Sunday, January 9, 2011
Yesterday, I blogged about the new health care laws and the emotions that go with this new law. Today Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is in the hospital with a head wound due to a bullet from an assassination attempt that killed six other people, including a nine year old. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a Democrat, is on the tea party's (i.e., Sarah Palin's) "target" list due to her supporting the health care law and the talk is that this may very well have been what motivated the gunman.
We have to remove the emotions surrounding this law -- emotions that have nothing to do with supportable facts and figures, but rather are created by a group of people who use words to inflame the public so that the public can be manipulated and controlled for their personal benefit.
I will light a candle today and will pray that our Congress now understands the damage they have done by reaching so low as to stir emotions based on their personal ambitions and need for power, rather than caring for the people who need medical care - the same people who voted for them.
I will also light a candle for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. I know she has good health care, so she is in good hands, something we all need and deserve.