Roland Martin Thinks the Federal Government can Fix Obesity in America

I just read an article by Roland Martin at CNN.com. He is ripping on Sarah Palin because she was pointing out the error of thinking that the federal government is the answer to obesity in America.

Roland Martin does not get it.

Here is a bit from the article:

“It’s clear that we can’t go 24 hours without Sarah Palin saying something so stupid that it defies logic, but leave it to the Kim Kardashian of politics to find something wrong with first lady Michelle Obama’s effort to curb obesity in America’s kids.

“In a radio interview on Wednesday with conservative talker Laura Ingraham, Palin took dead aim at the first lady’s ‘Let’s Move’ initiative, which is all about getting children active and involved in exercise and healthy eating.

In the wacky world of Wasilla’s finest, Palin tries to cast the effort to fight obesity as part of Michelle Obama’s ‘different worldview.'”  [Read More]

Here is my response that I posted at CNN.com:

Roland Martin doesn’t get it.

Does he actually believe that the federal government can stop obesity?

This is the same false reasoning that statist proponents always use – they actually believe that by showing a problem exists that it follows logically that the federal government needs to “fix” the problem.

It is now and has always been a myth that a huge centralized government is the answer to problems. Individual and local initiative is the answer.

The federal government cannot succeed in solving this kind of problem.
The risk of way to much intrusion in our lives is to great if the federal government tries.

When will statists like Roland Martin wake up?

When will Americans wake up and stop taking the kind of nonsense in this article seriously?

Death Panels?

sarah_palinI’m sure you’ve been listening to the debate about “Death Panels.” Our President has called them a Myth.

I believe Sarah Palin coined the phrase here: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=113851103434

When Barack Obama tries to stop this “deception” he does so by saying it is an outright lie, there is no “death panel” in any current legislation.

I think he is missing the point. Palin is addressing the mentality behind the bills and the implications of the bills as well. She clearly shows this in a subsequent note here: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=116471698434

Here is a quote from that article:

“Of course, it’s not just this one provision that presents a problem. My original comments concerned statements made by Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, a health policy advisor to President Obama and the brother of the President’s chief of staff. Dr. Emanuel has written that some medical services should not be guaranteed to those ‘who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens….An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia.’ Dr. Emanuel has also advocated basing medical decisions on a system which ‘produces a priority curve on which individuals aged between roughly 15 and 40 years get the most chance, whereas the youngest and oldest people get chances that are attenuated.'” [Read More]

I just read an article that seems to show these implications coming true in the U.K. I don’t mean to attack the U.K. health system. I have never lived there. Perhaps some of my friends in the U.K. can explain. The point is not to attack a nation, but to try and really see if we can observe the “death panel” type consequences really coming true in a state health care system, whether or not that is the intent of such a system.

You can read that article at JewishWorldReview.com:

tracinski_new“Remember the whole controversy over ‘death panels’—the idea, as President Obama dismissively put it, that greater government control over medicine would cause bureaucrats to ‘pull the plug on grandma’?

Well, for weeks now Britain’s newspapers have been filled with articles about the National Health Service pulling the plug on grandma.” [Read More]

The story has a number of links to articles from U.K. sources about various stories where the “death panel” kind of thing is allegedly taking place.

tankThe United States is in a Worldview War primarily between the ideas of Secular Humanism and the ideas of Christianity. (Sometimes the “Christian” ideas are even pushed by people who are not necessarily “Christian.” They just embrace some of the values.) The rest of the world is in this war as well.

I don’t think we’re at a place where a law could openly say “let those who aren’t productive die;” but it is a clear implication of contemporary worldview to let this happen. Our culture actually considers it a legitimate debate whether or not the wholesale slaughter of the unborn going on through abortion should be illegal. This is not a culture that can be trusted to force a health care plan upon us. If our culture tolerates the murder of innocent unborn children, what will end up being tolerated in the name of saving health care costs? I would suggest we avoid any expansion of government, especially in the current climate.

Just some thoughts.

NARAL says McCain/Palin is radically Pro-Life

NARAL opposes McCain/Palin because they are too Pro-Life. Sounds like a good reason to vote for them to me! 🙂

Read about it at the HuffingtonPost:

“Today, NARAL Pro-Choice America launched the first in its series of web videos that shows America just how extreme and radical the McCain-Palin ticket is when it comes to abortion, Roe v. Wade, and a woman’s right to choose. And best of all, we have them saying what they believe in their own words — no spin, no re-interpretation of what they said — just the real McCain and Palin.” [Read More]