samhill wrote:mike, I was addressing gerard, but I guessing that he & yourself are of like mind. If you believe that liberalism then I`m guessing also that conservatives would also be a religion, just a guess here not trying to offend.
If you really believe that bipartisanship is then IMO you believe that our Gov. is done for because simply put if you can`t compromise on anything nothing will ever get done.
I read some of the various digested versions of the H.C. bills & I didn`t see wording in any that said it would require the wealthy to pay for the less fortunates H.C., what does totally confuse me is when ( again thinking you are both of like mind)are totally in agreement to allow people in our great country to suffer & die simply because they can`t afford care. First off a medical doctor takes an oath not to do that very thing. But to call youselves (& again I`m guessing here) patriotic Americans & believers in GODs law, I believe that this country was founded by people trying to escape some of the very things that you propose.
Even though addressed to Mike I would like to throw in my 2 cents. He will answer for himself.
First, thank you for a post that gives us insight into why a seemingly sincere and nice person holds views so opposed to what I and other conservatives believe. I think that is what Gerard was getting at. So many including myself are at a loss to make sense of the liberal position. That is what this particular forum is for. Not for partisan bickering.
Conservatism is not a religion because it is based on what has been proven successful in the past. A free market with minimal government interference. The very things that have resulted in an explosion of prosperity for all in the past. It is the environment in which humans can best reach their full potential and so benefit all. Abuses have occurred and been recognized which is proper, and legislation passed to maintain as fair and open a market as possible. This includes both monopolistic business and labor. An unholy alliance of government with big business or any other special interest is abhorrent, including those that the left favors.
There can be no compromise when one side proposes in effect to kill you. Like begging a terrorist to just kill you a little bit.
Health care reform is needed, but not as another unholy alliance. Big drugs and big insurance and screw the doctors and the patients while driving costs through the roof.
God's law is the law of our kind (species) and you and I and our society will obey it,like it or not or even if unaware of it, or perish. Science is the learning of that law. It is the finding out of what we already knew at birth.
This country was founded by people tired of the tyranny of big government. They found a place to be human. The current malaise or sickness of spirit in our country was best expressed with marvelous brevity by Poconoeagle when he said "sick and tired of being sick and tired."