Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Health Care Passes

Wow, color me impressed. The House managed to pass the health care bill. Of course, there was a lot of teeth-gnashing and whining from the opposition. An ardently pro-life Democrat was called a baby-killer, a gay Democrat was called a faggot, and some black Dems were called niggers. Oh, and a few bricks were thrown through some Democrat office windows/doors by some people too cowardly to stick around and have a civil debate. Almost like it's still 1951, ain't it?

It's been two days since the historic bill was passed and as I look out my window, I see that America is still out there. We still have freedom and the Stars and Stripes is still flying. As evidenced by the vitriol percolating on the far right websites, freedom of speech is still going strong. To all of those who cry that this is socialism, communism, fascism, I say to them, shake of your ignorance. Read the bill. Look at what is actually being voted into law. There are no death panels and no one will tell you what insurance company to buy from. What this will do is protect you from the predatory practices of those self-same insurance companies. If you're interested in learning about how the bill will gradually go into effect, you can read about it here.

Congratulations America, on finally joining the 20th Century. Let's see if we can work our way up to the 21st over the next decade or so.