Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Debate over socialized HealthCare in the US

Let’s put emotion aside. First in no way am I suggesting or even implying that US servicemen and woman should loose their Health Care coverage. But this coverage does not end with termination of service. They are entitled to coverage until they are 65 and Medicaid takes over. All though it is money well spent, health care for discharged soldiers is still at the tax payers expense. Secondly congressmen and Senators only have to be elected to a single term and they get coverage for life. Nice perk that they voted for themselves paid for by the US tax payer. The point is that we already have a form of socialized health care in the US for a segment of our population. Also we are not talking about free clinics or free anything. The US tax payer still has to pay for this medical coverage just like we pay now.

Under the current system usually those with health care coverage get their insurance via their employer. The Employer spends 15% of their annual revenue on this health care coverage. That’s 15% that can go either into the employee’s paycheck, R&D, Marketing, Re Tooling etc…Companies around the world don’t have this financial burden, there by making US companies less competitive. The worker also has to pay his share of his pre taxed income to words his health care. Just like the companies share this is increasing as well. Allowing less and less money to be spent on other things, like homes, cars, plasma TV’s, the stuff that drives our economy.

Also this healthcare coverage only lasts as long as your employment or as long as you are making your weekly contributions to the plan. If you have a heart attack, a stroke, something that requires a longer re cooperating time then you have in PTO, or sick leave and if your company does not have short term or long term disability then your coverage ends with your paycheck. Which means you have bills, money that you can no longer spend on Home, Cars, Plasma TV, etc, again the things that drive our economy.

There are other considerations, having to work for a company because it provides medical coverage instead of going out on your own and starting your own business, stifles the economy by limiting job and revenue creation. The burden the US Tax Payer already shares because we already pay for the uninsured. Men and woman having to file for medical bankruptcy is increasing, ruining credit which means less money to spend on homes, cars, plasma TV’s etc… Hospitals that are eating the cost because the un insured go to the ER and can not pay. Just like with shoplifters we pay a higher cost for services to cover the loss.

The current systems may cost us less in the short term, like financing short term debt over a longer period of time at a higher interest rate. However in the long run, it is bankrupting our Nation, making companies less competitive in the global market, and stifling creativity and economic growth. The current system is broken and needs to be replaced. I believe that every American should have the same health care as Dick Chenney, and members of congress. To say that we can not afford the healthcare of our citizens is to say we can not afford to be a nation in an every increasing competitive world.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Constitution v's Ten Comandments

Well it has been some time since I wrote my one and only post to this blog; I figure it’s about time I pick it up again. After all I have nothing else to do. I promised my one and only fan that I would elaborate on how the 10 commandments violates the first Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. So here it goes.

First, let me just say, what a straw man argument it is to have the 10 commandments posted in Federal, or State Court Houses. I got news for you, if you are at the court house chances are that you have broken more then one of those commandments, and posting them as you get dragged off before the judge is a case of to little to late. Second I have spoken with a few proponents of posting the 10 commandments in the court house, and not only can they not tell me what those 10 commands are, they also have do idea of where to find them in the Torah.

So for those of you who do not know, here it is, here is where you can find them. What is known as the 10 Commandments can be found in two places. In Exodus 20:2-17 and in Deuteronomy 5:6-21. The following is the text from the book of Exodus using the English Standard translation of the Greek Septuagint

"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

"You shall have no other gods before[a] me.

"You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5(D) You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the LORD your God am(E) a jealous God,(F) visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, 6but showing steadfast love to thousands[b] of those who love me and keep my commandments.

"You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.

"Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9(I) Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, 10but the(J) seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the(K) sojourner who is within your gates. 11For(L) in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

"Honor your father and your mother,(N) that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.

"You shall not murder.[c]

"You shall not commit adultery.”

"You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.”

"You shall not covet(T) your neighbor’s house;(U) you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s."

That’s it, 10 simple commandments to live buy. Actually God gave over 400 + laws to the Hebrews in the desert. Covering everything from what to eat, what to grow and how to grow it, slavery, warfare, and crime and punishment. But for this article we will only be dealing what has been commonly refered to as the 10 Commandments.

So let’s dig into the text. The first amendment of The Constitution of the United States of America says.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
What does the first and second command state. “I am the lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt … You shall have NO other gods before[a] me”.
The constitution, says that government shall not establish or prohibit any religion, regardless of God or gods, creed or affirmation. The 10 Commands state that there is no other God but God. So what about those religions that have more then one god, or what of the religions that have no gods?
If we govern ourselves by the Constitution, which consequently is the LAW OF THE LAND. Then we must allow those who believe in multiple gods, as well as those that have made themselves into their own god. To worship or not to worship as they see fit.
The fourth Commandment, you shall not take the lords name in vain. Is another violation of the first amendment to the Constitution of the United States. It abridges the Freedom of Speech. If we are free to praise then we are free to curse. If free to bless, then we are free to profane.
The fifth commandment says to Remember the Shabbat, to keep it holy, 6 days are we to toil and one day we are to rest. The bill of rights makes no mention of this commandment. The Shabbat has been central to the Jewish faith. Like Passover it has been observed for thousands of years and it does not even get mentioned in our “THE LAW OF THE LAND”. In case you didn’t know the Shabbat begins at sundown Friday, and last until sundown Saturday. The next time you go out Friday evening, or go shopping on Saturday keep that in mind.

Thou shall not bear false witness, is not explicitly mentioned.
Honor your mother and father, no mention. Thou shall not commit murder, nothing in the entire constitution on murder. Adultery, who are we kidding ever read into the lives of our founding fathers. Do not covet, although this is not in the constitution it goes against the very nature of capitalism which depends on a covetous nature.
In essence we are and have always been a godless nation according the constitution of the Untied States of America. Think about that the next time you go to the polls and vote for God, you are voting against the United States of America.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Comming Soon

1. The 10 Comandments violate the first amendment of the Constitution
2. The Constitution is not the 28th Book of the New Testament
3. Abortion, and other straw man issues of the republican party

Monday, November 3, 2008

Decision 08

It is just one day before the election and I have finally made my decision. I am voting for Barrack Obama. That’s right I said it, Barrack Hussein Obama. I am not a socialist, communist, Muslim, self hating white man ridden with guilt, or anti American. What I am is fed up. I am tired of the negative, fear mongering divisiveness, that has infected the American Political system.

I want to address a few of the many insane arguments I have heard McCain supporters vomit out with their incessant rants.

1. If Barrack Obama is elected president he will change the constitution.
My question is how? The constitution can be changed, and has been amended a total of 17 times since the first 10 amendments where ratified. There are two ways to change the constitution both ways do not involve the executive branch of the government or rely solely on the discretion of just one man.
Method 1. Congress must pass a resolution to amend the constitution by a two thirds majority vote. After this resolution passes, it is sent to the individual states for ratification. Three fourths of the state’s must vote in favor in order for the amendment to be ratified.
Method 2. The legislatures of two-thirds of the states vote to call for a convention at which constitutional amendments can be proposed. Amendments proposed by the convention would again require ratification by the legislatures of three-fourths of the states.

2. If Barrack Obama is elected president it will mean the death of the state of Israel.

I’m sure, that the Israeli’s and God will disagree with that statement. As if to say that somehow the Israeli’s will just pack up their toys and leave the sand box of the middle east. How can the president of the United States break the covenant that God made to the children of Israel?

3. McCain and his supporters have implied that if you do not vote for him, you are not a real American.

How can exercising my American right to vote for the candidate of my choice some how nullify my right to be called a American?

4.McCain supporters make the claim that Barrack Obama is a undercover muslim and somehow he will surrender us to Al Quida.

This is almost to dumb for comment. I’m sure that the brave men and woman serving in the US armed forces will have something to say about that. And lets not forget that it is the senate and not the president that approves all treaties.

5. Barrack Obama was not born in the US so he can not become president.

This one is even more insane then the one above. To think that Hillary Clinton would not have challenged the place of his birth during the primary. Or to say that John McCain’s people are two incompetent to have him disqualified before the election. Does not say much for Hillary Clinton or John McCain. A frivolous lawsuit filed in Federal Court. That will not be heard until after the election. Is not proof that he was not born in the great state Hawaii. To say that the case must go through the process shows a total lack of understanding of court procedures. A motion for preliminary judgment can be filed. The same motions that both the Republican and Democratic comities filed in state and federal courts. When the Florida election was challenge. In a matter of days their motions were not only heard in state and federal court, but also they were heard by the Supreme Court of Florida, and the Highest court in the land. The United States Supreme Court. If he wasn’t born in the USA, then the time to prove this is before the election not after.

6. If you vote for Barrack Obama you are not a Christian, because he supports abortion.

This implies that if John McCain is elected president, he will some how, either reverse the Supreme Court decision on Row Vs Wade, or change the constitution to include a Abortion Ban Amendment. Since he can do neither, John McCain will have to enforce the law of the land. No matter how horrific, the law states that abortion is legal. Since no matter who is elected president abortion will still be legal it begs the question. How does voting one way or the other make me a Christian or not? If the Devil himself was to run for president on a anti abortion platform should I as a Christians vote for him?

7. If the liberals are elected this will mean the destruction of the United States of America.

All I can say, I do not live in fear. In the 200+ years this great country of ours has existed. There have been liberals, and conservatives in power. We survived them, we will survive this. No one man can destroy the United States of America.

We have faced hard times in the past and we will face hard times in the future. We overcame the hard times in the past not with division but with unity. We will only overcome any hard times in the future with that same unity. So this is the reason why I am voting for Barrack Obama. I am a American and I vote against division, and fear.