PRESIDENTIAL PROS AND CONS: OBAMACARE

Note that President Obama starts his speech about 22 minutes into this video.

Do you still believe this guy? According to him, Obamacare is a great success and affordable. He doesn’t have a good record of telling the truth, unfortunately. Yet one of the candidates supports what Obama has done (She belongs in jail for lying, among other things.) and the other candidate doesn’t.

Hillary Clinton

According to Hillary Clinton, health care is a basic human right (from here).

That sounds great. Hence, we have a weeping, but gullible lady. What she does not see is a devil in the details. Someone has to pay for this right. When we force other people to pay for our “rights”, we have to enslave those people. That’s why there is nothing in the Constitution that says we have a basic human right to exploit other people to satisfy our own ends.

Think about it. Where do basic human rights stop? Food? Clothing? Shelter? Education? Job? A car? An Obamaphone? A fabulous vacation? Nevertheless, H. Clinton wants to build upon Obamacare.

As your president, I want to build on the progress we’ve made. I’ll do more to bring down health care costs for families, ease burdens on small businesses, and make sure consumers have the choices they deserve. And frankly, it is finally time for us to deal with the skyrocketing out-of-pocket health costs, and particularly runaway prescription drug prices. (continued here)

Donald Trump

With respect to the notion that health care is a basic human right, Donald Trump is not a Conservative. Nevertheless, he recognizes that Obamacare is a disaster.

DONALD TRUMP’S VISION

To view Mr. Trump’s position, visit https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions/healthcare-reform

  • Repeal and replace Obamacare with Health Savings Accounts (HSAs).
  • Work with Congress to create a patient-centered health care system that promotes choice, quality, and affordability.
  • Work with states to establish high-risk pools to ensure access to coverage for individuals who have not maintained continuous coverage.
  • Allow people to purchase insurance across state lines, in all 50 states, creating a dynamic market.
  • Maximize flexibility for states via block grants so that local leaders can design innovative Medicaid programs that will better serve their low-income citizens.

(continued here)

Analysis

Some Republicans in Virginia have fought Obamacare with surprising determination.

Unfortunately, some judges on Supreme Court contrived an excuse to find Obamacare constitutional. Therefore they allowed the expected time to happen. Obamacare is collapsing.

So what does H. Clinton propose? It is the usual Liberal Democrat solution. So that  they can fix the mess they made, she wants us to give incompetent and power mad leaders more power (see her factsheet).

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE ELECTED CROOKED POLITICIANS?

voteLast Friday, Delegate Rob Bell put out an email describing Virginia’s Attorney General’s , Mark Herring, attempts to thwart Virginia’s attempt to enforce voter ID.

What is voter ID? How we vote is a secret. How many times we vote is not a secret. Each of us only gets to vote once, and we have to be legally registered to vote where we want to vote. Voter ID is how we make one citizen, one vote, happen.

You are not a citizen of Virginia? You don’t reside in the precinct where you want to vote? Then you are not suppose to vote, and voter ID just prevents unscrupulous people from doing what they are not suppose to do.

If we don’t want folks from out of state, illegal immigrants, and felons voting in our elections, we have to accurately identify the people who have the right to vote. If we don’t want people voting more than once, we have to accurately identify the people who have already voted. That requires a good system of voter ID.


Dear Friend:

On Tuesday, Attorney General Herring expanded the Democratic Party’s war against Virginia’s new photo ID law.  Asked for his legal advice, Herring argued that the law could be unconstitutional unless registrars accepted expired drivers’ licenses.

This is nonsense.

In the spring of 2013, the General Assembly passed a series of bills to address voter fraud.  In addition to Mark Obenshain’s photo ID bill, we passed my House Bill 1764 to help prevent people from voting in more than one state, and several others.

Since the laws passed, there have been numerous media reports on the extent of this problem.  See the New York Times article here, and these others about voter fraud in Texas, New York, and Nevada.  Closer to home, Virginia made international news when Congressman Jim Moran’s son was caught on video explaining how to falsify utility bills to fool registrars, and Fox News reported that a recent private study identified over 40,000 voters registered in both Maryland and Virginia.

In 2013, Mark Herring opposed new these laws, saying they were unneeded and that Republicans were just trying to “confuse” the voters.  This avalanche of new evidence demonstrates that he was – and is – wrong.  Please contact him here and demand that he ensure the integrity of Virginia’s voting system.

Sincerely,
Rob Bell
Delegate, 58th District

Why does our Attorney General and the Democratic Party oppose voter ID? Obviously, they expect people who should not be voting to vote for them. If that how they expect to win elections, then they are crooked politicians. Such politicians cannot be trusted, not even by the dishonest people who vote for them.

You want to run the crooked politicians out of office? Then give your support to the politicians who think they can win with an honest vote.

WARRING AGAINST SIN OR STRIVING FOR CHRISTIANITY? — PART 3

elephantgop.pngIn Part 2 of this series, we considered the consequences of not fearing God. Until we learn to fear God, we risk living in a bit of Hell. In this post, we will consider our electoral choices.

To Fear God

As if we could be gods, we too often find ourselves seeking to shape the world to suit our own desires. When Adolf Hitler‘s Propaganda Minister in Nazi Germany attempted to help Hitler bend the world to his will, here is how he explained to himself.

What does Christianity mean today? National Socialism is a religion. All we lack is a religious genius capable of uprooting outmoded religious practices and putting new ones in their place. We lack traditions and ritual. One day soon National Socialism will be the religion of all Germans. My Party is my church, and I believe I serve the Lord best if I do his will, and liberate my oppressed people from the fetters of slavery. That is my gospel. —Paul Joseph Goebbels (29 October 1897 – 1 May 1945) (Diary entry for October 16, 1928; from here)

How did Goebbels “new” religion work out? He discovered the same fate that all who put their trust in a man have found.

Psalm 146:3-4 Good News Translation (GNT)

Don’t put your trust in human leaders;
no human being can save you.
When they die, they return to the dust;
on that day all their plans come to an end.

After Hitler killed himself, “Goebbels along with his wife Magda killed their six young children, and then committed suicide” (from here). Fortunately, there is an alternative.

Psalm 118:5-9 English Standard Version (ESV)

Out of my distress I called on the Lord;
the Lord answered me and set me free.
The Lord is on my side; I will not fear.
What can man do to me?
The Lord is on my side as my helper;
I shall look in triumph on those who hate me.

It is better to take refuge in the Lord
than to trust in man.
It is better to take refuge in the Lord
than to trust in princes.

Instead of seeking leaders who insist upon transforming us to their liking, we need leaders with more modest ambitions. We need leaders who respect our right to make our own choices. Instead of ambitious men who can only pose as being powerful, we need to rely upon the reality of an Almighty God.

Which Candidates Have Modest Objectives In This Election?

On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, we will have a choice. Here are the candidates I will vote for.

Why these candidates?

  • Are Democrats evil Nazis? No. Democrats are not Nazis, but they are Socialists. Moreover, this generation of Democrats lies without shame, and they unconstitutionally grab for power. When we know our constitutional republic will work just fine if we allow it to do so, why would we even want to start a journey down a road that can only lead to tyranny?
  • The gentlemen I support are Republicans, but they are not part of The Establishment (see WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO CHALLENGE THE ESTABLISHMENT — PART 1). Because each strongly defends our Constitution, those benefiting from the status quo (Big Government spending and regulation) consider them a threat. If you are a greedy beneficiary of Big Government, the last thing you want is a restoral of constitutional government. However, the average citizen would do far better with lower taxes and less government regulation.

The Distinguishing Issues?

What are the main issues in this election? The depends upon whether or not you are a low information voter.  Consider the ad on the right. To the Democrats, the main issues are: abortion, the environment, and “gay rights.” anti Cuccinelli adSupposedly, with respect to these issues, Cuccinelli and his fellow Republicans are monsters, but that’s nonsense.

Anti-Choice?

Since we addressed this issue in HAVE YOU CONSIDERED HOW PATHETIC WE HAVE BECOME?, I see little reason for going over it again. If you need further reassurance, check out Women Sick of Stupid Lies.

Anti-Environment?

We have an ongoing debate in this nation. Is Global Warming real? What proof exists that it is? We have repeated assertions that Global Warming is real, but we have no proof. That’s propaganda (see BEFORE YOU VOTE, INVESTIGATE), not proof. Meanwhile, In tight Virginia governor’s race, McAuliffe backs Obama’s new coal regs. What does that mean for us?

The regulations would limit the amount of carbon that new gas- and coal-firing electric power plants can put into the air, which would make opening one almost financially impossible.

Republican nominee Ken Cuccinelli swiftly characterized his opponent’s position as a show of support for the Obama administration’s so-called “war on coal.”

“The war on coal in Virginia is a war on our poor,” he said Saturday night at a fundraiser he and Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz attended for the nonprofit Family Foundation, the state’s best-known lobby for socially conservative legislation. (from here)

Cuccinelli states his position in Cuccinelli Statement On McAuliffe-Obama War On Coal.

Anti-LGBT?

Here is what Cuccinelli has on his facebook site.

I have always been a supporter of Virginia’s Marriage Amendment. You will never have to guess where I stand on defending it. (from here)

Is that position anti-LGBT or pro-children? Is marriage about protecting the right of each child to a mother and a father, or is marriage about approving a relationship between two sex-crazed adults who can’t figure out which end is which? Does government exist to protect the rights of the innocent, or does government exist to force people to sanction an unhealthy “lifestyle” choice?

If two people of the same sex want to have sex, that is their business. They have NO RIGHT to force their stubborn stupidity on everyone else.

Have You Heard About Obamacare?

What do we have in Washington D.C. right now? Don’t we have a bunch of undisciplined leaders who cannot resist the urge to spend other people’s money? Look at Obamacare. The Obama administration cannot even get a website to work, but they insist upon running (ruining really) everyone’s healthcare? Why would we want them to do that?

Cuccinelli fought Obamacare Day 1.

Indeed, Mr. Cuccinelli was the first attorney general in the country to sue over the law after it was passed in March 2010, and has gone all in recently on highlighting the botched roll-out and issues with healthcare.gov as a key difference between he and Democrat Terry McAuliffe.

“This is a referendum on Obamacare, and to help us clarify that point, the president is coming tomorrow,” he told a crowd outside of a GOP office in Prince William, drawing scattered boos. (from here)

On the other hand, McAuliffe is gung-ho for Big Government.

Under the new law, the federal government would pick up 100 percent of the cost of expanding health care for poor people and the disabled until 2016. Then Virginia would be required to pay for 10 percent of the program. But what happens after that? Cuccinelli says he doesn’t want to find out.

Democrat Terry McAuliffe says it would be irresponsible not to take advantage of the money, which will be taken from Virginia taxpayers whether the commonwealth participates or not.

“We are going to bring back to Virginia over the course of the next seven years, $21 billion of our money that we are paying in,” he says. (from here)

Why doesn’t Cuccinelli want to find out? Consider what we are already spending.  Cantor says states are spending more on Medicaid than on public schools.

What About School Choice?

Cuccinelli’s Education Plan includes strong provisions for school choice in section 9.

Enact Parent Empowerment And Choice Act Legislation For Parents In Failing Schools

This legislation provides a bottom-up solution instead of a top-down fix to authorize a majority of parents of students attending a public elementary or secondary school that has been determined by the Virginia Board of Education to be a failing school to petition to have one of four reform options:

  • Closure: Allow students to attend better performing public schools.
  • Restart: Convert to a charter school.
  • Reform: Replace leadership at the school and provide flexibility for reforms or change.
  • School Choice: provide opportunity scholarships to allow parents to enroll students in the public schools of their choice, or tax credits to enroll in the private schools of their choice.

In addition, in section 12 of his Education Plan Cuccinelli advocates constitutional amendments that would allow school choice to take off in Virginia. Can you imagine Democrats supporting school choice? In an era when the government threatens to stifle freedom in our country, we must elect people willing to push back or suffer the loss of our freedom. Please vote for advocates for limited, constitutional government.

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HAVE YOU CONSIDERED THE IRONY?

teabagSome years back I started getting emails from Democrat political organizations. Why me? I guess Democrats think it is funny to send their campaign messages to a Conservative Republican, but I don’t mind. We need to understand why people do bad and stupid things. Therefore, the Bible speaks of Satan, and even Democrats are not quite that despicable.

Because we must know the differences between good and evil, wisdom and foolishness, we must study each in its turn. So I sometimes take a moment to consider a campaign ad from a Democrat.

Today I got an email ad from Dorothy McAuliffe, the wife of Terry McAuliffe.

don’t take my word for it

Hi there,

Three weeks from tonight, polls will close across Virginia and Terry will have won or lost the election to be our next governor.

I know how I want that night to end — and not just because Terry’s my husband. He’s driven and hard-working, and he has the right plan to move the Commonwealth forward.

But you don’t have to take my word for it. As Madeleine Albright wrote earlier today, Terry needs to win this election but needs your help if he’s going to do it.

Take a moment to read her email below, and then please chip in $5 or whatever you can before Terry’s critical deadline at midnight. We’re just $4,764 away!

Thank you for everything,
Dorothy

On Tues, Oct 15, 2013 at 2:48 PM, Madeleine Albright <info@terrymcauliffe.com> wrote:

Loyal opposition has a respected place in any democracy.2013-10-16-Madeleine Albright

But as someone who’s spent my entire career reaching out to others, I’m pained by the antics of Ken Cuccinelli and his Tea Party friends.

The next governor of Virginia faces a lot of challenges, and he’ll need to work with people of all backgrounds and points of view to address them.

That’s why I’m supporting my friend Terry McAuliffe. It’s clear that Terry is the right person to lead Virginia, but he’s facing a serious challenge from Ken Cuccinelli. He needs all of us to step up and help him educate voters about the differences between his plans for the Commonwealth and his opponent’s.

Will you donate $5 to help Terry reach his Rapid Response goal by midnight and make sure he has the resources he needs to get to Richmond?

I know you’re probably as frustrated as I am right now — it feels like nothing’s getting done in Washington these days.

As Secretary of State during the Clinton administration, I used diplomacy to advance America’s national interests. And I came away from that experience with a strong belief in the value of cooperation and compromise to achieve important goals.

I’ve known Terry for a long time. He’s driven, hardworking, and, above all, a man of his word.

So if he’s talking on the campaign trail about working with any and everyone to improve education, diversify the economy, and create good jobs for Virginians, you can be sure that’s what he’ll do as governor.

Will you donate $5 before midnight to help Terry meet his last Rapid Response Fund goal?

In order to move our country forward, we need exceptional leaders like Terry. His skills and values are sorely needed to help keep Virginia on the path towards growth and progress.

Thank you for supporting Terry McAuliffe. I know how much he appreciates everything you’ve already done.

Best,

Madeleine Albright

Why did Dorothy instead of Terry have to send this ad? Darned if I know, but what does Albright do? She attacks “the antics of Ken Cuccinelli and his Tea Party friends” as disloyal. Then she still has the gall to say this.

As Secretary of State during the Clinton administration, I used diplomacy to advance America’s national interests. And I came away from that experience with a strong belief in the value of cooperation and compromise to achieve important goals.

The United States Constitution requires Congress to approve spending the People’s money, and The United States Constitution gives Congress (not the President) the power borrow Money on the credit of the United States. Hence both houses of Congress have to agree both to spend and to borrow money. Nonetheless, even though We the People voted for House Republicans opposed Obamacare, Democrats would if they could refuse to negotiate.

It is outrageous! President Obama and the Democrats have no trouble negotiating with people who hate our guts, but they cannot stand to talk to any loyal American who is just trying to keep their grasping hands out his or her pocketbook?

Look at Federal Budget. Consider our gaping deficit. It’s incredible how much money Democrats want to spend, but still they consider any opposition to their desire for INCREASED SPENDING the mere antics of a disloyal opposition.

That’s why we have a Tea Party, and that’s why so many people are fed up. What is the Tea Party? The Tea Party is a grassroots movement. No specific organization represents it, but here is example of a popular outfit.

Tea Party Patriots is a national grassroots organization that exists to serve and support the thousands of local organizations and millions of grassroots Patriots throughout our nation. We provide logistical, educational, networking and other support to thousands of community-based tea party groups around the country. Tea Party Patriots state and national coordinators serve your local grassroots groups, support you with the tools and technology you need to address your local issues, listen to your voices, gather your ideas, and together help shape the overall direction of our national movement. Working in a truly grassroots fashion, we have already changed the political landscape of America. (from here)

Is the Tea Party a Republican organization? No. The Republican Party is just less irresponsible than the Democrats. Fortunately, our the Tea Party has had some influence, and the Republican Party’s statewide ticket is fairly Conservative this year. So on November 5, 2013, don’t forget to VOTE REPUBLICAN!

Here is who I will be voting for.

In addition, I will be voting for Bob Marshall for the House of Delegates, 13th District.

You want to keep some of your paycheck? You want your children to be free? Then check out Ken Cuccinelli, E. W. Jackson, Mark Obenshain, and Bob Marshall for yourself.