To begin, it is always nice to review some of the gleanings of the wisdom of the people who risked all to establish their best idea of what a secular but spiritual, traditional but not monarchical could be.
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
- George Washington
- George Washington
Let us now refrain from bellowing loudly and sounding the clarion's call when there is no need for such measures. It is better not to call for the "firing" of Kathleen Sibelius from her position as Secretary of the Oh! So Important Department of Health and Human Services because she is doing our work for us. For Freeeeee! El Gringo Viejo wants Madame Sibelius precisely where she is. As goes the old expression..."She could screw-up a crowbar".
Couple that with a Marxist dunce who has no administrative, executive experience, who is lazy (self evident and self-admitted), who is a liar, a Marxist, and who has been given each stage of his advance by the now-Communist Annenberg Foundation, and we have a real live pair of slugs who have arrived at their true level of competence....which is none.
We need to attack the miserable Obama Socialised Medicine Initiative incessantly, but not boringly. At each juncture we need to remind the public that Ted Cruz and Bob Lee spoke to each horror and stupidity that is found in each un-read page of the Free Medical Services for Democrat Voters ACT and for every counter-contradictory regulation in the 10,000,000 word (so far) set of administrative rules.
Administrative and IT Planning
and Implementation operations
Obama Nationalised Medicine
And finally, Jeb Bush, please do not propose a National Health Service Lite, low-fat, absolutely free, and although it is strictly voluntary, it is required that everyone join and participate. Please don't come up and bail out this horrid marxist poseur.... this lazy, arrogant, snippy, and intellectually dull malingerer as did your buddy Governor Christi in New Jersey. Your solution...all liberal Republicans' solutions.....are always a slightly diluted version of the Democrat full-blown income-redistribution, marxist program.
We do not need another program to cure something that is misdiagnosed and probably not curable. We could keep the stupid County Charity Hospital concept and spend much less, while leaving the broad 85% mass of folks alone with their cumbersome but well-understood system to which they have become accustomed.
Please! No more Government answers to questions that are not being asked!!
El Gringo Viejo
A NOTE TO ALL OROGS: As a brief note, we shall be going down to our place early, early on Thursday morning. With luck, I should be able to take some pictures of the amazing Mexican cemetery festivals and family gatherings during the midnight hour (and six hours either side of that time) that time when November 1st becomes Novermber 2nd....all part of the celebration of Todos Santos y Todos Almas. (All Hallow's Even - The Feast of All Saints and all Souls departed in the Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Faith.....(and their buddies). The Ejido of Francisco I. Madero, Municipio de Hidalgo has a relatively large cemetery and it is dealt with in a substantially traditional way, so we are hoping to pick up some nice pictures.