I am an at-home mother of six children, four of whom are now adults. I've been married for 31 years and my children range from 15 to 27. This blog is about faith, family, and life, with occasional rants about politics and other hot-button issues for me. I am Catholic and by that I mean I believe in faithfulness to the Magisterium.
Reflections on life, faith, family and the times we live in
... by a mom at home raising kids.
"Dr. Emanuel argues that to make such decisions, the focus cannot be only on the worth of the individual. He proposes adding the communitarian perspective to ensure that medical resources will be allocated in a way that keeps society going: "Substantively, it suggests services that promote the continuation of the polity—those that ensure healthy future generations, ensure development of practical reasoning skills, and ensure full and active participation by citizens in public deliberations—are to be socially guaranteed as basic. Covering services provided to individuals who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens are not basic, and should not be guaranteed. An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia." (Hastings Center Report, November-December, 1996)"
What is going on here? Where are the journalists with integrity? (I know there are some on Fox News.) How can they let Obama continue to say that his health care plan will not require rationing. Dr. Emanuel is the health policy advisor at the Office of Management and Budget and a member of the Federal Council on Comparative Research. AND....are you ready for this? He is described as a bioethicist!!! Yup, this guy is a bioethicist. We actually live in a country where a man who has said the above quote is not dismissed as an irrational and ill individual, if not a sociopath. He is a bioethicist and advisor to the President of the United States!!!
So, Dr. Emanuel, if those with dementia are not to receive health care, how about those with Downs Syndrome? Those with learning disabilities? How about the physically handicapped? The mentally retarded?
And Dr. Emanuel, may I ask, when exactly did you decide you were entitled to take on the authority of God?
If President Obama is not interested in health care rationing he would not have this man as an advisor. Just because rationing may not be spelled out in the bill does not mean it will not happen. The President clearly thinks these are good ideas.
I will write about this more later. Some of you may remember my mother suffered from Alzheimer's Disease for many years. I am actually too upset about this to go on. Plus, Blogger or something is messing with my spacing. It feels like harassment. If there are odd spaces in this post, know that I'm trying to fix it.
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1. Copy the loyal picture above and post it on your blog.
2. Pass it on to who you think who is/are deserving.
3. Leave a message to them
4. Pass as many as you want.
5. Message back or leave a comment to the owner.
I pass the Loyal Friend and Visitor Award to the following friends, perhaps many of whom have already received it. I have not had time to keep up with everyone's blogs lately....
Suzanne at Suzanne's Shorelines-- I love the sincerity and honesty of Suzanne's blog. She is a longtime and dear blogging friend
Sarah-Kala at So This is the Road I'm Traveling On-- Sarah is a newer e-friend. Her posts are always interesting and often very funny. I've enjoyed her journey to Hawaii.
(although Sarah has already received it:-)
Mimi at Bigger Than a Breadbox-- (who has also already received it:) Mimi has been a blogging friend for a long time. Her posts are always thoughtful and interesting.
Deb at Ukok's Place-- Deb has been an e-friend from the beginning of my blog. She is one of those people I really hope to meet one day. Sincere, creative, and fun, Deb's blog is always a good read.
Denise at Catholic Matriarch in my Domestic Church-- Denise's blog is wonderful. She is a doctor (among many other things) and her posts on current events, especially as they relate to health care and life issues are always extremely informative. And, let's face it. She has one of the coolest blog names around. I had the pleasure of meeting Denise in person at this year's March for Life!
And there are many other blogs I love a lot!!! Thanks to all of the above for reading my blog from time to time and for providing such enjoyable reading on their own blogs for me!!