Last Thursday, U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop had a town hall on health care, standing room only and people turned away for lack of room. Even with the location, the majority of the people present were against the national health care plan.
Following in the footsteps of the president, Bishop tried selling it as a moral requirement rather than on the merits or lack of. What came across to many was the hypocrisy. Bishop opened with a prayer, and less than two minutes later said he was pro-choice.
He quoted from the Bible and said morally we were required to be our bothers keeper — and this from a man who votes to keep prayer from schools. Being my bothers keeper is an individual choice and not the government’s.
Morally speaking, we need to provide health care and we do Every person can walk into a hospital, and they are required to be treated, wither they can pay or not, legal or illegal.
Bishop did say he was going to vote for health care reform regardless, just that he’s not sure which one. Well, there’re only three in the House, and there’s not much difference between them. So we know where he stands — not with the majority of his district.
Even if we replace Bishop in November 2010, it’s become obvious,Washington is broken and not much will fix it. We need to be looking at the state and local levels and putting people in office who are willing to stand up and take back the rights given to the states in the Constitution. It’s time to take a good hard look at who’s running in 2010.