"Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it." - C.S. Lewis

Saturday, March 27, 2010

I'm feeling violated...

All right, I've told several people I was going to do this post, so here it is - I know I don't usually do politics on here, but as I'll explain, this is not just politics.  This is real.

We all know that our government passed socialized healthcare a few days ago.  I don't know whether or not you are/were an Obama supporter, but whatever party you side with, I don't know of anyone who is happy in the least with what just went on.  There is no possible way that our Congressmen and women and Senators could not have known that over sixty-five percent of Americans did not want this bill to be passed into law - but they passed it anyway.  They looked at their constituents and said, "We don't care what you think, and we're just going to do whatever the heck we want."  That makes me angry, and I don't know what you think, but I thought these guys were supposed to be working for us, not the other way around.

Socialized healthcare - socialized anything - is not American.  A free country is not entrenched in a system against their will - that kind of thing is what happened (and is happening) in countries like Russia and China.  With this system, too many people will be forced to do too many things that they don't want to do - including paying stiff penalties if they don't comply with the healthcare system.  It is scary that our country is beginning to show alarming and blatant signs of turning into a socialized superpower.

My cousin's husband is a Cuban-American - his parents came over from Cuba to escape from the dictatorial government there that oppressed countless people.  He recognizes the threat to freedom that is in this healthcare bill because his parents saw the same thing in Cuba.  They, along with millions of immigrants who come from oppressive nations like Cuba, understand more than we do about this threat - they realize that we are only a few steps away from becoming like the countries they left.  Too often do we take our freedom for granted - we have become less vigilant, complacent in our routines, and in that we have failed to see what is taking place right under our noses. 

I know that, as a Christian, I don't need to worry about my personal future.  God's got it - but that doesn't mean in the slightest that He wants us to sit back and let our government bully us around.  We need to make ourselves heard and let them know that we will not stand for this.  We will not allow them to use bribery and backroom deals to pass a bill that we don't want - is bribery something that should be allowed in a democracy?  And by the president of the United States?

I am tired of this, and I think a whole lot of normal, everyday folks are tired of it, too.  They are waking up - they are seeing what's happened while they weren't looking - and they are ready to fight back.  They are ready to scare their leaders into listening to them - not with weapons, but with words - and soon there will be so many of us that they can't help but listen to us.

Watch Glenn Beck's show from Friday and get a more in-depth view of what I'm talking about.  This man is on top of it.


  1. You've expressed my feelings exactly. The only thing I can add to it is pray, pray, pray... if we pray, it's the most powerful thing we can do to win back our country; not just from the progressives/big-government-radicals (from a more political standpoint), but also to win back our country for Christ and see more hearts turned to Him - which is, of course, even more important.

    Yes, Glenn Beck's the bomb! :-) I'm glad you put that link there; I didn't get to see Friday's show, so now I might watch that soon.

  2. Yes, Brianna, you are totally right in that we need to get down on our knees and PRAY. God needs to be in this - and we can't do anything without him, anyway. He is the only one who can set this country on its feet again.


'ello, chaps!