Monday, September 13, 2010

Dems are Afraid to Say Who They Are

I received an interesting piece of mail last week. It was a book named “God and Politics” by a congressional candidate for TN-8. I started reading it. It started out by saying that politics ~the government~ had saved his twins. When his wife was pregnant with their oldest boys, they were advised to abort at least one of them because of a condition that normally resulted in death. They found a specialist who was able to help them bring the babies to birth and then they spent 28 days in the hospital before they could come home. He went on to say that their doctor had gone to a public school and received federally funded grants to do his research that saved the boys. He had several other example of how government funded projects helped save his boys. The implication was that without the government funding, there wouldn’t have been the medical breakthroughs that saved his sons. The question I had in my mind was: How much better would our medicine be if the government was completely out of it. I believe that Free Markets and private charities do a lot better job than the government. The other thought that I had was that this candidate is currently a state legislator. There are issues that state and city governments can and should do that currently the Federal government has stuck its nose into.

After reading a little bit more, I decided to find out what political party this candidate was from. I went to his web-site and could not find it on it. I looked at the letter that came with the book. Nope, it wasn’t there either. I had to do an internet search to find out who the candidates for TN-8 are. Guess what party this gentleman is affiliated with? If you said Democrat, you are right. I thought, how interesting. TN-8 is currently held by John Tanner, a “blue dog” democrat. He’s retiring and the democrat who is running to replace him won’t even admit that he’s a democrat.

I can see November from my house.

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