be done.