Healthcare Children’s Stories

Like many conservatives, I was very proud of the GOP’s efforts at the HealthCare Summit. From all accounts, it was meant to be a trap, an ambush for the Republicans, and they used their most eloquent members to trounce the Democrats. The most telling part of the debate was that the Republicans came armed with logic, statistics, and reason, whereas the Democrats seemed to want to bury them in pathetic attempts to elicit sympathy through their sob stories. Clearly, the aim of their pathos was the public, and not the professed goal of the summit, which was to engage their political opponents in meaningful dialogue.

It struck me that the Democrats were treating the American public as if they were children – trying to persuade them through anecdotes and not through reasoned arguments…. thus this cartoon…

Universal DEAThcare for Babies

I had computer issues, so this was from a while ago, but I don’t think it’s any less true. Ben Nelson’s betrayal of the Pro-Life cause was all the more disgusting because the terms of the betrayal were so well known and publicized. A good friend of mine who works with Pro-Life causes says that if this Healthcare bill passes with the current language supporting government funding of abortions, the number of abortions in this country will increase by 130,000 per year (at the least – this is the most conservative estimate of the estimated increase). Further, it is known how much he sold out this unborn children for – the estimate here is $100 million for federal payment of the Medicare program in Nebraska. Simple math lets us know just how much Ben Nelson values each American child’s life. $769.23 per innocent baby. Let us remember the claim of the Right that eventually we will be made to go in front of death panels which assign a value to our lives, and they’ll approve or reject claims for healthcare based on their calculations of our worthiness to society. The left, including Barack Obama, have universally decried these claims as hysterical falsehoods. And yet, long before the healthcare plan even comes close to being approved, it has already stamped a cash value on each corpse of an American baby that is sacrificed to purchase Ben Nelson’s vote. $769.23.

Nelson Deal Estimate