I wrote the above response to Preventative Consumership who wanted us to vote
for Obama. In case you are wondering whether I'm an irresponsible parent, etc.
I'll tell you. I'm a mom/educator and have a master's degree in
education, I have two beautiful, thin teen daughters who don't drink pop, and
love their veggies and whole grains. My daughters have all their immunizations,
exercise, and have tons of yearly checkups even when we couldn't afford health
insurance. They have no cavities because of early fluoride intervention and 6
month dental checks. I myself have worked hard to overcome a difficult
childhood, and volunteer to help others. I don't want someone to decide that
we all have to be out of the same cookie cutter mold; we can make good choices
even without the help of big government.
Not sure what preventative Consumership meant, but I would guess your obese,
plagued with chronic disease and can't wait to get the biggie size #4 at Micky
D's.Its your mentality and everyone like you why we are the fattest, most
unhealthy society in the 1st world.
to re preventive: yes you have the right to anythingand so does
everybody else. but you also have a responsibility, to those other then
yourself. if you choose to let kids become and stay sick because you choose not
to participate in the common good, then when your kids become sick because their
class mates dont have preventive medicine check ups, you pay too.or you
can watch as others sink further and further behind and spend your money at
mcdonalds, or on too much food and drink or whatever floats your boat, thenat some point you may have to account for your neglect.
Please don't give me your kind of help. Rather than trying to give
me "freedom from_________" (fill in the blank with whatever you like such as
"disease", "obesity", "poverty", "poor choices "etc.) Please give
me the right to have "freedom to___________" (fill in the blank with
whatever you like,such as "make my own choices", "be what I want to be" etc.)
Europe, and much of the world, has been living under the "freedom
from____" mentality. The USA was set up to offer "freedom to do or be _______".
I may not make the choices you would like, but then again, it isn't
your life is it? It's mine, and I plan to keep it that way.Remember,
a government that has the power to give you everything, has the power to take
everything from you.
Never having health insurance I used to take my young children to the doctor for
regular checkups. I realized they always seemed to get sick after a visit. The
where catching illnesses from the other children. I stopped taking them and
they lived healthy lives and I saved a lot of money. Two sides to every story.
Vote Obama and the insurance for all kids is taken care of. Completely
abolish the way we think about health care and preventative health and take we
take care of the explosive "chronic health" issues that are plaguing almost half
of children.That means tough food guidelines and what we eat as consumers.
Carbohydrates, high fructose corn syrup, modified corn starch, mass amounts of
sugars, etc. etc. etc. etc. should all be limited in food supply and or parents
having to go through a education course before they have children, but then so
would the doctors since they perpetuate this epidemic.
these being the programs that our beloved president has been trying to do away
with for 4 years
Desnews Your focus is on the well being of young children.Aren't you
forgetting the well being of the rich who pay most of the taxes?Since Government can't do everything, it ought to focus on the well being of
the very rich.