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So they finally passed the so-called "health care" legislation, additionally known as Obamacare, known also by any number of other-care names. Personally, I would like to declare "who cares," but am afraid this one will hurt us, our children, and our grandchildren badly…and to consult with a doctor who can address the hurt will now require getting in a long Canadian-like line.

Looks like November 2012 may be the time when we can really get at one big source of the problem, but Nov. 2 of this year marks the day when we can begin a work of at least applying a temporary bandage on this Big Hurt.

The US House of Representatives vote was 219 – 212, with nary a Republican vote for the bill. So, you can see the Republicans didn’t mean a thing this time around, tweren’t enough of them, and numbers is the name of the game in politics.

Of course, the actions (or inactions) of Republicans when they are in power is the main reason there weren’t enough of them to kill this horrendous bill.

More specifically, I’m convinced that certain key "leadership" figures within the Republican Party have been and are responsible for diverting determined new GOP representatives as they enter the twilight zone (Washington, DC). By diverting, it is meant, guiding away from doing the powerfully exact thing they were elected to do by "We the People" back home.

That little item alone is one big reason we will now groan under a socialistic medical system passed by a Democratic Party alone, gone socialistic.

Speaking of "We the People" back home; for the most part, have our ducks all lined up in a row, recognize the problems, and are doing much to address same. For instance, the Republican Party of Ellis County met in a convention of the people last Saturday at the county seat.

Two main things were done to further align the ducks. One, we submitted nearly 50 hardy and pertinent resolutions, in writing, to the state party for consideration and inclusion into the Republican Party of Texas platform and, Two, elected 110 delegates and alternate delegates to attend the state convention in Dallas later this year. Although I did spot a few elected officials standing around during the convention, with few exceptions, it is doubted that the importance and meanings behind the convention rubbed off on them, certainly not to be applied from their elected office perches.

Most had probably stopped by to simply express their appreciation for being re-elected or re-nominated to office for yet- another-term. This little yet-another-term re-election item is probably one of the failings of "We the People," a duck that got away, if you will.

Yes, too often we elect and re-elect people to office because they’re a friend of ours or we like them, or we know their names, or a high muckety-muck put their seal of approval on them, or who is that other name on the ballot, or they had more signs up and sent more slick brochures to me through the mails, or some other non reason for voting for anyone.

I have a lot of kin-folks, for instance, whom I like, even love, but would not cast a vote for, for any public office. Don’t you? Another little duck on the loose…

I believe public office is generally to be considered a volunteer service, to be held for a short time, then stepped down from, for a return to the private sector, to see how the public work you did is playing out. Sorrowfully, much public service work pay has risen to the point of being too much to be easily stepped down from. We need to catch that duck and lower its salary.

Hope you stay healthy; may God bless.

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