I guess I should not plan to ever be elected, as I prefer Truth instead of over-the-top exaggerated hyperbole.
The Supreme Court issues a ruling this week, and when reading the reaction of the progressives you would think they approved ending all birth control, and allowing employers to prohibit employees from using their paycheck to buy things their employer does not buy for them.
WOW that is so far off the mark it makes me embarrassed that their intellectual honesty is so low, that those who want to get elected, will say whatever will help them raise money to buy elections.
MOST of what I own, I used my paycheck to buy.
I am sure that is true for ALL of us, unless we are slaves.
VERY FEW of us have our off work activity limited by our employers. Some entertainers do have performance contracts that include off field limitations, but most of us are not under performance contracts.
We all use our paychecks to buy things that our employer does not buy for us. That is part of why we work.
We want the freedom, and means, to buy the things we want to buy. The fact that my employer does not want to buy something for me, does not mean I can’t buy it myself.
The world did not end, the Supreme Court did not outlaw spending your money, it only agreed that a closely held family employer, who has strong moral beliefs, can not be force to buy something that is 100% against those beliefs. They offer birth control coverage that takes effect before the egg is fertilized, just not those methods that stop fertilized eggs from becoming babies that take their first breath.
The progressives, (and extremists on the Right for that matter), should get an intellectual honesty pills, and take them daily.
Once again Barbara is on her way to reelection.
To the 4,600+ who voted with me to have choice in the Democratic party, and at least two candidates, I thank you for your support.
Unless some other Democrat steps up in two years to fulfill the role of choice provider, I will be back to serve you again.
Your support to offset my cost is appreciated. Support gifts of no more than $100 may be sent to:
Justin Jelincic for Congress PO Box 971 San Leandro CA 94577
Please vote for me in the primary on Tuesday.
Your Vote could be the ONE that leads to a Democrat vs Democrat general election.
Barbara will finish first on Tuesday. If I come in second there will be a Democrat vs Democrat general election.
If not Barbara will be reelected as this district will only elect a Democrat.
I ask for your support and vote.
Thank you for considering me and helping create choice and citizen democracy.
It seems to me that many of the progressives speak out of both sides of their mouth.
With one side they say there needs to be a strong, clear line of separation of Church and State, but then they champion the government taking on Religious activity, and weakening the houses of worship in the process.
Perhaps their motives are pure, and reflect their view that the Religions in America are failing in their obligations to show charity, but their actions undermine the very institutions that should be providing charity.
When Pastors, Bishops, Rabbis, or other religious leaders ask their flock to get aid from the government, instead of , or in addition to, the religious family, something is wrong. Wrong with religion, and wrong with government.
The government plays a valid role in creating insurance pools to share risk, but not in offering charity. Call the subsidies what you will, but if they are handouts of cash, to, or on behalf of, individuals or companies, based on need, and not insurance contract, it is charity. Payments in excess of the contract obligations, are charity.
FDR provided employment opportunities in the WPA and other programs to give dignity and pay for work, not handouts of charity. Today the progressives give charity, not dignity, and they borrow from the grandchildren to give that charity.
I for one think that families and the houses of worship are better suited to give intelligent, and appropriate charity.
Government programs should offer compensation for work, or payouts that are supported by insurance purchases. The government should not steal the dignity of the citizens by telling them they can’t survive without government handouts.
In the extreme, when the government becomes a charity institution, it has established itself as a religion. When the Federal government establishes itself as a religion, it violates the first amendment prohibition.
Free citizens should be told to put their faith in God, family, or humanity, but not in the government.
From my morning devotional reading.
For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. –Galatians 5:13, NLT
This is a principle that, when applied, makes for a better society. We can choose to make everything self-centered, or we can choose to make everything others centered. One satisfies the sinful nature and delights the flesh, the other satisfies the soul and delights the heart.
I choose to serve others.
The candidate list for the June primary in CA is now complete. As no other Democrat choose to place their name on the ballot, I again have offered to serve.
An elected Democrat who lives in the district, and wants to serve in the House, choose to apply for the CA 11th Congressional seat being vacated by George Miller, to play by the party rules. This is why we do not have choice. To run opposite an incumbent, when the Central Committee does not ask you to, is to “end your political career”
Look for Tony Daysog DEMOCRATIC who lives in Alameda and will be on the ballot as Alameda City Councilmember but not here in the 13th District.
Here in the 13th you have the Central Committee choosing Barbara Lee for you, or you could make your own choice, and choose me.
Also running is: Peace and Freedom Party member Lawrence N. Allen and Republican Party member Dakin Sundeen.
You have a choice. The choice is yours. It’s your vote.
This district will elect a Democrat. It is a “Safe” seat for the Party.
If enough people vote for me in June, and I am the 2nd choice, you will have a choice in November, otherwise the race will effectively be over in June, and the Central Committee’s choice will return to D.C.
As a FREE democrat who is not enslaved to, or owned by the party leadership, I am able to speak the truth without having to check it against the approved platform, or officially approved lies of the leadership.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the law of the land. However unless you like wealth redistribution schemes, it is a bad law.
It’s primary structure is to enslave more citizens to dependence on the government’s willingness to redistribute wealth, and or add additional public debt, on those that “can afford it” in order to “give a handout” to those whom they seek to buy.
It was passed by a narrow margin in the House, in a “take it or leave it” package from the Senate, because the votes no longer existed to modify what was passed in the Senate before my party leaders lost the 60 votes they needed to push the legislation forward. It was flawed, but Nancy wanted something badly enough to say “let’s pass this so we can find out what is in it”.
The president used his bully pulpit to lie to the wavering votes, and citizens, by telling them they could keep their Doctor, and their insurance plan, when he knew there were no such guarantees. If fact it was highly unlikely that stability was being increased by the ACA, which would have been necessary to end the existing practice of Doctors and hospital being removed from insurance plans.
The ACA is affordable to those whom the government will subsidize with debt. It is affordable to those with chronic conditions who will have their cost pushed onto others. It is affordable to the non medicare older population who will have their cost pushed onto the youth.
The three time multiplier that is in the ACA, guaranteed that the young and healthy would pay more, so the sick and old could be subsidized.
Using a auto insurance analogy may make this easier for others to understand how nonsensical the ACA requirements are for the young and healthy (aka good drivers).
If you are in a wreck every day (chronic), and do not learn how to drive better, you will still get insurance, and will not have to pay more than three times what the person who has never had a wreck must pay. Additionally neither the good or bad driver may purchase a liability only policy. Rather you must now buy the million dollar limit policy. The good driver is punished to subsidize the bad driver, and further punished by being required to buy more than he needs, in order to subsidize the bad driver. The bad driver has no incentive to get better, as he will always have coverage, and will never have to pay more.
It just makes no sense.
Millions will loose insurance from their employers. Millions will need the government to add to the national debt to make up for the high price of “full featured” health insurance, and everyone will still die. The only thing that will change is how much is spent on them before they die. If the government does not ration care, the rates will climb. If the government rations care, many will complain.
And there you have it, a flawed law, with bad outcomes, that only Free Democrats can admit beforehand. Others will admit it only when trying to “fix” the website, the cancellations, the under supply of doctors, the backlash from employers cutting to 30 hour work weeks in order to avoid the increased cost of the ACA compliant plans. We already see these things. More will come. Some in the know, could tell us what is next, but that would be against the party line.
That’s the way I see it tonight.