Connecting the Dots in an Unconnected World

Friday, July 24, 2009

Be Vigilant

No matter what side you are on in the current health care legislation you should be alarmed. This current issue shows one of the greatest challenges with our current political process.

Our elected leaders are failing in properly representing those who have elected them. When they fail to even read the legislation they are voting on, they have failed us. When they fail to consider the real cost of any bill (remember the stimulus package), they have failed us. When they fail to join us in the result of the legislation (their own healthcare and retirement), they have failed us. When decision making is more about opinion polls and the prospect of re-election than the welfare of their constituents, they have failed us.

Words like irresponsible, absurd, self-indulgent, foolish, etc… all come to mind. Any leader has abdicated his right to lead when he fails to perform his duties diligently, honestly, and thoroughly. The expediency of an issue does not negate the responsibility of the decision. I will be the first to agree that health needs reform but a bad decision now does not improve the problem but rather enhances it.

A bill that includes tax payers providing for taxpayers paying for abortions and requiring end of life counseling for those 65 and older is a bad bill. Those opposed to abortion should not be required to pay that bill. Government mandated “end of life” counseling will only lead to taxpayers paying for euthanasia. The current bill is not about the improving of our health care it is about the government controlling quality of life and the ending of life. It is a bad bill.

Surely, our nation has leaders who can address the health care crisis without providing a process for the government to decide who lives and who does not.

Attempting to connect the dots…

Romans 1:16

“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”
~ Martin Luther King Jr.


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