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Ben Franklin's bifocals March 22, 2005


Uncle Sam stay out of our personal business!

  "No man's life, liberty, or property are safe 
	while the legislature is in session."
  				- Mark Twain

I know that I just said I was shifting direction away from political and social commentary. Yet, here I am, at it again. There are some actions that present so great an affront to the principles of our democracy, and to our individual liberty, that one cannot remain silent.

Our President and our Congress have just seen fit to intrude themselves into a family matter concerning the most personal of decisions: the right of an individual to accept or refuse medical treatment. Not content with imposing their own moral views and biblical interpretations on all the citizens of this great country, the government in its arrogance now attempts to intervene in the struggle of one family to deal with the final decision that most of us will ever make about the life of a loved one. It makes little difference whether you call yourself a Right to Lifer, a Democrat, a Republican, a Libertarian, an Atheist, an Evangelical, or nothing at all; the one thing that all Americans should be able to agree on is that the federal government has no business meddling in these most sensitive, personal, and crucial issues of faith, life and death.

Shame on the President and the Congress! It is one thing to claim a belief in God, and another to play at being him.

Uncle Sam wants you to believe

William's Whimsical Words:

Hey, Uncle, get out of my face and off of my case!

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