OK, So Now We Have Health Care
On Sunday, a monumental step was taken to guarantee health care as a right of American citizenry. Agree or not, it’s the law. Many of those who represent us and voted for the legislation admit to its drawbacks, which are not few. The bill is far from perfect. The purpose of this muse is not to exclaim objection or approval of this measure, but to put into perspective of just how our great Republic came to enacting such a law.
First, let me say that as a candidate Mr. Obama openly proclaimed that national healthcare would be a top priority. That said, where were all those who oppose this measure in November of 2008? Our President’s election margin, while significant (53%), was certainly no landslide. Surely all those who proclaim that liberty and freedoms are now lost, actually voted. Surely those representatives who supported the measure are not freshmen. Did their constituency not know how they would vote? Did their character flaws not surface prior to November 2008? My point here is that if a plurality of Americans truly abhors this law, the fault lies not with those in support, but fault lies squarely upon the shoulders of those in opposition who failed themselves by not voting. Apathy has consequences.
Come November 2010 will we see a better turnout? My money says not. What say you?