Monday, August 31, 2009

A Moral Duty

Politico reports the latest tag team effort between Bill Clinton and Al Gore to drum up support for Obama Care. Speaking at the Tennessee Democratic Party's annual Jackson Day dinner, Gore, "Playing off the focus of the Kennedy funeral on the Gospel of Matthew’s parable of Jesus taking care of “the least of us,” thundered that the country has “a moral duty to pass health care reform. This year.”

A moral duty.

Last year I warned you not to let the political left claim the moral high ground. So here we are at the point where they are attempting to do exactly that. It is their ultimate argument. Those who are not armed with an understanding of morality are defenseless. And that is likely to include the Republicans and conservatives who are not able to see that there is no morality in being your brother's keeper if you are forced to do it. To the contrary, it is coercing your neighbor into being his brother's keeper that is immoral.

The health care debate can only be won permanently if it is taken to the fundamental level. Gore's assertion provides the opportunity to do that. If it remains unchallenged, a defeat of the current proposal to have government controlled health care will be only a temporary bump on the road to serfdom.

Please study "Let's Have Some Real Change for a Change" and confront this issue directly and publicly.

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