Archive for August 23rd, 2009

The VA’s Death Book a Model for Obamacare

The alarm that Sarah Palin raised with her report of “death panels” in HR 3200 (and they are there!) seems a little more credible when we consider what the VA has been telling veterans for several years. In a none-too-subtle booklet vets are lead to consider whether “life is worth living” and to make decisions about end-of-life care that could shorten their lives, in some cases quite prematurely. Don’t we owe our veterans better? Don’t Americans deserve better?

Dakota Voice Week in Review, Ending Aug. 22, 2009

The best of the best at Dakota Voice last week, including: Obama Claims No Death Panels, Some Already Call the Shots, Alabama Legislature Rebukes Federal Climate Change Assault on Economy, A Look at Government Health Care: Go to the Reservation, Judge: Abortionists Must Tell Women Abortion Terminates a Human Life, Recess Rally in Rapid City…And Across the Nation, Canada Considers Privatizing Health Care, Gallup: Conservatives Now Outnumber Liberals in Every State, Signs the Socialists May Be On the Run, and more.

Recess Rally Video: Opening Remarks

Video of the opening remarks at the Citizens for Liberty Town Hall and Recess Rally on health care, Rapid City, South Dakota, August 22, 2009. The quartet Black Hills Blend sings a few patriotic numbers, the invocation is held, introductions are made, and ground rules for the questions and answers are laid.