Seniors and the National Universal Healthcare Debate The many "Town Halls" being convened across America have awakened a desire within American citizens to express their strong views for and against President Obama's Universal Healthcare Bill. At this critical junction in our Nation's history, you have both a right and an obligation to express your views. This is true whether you are for or against Universal Healthcare.
The debate is healthy for both sides and is patriotism in action. Engage in the debate with your family, friends, and your Senator or Representative. Your views are important! Your right to express them was won by the countless men and women who paid the ultimate price...with their very lives themselves as they died to win and preserve our liberty.
Consider the words of our former President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809), the principle author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers of our Constitutional Republic. "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." Thomas Jefferson
(Read the full quote below.)
"God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion.
The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is
wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts
they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions,
it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. ...
And what country can preserve its liberties, if it's rulers are not
warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of
resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as
to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost
in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from
time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
It is its natural manure."