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A Fluke? Or A Movement?

In case you have been living under a rock, Sandra Fluke is the college student attending Georgetown University who testified before Congress that her birth control costs $3,000 a year and the only way she can get birth control is if Congress allows the President to force religious institutions (like Georgetown) to pay for it, which they then did.  Rush Limbaugh got himself into some trouble when he used a two naughty words to describe someone who wants others to pay for her to have sex.  Judging by family friendly ABC’s new show GCB (originally titled Good Christian Bitches), if only Rush had called Fluke an SP, he would have been ok.

The left wants us to see Fluke like this:

She is a very young, very poor college student who perhaps has acne or cysts on her ovaries that only birth control can fix.  However, Republicans are voting to make Georgetown revoke her rights to buy birth control because every sperm is precious.  In the end, perhaps she wrote a letter to her senator and her senator actually read it, but somehow Fluke came in contact with Democrats in Washington DC who found her story so compelling that they tried to have her testify before Congress, but Republicans hate women and wanted only men testifying so they said no.

In actual fact, Sandra Fluke is a 30 year old law student who can afford $50,000 a year for law school, but can’t seem to find her way into Target or Wal Mart where birth control is $9 a month.  She wants to force her Catholic college and all Americans to pay so that she can have as much consequence-free sex as she can fit between classes.  She also is not random.  Fluke has been an activist promoting the idea of forcing others to pay for birth control and morning after abortion pills.  In fact, she was the president of Law Students for Reproductive Justice.  It’s amazing to me that no one blinks at the fact that this seemingly random student somehow ended up as the star witness for the Democrats, even though Pelosi’s office can’t seem to confirm or deny if the two had ever talked previously.  In fact, Democrats pulled their official witness in order to put Fluke in front of the cameras with her false sob story.  The last minute switcheroo violated policy which is the real reason she wasn’t allowed to testify by those mean old women-hating Republicans.

By the way, which is more offensive?  Rush using naughty words to describe her?  Or Obama giving Christian hospitals, colleges, orphanages, churches and other religious institutions the choice of either providing contraception AND morning after abortion pills or shutting their doors?  Even more offensive is Obama’s hardline on religious institutions while he simultaneously cuts military health benefits.

This brings us to the scary question.  What was Fluke doing at a Jesuit-run Catholic university in the first place?  Doesn’t she know the Catholic church’s teachings on contraception?  Actually, she does and that is why she went there.  Fluke reviewed the Georgetown student insurance policies and enrolled in order to change them.  As a liberal activist, she infiltrated Georgetown in order to use the hand of government to overturn their first amendment rights and force her personal, secular ideologies on them.

This line of attack should scare any religious institution.  It’s one thing when liberals are attacking religion from the outside, like ABC’s new anti-Christian show.  I wouldn’t infringe on people’s freedom of speech and I can control my own remote (imagine that).  But this idea that liberal activists are going to be infiltrating religious institutions in order to impose their secular beliefs on the rest of us should be far more alarming than any naughty words used by an entertainer. Should Christian schools start screening students to make sure they are not liberal plants?

I went to a Christian college for two years.  They taught creation.  They would never pay for morning after pill abortions and actually had rules against pre-marriage intercourse.  They had rules against drugs, homosexuality, drinking, and even foul language.  But it was ok.  We knew that when we went there.  I made a personal choice to go there and live under those rules for two years.  That is something people can do in a free society.  This freedom is the core target of the Fluke-style infiltration assault on Christianity.

This is pretty serious stuff.  The Left has a lot to answer for.  Was Fluke a plant?  If so, it is Fluke and Pelosi who should be apologizing to the country for this blatant fraud and attempt to steal our first amendment rights.

Opposite Day

Free healthcare for all, for a trillion dollars. No one will lose their current health insurance, except between 7 and 19 million people. Your medical decisions will be made by you and your doctor, as long as your doctor does what the national medical advisory board tells him to based on the government central computer that stores your health records. Also based on statistical success versus cost rates of different treatments times a factor calculating your age and health history.

HR 3200 won’t force taxpayer funded abortion. It doesn’t actually say it won’t, most Representatives tell their supporters it will, and several amendments designed to ensure that it won’t were defeated, but we can trust Obama when he says it won’t, right?

Insurance companies are manufacturing dissent. They are paying Republican protesters to show up at town halls and yell and scream and get almost as violent as Obama’s union henchmen. Except, insurance companies would love universal healthcare. They can get rid of their risky customers by dumping them off on the government, and their less risky customers will be forced to buy all sorts of coverage they don’t need. It would be like a hospital getting paid the same to only treat healthy people.

As far as who is paying who, it turns out Democrat groups are the ones who have to shell out between $400 and $600 a week per person to get their supporters to show up and protest in favor of Obamacare.

Of course, we know that Obama has some very important groups on board like AARP. Oops, I meant AMA (representing 20% of the doctors out there, and quickly shrinking)…or maybe I meant NAACP.

Obamacare isn’t a single payer system. It is just a system that puts you on a public option if your insurance doesn’t meet the regulated minimum standards, or if it changes at all. Single payer would mean congressmen and the super-rich would have to be part of it as well. Obama doesn’t want to force his financial supporters into universal healthcare. Nevermind that Obama once said he preferred a single-payer system, that was before he learned who pays his campaign bills.

Don’t be fooled when Obama announces that he is dropping the public option in favor of a private medical co-op. HR 3200 makes private co-ops illegal. Obama’s government established private co-op will be taxpayer funded, otherwise it wouldn’t insure the uninsured. “Private Co-op” is just a re-worded fancy way of saying public option that Obama hopes will trick the same people who voted for “Blue Dog Conservative” Democrats.


http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2009/08/obama-healthcare-reform.html



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