Sunday, September 11, 2011

Mitt Romney, Thomas Jefferson, and the Injustice of Context Dropping


The unjust or the dishonest drop context. “Individual mandate” is used against Mitt Romney as “slave holder” is used to tear down Thomas Jefferson. They are hurled without context, thus, unworthy of a search for the truth, a great injustice, and a triumph for “the very harbingers of reappearing tyranny and oppression.”

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.

http://ilynross.blogspot.com/2011/09/romney-stands-up-for-persecuted.html

The choice of Governor Romney was the bankruptcy and closure of MA hospitals, or a mandate for those who can afford and would be buying insurance were it not on their reliance on the unearned: e.g. the EMTALA.

Honest critics offer alternatives. How would you fund unfunded entitlements while convincing others to end them? How would you avoid the closure of hospitals?

In the case of Thomas Jefferson, I have encountered shocking vitriol and utter malevolence. Logically and morally, one cannot be faulted for something outside of one's choice. Slavery was OBTRUDED on the Colonies by King George III. Jefferson INHERITED slaves. It was AGAINST THE LAW TO FREE THEM.

Chosen for the first time to be a member of a legislature at age 26, he submitted a bill for the EMANCIPATION of slaves. As a lawyer, age 27, Jefferson defended a slave, saying: "Under the law of nature, all men are born free."

In 1806, a law passed in Virginia which allowed ONLY the SELF-SUPPORTING to be freed. Freed slaves MUST LEAVE the state. If a freed self-supporting slave had children or parents who were not, he/she had to leave them.

http://ilynross.blogspot.com/2011/02/under-law-of-nature-all-men-are-born.html  

15 comments:

Ilyn Ross said...

Obamacare v Romneycare

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1268872285695.139307.1346466773&type=3#!/photo.php?fbid=137829392975711&set=a.120406114718039.26839.100002459532886&type=1&theater

Ilyn Ross said...

http://www.facebook.com/pages/I-am-a-Jeffersonian/102951273112979?v=wall#!/photo.php?fbid=137829392975711&set=a.120406114718039.26839.100002459532886&type=1&theater

Obamacare v Romneycare

Ilyn Ross said...

"... no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States."

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_transcript.html

Ilyn Ross said...

It is NOT TRUE that Romneycare is the blueprint for Obamacare.

Hillarycare, praised by Perry, was pushed in 1993 while Romneycare passed in 1996.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/forum/may96/background/health_debate_page2.html

http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=6789

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts_health_care_reform

Tom Anderson said...

I find it astonishing and troubling that anyone, least of all an admirer of Ayn Rand, could possibly find Mitt Romney an ideal candidate for President, especially given his opposition to a woman's right to make decisions regarding her own body, his support of "man-made global warming" and the attendant regulations on the economy that would necessarily destroy it, and his generally knee-jerk support of government action by default, since he never supports, unequivocally, the right of people to make their own decisions free of government intervention.

Any time he does support individual rights, he seems to do so reluctantly, out of political necessity rather than conviction, as if he were conceding power that he would be reluctant to concede. He may be the candidate, but there is a reason why conservatives and real capitalists are reluctant to support him (as opposed to businessmen who prosper feeding at the public trough, or otherwise benefiting from said government intervention).

I would still vote for him over Obama, but I would not be very hopeful about the prospect for any fundamental change, or even "baby steps" toward the reduction of government spending and regulation.

Ilyn Ross said...

Romney, passionately arguing against government takeover of healthcare, in 1994!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTnKh8oQ6YI&sns=fb

Ilyn Ross said...

Mitt Romney and Healthcare - Please click on the photo for the videos.

1994: "I do not believe in a government takeover of the healthcare system…. The free market economy is the best at setting how many specialist...s we have, not some bureaucrats in Washington." – Mitt Romney

2011: "Obamacare... we got to get rid of it." – Mitt Romney

“Are you going to repeal Obamacare?" - Answer: “Day one: I will take the first step by granting a waiver from Obamacare to all the states… I will file legislation to repeal Obamacare… I am going to repeal it…” – Mitt Romney

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2951137941285&set=a.1268872285695.139307.1346466773&type=1&theater

Ilyn Ross said...

Dropping context is dishonest. Reject the Republican candidates who are emulating the DNC, dropping sentences to vilify Romney.

http://ilynross.blogspot.com/2011/09/mitt-romney-thomas-jefferson-and.html

Ilyn Ross said...

THREE CHEERS FOR ROMNEYCARE!
February 1, 2012

http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2012-02-01.html

Ilyn Ross said...

Senator Santorum: Have you ever blasted REAGANCARE, the MANDATE for healthcare providers? The MANDATE enslaving lifesavers and rewarding freeloaders.

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.

http://ilynross.blogspot.com/2011/09/mitt-romney-thomas-jefferson-and.html

Ilyn Ross said...

It is NOT TRUE that Romneycare is the blueprint for Obamacare.

Hillarycare, praised by Perry, was pushed in 1993 while Romneycare passed in 2006.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/forum/may96/background/health_debate_page2.html

http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=6789

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts_health_care_reform

Ilyn Ross said...

"Participating hospitals may only transfer or discharge patients needing emergency treatment UNDER THEIR OWN INFORMED CONSENT, after stabilization, or when their condition requires transfer to a hospital better equipped to administer the treatment. [2]"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emergency_Medical_Treatment_and_Active_Labor_Act

Ilyn Ross said...

Romney on Romneycare, and its difference with Obamacare @ 18:48 -

What Romney calls the FREE RIDER option [21:00], where many who can afford health insurance but get emergency or major medical treatment paid for by the government, i.e., you pay for it through taxes, is REAGANCARE.

REAGANCARE [EMTALA] is the MANDATE for healthcare providers. The MANDATE enslaving lifesavers and rewarding freeloaders.

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_wuYjV1RZs&feature=share

Ilyn Ross said...

Santorum lies about Romneycare, evading REAGANCARE (EMTALA), the mandate for lifegivers, which coddles freeloaders.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emergency_Medical_Treatment_and_Active_Labor_Act

Ilyn Ross said...

Mitt Romney in Michigan

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/304447-1/start/15/stop/1343