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The Supreme Court Must Repeal ObamaCare

The Supreme Court is getting ready to hand down its ruling of ObamaCare. Critical thinking says we must repeal ObamaCare or the liberties we will forfeit over time will extend far beyond health care.

 

Here’s why:

 

  • President Obama and his democratic colleagues succeeded in ramming through the most massive health care legislation in American history without a single republican vote and against the will of the American people.  If the high court does not repeal ObamaCare, the consequences are staggering, including higher taxes, lower quality care, runaway government spending, and higher deficits.

 

  • Forcing people to purchase health insurance is a clear overreach of government.  The democrats seem hell-bent on creating a socialized state while the republicans are out to legislate morality.  People forget that we don’t answer to Washington.  Washington answers to us.

 

  • The president claims passing ObamaCare was about protecting the 32 million uninsured Americans.  It was not. Why would you saddle 300 million people with a mountain of debt they have no way to repay if all you needed was to find a way to cover 10% of the population?

 

  • Obama Care will require the creation of over 150 new bureaucracies, agencies, boards, and commissions to oversee and operate it. This is a power grab of the highest order, and we allowed it to happen. The potential negative implications are staggering, including bankruptcy.

 

As always, I look forward to your comments.

 

Steve Siebold

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Mexico Urges U.S. to Consider Legalizing Marijuana

Should the United States legalize marijuana?  It’s the debate with no end in sight, but now Mexican President Felipe Calderón has joined some Latin American leaders in urging the United States to give it serious consideration in order to interrupt the cash flow to drug cartels – thereby reducing drug-related violence and saving billions of dollars spent on the war on drugs.

 

Critical thinking says:

  • The drug war has lasted twice as long as prohibition and has failed on every level.  How long will we keep repeating the same strategy and expecting a different result?   The 19th Amendment outlawing alcohol was as big a failure as the drug war, the only difference is we repealed prohibition after 12 years.  Where’s the critical thinking in believing the drug war would be any different?
  • Instead of spending billions of dollars pretending they can squelch demand, the government should legalize drugs and invest a tiny fraction of the savings in educating people on the dangers of drugs and helping the addicted. Not only would legalization save billions and empty half of our jails, it would also save tens of thousands of lives around the world from the vicious drug cartels.
  • Just the fact that alcohol is legal but marijuana isn’t, is proof of how screwed up our legal system is.  If alcohol and marijuana were animals, alcohol would be an anaconda and pot would be a pussycat. Yet pot will land you in jail but you can drink alcohol in the White-house.
  • To score points with the public, politicians love to claim that America is a Christian nation founded on Christian values.  But if they really believed that, would they allow those in pain from diseases like Cancer to suffer by denying them medical marijuana? What would Jesus do? Would he deny relief to his suffering man or would he pass him a joint?

 

We own our bodies and in a so-called free society we have the right to use them as we please, as long as we’re not hurting anyone else in the process.  It’s time to apply critical thinking on an issue where none exists and legalize marijuana.  Going back to the point of Mexican president Felipe Calderón, critical thinking says remove the profit and you remove the violence.

 

I look forward to your comments.

 

Steve Siebold

 

Catholic Church Philly Trial

Still no verdict in the child sex abuse trial of a Roman Catholic monsignor, the highest-ranking U.S. clergyman to stand trial in the church’s wide-ranging pedophilia scandal.

As the world watches and waits for the jury to comeback, critical thinking says:

  • If and fact Monsignor William Lynn, who supervised hundreds of priests in the Philadelphia Archdiocese for 12 years as secretary of the clergy, is not found guilty on conspiracy and child endangerment, it will be a travesty of justice like never before and will send the message that we the people condone this despicable behavior.
  • The delusional thinking is that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Office of Child and Youth Protection says, “It’s shocking what a HANDFUL of priest have done.”  Handful?  6,100 priests have been accused of abusing 16,000 teenage boys since 1950 and they call that a handful?
  • The power of the church is unparalleled in both politics and money.  How is it that the Catholic Church can get away with this after all the years and allegations of abuse, yet the late Joe Paterno, former head coach of Penn State, was fired immediately for his “failure of leadership” in the child sex abuse scandal surrounding his former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, who was charged with 52 counts of sexual abuse on young boys?  That kind of punishment should have been implemented in the Catholic Church years ago, instead of the conspiracy of silence which has covered it up.
  • How many more children will be raped and abused by priests before we begin punishing them like the child molesters they are?  The depth and breadth of abuse in the Catholic Church around the world is unbelievable, but until we stand up and start putting these criminals away for good, it’s never going to stop.

The revelations of the past 10 years have effectively wiped out the good deeds of the Catholic Church and demolished its credibility – leaving an open wound on the Body of Christ.

I look forward to your comments.

Steve Siebold