By Greg Quinn
March 22, 2010
Well, we put up a good fight. We lost the battle, but the war is not
yet over. I think we have several things we must do now.
One, keep praying. It is only by the grace of God that we have it as good
as we do. God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for less than what America has
become, and if not for the “remnant” that remains we should expect the same
fate. God hears our prayers, loves us, and will provide what His faithful
needs. Unfortunately, there is also “free will” and God will allow
America to continue down a path of destruction if that is what she wants, and
based upon the decisions that our lawmakers are making on our behalf, that is
what she wants.
Two, understanding that this healthcare bill has past, there is no use crying
over spilt milk. At the same time, we are not to lie down either. There
remains much work to be done. The US Representatives have let us down.
Let’s hope some action by the Senate can help fix the most problematic
areas of the healthcare bill. And, the battle, once it is signed into law
by Obama, will move to the States. There are already States that are
lining up to contest this bill. The Federal government may mandate it, but
the price tag and implementation falls upon the States. Therefore, at this
juncture, we need to act as following. We need to contact our Senators and
let them know to either hang up the bill with the attempt to kill it in the
Senate (which will not work; Obama will sign the bill into law), or add
provisions that make it more palatable for tax-paying Americans. I said
“tax-paying” Americans because most US citizens, not to mention all of our
illegal immigrants, pay NO taxes. The rest of us will foot whatever bill
that remains. So, if you are a taxpayer, then you have the obligation to
try and influence costs that will come out of your pocket. Personally, I
don’t feel it fair that the Representatives push a bill down our throats for
the “benefit of all Americans” that they nor the majority of Americans will
cover the cost thereof. That’s what has happened, so we need to try to
lessen the adverse impact to the taxpaying Americans. In addition to
contacting the US Senators, each of us should contact their State
Representatives and State Senators. The battle, when done at the Federal
level, moves to the States. Perhaps we can have our most influence there.
Finally, we should obtain a list of the Representatives that voted FOR this
healthcare bill, and send them packing come November. This bill was
created in private, behind closed doors, and was an Obama-led attempt to push
his healthcare agenda down the throats of Americans. Well, they won.
Now, let’s make them pay for it. Every person that voted for this
bill that would create such adverse action on the future of America should be
ashamed, and should be voted out of office. We may have lost the battle
during “March Madness”, but we can win the war in November.
We have much to look forward to. We still live in the greatest country in
the world, America. The land of the free and the home of the brave. Unfortunately,
we are becoming less free. The actions of our elected officials are
diminishing the greatness that is our Nation. We are much less brave.
From cowardice of Americans not taking a stand, to the cowardice of our
Representatives and Senators for not doing what is right for America. The
remnant that remains, those like you and I that love our Nation, and want to see
her remain great for future generations, need to be more brave, stand up, and be