Tuesday, October 5, 2010
I find politics interesting, I always have, probably because my mom and dad discussed it quite a bit. My mom is a Democrat and my dad was a Republican so it was interesting.
I remember reading about President Kennedy and his family when I was just 12 and 13. How I loved them. Then Johnson was President and the Viet Nam War was on the news each night telling us about each battle. Of course we always killed more people than the enemy killed. Then they would show the coffins of the dead soldiers coming home. Lord, it was a painful time.
So, I am still interested in world events and politics. But I don't like how it makes me feel: Angry. This is the kind of thing that makes me angry.
"President Obama is an Alien from the Planet XEONIC and is Planning to Eat Your Children!" Well, I am exaggerating, but you know what I mean.
People are terrified he is a socialist and is going to impose government control on everything. Socialized Medicine, Government Regulations, etc.
I read blogs about politics and I get angry, I watch the news and I get angry, I go on facebook and get angry...and then I comment!! Big mistake. Never comment when you feel angry - you will regret it.
I feel convicted that I should never comment unless it leads to some good for someone. That I shouldn't just talk about my anger and disappointment in politics. I mean, what do I expect? Politics has always been combative, I just don't remember it being downright evil.
Anyway, I will try from now on to not comment or even read about politics online. So I apologize to everyone I have commented to.
I will only say one more thing in defense of Government Health Care. My husband got cancer in 1989. We never had to worry about paying for doctor visits, tests, or operations. They started him on an experimental drug about ten years ago that makes it possible for him to go to work. It costs the government $1,500 a month for that shot(it might be less now because everyone with his disease is getting it), but it has saved his life and made him well enough to work and pay taxes. Since he is alive, I don't need a widow's pension from the government or welfare or anything else. And of course there is the added benefit that he is here with us, alive and well. We are all so thankful for Universal Healthcare.
I would love to see people in the United States have this for their families, so it drives me crazy when so many are against it. If they only knew the peace of mind and happiness it brings to every family. Having a baby is completely free - and of course you never have to worry about taking your child to a doctor. You know they will get the best of care.
OK, I'm done. Hopefully for good.