Sunday, September 13, 2009

They Count on Your Greed to Trump Your Compassion

Iloilo Marguerite Jones is Executive Director of Fully Informed Jury Association and writes articles for

7 September, 2009

Compassion is a human characteristic. Even the Neanderthals, our human ancestors, cared for their elderly and infirm. It is one of the means we can use to evaluate if the organism is human: do they care for their old, infirm, and crippled? Do they have the characteristic of compassion? Do they give of themselves to help others?

No, that is not what the politicians are doing. They grow rich by stealing your money and giving only a little of it to those in need. Mostly, they keep the money to build their own comfortable nests, while we struggle to make ends meet with what is left of our wages after government takes more than half. Look again at the health care plan before you. Look very closely. They are telling you another lie. It’s there, and you can read it. Look again. They are telling a real whopper this time. They want to steal more from you to keep their scheme going, and only give back a little. But it gets worse.

They cannot admit that they have squandered away your life savings, your social security and Medicare money, which you entrusted to them. They cannot admit that they have none of the money that was promised to take care of you. Yes, you have your receipts and the paperwork, and they did promise. But they do not have the money. They are worse than the robbers of the stock markets and big corporations, who were paid off by government for ruining the economy, worse than the thief who personally holds a gun to your head while demanding that you make a choice between your life and the money you saved from your life’s work.

They are counting on you going willingly into more slavery, for the pittance of the occasional medical treatment. They are counting on you to turn over control of your body, your health, and your life to them. What do you call this, if not slavery?

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