You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once. - Robert A. Heinlein -
Monday, December 14, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Health care and drugs, where will we get them?
As members of Congress before last year’s election, President Obama and his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, supported efforts to allow drug imports. But now the Obama administration, like pharmaceutical companies and the Bush administration, is raising safety concerns.
I really have to say thank you pharmaceutical companies. As much as I don't like business and government mixing, I am grateful that it looks like all prescription medications will be from the USA, if this bill passes(I am still being optimistic that it might not). I know that there are people in this country that out of pure desperation will look to Canada, Mexico and other sources to get their prescription medications. Though with certain stores carrying generics for $4.00 that is hardly necessary for most people. I really don't know much about Canada's safeties on such things, but Mexico???? Heck if I had my way these things wouldn't even be made in our protectorates and territories.
But, as we have watched this tennis game we know the score is constantly changing with corruption on its side.
Will Missouri "Nullify" federal gun laws?
Amendment X of the Constitution of the United States guarantees to the states and their people all powers not granted to the federal government elsewhere in the Constitution and reserves to the state and people of Missouri certain powers as they were understood at the time that Missouri was admitted to statehood. The guarantee of those powers is a matter of contract between the state and people of Missouri and the United States as of the time that the compact with the United States was agreed upon and adopted by Missouri and the United State
Amendment II of the Constitution of the United States reserves to the people the right to keep and bear arms as that right was understood at the time that Missouri was admitted to statehood, and the guarantee of the right is a matter of contract between the state and people of Missouri and the United States as of the time that the compact with the United States was agreed upon and adopted by Missouri and the United States
I understand the theory behind this. I believe it to be similar to the states that have told the Federal Government to stop overreaching or we will go our own direction. Though my question is does it hold any weight? Will this actually be effective or will the Federal Government just say whatever, we will do what we like?
I am looking at the current trend of states attempting to tell the Federal Government where to go and I find myself questioning if we will have a civil war, or if the states will just start breaking off one by one.
Government taking more control away from parents
An international human rights organization today announced it will pursue a civil lawsuit on behalf of parents who want to control their children's education and withhold them from explicit sex education and play-acting classes required by the German government.
Yes I am aware that this is in Germany where fathers are being jailed rather than letting the states give their children sex ed. Unfortunately with all that we know about the "safe school czar" Kevin Jennings, the more I think this is not as far from home as some would like to think.