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Universal Health Care

Posted in Universal Health Care by activecitizen54 on August 20, 2009

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

This, the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America, is the opening of the broad framework that allowed Americans to rise from rebellious colonists to free citizens demonstrating global leadership and promoting democracy around the world. As a society and model of democracy we’ve faced challenges and have done OK until the compassionate call for Universal Health Care brought every fear mongering crazy bigot out of their closets to proclaim their individual insane and ill-informed opinions garnering attention away from the real issues of the obscene inflationary spiral of health care and the unavailability of appropriate medical care on a preventative rather than catastrophic level to all American citizens.

What’s recently displayed by our news media for all to see is an appalling demonstration of bigoted fear-based rants with no foundation in fact.

Although President Obama is well aware of President Clinton’s attempt at this honorable and very desirable goal of Universal Health Care for American Citizens, Obama failed to deliver what would be preventative information in rolling out a full proposal with accurate cost information.  For this oversight I place blame for the current brouhaha squarely upon his shoulders.  I do understand how this could be a measured effort to appear as the cavalry is rushing in to save the day too, based on this consummate politician’s history.  Providing real direction to this discussion is an obligation of his office that he has failed to perform at this moment while loosing valuable time defending against the “death panels” propaganda.  With Ms. Hitlary Clinton at his side and with her experiences it is even more convincing that the current condition is completely manipulated.

The stage is set:

The New Deal of Franklin Delano Roosevelt established the punishment of the poor, manipulation of the economy and oppression of the population by taxation and regulation of wages, prices and American Industry.  Many of these government inspired programs were found unconstitutional after the fact of implementation and extended the pain of the Great Depression by years.  These New Deal Government actions, the grand social experiment of redistribution of wealth, coupled with the homogenization and urbanization of the American population, the destruction of the family farm and small business, the ideal of individuality and the overall assault on the American Family perpetrated since FDR’s New Deal, brought us to the third world status that is the Republicans’ and Bush family legacy of the industrial, military, congressional complex in America today that Ike Eisenhower warned us of.  America is hijacked.

Lyndon Baines Johnson pushed through Medicare and Medicaid as a safety net appropriate to the time and was branded “socialist” as a result of this compassionate act, his pro civil rights position and his “Great Society” aspirations.  As a result, this Statesman refused to run for election for a second full term and the supposition is that he was unwilling to struggle through the gargantuan task of informing and educating a vitriolic vocal population of elitists expressing fear that somehow caring for our aged, economically challenged and infirmed coupled with racial equality would lessen what white America felt they had become entitled to.  This history is a sad chapter in America that is once again playing out across the sensationalized sound byte, fear-mongering media coverage today as the Universal Health Care issue presents again.

Today I give Barney Frank hats off and applaud his candor in addressing the ignorance that confronted him by asking, “What planet do you spend most of your time?” and then expressing his completely understood frustration with “I may as well be talking to the dining room table.  I’m not going to argue with you.” Concerning the demands from a Lyndon LaRouche inspired confrontational citizen who wouldn’t or apparently couldn’t grasp the concept of Universal Health Care because of the fear that she may loose something in the process.  Nothing could be further from the truth.

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