Saturday, August 22, 2009

When Left and Right Both Smell a Rat

Writer Nat Hentoff is a leftist and an atheist who's always had credibility with me because of his unwavering pro-life stand, and his straight-down-the-line defense of civil liberties (life included).

Hentoff reacted last week to Obama’s health care plans by writing, “I am finally scared of a White House administration.”:
I was not intimidated during J. Edgar Hoover's FBI hunt for reporters like me who criticized him. I railed against the Bush-Cheney war on the Bill of Rights without blinking. But now I am finally scared of a White House administration.
President Obama's desired health care reform intends that a federal board (similar to the British model) — as in the Center for Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation in a current Democratic bill — decides whether your quality of life, regardless of your political party, merits government-controlled funds to keep you alive. Watch for that life-decider in the final bill. It's already in the stimulus bill signed into law.
As blogger, The American Catholic points out, “When Sarah Palin on the Right and Nat Hentoff on the Left both view with alarm the idea of government panels having the final say on medical treatment, it is time for all citizens to take this issue quite seriously.”

Please read Hentoff's entire article here.

1 comment:

filbert said...

no comment no comment for you..