12
Sep
09

a morality thing

 So, I got an email passed along to me.  The person that sent it knew it would probably get me riled.  Yes and No.  The shock value of such things has worn off.  Still, it just seems to point up why it is so damn hard to get anything done.

It is not about love of your fellow man.  It’s not about fiscal responsibility.  It’s not about God or religion.  Not really.  It is about winning.  It is about power.

The email was from the Chairman of something called the Liberty Council.  I looked it up on Wiki – Liberty Counsel is a non-profit public interest law firm and ministry that provides free legal assistance in defense of “Christian religious liberty, the sanctity of human life, and the traditional family.”[1] Liberty Counsel is headed by attorney Mathew D. Staver, who founded the legal ministry with his wife, Anita, in 1989 and currently serves as its Chairman.

Read that as they don’t want healthcare for millions of people who go without because they are concerned about Roe V. Wade.

Here are some excerpts and my responses, my responses being in blue:

Last night, President Obama used the high drama and spectacle of a nationally televised joint session of Congress to do exactly what we expected… He scolded dissenters for “bickering” and “playing games’ and demanded that his government-run healthcare plan be passed immediately.  He demonized those who honestly oppose his plan, saying they are using “scare tactics” and even threatened to “call out” anyone who dared to “misrepresent” what is in his plan. He did not demonize those who oppose his plan; he asked them to participate.  He did call out those who have been playing games and using scare tactics – as he should have.  You simply can’t have a serious debate if the other side is not seriously participating.

And he once again claimed the moral high ground, emotionally invoking the words of the late Ted Kennedy in saying this is  a “moral issue” involving nothing less than “social justice.”  But everything the President did and said last night was really about one thing — using the “bully pulpit” of the presidency to ram ObamaCare down the throats of the American people. As someone who wishes Obama could/would ram through healthcare reform, if anything, I was disappointed in him being so open to compromise on things I feel are crucial.  So, ‘ramming it down anyone’s throat’ seems a stretch.  As far as it being a moral issue, I don’t understand where an organization that labels itself “Christian” can make an argument.  It is a moral issue.  Doesn’t the Bible tell us that we are our brother’s keeper? 

Today, I am in Washington, D.C., to stand in opposition to what the administration is doing.  I will be meeting with many other Christian and pro-family leaders who are drawing a line in the sand and saying, “NO!” to ObamaCare.  + + Next 24 hours crucial Great.  Everyone is entitled to their opinion and free speech.

 The President’s goal is to move public opinion and convince members of Congress that there is public support for his government-run plan.  In fact, there is no such support. Even the president is entitled to that free speech and his opinion. 

According to a just-released Associated Press poll, 52% of American adults disapprove – and 43% strongly disapprove – of the President’s handling of healthcare. Only 42% of Americans now approve, and those numbers are falling. We will have to wait and see won’t we.

Within minutes of the speech’s conclusion, Obama’s team had emailed millions of supporters asking them to pressure Congress as never before. We must respond… now! See previous comments on free speech.  Both sides are entitled to try to garner support for their position.  That’s what it is about, no?

That’s why I’m asking you to take a stand with me right now, even if you’ve already done so in recent days and weeks, in two important ways… First, I urge you to join me in sending a continual message to D.C. leaders by scheduling faxes to Congress, even if  you’ve done so before.  Please go here: I have an issue here.  Everyone can speak freely.  But from what I am assuming they wish to accomplish with the “continual message” is to keep others from being able to get their voice heard.  Jamming fax or phone lines is not really free speech – it is anti-free speech.  It is also undemocratic, trying to “run up” the score by repeated calling is like stuffing a ballot box.  It also seems that they might realize that they don’t truly “have the votes” when they are using such tactics.

We simply must counter President Obama and his socialist allies in their efforts to cloak the attempted government takeover of healthcare in a patriotic (and even religious!) mandate. Wait.  They cloak themselves in religion and argue that not everyone should have healthcare…  I didn’t get anything in the President’s speech about religion unless they are referring to it being a moral issue.  Morality is not religion.  In this case, it even seems those that claim religion are against what is moral.  Confusing!

Secondly…

Please call your two Senators and your Representative today and tell them you OPPOSE the government-run plan. Tell them to abandon the 1,000-plus page monstrosity of a bill and start over with a free market approach that respects the unborn and preserves our liberties! So, again, this is about abortion.  The question is, whose liberties?  Women’s?  In reality, whose liberties would a “free market” approach respect?  Profit’s?

Again, the next few hours are absolutely crucial. What the President is attempting is a last-ditch effort to move public opinion… or at least to convince legislators that there is public support for his plan. Not a last-ditch.  We’re not event to half-time on this thing.

This is high-stakes politics, and the President is using the rhetoric of a religious mandate to push his socialistic agenda through. If there was ever a time to make your voice heard, this is it! Can anyone tell me where he is getting that religious mandate thing?

Thank you for joining me in taking a resolute stand, and may God bless you and yours in this pivotal hour.

Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman  

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