Righting Our Consent Newsletter

Our great country has its roots in revolution against government without representation.  The people did not consent to most of what they were being subjected to, which amounted to a constant and increasing oppression of freedom and man’s unalienable rights. Eventually they declared their independence from the conditions they found intolerable.  They in effect righted their consent in their governance.

Find out what traditional Americans are doing to right their consent.  Knowing our principles and fighting for them is a duty we cannot afford to ignore with the liberal assault on who we are and what we believe as a country.

April 29, 2011           Issue #17- 2011

Arbitrary Laws Must Not Stand

“’Tis a Mistake to think this Fault [tyranny] is proper only to Monarchies; other Forms of Government are liable to it, as well as that. For where-ever the Power that is put in any hands for the Government of the People, and the Preservation of their Properties, is applied to other ends, and made use of to impoverish, harass, or subdue them to the Arbitrary and Irregular Commands of those that have it: There it presently becomes Tyranny, whether those that thus use it are one or many.” –John Locke

Shortly after riding into office in 2009 on a blank slate, where many a voter had interpreted his vague, albeit exciting sounding platitudes of “hope and change” to be their own hopes and vision of changes, Obama and his collectivist friends “hit the ground running” as he had indicated to his allies he would during his campaign.

Squarely in their target sights was the American health care insurance system, which had been prepped for attack during the campaign as an uncaring, and overly costly system, that was stunting economic growth, failing the people, and in need of major reform.

This was merely a cover lie for the plan to fundamentally change us from a free and consensual government by the people, to a new system of rule over the people by grabbing power from them permanently. Making it appear as if the people were asking for this particular change would be most useful.

Continues…

The Rule of Men Trumps Liberty

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DeMint Plan Insures more Americans in half the time at …no cost

From Jim De Mint website

DeMint Introduces Health Care Freedom Plan
Insures more Americans in half the time at no cost

June 23, 2009 – WASHINGTON, D.C – Today, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina), chairman of the Senate Steering Committee, introduced the Health Care Freedom Plan, a plan that reduces the government’s grip on the health care market and provides every American with the ability to access and own a health plan that best meets his or her needs. According to a Heritage Foundation estimate, Senator DeMint’s bill will reduce the uninsured by 22.4 million people in just 5 years. The legislation is completely paid for by terminating the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and forcing companies to repay their bailout funds within 5 years.

“All Americans should have access to health insurance that they can afford, own, and keep – and that the government can never take over or take away,” said Senator DeMint. “No American should be forced into a government-run system that limits their choices and rations their care. Democrats’ answer to every crisis is more and more government, but there is a better way that puts patients first, not bureaucrats. By giving all Americans choice and access to the same tax benefits we give to people through their employers, we can cover more uninsured Americans than the Democrat plan, in half the time, and at no additional cost to taxpayers.”

“Under the Health Care Freedom Plan, Americans would be able to keep the care they have now, but if they are uninsured or unhappy with their current plan, they could access a voucher to purchase health insurance anywhere in the country. This will create a true, competitive market for health care that will lower costs and increase quality. And it levels the playing field so all Americans – regardless of their employment benefits or employment status — have the same access to quality health care.”

“The Democrat bill will cost taxpayers trillions of dollars when we can solve this problem without adding a single dime to the deficit. By repealing the failed financial bailouts, we can give every American a tax benefit that provides them with access to quality, affordable health care coverage.”

“The Health Care Freedom Plan will also help bring down overall medical costs by reducing expensive malpractice lawsuits against physicians and hospitals and by adding transparency to the industry. This plan also ensures that Americans with pre-existing health conditions have access to affordable coverage through Federal block grants for state high-risk insurance programs.”

The Health Care Freedom Plan:

• Protects the right of Americans to keep their employer-based plan without having to pay additional taxes on those benefits.
• Provides Americans without employer-based coverage with vouchers of $2000 for individuals and $5000 for families to purchase health insurance. The premium for the average private policy sold in the individual market in 2007 was $1,896 for an individual and $4,392 for a family (Source: eHealthInsurance)
• Allows Americans with Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) to use their HSA funds to pay for insurance premiums, encouraging employers to contribute to their employees’ HSAs.
• Creates a nationwide market for health insurance by allowing individuals to purchase health insurance plans in any state.
• Provides block grants to states to develop innovative models that ensure affordable health insurance coverage for Americans with pre-existing health conditions.
• Reduces predatory and frivolous malpractice lawsuits against physicians and hospitals.
• Assures that every health care consumer has access to price information prior to treatment so they can make informed decisions about their care.
• Repeals financial bailouts (TARP) to ensure that the plan does not add to the deficit.

Senator DeMint concluded, “The time has come for Americans to regain control of their health care choices, and the Health Care Freedom Act empowers every American with the freedom to choose and own a plan that is best for them.”

Click here for a one page summary of the bill.

Click here for a letter of support from Americans for Tax Reform, “This will likely be the best free-market alternative to government health care offered this Congress, and I would encourage all senators to co-sponsor this excellent legislation.”

More info on Health Care Freedom Plan available here.

Justifying “Final Control” Over American Lives Via Bio-Ethics

Recently a friends article appeared in the Tea Party Nation Newsletter covering the potential cost of our health care going national, and being socialized, and some of the people directly involved with advising this Obama administration.  Given the presidents stands on issues like late-term abortion, we can be safe in assuming he agrees with the bio-ethic “science” too!  Bioethics is the study of the ethical decisions in medical matters.  The field is full of philosophers and academia writing important sounding papers while  setting the ground work for imposing policy about life and death situations in medical care. The fact they are seriously considering some of these ideas for “cost effectiveness” and may yet be the basis for politicians setting policy, should send a chill down every spine in America!

Death and Taxes – Obama’s Health Care Reform

by Sherry Phillips


Death and taxes.  You can’t get away from either of them, and when it comes to Obama’s new health care reform, they go hand in hand- like peanut butter and jelly.  His chief counselor on health care reform is Rahm Emanuel’s older brother, Ezekiel.  Ever heard of him?  I hadn’t, so I Googled his name and came up with some disturbing and frightening information.

Ezekiel Emanuel is a physician who keeps company and writes books with people like “the dean of health-care economists, Victor Fuchs.”
To Ezekiel’s delight, he spoke excitedly about his friend’s estimation of obtaining health-care reform in the US. “[Fuchs] has long maintained that we will get health-care reform only when there is a war, a depression or some other major civil unrest. It’s beginning to look like we might just get all three.” Indeed.  Things that trouble your average American, like a war, a depression and civil unrest, seem to delight Emanuel and his cronies because it helps to further their liberal agenda.


In one of the more shocking articles I found on Emanuel, in 1998 he co-wrote a paper with Margaret Pabst Battin entitled,

and my personal favorite,

In case you need clarification on that last one, she believes if you’ve got a terminal illness, your doctors should simply refuse to treat you since you’re going to die anyway.

There is a group in NY entitled The Hastings Center.  This center seems to be a fan of the Nazi’s euphemistically named act of “mercy killing”. The Hastings Center calls it “the right to die” and advocates suicide, “assisted suicide,” and helping death along by withholding medicine, food, and water from the sick.  While speaking to the Hastings Center last year, another friend of Emanuel’s, Phillip Ellis, complained about the fact that one-third of health-care expenses go to treat people for conditions from which they die anyway. For your information, Ezekiel Emanuel is a Fellow of the Hastings Center and these are the people Obama has as advisers for his health care reform.

So if I understand these people correctly, if you or a loved one are diagnosed with terminal cancer, but could get chemotherapy and live another 6 – 8 years (in which time a cure may be found), you should not receive chemo because you’re going to die anyway and it will be cheaper for everyone if you just go ahead and die.  Heck, they’ll even help you do it!  I guess that’s one way to cut back on health care expenses.


Which brings us to the question of how they are going to pay for their government run health care reform.  Three letters V.A.T. – the Value Added Tax.  In an article published by the HuffingtonPost.com last July, Ezekial wrote, “Americans would pay a dedicated Value Added Tax. “Dedicated” means it only goes to fund the Guaranteed Healthcare Access Plan and is not diverted to defense or Social Security or highway construction. ”  So, on top of your income taxes and rising costs of living, you get the privilege of paying an additional VAT (which taxes everybody from the ground up). Prices will rise for everything from the gas in your car to the groceries your family eats.  His brother Rahm has already started floating the VAT trial balloon for public consumption.

You might be asking yourself why would anyone want this system?  Why, when countries like Canada, Great Britain, and even the much lauded socialist Sweden are realizing that Socialized medicine doesn’t work and are trying to head back toward privatized medicine, are our government officials rushing at warp speed toward it?  Why tell American citizens things will be better if we just do our health care like our Canadian brethren while Canadian patients, desperate for health care and having to wait 6 months to see a doctor, are taking their savings and crossing the border into the US to get the medical attention they need to save their life?  People in Canada die waiting to see a doctor.

Last Saturday, D-Day, June 6th, Obama requested that his minions throw house parties in support of his Socialization of Health care.  Conservatives spread the word through TPN, Twitter and other conservative social networking sites and decided to hold counter-protests to these secretive house parties.  As Vern S. noted at the rally in Franklin, TN, “They chose to meet in secret to discuss their socialist plans for America.  We rally in public to let them know we don’t want it!”  The protests took many forms.  In San Diego, Jerry K. said some were planning on actually attending the meetings and talking to the hosts one on one.  In Memphis, Mark H‘s group held signs outside the meeting places.  In Seattle, Dave K. and more than 400 other patriots participated or promoted a counter protest named Funeral for Health Care (organized by Liberty Belle) to answer the Health Care Now! “astro-turfed” artificial event rally and march set up by Obama’s allies that bussed the people in for it, and ended up shocking the reform proponents by doing so!

They don’t expect us to fight back, but we are!


You may be asking yourself what can I do to stop Obama with his socialist agenda from ruining the greatest health care system in the world?

You write to and email your Representative and Senators.  You call them.  You visit their state offices in person.  You attend rallies and protests.  You let them know you are an American, not a Socialist, and you like your health care system just the way it is!

We all must act now- because the ‘silent majority’ cannot afford to be silent anymore!

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“ObamaCare” Poster Contest- Driving Message Home!

All hail Obamacare…………….Not!

Yesterday on Michelle Malkin’s blog,  she announced a contest

— spearheaded by Scott G. at Ah, Shoot for the photoshoppers out there to

use their creative talents to help spread the word against the huge push the leftist have orchestrated to impose ‘socialized medicine” upon us.

The new results(Rx) coming in with the WWII theme are exactly what the doctor ordered!

Health Care Reform Debate Must Occur!

By all indications so far, in this administration, real debate about any issue has been dismissed and policy is being imposed as if  “time for debate is over”.

No “crisis” can be wasted!

The word has been put out to Nanny Pelosi, and the rest of the “Obama-compliant” Congress and his media,

“Obamacare” (universal health care) will be voted into law before the summer break!

We will be bombarded with a lot of twisted rhetoric, pro-nationalization anecdotal evidence, that “this is the time and now is the time”, and heavy propaganda by the left about the success of national health care programs elsewhere, and the “right” of everyone in America to have access to affordable health care via such a system.

Never mind that socialized medicine is actually bankrupting other countries, eating up budgets and delivering inferior care… pay no attention to that!

Like the “Man-made Global Warming”  hoax- the facts will not matter, only peoples perception of the facts really matter to the politicians, and the left- has a monopoly in manipulating this aspect of the “debate”.

Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy’s “blueprint for health care” is being toted by the Left as the prime example we should  follow for reforms, but the “Massachusetts Model” is not exactly a success.

See Massachusetts Miracle or Massachusetts Miserable…by CATO’s Michael D. Tanner

An actual debate would need to ask this question-

Is healthy competition even being allowed to take place in the US health care system?

In a different article Mr. Tanners states:

Other countries are loosening government controls and injecting market mechanisms, particularly cost-sharing by patients, market pricing of goods and services, and increased competition among insurers and providers. Pat Cox, former president of the European Parliament, said in a report to the European Commission, “[W]e should start to explore the power of the market as a way of achieving much better value for money.”

There is even evidence of a growing shift from public to private provision of health care. If many of the proposals in Congress would push us toward more of a European-style system, the trend in Europe is toward a system that looks more like the U.S.

The politicians created an impression in the public’s mind about both the causes and effects of so-called environmental catastrophes awaiting mankind,  if we failed to act.  Once they became certain enough people believed the “evidence”, ( that they had largely fabricated ) they declared that “the debate was over”, and that the time for solutions (theirs) was here!

That method is about to saddle us with the biggest tax increase in the history of the world, and it is based solely on people believing a lie!

We must continue to expose that lie for what it is, before it destroys us, and also have actual debate on health care reform before it to becomes an excuse to plunge into the “no return world” of government control, collectivism, and socialism!

The power brokers are actually reforming our country, this is not even really about health care, or energy  problems.

This is about the ability to control massive amounts of people by having control over what they do or do not get, or are allowed to keep for themselves.

This is ultimately a  debate  about transferring our own self-determination as individuals,  over to an all powerful government.

This is a debate we must have, and that we must win to stay free!

Seattle Counter protest ROCKS!

I will never forget the look of shock on their faces as they marched into Westlake and saw us across the street. They couldn’t believe it because we’ve never stood up to them before. It was the most joyous sight I could ever hope to see. Their guest speakers referred to us over and over again, “Don’t listen to those people over there..” “… like those people over there…” “be louder than those people over there…” Please. They made us the stars of their event. Gracias. We interrupted their mojo and everyone could feel it. It was palpable.

Read Liberty Belle’s account of the Funeral for Health Care!

UPDATES:
1. Check out the total blackout coverage from KOMO. Seems as though they only covered the start of opposition’s rally at the Pratt Park end and then a little bit of their march. Curious as we sent them press releases about our activities at the Westlake Park end, and they didn’t even bother to send one reporter. If you have pictures or video of the event, please send them with an email or letter to our local news media, T.V. and print!
2. Just a few pics to whet your appetites!

Photos via Redistributing Knowledge blogspot

More photos to follow!

The “Astroturf Rally” and March through Seattle

With these numbers of participants showing up for this rally and march through the Seattle streets  the press will give this wide and significant coverage for days. Exactly as planned from the top down by the Democrats, unions, socialists groups, La Raza, ACORN and every radical left wing group they could muster to show up.

This is a bad news day for America- if they succeed in making it appear that the rest of us want anything at all to do with radical government run health care.

Photos and accounts of  “astroturf” event here

Still waiting from word on our counter protest( grass root event) held across the street from the march end point Westlake Park.

Liberty Belle organized a counter protest called” Funeral for Health Care” and I expect the media to ignore it while exaggerating the single payer marchers.