“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!” – Samuel Adams

Archive for August 2009

CFL Recess Rally: Health Care Question 6

Health care question #6 at the Citizens for Liberty Town Hall and Recess Rally on Saturday August 22: “Every American company has a right to make profit. We are a capitalist society. What gives YOU the constitutional right to pick one company over another to be winners or losers. We can fix health care without creating another government entity, we can pass laws that address tort reform, pre-existing conditions and high premiums. We do not need a government option to compete with other companies; they’re already competing. Would you vote for a bill that has a government option?”

NHS Nightmare: 1 Million Patients Receive ‘Appalling’ Care

President Obama says government health care is wonderful–so wonderful he’s determined to force it on the American people. The one million patients who received “appalling” care from the British National Health Service might beg to differ.

In British Govt Health Care, No Room in the Inn for Pregnant Women

Under England’s glorious socialized health care system women are giving birth in elevators and toilets, doing their part to help maintain Karl Marx’s reputation standing tall. What an honor it must be to sacrifice in this way to advance the Glorious Revolution.

Bad Government Raises Health Care Costs

The main cause of rising health care costs is bad and stupid government. By “government”, I mean the politicians, the bureaucrats, the laws, regulations, policy rulings, and court rulings that influence health care systems, resources, and costs.

Protesters Greet Herseth Sandlin on Members-Only Speech

About 50 protesters against government health care greeted Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin as she showed up to her members-only speech to the Chamber of Commerce YPG today in Rapid City. Only one supporter of government health care was outside along the street.

CDC Official: AIDS Rate is 50x Higher in Homosexual Men

An official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the CDC’s estimate Monday that in the United States AIDS is fifty times more prevalent among men who have sex with men (‘MSM’) than the rest of the population. Dr. Amy Lansky revealed this statistic during a plenary session at the 2009 HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta.

Cap and Trade: Hitting the People from All Sides

The cap and trade global warming tax–already passed in the U.S. House and being considered in the U.S. Senate–is an assault on the freedom and prosperity of the American people that hits them from all sides. It not only destroys jobs, increases the costs of goods and services and takes away their personal freedoms, it will also cost them even more in direct taxes to make government agencies compliant with its restrictions.

Massachusetts Election Monkey Business

In 2004, when it looked like John Kerry might leave his senate seat for the presidency and allow a Republican governor to appoint his replacement, Ted Kennedy asked for the law to be changed to call for a special election. But when Ted Kennedy saw he would die soon under a Democrat governor, he asked for the law to be changed back to better ensure a Democrat stranglehold, er, stronghold on Massachusetts.

Making Private Individuals More Accountable than Government

One of the most profound misunderstandings embraced by liberals today is the difference between private individuals and entities and government. Under our Constitutional government, one is legally accountable to the public it was elected to serve, while the other is held accountable primarily through market forces. Under liberalism, however, government is given a blank check and latitude to force private entities to dance to their tune.

Study: No Jobs Americans Won’t Do

We frequently hear the excuse from the amnesty lobby that we need illegal aliens for jobs Americans won’t do. Now a study proves what most of us already knew: it’s an empty excuse.

Students Challenge to Learn All They Can About Evolution

As students step foot on campus for another school year, an intelligent design proponent has offered a few tips for the millions who will face the teaching of evolution in their science classrooms. Tip number one, “never opt out of learning evolution,” says Casey Luskin, co-founder of the Intelligent Design and Evolution Awareness (IDEA) Center, according to the Discovery Institute. “In fact, learn about evolution every chance you get.”

A Weekend at Teds to Push Government Health Care

The Democrats are shameless in their zeal to socialize America. As they turned Senator Paul Wellstone’s funeral into an election rally, so they have already hijacked the corpse of Senator Ted Kennedy to use as a vehicle to push socialized health care on America. From a “Weekend at Bernie’s” to a “Weekend at Ted’s”

CFL Recess Rally: Health Care Question 4

Health care question #4 at the Citizens for Liberty Town Hall and Recess Rally on Saturday August 22: “I hear our president talking about his health care plan. Which plan is it? Is it HR 3200 or is it one of the Senate bills?”

1,700 Prison Inmates Mistakenly Receive Stimulus Funds

The federal government sent $425,000 of your tax dollars to prison inmates in the form of stimulus checks. I can’t wait for them to run my health care, can you?

What’s Wrong With a Single Payer System?

Obama and his supporters want a single payer system. What’s wrong with that? Nothing – unless you are the ultimate payer. They just want to have a big, ongoing “dinner party” and stick the taxpayers with the bill.

FactCheck Finds Obama Accusations of Abortion ‘Fabrications’ Fabricated

President Obama has claimed accusations that government health care would include abortions are “fabricated.” But a Factcheck.org article finds that the current House bill “would allow abortions to be covered by a federal plan and by federally subsidized private plans.” What other aspects of the socialized health care plan may the president be fibbing about?

Pay More for a Car Based on Your Income?

If it’s okay to stick it to the rich to get them to pay for your health care and certain other government bennies, why not go all the way? A poor guy gets a new car for $300 while the rich guy pays $1.25 million for the same car. Fair, right?

Church Drops ‘Lutheran’ From Name after Pro-Homosexual Vote

The sign outside the church would usually read St. Timothy Lutheran Church. But the word “Lutheran” has been covered over and now simply reads St. Timothy Church. Said Rev. Richard Mahan: “I asked that be done because I’m ashamed. I’m ashamed of what the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has done to a church I’ve loved for 40 years.”

The Importance of Religion in the Public Square on 250th Birthday of William Wilberforce

William Wilberforce is best known for his fight to abolish slavery in Britain. He also spearheaded efforts to set up education for indigent children, child labor laws, prison reform, the first society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, Bible societies, and mandatory small pox inoculation, among many others. “To speak of Wilberforce is to speak of biblical worldview in action,” said Chuck Colson.

CFL Recess Rally: Health Care Question 3

Health care question #3 at the Citizens for Liberty Town Hall and Recess Rally on Saturday August 22: “Why is the insurance industry in the health care industry at all?”

GOP Standing Firm Against ‘Public Option’

GOP Policy Committee Chairman Senator John Thune said today that incremental health care reform that actually reduces health care costs is the only way Republicans will cooperate with health care “reform” efforts in the Senate.

Govt Health Care: What Could Go Wrong?

What could possibly go wrong with President Obama’s health care plan? After all, it will be written by a committee whose head says he doesn’t understand it, will be passed by a Congress that hasn’t read it (but exempts themselves from it)…

Hot Air Tour Coming to Rapid City

Americans for Prosperity’s Hot Air Tour is coming to Rapid City Wednesday, September 2nd as a part of an effort to urge Senator Tim Johnson to vote “no” to the cap and trade scheme.

CFL Recess Rally: Health Care Question 2

Question #2 at the Citizens for Liberty Town Hall and Recess Rally on Saturday August 22: “Would our representatives be wiling to fill out a checklist of things that they support and don’t support [with regard to health care reform]? For example: will you support tort reform, will you support trans national insurance, will you support an amendment to not finance abortion with tax money, will you support the deal without the public option, will you support less government in our lives?”

‘We The People’

Barack Obama overwhelmed “We The People” with his charm and charisma. But now many Americans are feeling frustrated and angered. He is threatening to intrude into every facet of our daily lives, and enough is enough.