Thursday, October 1, 2009

Is The Truth So Hard, A Humbling Honor & 142/365

Remember during the President's prime time address he reassured We the People that illegal immigrants would not be eligible for the impending Health Control bill, well lo and behold despite assurances to the contrary today such a statement was revealed as a lie.

The Hill reported that Senate Finance Committee democrats turned back an amendment that would require residency proof when signing up for federal health care. So the question in my mind is why not just tell We the People the truth instead of acting like somehow we will not notice the lies?

I see this push that in the end will harm the State of our Union because many of those inside the beltway refuse to deal honestly and above board. I go back to when Nancy Pelosi became speaker of the house in 2007 and her promise to We the People that the Congress under her would be the most honest and transparent. Yet since 2007 We the People certainly have not seen such a change.

While not everyone is going to agree on policy it stands to reason that there would be much less angst and outrage if this administration would just speak the truth to what their plans are instead of spinning. I wish the Obama Administration and the House and Senate would realize that We the People appreciate and deserve to be dealt with honestly and above board.

On another subject in August I mentioned that I was being honored as the National Conservative Woman of the Month. The honor is for this month, October. Thank you Bill Randall for the nomination and Julie Smith the President at the National Organization for Conservative Women. The write-up is beautiful and I am so humbled by it.



142/365

Today I am thankful:

1. That this has been a difficult yet amazingly blessed week.

2. For the fact that tomorrow is the beginning of my youngest's birthday weekend, he will be 7.

3. For slowly learning to not sweat the small stuff. (OK so this is an ongoing daily lesson but I do think I am getting it ever so slowly.)

4. That my daughter is home from her trip to San Antonio, I did miss her much but am so glad she enjoyed her time there.

5. For this beautiful promise, "So, what do you think? with God on our side ike this, how can we lose? If God didn't hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn't gladly and freely do for us?"~Romans 8:31-32 The Message

4 comments:

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

You've said it just right again, Mel. I looked at the list of committee members that voted on that yesterday...it was a 13 to 10 vote. All 13 Democrats voted no and all 10 Republicans voted for it. One of the Democrats is my very own WA state senator (Maria Cantwell) who would have received a call from me today but my daughters were home sick. I will be calling her office tomorrow to tell her that I am unhappy with her vote on this...

Thanks for all the time you put into writing and researching for this blog. :) Have a good night! :)

Capri K said...

I agree, just speak the truth and stop pussyfooting around! Sheesh!

Congratulations on the write up! That was certainly lovely!

thedomesticfringe said...

Congrats! What a great honor.

-FringeGirl

Melanie said...

Congrats, Mel!