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 >>
The Food and Drug Administration approved the use of 18 drugs for farm animals, even though an internal review found the drugs present a "high risk" of exposing humans to "super-bacteria" that are resistant to antibiotics.
The review was not announced to the public but came to light after the Natural Resources Defense Council obtained the information with a Freedom of Information Act request. An NRDC analysis of the obtained documents, "Playing Chicken with Antibiotics: Previously Undisclosed FDA Documents Show Antibiotic Additives Don't meet the Agency's Own Safety Standards," is available on the NRDC website.
Some farmers routinely add antibiotics to their animal feed, even when their animals are not sick. Farmers do this for convenience and cost-effectiveness. more >>
One week after the anniversary of the controversial Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a sweeping pro-life bill.
Known as HR 7 or the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act", the House voted 227 to 188 in favor of the proposed legislation.
Following a court order, John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, announced Sunday that its medical staff removed a pregnant woman from life support.
In a statement shared with The Christian Post on Sunday, Jill Labbe, vice president for community affairs at JPS, commented that the eight weeks Marlise Munoz and her preborn baby have been under their medical care have been difficult for everyone involved.
"The past eight weeks have been difficult for the Munoz family, the caregivers and the entire Tarrant County community, which found itself involved in a sad situation," said Labbe in a statement released shortly after Marlise was removed from life support at 11:29 a.m. Sunday. more >>
Senior advisor to President Obama, Valerie Jarrett, wrote for the White House blog and The Huffington Post that, "A Woman's Health Care Decisions Should Be in Her Own Hands, Not Her Boss's." I couldn't agree more.
Odd then that the administration is trying to insert bosses, many of them against their deeply held religious beliefs, into the private health care decisions of women. Ms. Jarrett writes that, "The ACA (Affordable Care Act) was designed to ensure that health care decisions are made between a woman and her doctor, and not by her boss, or Washington politicians."
In fact, the administration has done the opposite. It has forced employers to act as middlemen between women and their doctors by forcing them to participate in providing four potentially life terminating drugs and the whole gamut of FDA-approved contraceptives, even when they object on religious grounds. And then it thrust the issue right into the portfolio of Washington politicians by making it an election wedge issue, by using it to stoke partisan bickering, and by peddling lies about a "war on women." more >>
President Obama has invoked Dr. King's powerful phrase-the fierce urgency of now-as a spur to get his troops in line for the takeover of health care. They achieved their purposes to the extent that they rammed through Congress a monster of a bill-around the corner, over the walls, and parachuting down the chimney, if necessary, as an entranced Speaker Nancy Pelosi gushingly told us. They knew they had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make it happen. And they did.
What Dr. King's "fierce urgency of now" referred to was the centuries-long deferred promise of American life, that all of God's children could live together in peace and justice, that freedom would ring from the red hills of Georgia to the California redwoods. Dr. King cried out in the voice of the prophet. And the nation heeded. It was then that the great Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were passed. This was the greatest advance for equal justice under law since the victorious Union ratified the Civil War era amendments to the Constitution.
We can embrace a fierce urgency of now, too. We have a cause every bit as compelling as that of President Obama and Nancy Pelosi. Where they want to shackle every American to the government, we want our people to be free. Where they want to force every American to participate in the slaughter of innocents, we believe every one deserves a birthday. more >>