Disaster for Dems: Obamacare and the 2014 Vote - Betsy McCaughey, NY Post - Democrats hope to retake the House of Representatives in next year’s elections. They won’t — and they’ll have themselves to blame, because 2014 is when ObamaCare kicks in. With a vengeance. The authors of the Obama health law postponed the pain until after the 2012 election. Some popular provisions went into effect immediately, such as allowing children to stay on their parent’s plan until age 26. And the White House granted 1,472 waivers to various companies and unions, exempting them from insurance reforms so they wouldn’t drop coverage for employees and members before the presidential contest. Yet a majority of voters on Election Day still opposed the health law (though, obviously, it wasn’t the deciding issue in the presidential race). And opinion will only sour more as the law takes full force starting in January. People in their 20s and 30s will be clobbered — their health-insurance premiums will double (or more), insurers report. Nineteen percent of the president’s 2012 voters came from this age group. Read more......
2) Obamavote: Healthcare Applications Registers Voters Too - Washington Examiner - The 61-page online Obamacare draft application for health care includes asking if the applicant wants to register to vote, raising the specter that pro-Obama groups being tapped to help Americans sign up for the program will also steer them to register with the Democratic Party.
On page 59, after numerous questions about the applicant's identity and qualification for Obamacare, comes the question: "Would you like to register to vote?" The placement of the question could lead some to believe they have to register to vote to get health care.
In the introduction of the document, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services declare: "This document -- the 'questionnaire' -- represents each possible item that may need to be asked for successful eligibility determinations." Read more......... Article contributed by Steve Peters.
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(3) Illegal Alien Sequester Dump Includes Dozens of Criminals - Human Events - Remember when the Obama Administration released that supposedly tiny number of carefully vetted non-dangerous illegal aliens from detention centers as part of the Sequestration Terror? We already knew officials lied about the number of detainees released – the true number currently stands at 2,228, and there were plans to release thousands more.
The Miami Herald dug into the identity of these detainees, and found they are far from the otherwise innocent immigration scofflaws described to us. 76 of the 225 detainees released within the jurisdiction of the Miami Immigration and Customers Enforcement unit were convicted criminals, “including two who were considered aggravated felons.” Read more........
4) 'Gay Marriage' and Religious Freedom Are Not Compatible - Redstate - The kids these days on the right are full of a great libertarian notion that “hey, let’s just get the government out of marriage.”
“Rock on,” say other libertarians.
They then all smugly self-congratulate themselves, pat themselves on the back, and move on to other issues.
What they ignore is that the left will never take marriage out of the hands of the government. The left cannot. But it goes beyond that. The left cannot take marriage out of government because for so long it has been government through which marriages were legitimized to the public and the left must also use government to silence those, particularly the religious, who refuse to play along.
Let’s ignore, for the sake of this post, that the Democracy of the Dead has settled for us that in society marriage should be between a man and woman as the best way to propagate the species.
The left has done an admirable job in secular society making the case that gay marriage merely allows a class of people to be happy and have what everyone else has.
The front on which the gay rights movement has failed is the religious and, in particular in the United States, the Christian front. Read more.........
(5) The Argument for Marriage Equality is Not a Conservative One - Redstate - Today the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on same California’s Prop 8 and a section of the Defense of Marriage Act which deals with benefits for same sex couples. Same sex marriage is front and center once again and I’ve heard some interesting arguments on how supporting government involvement in defining marriage is a “conservative” ideal. During the Sunday morning talk show circuit, former Bush communications adviser took the moderate position emerging within the GOP against American Values’ Gary Bauer. Nicole Wallace tried to argue that supporting “marriage equality” is a conservative position. No, it is not.
I’ve never understood how anyone who spent the past four-plus years lamenting the size of government could then argue for its increase by inviting it into the discussion of marriage. We complain about government in health care, we complain about government in education, we complain about government regulating soft drink size, but suddenly some of us have no problem with more government in people’s relationships with one another. Read more........
(6) The Most Important Week in Human History - Redstate - There are many candidates for most important day and most important week in human history. This week we remember what is arguably the very top of the top of the list.
As secularism increases in the western world, more and more are dismissive of the reality of Jesus Christ. Consequently, they may choose to dismiss the importance of this week.
That’s narrow minded Christophobic thinking from some seriously self-centered individuals.
The reality is that whether you accept that Christ lived or not and whether you accept him as the Son of God or not, that so many for so long have accepted the significance of this week in history should not be ignored. The events of this week, culminating on Easter Sunday, fundamentally transformed the world in ways no other event in human history has.
The rise of the Christian, the Christian religion, governments connected to the church, and the missionary zeal have impacted everyone alive today in every country.
The resurrection event shapes our language, our idiomatic expressions, our way of telling stories, the cultural impact of the ideas of grace and redemption, and the map itself. Read more........