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Published:March 21st, 2010 09:55 EST

Healthcare Debate is like a Game Show

By Will Roberts

This next couple days are most likely the most important days of the rest of our lives. The old saying "today is the first day of the rest of your life!" should be the motto of our president and this health care debate.

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Republicans have figured out something that Democrats have not...keep holding back healthcare until it will be too late to see anything good come from it . . . then have an election and see who the people vote for. 

Hopefully folks see through that trick. Republicans are pulling a filibuster outside of .... Congressional and Senate hours of business, if you believe me, flip on AM talk radio and listen to the right talk and talk and talk. That is why I have never understood talk radio, rarely does anyone but the get a chance to talk. Plus most of the time it is yelling. 

Maybe our President should run this healthcare debate like a game show ... The minute he is done posing the bill, the clock starts ... and if they don`t answer in time the buzzer goes off, which means they don`t know the answer, then the point goes to the other side. But like any other game there is a time limit. Whoever has the most points in the end wins the game. 

Now I saw a video that truly disturbed me. This video was of a man who did not have healthcare and he was at a rally that was opposing President Obama`s health care plan as it stands.

Now we have seen how folks were behaving at town hall meetings a while back. So I am not sure why this gentleman would subject himself to something like this, other than true bravery and desperation, however... He did. Watch the video ...

It is just sad! A spokeswoman for Americans for Prosperity, which helped organize the rally, said the treatment of Letcher was inappropriate.

I don`t want to stand here and point fingers because it would be a waste of time. Time and money are two things this country is short on.

My mother has Parkinson`s diseases and to watch this video it makes me lose hope in people, but I will bounce back and I hope you will too. But to have a grown man in business dress (slacks and a tie) throwing money at someone who cannot do anymore than hope for a better way to end of life is unfair.  I don`t think he is there for a cure, because even if they had a cure, he would not see it if he did not have health care to pay for it. But maybe he is hoping that someone understands his pain, his fellow brothers and sisters, his fellow American.

What is the differences between this man having Parkinson`s or this man right at that moment having a car accident and although people saying "so what you crashed, pick yourself up and get to the hospital! You don`t have insurance, then don`t take an ambulance`s cause we the tax payers will have to pay for it, and it ain`t cheap!". 

PLEASE don`t defend health care at that moment, just help a fellow human being. If you saw a dog that was limping on the road as you were driving home, would you stop and help it? WHAT is the difference?

Let me put it in a much simpler question that most everyone could understand: given the same situation with that man... WHAT would Jesus do? You don`t even need to be religious to answer that one, just understand the concept. But, if you are religious let me refresh your memory: love your neighbor as yourself... Read on please.



18 `You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.



19 `Honor your father and your mother,` and, `You shall love your neighbor as yourself.` "



39 "And the second is like it: `You shall love your neighbor as yourself.`


MARK 12:31 nKJ

31 "And the second, like it, is this: `You shall love your neighbor as yourself.` There is no other commandment greater than these."


LUKE 10:27 nKJ

27 So he answered and said, `You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,` and `your neighbor as yourself.` "



9 For the commandments, "You shall not commit adultery," "You shall not murder," "You shall not steal," "You shall not bear false witness," "You shall not covet," and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."



14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."



8 If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself,"


So I ask you folks, does this mean only love your neighbor if they have healthcare? LOVE is simple and does not know politics or ego.



If your neighbor is limping, wear his boots to see if they have a rock in them, then take the rock out. Don`t put them on and then kick them in the ass. - Will Roberts


Let this be done, and expect that this one step forward may lead to two steps back, but at least we are moving to a solution.


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