I am watching with interest and a great deal of concern the attempts by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to push her health care bill through Congress. This is not solely about health care; it is about power and control. If it were truly about what is best for the United States, then Speaker Pelosi and those in her camp would not be shutting out the myriad voices opposed to this takeover.This is about my tax dollars -- and yours -- being spent to fund abortions, to end lives of Americans who are being deprived of their vote by virtue of being deprived of their lives. She may not -- indeed many in Congress may not -- feel abortion is murder. Fine, let their money fund it. I feel it is, and do not want my money spent on it. And you are there to represent me.This is about the government giving itself the right to come into homes and check up on responsible citizens, just because it wants to. My forefathers - -and yours -- would roll over in their monument-marked graves.This is about my daughter, a Type 1 diabetic, having her best care determined not only by her doctor, but by whatever government bureaucrat decides on her care, based on the government's and said bureaucrat's convenience. This is about the government someday being able to decide how many test strips I can get to test her sugar daily, and how much insulin she needs. The government! Think about your own child, who could be diagnosed with diabetes -- or cancer -- tomorrow. Do you want her care at the mercy of government deciders? Is this truly the America you know, and -- indeed -- aspired to Congress to serve?Isn't the government you pledged to uphold one where the representatives of the people thoughtfully determine how to best implement the will OF THE PEOPLE? NOT one where an entire group in Congress is pushed aside so that a bill can be rushed through, without a hint of the transparency once promised by this administration, because someone in a high office thinks it is best for us, and thus the end justifies the means?I am writing this letter to ask you, Congressman Miller, to stand up for the nation you want your own children to live in: one where the people's voices -- and not just the politicians' -- are heard and regarded. Please stand up for us -- and make us glad we sent you to Washington.Sincerely,
Darlene R(xxxx)Milton NC
Thanks, Dee Dee, for this wonderful example and for allowing me to share it here.
Make your voice heard--that's what it's for!