I am a fishy American. Are you?
Honestly, don’t you find it disturbing regardless of your personal opinions of the proposed health care reform that the White House has posted this on its website: “Since we can’t keep track of all of them [so-called “scary chain emails and videos,” rumors and other misleading info about health care reform] here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to email@example.com.”
Uh, how about emailing the White House and asking Big Brother to get a grip? What ever happened to our right to privacy and our right to exercise our freedom of speech (you know, those First, Fourth, and Fifth Amendments in that pesky, little document called the Constitution?)? Are we no longer the Land of the Free where discourse – even erroneous discourse – is our right and not to be monitored by government watchdogs? Does the government really need to recruit spies to confiscate “disinformation” about the health care reform “percolating on the Internet”? Scary stuff.
Big Brother is watching. Let’s hope he won’t soon be medicating. If you haven’t already, read HR 3200 since your elected officials might not take the time to do so. Then start writing letters. Attend town hall meetings. Make your voice and the voice of the unborn heard. Stay tuned for revised legislation and read it, too. Pray, and don’t lose hope.
Whew. That felt good. Now don’t report me to President Obama and the “truth police,” okay?
(I’ll step down from my political soapbox now.)