Saturday, August 22, 2009
I usually pay no attention to Hollywood types when they are spouting off their political opinions, but I think Jon Voight has a valid point in this article from the Inside the Beltway column from the August 21, 2009 edition of the Washington Times.
The following is quoted from the Washington Times:
A Hollywood conservative has headed East. It's "Freedom Concert" time for Jon Voight. The Academy Award winner will join Sean Hannity in Cincinnati and Atlanta this weekend to honor fallen soldiers and present college scholarships to surviving children. Mr. Voight - a warrior himself in many ways - has been cogitating about the state of America, meanwhile. "There's a real question at stake now. Is President Obama creating a civil war in our own country?" Mr. Voight tells Inside the Beltway.
"We are witnessing a slow, steady takeover of our true freedoms. We are becoming a socialist nation, and whoever can't see this is probably hoping it isn't true. If we permit Mr. Obama to take over all our industries, if we permit him to raise our taxes to support unconstitutional causes, then we will be in default. This great America will become a paralyzed nation."
Be outraged, Mr. Voight advises.
"Do not let the Obama administration fool you with all their cunning Alinsky methods. And if you don't know what that method is, I implore you to get the book 'Rules for Radicals,' by Saul Alinsky. Mr. Obama is very well trained in these methods," he continues, citing a television campaign critical of the Republican Party and contentious town-hall meetings about health care reform.
"The real truth is that the Obama administration is professional at bullying, as we have witnessed with ACORN at work during the presidential campaign. It seems to me they are sending down their bullies to create fist fights among average American citizens who don't want a government-run health care plan forced upon them," Mr. Voight says.
"So I ask again. Is President Obama creating a civil war in our own country?"
Wait a minute. Did I say Jon Voight has a point? What I really should be saying is that he’s hit the nail right on the head and it’s been driven all the way through a 6 x 6 post. What he’s saying is that if we allow the government to rule every aspect of our daily lives then we will get what we deserve, a country where there’s no initiative, no self destiny. A place where no one will try harder because in the end they’ll just get the same as everyone else. If anyone wants to take the time to see how much of a waiting period they would have under ObamaCare, just take a look at the waiting periods socialized medicine has in Canada and Europe.
Please see this list from the Toronto area of the wait times for general surgery: Click Here to read the information provided by Canada.
Scary huh? A waiting period of almost 1/3 of a year in most cases. I just hope that this won’t happen to us.
God Help Us (Yes, I said GOD!).