Friday, August 14, 2009

Interesting speech, almost like it was given yesterday

A friend of mine sent me a link to this video. I have no idea how authentic it is or not, but I have also read the writings of people opposed to socialism from our past. Whether Obama is moving forward with socialism or not, we, as Americans need to consider this for our future.

I heard this morning, that every American agrees that there needs to be reform in our health care system. I think that is true, but I'm still not convinced this is a crisis that needs to be fixed by racing huge, sweeping legislation through congress that institutes a system that's flawed. We have time. Let's do it right and think very hard about what it is we are doing.

Waiting to do the right thing is always better then rushing to do the wrong.

This video is a speech given by Ronald Reagan. He's been dead a while but his words sound strikingly familiar. Give it a listen.

I'm not advocating one solution over another, I'm just asking that we stop and think about the problem. Define what it is, examine it's causes and look for a solution that is both pragmatic and affordable.

4 comments:

WeaselMomma said...

I miss that man!

PJ said...

I fully agree. I'm trying to wrap my head around the different bills. There isn't even one piece of legislation, it's like 5 at this point. Trying to separate fact from fiction is also overwhelming, the disinformation campaigns and rhetoric being tossed around by the media - both traditional and social is astounding. What needs to happen is for everyone to sit back, take a deep breath and think this through. Even the CBO says this isn't going to fix the cost of medical care. Once they water down the five bills into one it could possibly even be less helpful than originally intended.

Nap Warden said...

"we stop and think about the problem. Define what it is, examine it's causes and look for a solution that is both pragmatic and affordable."

That is WAY to sensible a solution for our government...don't you think:P

They seem bound and determined to get this wrong:(

Mike said...

Ronald was a man before his time. I agree, we need to look for solutions and examine them closely before jumping in with both feet...