A leader of a pro-Israel organization has expressed disapproval of President Barack Obama's statements at his State of the Union regarding the veto of new sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Christians United for Israel provided The Christian Post with comments from CUFI Exectuvie Director David Brog.
"I'm saddened that the president has declared his intention to oppose the will of a majority of the Senate and the House on Iran. His policy towards Iran isn't working and won't work," said Brog. more >>
Trust in our government was a mere 19 percent in 2013 according to Pew Research Center. Not surprisingly, 56 per cent of Americans think it is not the government's responsibility to provide a healthcare system. Waivers, favors, off-the-cuff rule changes, and the bungled launch of the Affordable Care Act website validate that distrust. Bureaucratic incompetence and cronyism are not the only reasons we should be wary of government involvement in our medical care.
The federal government has a checkered history when it comes to medical judgments. We now cringe at the words of the revered Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes in the 1927 case, Buck v Bell upholding Virginia's sterilization law for the institutionalized "feeble-minded." "[Carrie Bell's] welfare and that of society will be promoted by her sterilization. It is better for all the world if, instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind. . .Three generations of imbeciles are enough." In fact, Carrie's mother was a prostitute, but not feeble-minded. After Carrie's release she maintained a job as a domestic worker and became an avid reader. Her "feeble-minded" daughter was on her school's honor roll.
Let's recall the appalling Tuskegee Syphilis Study lasting from 1932 to 1972. The U.S. Public Health Service used 400 hundred mainly poor, illiterate black sharecroppers with syphilis as lab animals. They were told they had "bad blood," but not that they were actually suffering from a serious but treatable disease. All subjects succumbed to untreated syphilis so our government could track the natural progression of the disease. more >>
Last week, Moody's rating agency lowered the outlook for health insurers from stable to negative, blaming Obamacare. Few Americans will shed tears for insurance companies. But the Moody's announcement is a warning sign to taxpayers. They'll be getting clobbered. Section 1342 of the Affordable Care Act forces taxpayers to make insurers whole for most of the losses incurred selling Obamacare exchange plans through 2016. The bailout is designed to conceal the failure of the president's signature health law until he is out of office.
No one in the Obama administration talked up the advantages of bailing out insurers. It was kept under wraps until the fall of 2013. That's when five to six million health plans were cancelled because they didn't comply with Obamacare's one-size- fits all coverage requirements effective January 1, 2014. . Insurers developed new plans, as the health law required, set premiums (generally higher) and sent out notices cancelling the old plans.
That caused public outrage. Trying to quell it, the president ignored his own law and told insurance companies on November 14 they could keep selling the old plans. Insurers were caught off guard. They predicted there would be less demand for their new plans, and they'd lose money. more >>
No one in modern America has done more than President Obama to bring about inequality. His modern utopia is turning into a queuetopia. Under ObamaCare, Americans have to queue up even to sign up for health care.
We will of course have to stand in ever lengthening lines to get his "navigators" to direct us to a real physician. It's a queuetopia when the best he can offer in his State of the Union Address is a longer period of time to stand in the unemployment lines. Few of those who have to wait in those lines would prefer a government check to a real job.
Queuetopia was Winston Churchill's word to describe what the Socialists in Britain had brought to that once-proud island. Churchill also described the difference between free market economies and socialist centrally planned economies: "Capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; socialism is the equal sharing of miseries." As more and more Americans find their health insurance plans being cancelled, plans that 85 percent of us were satisfied with, our trust in Mr. Obama's word has dissolved. Now, 63 percent of Americans tell pollsters they do not trust this president to make the right decisions for our country. more >>
There was a recent decision in a German court that ought to give every-freedom loving American the willies---especially because the same mentality can be found here.
The case involved a conscientious Christian home-schooling family. The judge ruled that the four children of the Wunderlich family---taken forcibly by the state from the parents last summer---are not to be returned to the family since home schooling is illegal in Germany.
The judge ruled that this was for the children's "well-being," according to Peter Baklinski, writing for LifeSiteNews.com (1/17/14). He says the judge feared the homeschooled children might "grow up in a parallel society without having learned to be integrated or to have a dialogue with those who think differently and facing them in the sense of practicing tolerance." more >>
Willie Robertson and his wife, Korie Robertson, stars of the hit A&E reality show "Duck Dynasty," attended President Obama's State of the Union address in Washington, D.C., Tuesday evening, snapping photos with big political names such as Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Newt Gingrich, and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), among others.
Willie Robertson was invited to Tuesday's event at the U.S. Congress building as a guest of Vance McAllister (R-Swartz), a freshman congressman whom Willie helped campaign for in a November run-off election against State Sen. Neil Riser (R-Columbia). Wife Korie Robertson was invited as a guest of South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham.
Media coverage of Tuesday's event, as well as photos posted on social media, show Willie and Korie were popular celebrity figures among lawmakers, especially those on the Republican side of the House chamber. One photo posted to social media shows the couple posing with Rep. Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee. more >>