Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Value

We value our food by keeping it in a refrigerator. We value our cars by keeping them running with gas and oil. We value our jobs by showing up for work on time. What value is placed on human beings these days? According to the new health care package being pushed rapidly through Congress, newly formed government health management teams will have the right to decide on medical treatment for those individuals who have terminal diseases, advanced cancer, or age. To those who think the government can manage health care, think of how they have managed social security or unemployment benefits. Under the dozen or so statements I read taken from the thousand-page document in the hands of congress, people like Qavah and Kathryn will be at the mercy of a government agency. Their drugs and treatments are not conventional because of the rarity of their diseases. What then will the government decide to do with them?

Please make your concerns about the proposed health care plan known to your congressmen and senators. In recent years, one senator voted to allow doctors the "right" to leave a baby unattended to die if it was born alive during an abortion attempt. There was very little public outcry over that senator's vote. That senator is now President Obama. There is a voting record available online for anyone to view for themselves if it is too unbelievable. If he could vote to make it legal to walk away from a newborn baby in distress, what value will the Commander in Chief or Congress place on our lives if we become a "burden."

"This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him." Deuteronomy 30:19-20

This is a serious issue, and we would do well to pray. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SD_YOlUBoIk