CONGRESS, CATHOLICS AND CANADIANS
By Mary Starrett
November 12, 2009
Passage of H.R. 3692 was a thumb of the nose to all Americans who actually understand the Constitution. No where in that hallowed document is there allowance for the federal government to establish, oversee, require or otherwise meddle in the business of health insurance and healthcare. No where.
Yet, 220 elected Congressional representatives rammed an unconstitutional bill down our collective gullets caring nothing for the well established fact that Americans do not want this monster. So, what will you do about it? Keep re-electing the incumbents who ignored your wishes though scores of Town Hall meetings confirmed the massive opposition to federal control of health care?
According to a recent poll, the healthcare plan has been opposed by 90% of Republicans and 58% of unaffiliated voters. The passage of the bill (HR 3692) which now heads to the Senate was touted as “historic”; perhaps it was... seeing as voters didn’t want it though it was passed anyway.
With mega special
interest groups like AARP and the AMA pushing for passage of Obamacare,
it showed exactly who was pulling the strings behind this behemoth socialized
medicine bill. Add to those groups another powerful political force which
pushed for the House bill, the United
States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Go figure.
According to Accuracy in Media, Catholic lobbyists were wheeling and dealing with the devil handing the pro-abortion Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi a sign-off on the bill some credit with getting it passed. So what we have here essentially is the Catholic Mafia cutting a deal to foist one of the most dangerous socialist schemes on Americans. This coming from a group purporting to be “pro-life,” making all kinds of noise about abortion provisions in the healthcare bill while consistently putting the kibosh on anti-abortion personhood bills in states like Michigan, Georgia, Colorado, Florida and North Dakota.
Pro-life activist Judie Brown wrote:
Over the years I have tried on many occasions to understand the apparent disconnect between the bureaucrats at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the fundamental teaching of the Roman Catholic (Church).
Brown, like so many others has been perplexed why supposedly pro-life clerics would refuse to support amendments which seek to establish the life of the pre-born as “persons” pointing out:
The bishops go on to reaffirm their view “that it will be more prudent to pursue incremental measures that add to existing protections in law and help change hearts and minds.”
There you have it, in their own words they’d rather stand around for another 36 years and twiddle their thumbs while millions more babies have their limbs torn apart and “pursue incremental measures” than cut to the chase making it clear that a person is a person whether born or unborn.
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Ironically, the Canadians who’ve suffered under the weight of government-controlled healthcare are now rethinking the mess they made up there and are looking toward replacing their national health care with one more resembling ours, or should I say one that used to resemble ours.
Congress, Catholic Bishops and Canadians have spoken. Now, how will we respond?
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Mary Starrett was the Constitution Party candidate for Oregon governor in November, 2006, a TV news anchor and talk show host for 25 years and a radio talk show host for 5 years.
Executive Director, Oregonians for Life, Board of Directors, Christian Family Adoptions.
She is currently the Communications Director for the Constitution Party. The Constitution Party is the fastest-growing minor political party (www.ballot-access.org) and is made up of Americans who believe a return to constitutional government is imperative.