The biggest problem that I have with healthcare at this point is that our government did not listen to the majority of the American people. This is really dangerous in my opinion. Whether or not this bill is good or bad, the bottom-line is that most of America did not want this. Leadership that is for the people is not supposed to place undo stress and fear on most of the people.
It is obvious that our government, the Democrats, believe they are doing what is best. Yet, last time I checked, the only one that we can trust to do what is best when we are so uncomfortable is God. He is infallible while those humans are fallible who are running our country.
This is not the only time that our government has refused to yield to the people. The majority of America does not want to pay for abortions, nor do we want to legalize abortion. Yet, this has been legal since the early ’70’s. The majority wants marriage defined between a man and a woman. Yet, this could be changed soon.
I watched Nancy Pelosi walk into the Capital Building with her huge gavel and a big smile on her face. She made this walk before untold thousands who were protesting against the Healthcare Bill. These protesters represented most of America. It seemed to me that this was here way of showing us the hammer before she used it.
Pelosi would do well to remember that she is not teaching us a lesson about who is in charge. She is supposed to be a servant of the people.
President Obama said in his victory speech after the vote, that this is still a government by the people, for the people, which serves the people. Did he not see the polls that were consistently against this bill? Then, how could he say that without guilt?
My ultimate problem now is whether or not we have a government that actually listens to us. I find that a government that fundamentally changed America, when most people were against it, is very uncomfortable to me. There will be new taxes on the middle-class. There has to be because we are the majority.
Do you feel good that the majority of America was not listened too? It doesn’t matter to me what your political party is. In my mind, liberals and conservatives should agree that the government is supposed to listen to the majority of the people.
These are my personal views and do not represent the views of The Wesleyan Church, or Smith Chapel Wesleyan Church.