Letter: Government ignores those it governs
Good versus evil, right versus wrong, fundamentalist versus idealist. You can take meaning from a written or spoken word, but what is the true meaning?
At this time of thanksgiving, we have to look at where we are and find out what is truth and what is fiction. Many people have a great fear about the current governmentâ€”the overstepping of a central government. As Thomas Jefferson said, â€œThe democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.â€
What are the progressives trying to do to health care? They are trying to rework the facility of the government, again, to institute that it is the responsibility of the government to dole out health care to every American citizen at the expense of the â€œrichâ€ through excessive taxes.
I do not see the federal government being the arbiter of my health care, nor do the majority of the people. I do believe that the citizens of this nation are responsible for themselves, a point of pride over many decades. At the same time, we, as a nation, have always taken care of those less fortunate. This has not been a dictate of a central government but a belief that has stemmed from the founding of our country, a founding that included a belief in God and as stated in the Declaration of Independence, â€œThat to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.â€
At this point, the individuals chosen to govern have decided to ignore those that they govern and could well find out that we are still ruled at the pleasure of those governed. We do have the right to bear arms, but nowhere in our founding documents does it state that we have a right to federally subsidized healthcare. A reshaping of our healthcare is not inherently a bad thing, as long as a free market is the basis by which we make our corrections.
President Obama promised hope and change during the election, and so far we have lost hope in our economy and he may well see a tidal wave of change come the elections in 2010 and 2012 because of the extreme policies he, Speaker Pelosi and Senate Leader Reid has passed since the elections of 2008.