I should be sleeping. I’m certainly tired. But…I just finished watching the healthcare debate and vote.
Is anyone else bothered by the timing of this vote?!? (On a Sunday and during the season of Lent) It seems our country is thumbing its nose at God. I’ve read the Bible, so I know that approach never ends well. Congress should have really thought that one through, but then again…not many of them are familiar with the Bible. As I watched, I kept hoping locusts would appear on the scene, eat the 1000+ page bill and break up the party. But, no such luck…
Tonight, Nancy Pelosi announced that America is great because of the outstanding leadership of President Obama and the passage of a healthcare bill.
I adamantly disagree!
A few weeks ago, Tucker was with my dad in my grandparents’ barn. My dad was trying to clean out some items and in the process uncovered my grandfather’s foot locker from World War II. Popie fought in the Pacific. He was an infantry soldier. He was also part of what I still believe was the greatest generation of our country. He grew up very poor. He lost his mother at a tender young age and worked very hard to help raise his younger siblings while living on a tobacco farm in eastern North Carolina. Despite his difficult circumstances, he never felt entitled or owed anything by his country. In fact, when the war broke out, he willingly answered the call to service and was passionate about defending his country. He was a patriot. He was a hero. He was one of many like himself that made this country great.
Watching the healthcare debate…I’m thankful that Popie cannot witness what is happening to his country. The arrogance and dishonesty are astounding. A political party’s agenda and power has taken precedence over our national stability and security. Our country has lost its way. We are writing blank checks on an empty bank account. We are beholden to financing from foreign powers who do not share our passion for liberty. We are no longer financially independent. Ironically, Nancy Pelosi used the words of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness from our Declaration of Independence to justify the passage of the healthcare bill. She claimed that healthcare was an “unalienable” right. What she and many others fail to recognize is that those rights came at a price and were never meant to be a guarantee. The purpose of a democracy is for the people to contribute, sacrifice and work tirelessly toward the preservation of those rights. Some are fooled into believing that the United States is an invincible “sugar daddy” despite our reckless behavior or demanding ways. Survivors of the great depression would disagree. They lived at the edge of losing everything. They saw their country fall into chaos and despair. I believe it is the reason why they fought so hard to win a war for freedom.
Nothing is for free, there is always a consequence.
My husband is serving and fighting in a country that lost its freedom. Most Americans ignore and have forgotten about the war in Afghanistan. They would be wise to learn a little history. It’s a cautionary tale of what can happen when a country loses its economic stability and security. It is also a lesson on how evil leaders can rise to power despite their radical agenda. The people have no choice when they are completely dependent on a system for survival.
An alarm is sounding. Does anyone hear it or want to wake up?!?