“Every nation has the government it deserves.”
So wrote a Frenchman some 200 years ago, Count Joseph Marie Maistre (1763-1821).
Since his time, human nature has not changed. And so, Maistre’s brutal but trenchant observation remains true today.
We Americans often are described as a flighty insular people with short memories and little interest in and knowledge of the rest of the world. How else can one explain how, on the same day that British Prime Minister David Cameron vows to reform the UK’s sclerotic
Yesterday, Jan. 17, Patriot Action Network sounded the alarm that an Associated Press-GfK poll finds “raw feelings” over Obama’s radical “reform” of America’s health care system “have subsided” — even among Republicans. As the AP reports:
Ahead of a vote on repeal in the GOP-led House this week, strong opposition to the law stands at 30 percent, close to the lowest level registered in AP-GfK surveys dating to September 2009.
The nation is divided over the law, but the strength and intensity of the opposition appear diminished. The law expands coverage to more than 30 million uninsured, and would require, for the first time, that most people in the United States carry health insurance.
The poll finds that 40 percent of those surveyed said they support the law, while 41 percent oppose it. Just after the November congressional elections, opposition stood at 47 percent and support was 38 percent.
As for repeal, only about one in four say they want to do away with the law completely. Among Republicans support for repeal has dropped sharply, from 61 percent after the elections to 49 percent now.
So what can you do? You can:
1. Sign the Citizen Petition to Repeal Obamacare by clicking HERE.
2. Send an e-mail to House Speaker John Boehner, telling him you support the repeal. Although members of Congress have long accepted e-mail from their constituents through web forms and Congress.org, they’ve typically blocked people from outside their districts or states from writing. Now, however, anyone in the country can e-mail Speaker Boehner. After former Speaker Nancy Pelosi passed Boehner the gavel, his office launched a new e-mail account to allow voters to easily contact him. Just send your e-mail to
3. Contact your own Congresscritter by going here.
H/t beloved fellow f (formerly fs).