Almost a year ago when the health care bill debate was just heating up I pointed out that the bill would set up health care rationing, particularly for seniors. I also stated that instead of doctors, patients, and family members it would be federal bureaucrats that would be making life and death decisions for people. Of course, I was not alone in this, but those of us that saw these things in the bill were attacked by the White House, the liberals in Congress, and most of the mainstream news media. We were called liars and fear mongers and the American people were assured by Obama himself that there would be no health care rationing.
That was then. The bill has passed and the assurances of the President have now been shown to be meaningless. He has used the power of recess appointment to bypass the Senate and appoint a radical socialist physician, Donald Berwick to be the head of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This is the government agency that will be in charge of administering these programs nationwide and overseeing the massive cuts the health care bill makes in Medicare.
`The reason that Obama essentially made this appointment under the cover of darkness is because he could not risk having open Senate hearings about Donald Berwick’s background and ideology. The American people would have been appalled at what came out in these hearings and even some Democrats might have been forced to vote against his confirmation.
Berwick has long been an outspoken supporter to the British health care system that is based on heavy rationing of health care. People may wait months to even see a doctor and even longer periods to get live saving tests or surgery done. Berwick thinks that is just wonderful and he has made the following statement about health care in this country: “The decision is not whether or not we will ration care. The decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open.”
This controversial physician has also said: “Any health care funding plan that is just equitable civilized and humane must, must redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate. Excellent health care is by definition redistributional."
So there you have it. The person that will be making the decisions on who gets health care in the United States and what type of health care is delivered believes in everything that we were assured would not be in the final law.
As the dawn of each new day of the Obama presidency comes about it is beginning to look like we have a man in the White House who not only doesn’t represent the wishes of the American people, but holds us in utter contempt and will go to war with Americans in order to shove his own personal agenda down our throats.
For example, the American people overwhelmingly support the efforts of the people of Arizona to stem the tide of illegal immigrants coming into their state by enforcing Federal law. Obama’s response has been to have his Department of Justice file suit against the people of Arizona and in support of those who have openly broken our country’s laws.
The people in this country have also been overwhelmingly opposed to blanket amnesty for those who have entered this country illegally and even most members of Congress are afraid to even try to pass an amnesty bill during this election year. So The President is seriously considering granting amnesty by Executive order despite the fact that he has no power under the Constitution to make such an order.
And finally, one of the most sacred rights that Americans hold dear is the right to vote without fear of being intimidated at the polls. During the November 2008 election such intimidation was done openly at a polling place in Philadelphia, PA. Members of the New Black Panther Party were filmed in front of the voting place carrying weapons and wearing paramilitary uniforms. They were yelling at white voters using racial slurs and telling these people that they were about to find out what is like to be ruled by a black man.
These men were arrested and civil charges were filed against them by the Department of Justice. Even though the case had already been won and it was just a matter of determining a penalty, the Obama DOJ under Eric Holder ordered the case dropped. According to J. Christian Adams, a DOJ attorney who had worked on the case and recently resigned as a result of what happened, the word was given to the attorneys that no cases would be brought against blacks for voter intimidation of whites.
Never in our nation’s history has a President of the United States shown such utter disregard for the will of the people and their rights under the Constitution. It is not only a violation of his oath of office, but it is something that more and more Americans are becoming outraged over. Perhaps it is time for the President to be reminded that he works for us and we are not his subjects. We had a King once that tried to enforce his will upon a ragtag group of American Colonials that he considered his inferiors. Things didn’t work out too well for that King.