Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I laughed.....

Heheh.... heheheh.... I'll let this one speak for itself.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

A Brief Salute.....

To William Kostric, the peaceful protester in New Hampshire who openly carried a firearm to the town hall meeting, not for purposes of violence, but to provide a demonstration of our rights. "...the right of the people peaceably to assemble.... shall not be infringed," and "...the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed," both rights exercised by this man. Additionally, he consented to be interviewed on Hardball with Chris Matthews afterwards, and made calm, informed arguments about what he did, why he did it, and the current state of our country. The full interview can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XflE0RMiIiA
Thank you Mr. Kostric. You have done the people of this country a service. Continue the good fight in peace.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I wrote this piece, and have sent it to flag@whitehouse.gov. I think it speaks for itself. For those not familiar with the address above, it was created for individuals to report 'fishy' information on health care reform, gathered from individual sources. It is, in essence, a Snitch Line. Please read.

I would like to submit a report of a very dangerous and very influential source of misinformation on the current status of the Health Care Reform. This man has gone on public record stating that the new health care bill would not eliminate private insurance. However, on page 16 of the bill, sec. 102, subsection a1,
(A) IN GENERAL.—Except as provided in
this paragraph, the individual health insurance
issuer offering such coverage does not enroll
any individual in such coverage if the first ef-
fective date of coverage is on or after the first
day of Y1.

Many were doubtful of the true meaning of this statement, as it seemed to mean that if this bill were to be enacted, after Y1, no new individual insurance policies could be written. The editorial writers of the Investors Business Daily decided to fact check before publishing, and so went to the House Ways and Means Committee for verification of intent. They did indeed verify that that was the intent of that clause. However, Barack Hussein Obama and his staff have consistently denied that private, individual insurance would be made illegal. In a publicized speech on June 15, 2009, stated “If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period.” This is simply not true. In the case of layoffs or other causes for a change in health care, you cannot keep your old plan. You must switch over to government service. I expect a full inquiry will be made into this dangerous misinformant.

This is a farcical piece. I wrote this piece for two reasons. First off, I wished to register a complaint against the new bill. It represents a serious invasion into the private lives of American citizens, in the name of helping the 15% of our population which is not insured. Both my parents are doctors, one a private concierge pediatrician and internist still trying to get his practice on it's feet, and the other a pediatrician at a reputable Chicagoland practice. Both the small practice and the large realize that this new bill would destroy them. Being in a family of doctors, I have come to know a great many. Not one of the people whose services are required by this legislation likes what it says. All of them, Republican and Democrat alike, are terrified that this bill will go through. They all realize what this will do.
My second reason was the very existance of this email adress. Classic science-fiction totalitarianism features the government urging the population to report suspicious or dissident behavior. Seeing such a policy actively in place is deeply disturbing. In the search for misinformation on Health Care, we need look no further than the chief proponent of the same. Yet he has much more credibility among the populace than people who, like myself and the Investors Business Daily, went to the source documentation for verification. As an American citizen, protected by the Constitution, I must ask that this address be permanently terminated. Amendment 4 of the Constitution guarantees the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures. Setting up a direct line for reporting of suspected dissidence goes against that, as well as all the core values of America NOT listed in the constitution, and guaranteed to us by the 9th amendment. Thank you for your time in reading this, if indeed this ever reaches a human being. Your country is deeply divided on this issue.
Most sincerely,
The Scribbler,
Student at the Illinois Math and Science Academy, class of 2011

All views expressed above are my own, or belonging to those credited. I am not assosciated with any political group or organization. I wrote this of my own volition.

I welcome any and all comments.