Over two years ago, on Sunday, March 21, 2010, the US House of Representatives passed a controversial health care bill which Congress had debated and struggled with for over a year. The bill and the changes in health care that it represents has been labeled Obama Care. This is a truthful label, for President Obama’s greatest passion for his first year in office was the passage of this bill into law. He was quoted as saying that his presidency was finished if it did not pass. Maybe that was overstated, maybe not. That is not even the important thing here. What is important concerns the impact on the nation. There are many problems with this legislation which I will not try to cover at length. There was so much opposition that it has not been yet implemented. Here are what I see as the major problems with it, not necessarily in order of importance.
1) It is socialized medicine. This is the type of controlled program they have in Great Britain, Canada, Sweden and other nations. It actually makes health care less accessible, and regardless of what they say, gives the government control over about 20% of the US economy. They have already tried to take control of the automobile industry, banking, etc... National ID cards are in the works, and they are looking hard at the communications industry, including the internet. This is all the first giant step of implementation of socialism. I have studied socialism and communism, and believe me, this is not what the USA needs, and the bill is totally unconstitutional as well. These people in control of the White House and Congress are radical, dangerous and socialist. For now, at least, they have their way. This is dangerous for the USA. Can’t you see that?
2) It is such an expensive program that it will bankrupt this country that is already on the brink. The United States may become a third world country. Our status as the world leader was already coming down because of liberal policies and economic changes. If I, and many others are correct about the socialist agenda of our leaders, then this is the natural progression--bankrupt the country, and cause the people to look to the government for everything.
3) It is allowing abortions to be funded by our tax money. Even though Obama signed an “executive order” forbidding it to be done in order to get Rep. Stupak and other “pro-life” Democrats to come over to his side, it does not forbid tax payer funded abortions, because a portion of this whopping $3,000,000,000,000 (three trillion!!) bill goes to Planned Parenthood, the biggest abortion advocates, and providers in the nation.. So as Obama and crew knew all along, there will be taxpayer funded abortions. Since Roe v. Wade was passed in 1973 we have had about 60 million slaughtered unborn.. Such wickedness! There are many repercussions from that. I will tell you one you may have never thought about. The radical Muslims hate us. Not all Muslims, but many. One thing true about Muslims: they do not abort their babies. Their birth rate is high. England is almost a Muslim majority country now, and America is not far behind. When they are a majority, there will be blood! Does America deserve this? Sadly, I think so. For a comparison, look at Habakkuk the prophet. Read these words: “The burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see. O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! Even cry unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save! Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention. Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth” (Habakkuk 1:1-4).
Habakkuk was a prophet very concerned about the sins of his land and the violence and judgment on his people, so he cried to Jehovah. Here is God’s answer: “Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you. For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces that are not theirs. They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves. Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat. They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand. And they shall scoff at the kings, and the princes shall be a scorn unto them: they shall deride every strong hold; for they shall heap dust, and take it. Then shall his mind change, and he shall pass over, and offend, imputing this his power unto his god” (Habakkuk 1:5-11).
God allowed the heathen, idol worshiping, Chaldeans to defeat His people to punish them, and allowed the Chaldeans to even praise their “god” (as if an idol had some power). This may confuse us, but it also confused the prophet, though he did see that Jehovah had sent them to correct His people: “Art thou not from everlasting, O LORD my God, mine Holy One? we shall not die. O LORD, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction. Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he? (Habakkuk 1:12-13)
Is a similar thing going to happen to us? I hope not, but unless there is spiritual change I am convinced it is. All I am going to say just now is that America is in serious trouble, not just internationally, but with God Almighty. We have sown the wind, and will reap the whirlwind.
I would say if you care about your children’s future, and your grandchildren’s future, repent of your personal sins, join in repentance for our national sins, and pray for our land as never before.
It sure won’t hurt us to remember, and obey, 2 Chronicles 7:14. Let’s do it!
There is a lot more you can learn about Obama Care by contacting Congressman Tom Price of my state, and others who have studied this issue. We need to learn all we can, but that alone will not save us. Only Jesus Christ can save us, both spiritually and nationally. Pray!
Published by Charles Woodruff- email: firstname.lastname@example.org