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Boldface Lies About Unborn Life

March 1st, 2010 No comments

The President’s 7 hour info-mercial was a failed attempt to breath life in a healthcare bill that derserves the death sentence. Bad policy is one thing, but bad character takes the problem to a whole new level. In short, the President lied. 

During the White House Summit on Health Care,  the President denied the fact that abortion is part of the plan. In responding to a claim by Minority Leader John Boehner that the health care legislation will fund abortion, President Obama dismissed it as talking points and “untrue.” House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi alsojoined the cover up by inaccurately responding that the health bills do not fund abortion.

My friend, Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council, tells the truth about the proposed taxpayer funding of abortion under Obamacare:

“The fact is, the President’s proposal to amend the Senate bill leaves several abortion provisions in place: in Section 1303 it allows tax credit subsides for plans that include abortion and leaves the abortion charge for these plans in place. It maintains the proposal to create a statewide plan that includes abortion in Sec. 1334. But it’s worse: it would actually increase the Senate bill funding from $7 billion to $11 billion for community health centers in Sec. 10503 without any abortion funding restrictions.”

When our elected officials lack Christian character, the whole legislative process becomes a sham. The Bible is clear about the type of person who should lead:

“But select from all the people some capable, honest men who fear God and hate bribes” (Exodus 18:21).

Our responsibility as Christian citizens is to make sure we do all we can to elect people who are capable and honest and who walk in the fear of the Lord. We failed. Let’s not make the same mistake next time around.

Way to Go, Joe!

September 12th, 2009 No comments

As you all probably know by now, President Obama’s speech to Congress on health care reform was interrupted mid-stream by an emotional outburst from Joe Wilson, a congressman from South Carolina. Since this exchange violated the “terms of engagement” and represented a “breach of decorum,” the Congressman issued the following apology: 

“This evening I let my emotions get the best of me,” he said in a statement. “While I disagree with the president’s statement, my comments were inappropriate and regrettable. I extend sincere apologies to the president for this lack of civility.”

Let me be the first to say, “three cheers for decorum and civility!” After all, there are appropriate ways for civilized societies to deal with important matters, and yelling and name calling are probably not on the list. In this regard, Congressman Wilson’s apology was warranted and President Obama’s willingness to forgive the outburst is exemplary.

But let me quickly add that his passion and his willingness to expose our President’s ongoing problem with telling the truth should be applauded. It’s refreshing to see passion expressed over things that really matter. After all, the President was not discussing the need to fill pot holes, he was pushing for a massive government takeover of health care which most certainly will include blood money for the deaths of innocent Americans via “reproductive health care” (i.e. abortion). To make matters worse, the president accused those who disagreed with him of being untruthful, while he was busy spinning his own web of fabrications (He lied!).  

Even less than conservative sources like the New York Times, Time Magazine and the The Washington Post support the “liar, liar pants on fire” charges leveled by Congressman Wilson:

  • the current health care plan includes abortion coverage with federal dollars.
  • The New York Times also called “falsehood” on the President’s assertions that you would be able to keep your doctor and that Medicare would not be affected.
  • the President’s health care bill would lead to bureaucrats rationing care. In this bill, Section 1401 establishes the Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research. This Center is created to ration health care based on effectiveness and cost (i.e. Governor Palin was right).

So all things considered, let me say, “Way to go, Joe!” Thanks for being passionate about things that really matter and for having the courage to stand for the truth in the face of socialistic propaganda. It’s a sad day when TRUTH loses to civility and decorum.