I am a Veteran and I would not go to a VA hospital period. No one has any motivation to treat patients with any degree of humanity. The record of FATAL issues with VA Hostitals is well documented.
Only when people have a choice of medical providers is there ever a quality of care that not mearly takes care of the disease or injury but for you as a person, as a customer. Vanderbilt is a good example of that. They were wonderful from first to last visit.
IBShame, unlike you I DID LIVE THROUGH the Civil Rights era.
You have rehearsed the Liberal rewritten history quite well. It does have a few myths in it and a few facts left out.
First of all LBJ Nor JFK were the originators of the Civil Rights Act. In actual fact LBJ voted against The Civil Rights Act of 1957, introduced in Eisenhower’s presidency (a Republican). It is also true that when it did pass in 1964 a higher percentage of Republicans voted for it than did Democrats, Dem's were in the majority at the time.
I would suggest you research this more thoroughly using texts not rewritten by the left who co-opted Black people of faith by delaying the Civil Rights Act until they could claim credit for it and since then have set up a system to create dependency to keep Black on the Democrat Plantation.
A great book, by an authentic Black thinker who also lived through Civil Rights era (he is now over 80 years old) is "the Thomas Sowell Reader" By Thomas Sowell.
Of course if you don't want to truth, spew out some awful obligatory racist epitaphs, and I will understand.
I would like to point out that one of the Left's favorite Presidents, Wilson is the one who segregated not only the armed forces (they were desegregated after the Civil War) but also the Federal Government as a whole.
I am sure this is something you lefties try to hide from your Black supporters. After all you feel it is best for them if you dictate what they believe, learn and how to vote. After all you need to keep them on the Democrat plantation as long as you can.
That is why you hate Herman Cane so much, he has escaped from the plantation and if you can't bring him back you want to lynch him.
Typical tactic of the left, to accuse the opposition of doing exactly what it always does without proof and then act self righteous about it. In psychological circles it is called "PROJECTION". Because it is the way you know your side operates you can't imagine the other side doing anything differently.
We know about your seminar callers to talk shows who spout talking points without any understanding of the issues. We know the OWS was organized by "the organizer in chief" and his supporters because their talking points are identical. WE know you the techniques you have learned on the left come from a book "Rules for Radicals" by Saul Alinsky which is dedicated to his spiritual father: Satan "The first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom – Lucifer". I know you'll never admit to reading it, but your tactics are laid out one by one in that book.
I have no love for the Republican party either. It has been adept at co-opting true correct principles with their words and denying them with their votes and bills.
But here is your problem, many of us are waking up. We are ready to reclaim this country. We don't need anyone to write for us. We, unlike both Republicans and Dems follow our own values, do our own research and honestly hold fast to the truth even when it hurts. We are patriots first. We don't seek our own power and we are not afraid to sacrifice for what is right, honest and true. We will win because our cause is true justice where a man ( or woman's ) rights are not based on the color of their skin or from any group to whom they belong. Our rights are NOT given by government and cannot be taken by government, and any government that does not protect those rights is doomed to fail and fall under it's own weight as the citizenry rise up against it.
Class warfare is STUPID. We shoot ourselves in the foot every time we fail to rid ourselves of so called leaders who set Americans against one another because of income, race or anything else we all loose. Any politician encouraging ENVY for any reason encourages HATE. Those doing that want to claim anything they disagree with is HATE speech. They redefine words to disguise their methods and heap up power for their own personal gain. Beware of anyone seeking to shift power to Washington. They cannot keep their own lives straight, they have no business dictating to the rest of us.
We need to STOP thinking in terms of Democrats and Republicans. Bush one and Bush two were both PROGRESSIVES. That means the only difference between them and the Democrat counter parts is the speed at which they wanted to get us to the same end game. That end game is a world where representative government gives way to top down WORLD government that we will no longer elect and will no longer be responsive to our local needs and aspirations. The hatred drummed up against GW Bush mostly a distraction to hide the similarities between the two parties.
For me... GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH is not just an historical quote. Until those in office hear and believe Patrick Henry's attitude is resonating with the majority of Americans, and we elect those to office who share that conviction we will soon surrendered our birthright for a mess of porridge (think bowl of oat meal).
No nation, once having lost it's liberty has ever regained it in that generation's life time.
Oh yea of little faith. They were saying the same thing when the world was running out of whale oil. It was after all the primary source of lighting peoples homes. But all of a sudden there was electricity and crude oil.
I happen to believe in an infinite creator who takes care of his children. Those who think they decided from apes are at an extreme disadvantage.
The problem really boils down to a misunderstanding about "the pie". Liberals / Progressive promote the idea that there is only so much pie and unless we give them control over who gets how much we will be robbed by "the rich" who will keep the pie for themselves.
The truth is that anyone can make more pies. Steve Jobs made more pies with apple products. You should read his biography just published. If those in power can convince us that we are powerless to control how the pie is distributed so we need their uniquely unselfish, purely others centered selves to protect our part of the pie you are not better off the the surfs who worked in fear of the owner of the castle where they were in fact slaves.
Have you ever read "The Road to Serfdom" by Hayek? It is an eye opener.
Read and study or you will be the victim of those in power. There are progressive and liberal Republicans as well as Dem's. Understand their plan, know it when you see it or suffer the consequences.
Orchestrated YouTube Videos prove nothing. I am a veteran of two wars, don't lecture me or claim that I am standing with anyone. You group people and claim them when they support your cause and blame them and attack them when they don't.
This country is in real trouble. Liberals and "Progressive" in BOTH PARTIES have been working for nearly 100 years to change us into something that resembles European Socialism. Anyone who can't see where that has lead them is a "Sheeple".
I do read, a lot. I don't watch the stinking lame stream media (including fox) they all have their agenda. They are all bought and paid for. You are ignorant about me, what I do, what I read, what I believe. Like the lame stream media you assume since I don't agree with you I must be an idot. Sorry to disappoint you.
I cannot help that you have your liberal glasses on that filter out facts that are inconvenient for your arguments. I did not say that 47% pay NO taxes at all, I said they get more in benefits than they pay in. That is supported by the link you provided when you separate out the manipulations used to create their arguments.
There are lies, da** lies, and statistics. Statistics can be used to prove any supposition you desire.
For instance lib's favorite Republican candidate... Romney keep saying that the median income of Americans have decreased and therefore ... ( some or the other liberal hype about the poor paying more than rich do in taxes) The fact is that IF the median income of Americans has dropped it MUST mean that the top incomes have dropped as well.
Look it up.
A bit of fact checking: