Most Americans are aware of yet another dust
up deliberately instigated by the illegitimate Obama/Soetoro
administration. A Georgetown law student who apparently skipped over
the U.S. Constitution in her law studies was put on display to tell
the whole world her fellow female students can't afford
contraceptives. I make the distinction of her fellow female students,
not her, because the transcript of Sandra Fluke's statement said she
was there to speak on behalf of women who can't get birth control
coverage from their insurance company. I did not read in the
transcript where Fluke included herself as someone who couldn't afford
birth control. Just want to be fair on that one because she has been
called ugly names.
Contraceptives are available around the
corner in thousands of drug stores across the country. A month's
supply cost about the same as a medium pizza. There's no baby killer
operation (Planned Parenthood) close to Georgetown University, which
is unconstitutionally subsidized by the sweat of our labor?
The real issue, I believe, is what is
'health care' and what should be covered by private employers and
private sector insurance companies? Coverage for the Fluke circus has
been the usual propaganda that birth control pills are an essential
part of basic women's health care. Well, Ms. Fluke, there is essential
and then there is pleasure. Let me quote Sandra Fluke
"They are husbands, partners,
boyfriends and male friends who know that without access to
contraception, the women they care about can face unfair obstacles to
participating in public life. And yes, they are young women of all
income levels, races, classes and ethnicities who need access to
contraception to control their reproduction, pursue their education
and career goals and prevent unintended pregnancy. And they will not
be silenced. These women know how expensive birth control pills can
be, with or without insurance coverage. For a single mother with kids,
a woman making minimum wage, or a student living on loans, a high
monthly co-pay could be the difference between buying contraception or
one week of groceries."
Without access to contraception women can
face unfair obstacles to participating in public life? What bilge.
Women controlling their reproduction is a personal responsibility that
too many women don't take seriously or 52 MILLION innocent babies
would not have been murdered since Roe v. Wade.
If they can't afford birth control pills,
try condoms. I did some research. They range from $1.00 a package
depending on the number of them per package. They also help protect
against STD's where birth control pills don't. If any woman, rich or
poor can't afford pills or condoms, then be an adult and
Poor women receive public assistance like
food stamps paid for with our tax dollars. How many times have you
seen poor women at the grocery store pay for groceries with food
stamps and then use cash to buy soda pop and other non covered items?
I see it all the time. If you've got money for make up or a pizza on
campus or cases of soft drinks at the grocery store, then get your
priorities in order. If you need contraception, the pizza,
make up or soft drinks will just have to wait. And, no, I'm
not rich or wealthy; my husband and I live on a fixed income. I had to
say that because I know sure as the sun shines, I'll get email full of
profanity accusing me of being a 'fat cat'.
"Employee benefit plans proliferated in
the 1940's and 1950's. Strong unions bargained for better benefit
packages, including tax-free, employer-sponsored health insurance.
Wartime (1939-1945) wage freezes imposed by the government actually
accelerated the spread of group health care. Unable by law to attract
workers by paying more, employers instead improved their benefit
packages, adding health care.
"Government programs to cover health
care costs began to expand during the 1950s and 1960s. Disability
benefits were included in social security coverage for the first time
in 1954. When the government created Medicare and Medicaid programs in
1965, private sources still paid 75 percent of all of the health care
costs. By 1995, individuals and companies only paid for about half of
the health care with the government responsible for the other
"During the 1980's and 1990's, the
cost of health care rose rapidly and the majority of
employer-sponsored group insurance plans switched from
"fee-for-service" plans to the cheaper "managed care plans." As
a result, most Americans with health insurance were enrolled in
managed care plans by the mid-1990s."
In 1966, the ignorant and corrupt outlaws in
the U.S. Congress began the destruction of the finest health care
delivery system in the world and one Congress after another has
continued to destroy it - BOTH parties.
I believe these united States of America has
always had the best medical care in the world. It's the cost of
delivering that care to people that is a non-stop battle in this
country. Do read the link below. It will give you facts, not political
The American people continued to reelect the
destroyers election after election after election because they
had/have no understanding of what caused medical costs to skyrocket.
They refuse to take care of their own health and they listen to the
paid liars who serve his/her own best interests in
Of course, if one dare mentions Americans
are responsible for their health problems because of poor eating
habits, abusing their bodies with tons of prescription medications,
illegal drugs and booze, they squeal like stuck pigs. I know. Each
time I've written a column on America's preventable health problems
caused by being fat or obese, I get hate mail by the ton. The other
problem is lack of exercise. Of course, once you get 25, 30, 60, 100
pounds overweight, the less inclined a person is to get off the couch
or out of the chair. They can't catch their breath even to walk to the
Well, here's a few numbers that might shock
you. By 2009, obesity was costing $147 BILLION dollars a year for
health treatment. By 2018, that number will run a whopping $344
BILLION dollars a year. All to treat preventable health problems: high
blood pressure, breathing problems, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart
disease, abnormal blood fats, stroke, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea,
gallstones, problems with your knees because of the weight over time
and dozens and dozens of medical problems. With about 190 MILLION
Americans overweight or obese, is it any wonder the cost of health
care is in outer space?
Since its likely insurance companies are
here to stay, what should health care insurance cover?
How about things like a broken leg, organ
failure (removing an appendix), serious ear infection, an accident at
work like a deep
gash on your arm or food
poisoning? Those problems are not the fault of the
. Things happen. I know because in 2006, I had emergency
surgery on my spine to remove a cyst that was embedded in my lower
spine; the pain was unbearable. Against long odds, the exact same
thing happened to me eleven months later on the other side of my
spine. I had emergency surgery again because I couldn't move my left
leg; the pain was excruciating. Nothing I did brought it on; just one
of those things that happens to people. Six months later, I had my
gall bladder removed because it was just about dead.
Now, you would think I'm a walking ambulance
chaser, but actually, I'm very healthy. Haven't had the flu since
1993; never had a flu shot and never will. A couple of colds in 25
years. I did get pneumonia in 2000 helping one of my friends get on a
plane at Sacramento Airport; in January with a thousand people inside
a terminal all coughing and hacking. As I will be 63 in June, it's
rare these days for someone my age not to be taking prescription
medications, but I try hard to stay healthy and I thank God every
morning. Natural is best.
People wonder why health care insurance is
so high? Well, gee, how about Americans who want every little ache and
pain and their sex life paid for by someone else? How about paying for
pucker upper's for men with performance problems? Don't' men realize
that big bag
of blubber they're carrying around on the
front of their bodies greatly affects their sexual abilities? It also
puts them at risk for diabetes and heart problems. But, take a look
around. Both men and women in this country grow fatter by the
day, accumulating that 'belly fat' which is so dangerous to a
There are medical reasons why some people
have terrible weight problems; conditions they didn't bring on
However, tens and tens of millions of
Americans bring on many of their health problems because they refuse
to lose the weight. Then, they demand you and I pay higher health
insurance premiums because they are constant patients at a doctor's
office because of their own bad choices.
I'm not letting women off the hook, either.
The same applies to sexual promiscuity. Sexually transmitted diseases
continue to rise because birth control pills and insertable devices do
not protect women or men from contracting those diseases. You reap
what you sow.
Nov. 17, 2011 (HealthDay News) -- "The
19 million new cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia diagnosed in
the United States each year cost the nation's health care system $17
billion annually, according to an annual report released Thursday by
the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"Most sexually transmitted diseases
(STDs) are treatable but can cause serious, life-long consequences,
such as infertility, if they aren't detected.
"STDs are one of the most critical
health challenges facing the nation today," CDC researchers said
in their report.
"Reported cases of chlamydia steadily
increased for the past 20 years and reached 1.3 million in 2010. The
increase stems from expanded screening efforts, not an actual rise in
the number of people infected with chlamydia.
"However, a majority of chlamydia
infections still go undiagnosed, and fewer than half of sexually
active young women undergo annual screening as recommended by the
"Rates of gonorrhea are at historic
lows, but more than 300,000 cases were diagnosed in 2010. There are
also indications that the disease may be developing resistance to the
only available treatment option, according to the CDC.
"The syphilis rate fell 1.6 percent
from 2009 to 2010, its first decrease in a decade. But the rate among
young black men rose 134 percent since 2006.
"Syphilis has also increased
significantly among young, black gay and bisexual men, which suggests
that new infections in this group are fueling the overall rise in
syphilis infections among young black men."
Those numbers are horrific. Nineteen MILLION
new cases. Baby boomers are among the fastest growing segment
contracting those diseases. Millions of Americans walking around as
virtual disease ridden humans and all preventable. For those on the
dating scene, that should make you shudder.
The cost? According to the report above:
Treating chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis costs a massive $17 billion
a year. Got that? Seventeen BILLION dollars
for preventable diseases.
Now, do you still wonder why health care
insurance premiums continue to skyrocket?
Females who demand insurance companies cover
contraceptives or even worse, abortifacts, don't want to take
responsibility for their own voluntary actions. Those women, the
so-called "empowered" species of females who grovel while
demanding you and I pay for their stint between the sheets. They're
the same gimmee-gimmee crowd that wants the government out of their
vaginas while at the same time demanding they raid your wallet -
through abortion factories like Planned Parenthood - for voluntary
activities involving that same region.
Sandra Fluke did bring up two very valid
issues at her appearance in case it got lost in all the
"They are women with polycystic ovarian
syndrome, who need contraception to prevent cysts from growing on
their ovaries, which if unaddressed can lead to infertility and deadly
ovarian cancer. They are sexual assault victims, who need
contraception to prevent unwanted pregnancy."
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (affects about 5
percent to 10 percent of women of childbearing age) is not the woman's
fault, just like having your appendix burst. A victim of rape didn't
ask to be raped. Do I think both should be covered by an insurance
company? Personally, yes, because it's not their fault. Their life
choices did not cause the syndrome or the rape.
Health care is NOT a constitutional right
despite the propaganda spewed by vile politicians like Nancy Pelosi,
Harry Reid and the hard core Marxist camped out in the White House. If
you want to engage in sexual activities, it's YOUR personal
responsibility to prevent pregnancy, not mine or my brother's or my
As for diseases like cancer and health
insurance coverage, that will be another column by
The Catholic Church is fighting back on
First Amendment grounds. But, it all comes down to whether or not the
General Government has the power to force HHS's edicts upon the Church
and their hospitals and charitable organizations that do so much good.
The thugs in the illegitimate Obama/Soetoro administration and their
sniveling socialist minions might try to argue interstate commerce -
something too few Americans know or understand anything about, but
need to learn. If we the people are ever going to stop the tyrants in
Washington, DC and that includes your incumbent in the Outlaw Congress
and mine, we all have to get on the same constitutional sheet of
Let me quote Joseph Story, Associate
Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, Commentaries on the Constitution,
"Another not unimportant consideration is that the powers of the
general government will be, and indeed must be, principally employed
upon external objects, such as war, peace, negotiations with foreign
powers and foreign commerce. In its internal operations it can touch
but few objects, except to introduce regulations beneficial to the
commerce, intercourse and other relations, between the states, and to
lay taxes for the common good. The powers of the states, on the other
hand, extend to all objects, which, in the ordinary course of affairs,
concern the lives, and liberties, and property of the people, and the
internal order, improvement and prosperity of the
This is critically important because the
sovereign states of the Union must step forward and fight back. Health
care and insurance are internal, not external. But, how about
Also, if you didn't read the column below,
please make time. The author has put a tremendous amount of research
together in one place:
It's long past time employers who do provide
health care insurance to their employees take a stand. The General
Government has absolutely NO authority under the U.S. Constitution to
legislate health care or demand what you as a private employer must
provide your employees regarding health care insurance.
Lambert v. Yellowly, 272 U.S. 581,
598, 47 S.Ct. 210 (1926): "It is important also to bear in mind that
'direct control of medical practice in the States is beyond the
power of the Federal Government.' Linder v. United
States, 268 U.S. 5, 18. Congress, therefore, cannot directly
restrict the professional judgment of the physician or interfere with
its free exercise in the treatment of disease. Whatever power exists
in that respect belongs to the states exclusively."
United States v. Anthony et al.,
15 F. Supp. 553 (S.D.Cal. 1936) (June 23 1936)
Nos. 12069-12072. United States District Court, S.D. California,
"I am referring to these facts in order
to indicate that we must bear in mind the purpose of the act - that
the act is a borderline statute which must be interpreted in such a
manner as to bring it within the constitutional power. And if we
depart from it and interpret it either as attempting to regulate the
disposition and sale of narcotics or attempting the regulation of
medicine, we extend the act to the realm which the Supreme Court has
repeatedly said the federal government cannot enter, under the penalty
"The Linder Case (Linder v. United
States  268 U.S. 5, 45 S.Ct. 446, 449, 69 L.Ed. 819, 39
A.L.R. 229) is very important. We all seem to agree, whether we read
it alike or not, that it determines this case, so far as the law is
concerned. I wish to refer to it for the present only for the purpose
of pointing out that the moment we assume that this act regulates the
sale within the state of narcotics and that it aims to regulate the
practice of medicine, we must hold it unconstitutional.
"In the Linder Case, Mr. Justice
McReynolds, speaking for the court, made this observation:
"Obviously, direct control of medical practice in the states is
beyond the power of the federal government."
The bankrupt Medicare system is a different
toxic beast devouring far more in borrowed "dollars" than it
will ever take in to stay float.
Having sexual intercourse is an activity men
and women choose to engage in. No one forces them to have sexual
relations. To listen to Sandra Fluke, one would think all those
students she speaks for are required to have sex. To listen to Fluke,
one wonders what she is being taught in law school about the General
Government having any 'right' to force religious or private sector
insurance companies to cover contraception.
Insurance companies also must make a stand
as far as being told what they must provide for their
insured. Stop playing by their rules and fight back. We
all know the unconstitutional "Obamacare" is going to the
U.S. Supreme Court. However, judicial corruption in this country is a
growing cancer and the U.S. Supreme Court is no exception. Ruth Bader
Ginsburg and her "liberal" cohorts on the bench should have
been impeached years ago when the Republicans had control of the
Congress. Kagan and Sotomayer should be removed since Obama/Soetoro is
a usurper and had no legal authority to nominate either one of
Thomas Jefferson was on point when he
"To consider the judges as the ultimate
arbiters of all constitutional questions [is] a very dangerous
doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of
an oligarchy. Our judges are as honest as other men and not more so.
They have with others the same passions for party, for power, and the
privilege of their corps. Their maxim is boni judicis est ampliare
jurisdictionem [good justice is broad jurisdiction], and their power
the more dangerous as they are in office for life and not responsible,
as the other functionaries are, to the elective control. The
Constitution has erected no such single tribunal, knowing that to
whatever hands confided, with the corruptions of time and party, its
members would become despots. It has more wisely made all the
departments co-equal and co-sovereign within themselves."
--Thomas Jefferson to William C. Jarvis, 1820. ME 15:277
While Jefferson is correct "they are in
office for life", that doesn't mean federal judges and supreme
court justices can't be thrown off the bench. They can. Unfortunately,
the gutless cowards and in your face socialists in the Outlaw Congress
have let them get away with shredding the Constitution for
So, here we are with more lawsuits because
the agenda of the global elites in Washington, DC and their henchmen
are not going to stop until we force them; non-violently. Employers,
insurance companies and we the people must say no and stand up to the
federal thugs. Call their bluff. This is election year and the
poltroons in Washington, DC., elected and appointed, care about
nothing but keeping themselves in power.
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