Rugged individualism is as American as it gets. John Wayne was probably viewed as the epitome of this concept—that each person should be responsible for their own life, that people do not need and should not accept help from any government. Wayne’s voice was that of what is now called libertarianism, which, at its core,… Read More Liberalism Is the Most Fiscally Conservative Philosophy
Mike Pence had this to say on Fox News, when questioned about health care: CARLSON: But if after a year or two of giving people more choices, millions fewer Americans had health insurance, would that be worth it? PENCE: Well, it’s — it’s — the very essence of living in a free society is people… Read More The health care debate will show us who we really are
Ok, so the problem may be Obamacare, in that it did nothing to regulate, to slow down cost increases. Perhaps a stupid law, which made it illegal for Medicare and Medicaid, to negotiate drug prices came into being during W. Bush’s tenure as President. The argument that one cannot wait until one… Read More Obamacare is a part of the problem in health care.
This is the letter I sent to Senator Inhoffe. Use what you want for your letter, or write your own. If you use my words, I would suggest leaving off the snarky last three paragraphs. I did not include them in my letter to Senator Lankford because, even though he seems intransigent, he does… Read More Speak out against the Senate Health Care Bill
These words are not mine, but they inform us: we must write and act because they make a difference to the Senator. These are the words of John F. Kennedy, from Profiles in Courage, published in 1955–sixty-two years ago. He tells us what it is to be Americans. “We may tell ourselves that these pressure… Read More Why we must write and protest: the words of JFK