Tuesday, February 2, 2010

King Unveils Declaration of Health Care Independence

A new day has dawned as we launch the first article on this new site to bring you the facts not spin about Republicans and what they are doing in Congress and across America for "We The People!" They have heard our voices and are now taking the fight to the Democrats with this Declaration of Health Care Independence.

January 27, 2010
King Unveils Declaration of Health Care Independence

Congressman Steve King, along with House Republicans, today unveiled the Declaration of Health Care Independence, a commitment to protect the rights of the American people to make their own health decisions, reduce bureaucratic red-tape, decrease intergenerational debt and includes ten common-sense principles that must be included in future health care reforms.

A copy of the Declaration of Health Care Independence is below:
Declaration of Health Care Independence
In order to retain the Blessings of Liberty as secured to us by our Founding Fathers and as expressed in our Constitution, We the People reject the imposition upon us of a new, Washington-controlled system of government-run health care. We demand Constitutional protection of the right to make our own health decisions and our own health care choices free of government denials, bureaucratic red-tape, and greater intergenerational debt.
A Washington takeover of American health care will
1) Deny fundamental personal and economic liberties and indisputably violate the Principle of Limited Government as established by the Constitution;
2) Impose increased costs and taxes upon individuals, families, and businesses, as well as taxpayers at the federal, state, and local levels;
3) Irreparably cripple the American economy, at the cost of jobs, businesses, productivity, and quality of life;
4) Create an inescapable new tax by imposing individual and employer mandates;
5) Institutionalize a massive, ever-expanding federal bureaucracy that is impersonal and impractical;
6) Empower bureaucrats to interfere in the doctor-patient relationship, undermine the quality of care, limit choice, and increase the cost of health care.
We have appealed to the decency of the elected majority to respect the rights of all Americans, but their leaders have been deaf to the Voice of the People. We are appalled by their cavalier disregard of the Constitution and of the demands of the People. We are repulsed by their blatant political bribes and kickbacks.

We, therefore, the People and Representatives of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, do solemnly Publish and Declare that health care reform, as a matter of principle must

1) Protect as inviolate the vital doctor-patient relationship;
2) Reject any addition to the crushing national debt heaped upon all Americans;
3) Improve, rather than diminish, the quality of care that Americans enjoy;
4) Be negotiated publically, transparently, with genuine accountability and oversight, and be free from political favoritism;
5) Treat private citizens at least as well as political officials;
6) Protect taxpayers from funding of abortion and abortion coverage;
7) Reject all new mandates on patients, employers, individuals, or states;
8) Prohibit expansion of taxpayer funded health care to those unlawfully present in the United States;
9) Guarantee Equal Protection under the law and the Constitution;
10) Empower, rather than limit, an open and accessible marketplace of health care choice and opportunity.
Last week before the State of the Union, this document was released during a press conference. Ask most Americans if they heard about this from the so-called mainstream media and their answer will be 'NO!'

More of the same of what we have come to expect and why some people buy into the Obama and Democrat spin that Republicans are offering no ideas. This is an excellent idea and people across America need to hear about this Declaration of Health Care Independence. If it means Republicans take out ads to spread this message then we support the ads 100% to get out the truth. With the exception of a few news organizations, the mainstream media will continue to ignore Republican initiatives in favor of Democrat lies/spin until they can no longer hide the facts which is coming closer every day.

Conservatives sign 'Declaration'
By: James Hohmann
January 27, 2010 04:31 PM EST

The only thing missing was quills and powdered wigs.

Eleven House conservatives on Wednesday signed a “Declaration of Health Care Independence” at an event staged by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), and there was no shortage of Revolutionary War rhetoric and tea party references.

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) compared Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts last Tuesday to the battle of Lexington in April 1775. The congressmen signed their names at the bottom of the so-called declaration, which had been printed in a small font to mirror Thomas Jefferson’s calligraphy.

Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) noted that the signers of the original Declaration of Independence put their lives and property at stake. The Republicans who signed Wednesday afternoon appeared to be in no grave political danger, since they all have fairly safe seats.

“Last week Massachusetts fired another shot that was heard round the world,” Akin said. “Each of those shots were followed by various declarations. … The shot has been fired now twice in Massachusetts, and this is a declaration.”

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), proudly displayed the document the lawmakers signed.

“It looks like the Declaration of Independence on purpose,” he said. “It has language and phrases from the Declaration, as well as the Constitution, but it does lay out the principles of what went wrong, the violations of the Constitution. … (Those who have voted for the bill) simply had a cavalier attitude about the Constitution, even though they took an oath to uphold it.”

The first half of the document decries the government “takeover” of health care, and the second portion lists 10 Republican principles for reform, including restrictions on taxpayer funding for abortions and a prohibition on the expansion of health care to illegal immigrants.

Bachmann invited President Barack Obama to sign the document. She said that the group began preparing it back when passage of a health reform bill seemed “inevitable.”

“We put a lot of time and effort into this,” she said.

King said he thinks most, if not all, House Republicans will sign.

Source: Politico

1 comment:

  1. Excellent article!

    Let's hope and pray and work for a day when conservatives get another chance to govern this (once) great nation—and that they won't waste the opportunity again.