Many Republican primary hopefuls espouse Christianity-based policies in a government setting. I hope for a politician who would stand up for religious freedom, who would denounce theocracy warriors, and who would defend Thomas Jefferson’s wall of separation.
Republicans must bear in mind what transpired in New York 23rd in 2009. NY-23rd, held by the GOP since the Civil War, rejected theocracy warriors: Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and other supporters of the Conservative Party, described by Ayn Rand as “not an American political party, but a religious party – A PHENOMENON FORBIDDEN BY THE CONSTITUTION.”I hope for a politician who has the courage to defend EQUAL inherent inalienable rights, who would stand up for ALL businessmen and not just for small businessmen, who would be a representative for ALL citizens and not pander to the poor, the middle class, or to particular minorities.
The theocracy warriors chased out pro-choice, pro-gay-rights State Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava, chosen by local GOP leaders as their nominee. The theocracy warriors sought to dictate.
NY-23rd voters asserted their independence! Doug Hoffman, the candidate of the Conservative Party and the Dark-Ages warriors, lost in 2009 and in the 2010 primary.
I hope for a politician who would expose the brazen dishonesty of context dropping.
The United States Congress passed the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) in 1986, under Ronald Reagan’s watch. EMTALA requires hospitals and ambulance services to provide care to anyone needing emergency treatment regardless of citizenship, legal status or ability to pay. EMTALA applies to virtually all hospitals in the U.S but includes no provisions for reimbursement. The law is therefore considered an "UNFUNDED safety net program" for patients seeking care at the nation's emergency rooms. As a result of the 1986 EMTALA legislation, HOSPITALS ACROSS THE COUNTRY FACE UNPAID BILLS AND MOUNTING EXPENSES TO CARE FOR THE UNINSURED.People who tout that the Obamacare/Romneycare individual mandate is unconstitutional evade that the EMTALA, Medicare, Medicaid, and drug prescription entitlements are unconstitutional, too, since independent equals do not have slaves that would provide manmade values like healthcare. It is dishonorable for a state to desire opting out of a healthcare individual mandate without an accompanying opting out of healthcare entitlements. This is wanting something for nothing: the creed of a looter.
Mitt Romney, the only 2012 presidential hopeful (based on my research so far - update 2/13/2011: Gary Johnson was a business owner) who has created jobs in the private sector, is being rejected because of Romneycare.
Sourced from Wikipedia:Romney answers health care critics - http://gop12.thehill.com/2009/07/romney-answers-health-care-critics.html
With Bain & Company, Romney had a record of success with clients such as the Monsanto Company, Outboard Marine Corporation, Burlington Industries, and Corning Incorporated.
In 1984, Romney co-founded Bain Capital. As general partner, Romney was FRUGAL and CAUTIOUS, spending little on office appearance and finding the weak spots in so many potential deals. Their first big success was Staples Inc.; Bain Capital eventually reaped a nearly sevenfold return on its investment.
The firm successfully invested in or acquired many well-known companies such as Accuride, Brookstone, Domino's Pizza, Sealy Corporation, Sports Authority, and Artisan Entertainment, as well as lesser-known companies in the industrial and medical sectors.
Romney left Bain Capital in February 1999 to serve as the President and CEO of the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games Organizing Committee. By that time, Bain Capital was on its way to being one of the top private equity firms in the nation, having increased its number of partners from 5 to 18, had 115 employees overall, and had $4 billion under its management.
“His reply is two-fold. First, that if the criterion for the plan's success is greater coverage, it's worked. And not only has it worked, it's working "almost precisely as budgeted".A CEO of a private company must deal with economic regulations while running his company, whether or not he endorses those regulations. Likewise, a governor must deal with UNFUNDED entitlements enacted by others.
That being said, there are aspects of the program he doesn't like, and if he were King, he'd strip the program of some of its "excessive coverages" to help it break even.
Second, he claims the program's costs are unfairly maligned because they're LOOKED AT IN A VACCUUMM. Health care costs have exploded across the country, including Massachusetts. If you analyze one state, you need to look at the rest, too. One state alone can't quell health care costs, and some changes at the federal level are crucial to enabling success at the local.”
Responsible individuals take care of their needs. Honorable citizens do not burden others. Dealing with UNFUNDED entitlements in one’s state so as not to burden other states is honorable. An honorable governor is not vilified by the just, by the honest, by those who do not drop context.
US citizens, do you want the EMTALA, Medicare, Medicaid, and drug prescription entitlements though they do not grow on trees and thus must be funded? If yes, how should they be funded? If not, how should they be funded while convincing others that they should be ended? Honest politicians and voters would not just condemn Romneycare but would answer these questions.
I hope for a politician who learns from his political mistakes and shares them to the world, who appeals to reason, who shows respect to voters by offering them the truth, and who has a firm conviction that the USA is a nation of just and decent people who learn from their own mistakes and would vote for an honest politician committed to the Declaration of Independence.