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Speaking of being your brother’s keeper…

posted at 7:47 pm on August 19, 2009 by

President Obama is now calling on people of faith to “to knock on doors, talk to neighbors, spread the facts and speak the truth” about the government health care plan about which Obama, his supporters, his cabinet, and members of Congress shamefully keep getting quoted out of context.  What next, Mr. President? Are you going to claim that if government health care doesn’t pass, God will strike you dead?  My favorite part of his speech is this:

“These are all fabrications that have been put out there in order to discourage people from meeting what I consider to be a core ethical and moral obligation: that is, that we look out for one another; that is, I am my brother’s keeper, I am my sister’s keeper. And in the wealthiest nation in the world right now we are neglecting to live up to that call.”

If anyone knows about neglecting to live up to the call to be his brother’s keeper, it’s Barack Obama.  Way to fulfill that “core ethical and moral obligation,” Mr. President!

Added: He’s so arrogant he probably does think he’s partners with God. The senior partner.

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A few things I find odd about his speech:

“That is just an extraordinary lie,” he said, adding that it was based on a provision in the House legislation that would allow Medicare to reimburse someone who voluntarily sought counseling on how to set up a living will for the end of life.

“It gives an option that people who can afford fancy lawyers already experience,” the Harvard-trained lawyer said.

Here he’s referencing the “death panel” idea. Hospitals routinely provide counseling to patients (regardless of age) upon admission. Patients are asked to complete a Health Care Proxy form and Advanced Healthcare Directive, to aid in decision making should they become incapacitated. At the hospital where I worked, these ladies were called Case Managers and I believe it was part of the hospital’s effort to comply with regulations of the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Point is, it is a free service – no “fancy lawyer” is necessary.

Also, if you want to donate to charitable/religious organizations, that should be of your own free will – not via a forced mandate. Keep an eye on your religious institutions too – just because they call on the name of God does not mean you should blindly trust. I recently cancelled my monthly sponsorship to Christian Children’s Fund. They just changed their name to Child Fund International. Kinda creepy for me. When I originally signed up, it was all about Christian assistance. The letter I received from them said something about, “For the last 30 years we have not included Christian teaching in the forefront of our efforts.” I told them I’d find a way to donate my cash a little closer to home (where I can keep an eye on it).

fullogas on August 19, 2009 at 8:33 PM

Calling on People of Faith? Shouldn’t he be calling on People of the Fairway? That’s where he spends every Sunday.

batterup on August 19, 2009 at 9:11 PM

He can stay on the links 24/7 as far as I’m concerned. More golf, less politicking = good news for America. :-)

Laura on August 19, 2009 at 10:15 PM

Now he want’s to call on people of “FAITH” when he has said the we are not a Christian nation. Just what people of faith is he calling on … the royal order of the buffalo’s.

Kris on August 21, 2009 at 9:06 AM

PS Welcome back!

Kris on August 21, 2009 at 9:08 AM