Thursday, December 3, 2009

OPINION: How Can We Evaluate The Federal Health Plan?

By Doug May

This week started the debate in the Senate on the more than 2,000 page proposed federal health care plan. We are free citizens and have the right to voice our opinions to our senators and our fellow citizens. But how can we possibly understand and evaluate this massive plan?
Fortunately, we have newspapers, think tanks, news magazines, Internet, radio and TV from which we can learn some of the things in this legislation. As Americans, we have good standards by which to judge the federal health care plan. In the Declaration of Independence it states: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness – That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…
Will the proposed health plan pass the test when judged by our national standards?
Life is the first and most basic right. Does legislation that considers abortion as a medical procedure to be funded by our government pass the test? It is obvious that the fertilized egg is the first stage of human life. It contains all the genetic materials that person will ever receive. An abortion destroys that human life. Our government should secure that right to everyone. Liberty is the second basic right. Liberty is defined as: freedom or release from slavery, imprisonment, captivity, or any other form of arbitrary control/
Does legislation that mandates that every person must have health insurance past the test? There are so many mandates in this legislation. Doctors and other medical workers will be required to perform procedures against their conscious. The whole spirit of this legislation is government control. It is social engineering on a grand scale. Look at the people who are

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