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Jack Kemp, the ex-quarterback, congressman, one-time vice-presidential nominee and self-described “bleeding-heart conservative” died Saturday.
His spokeswoman Bona Park and longtime friend and former campaign adviser Edwin J. Feulner confirmed that Kemp died after a lengthy illness.
Kemp had announced in January 2009 that he had been diagnosed with cancer. He said he was undergoing tests but gave no other detail.
Kemp, a former quarterback for the Buffalo Bills, represented western New York for nine terms in Congress, leaving the House for an unsuccessful presidential bid in 1988.
Eight years later, after serving a term as President George H.W. Bush’s housing secretary, he made it onto the national ticket as Bob Dole’s running-mate.
We need to show more sympathy for these people.
They travel miles in the heat.
They risk their lives crossing a border.
They don’t get paid enough wages.
They do jobs that others won’t do or are afraid to do.
They live in crowded conditions among a people who speak a different language.
They rarely see their families, and they face adversity all day ~ every day..
I’m not talking about illegal Mexicans ~ I’m talking about our troops! Doesn’t it seem strange that many Democrats and Republicans are willing to lavish all kinds of social benefits on illegals, but don’t support our troops, and are even threatening to defund them?
Courtesy of Sharon.
…..to this post.
US Government To Kill People – Say Uncle
Why The “Pig Flu” is Pig Dung – Chris for Liberty
Withholding Warning – Boots and Sabers
Meet the New Boss: McCain-Feingold – David Bossie
Souter to Retire – bRight & Early
The TEA Party? Why the hell not? – Texas Fred’s
Cammack, Gun Bills And Willie Nelson – Newscoma
Six Year Old Accepts Silver Star For His Dad – silent E speaks
She needs to resign and stay in Detroit – Kay Brooks
Obama’s Friends And His Poor Judgement – The Political Jungle
Shouldn’t White House Flickr Photos be public domain? – Taxing Tennessee
Damn conservative racists. – The Silent Majority
MSNBC Obama 100-Day Grade Report – Blue Collar Republican
On Israel’s 61st Birthday – Freedom’s Cost
Glenn Beck on Classical Liberalism – The Cutting Edge
LIBTARDS ARE TRULY PATHETIC! – Angry White Dude
Has the U.S. Army War College been infiltrated by Islamists? – creeping sharia
Sphincter Joins His Zombie Buddies – Feed Your ADHD
Enemies Foreign and Domestic – Hasenpheffer Incorporated
So, just who qualifies as a ‘domestic terrorist’? – No Silence Here
Political Profiteering on the Marriage Commodity – Malignant Liberal Idiocy
Dear GOD – American and Proud
Obama’s choices: Gird your loins – Michelle Malkin
Useful Idiots – Gates of Vienna
They came for your money in the dark of night – Badger Blogger
Obama To Appear On American Idol? – Support Your Local Gunfighter (if I were an Idiot…er Idol fan, this is one way to get me to stop watching) Sorry Chris.
Another Lesson in Socialism – Six Meat Buffet
Dems want to add Vehicle Mileage Tax (VMT) along with Gas Tax – Bear Creek Ledger
About This Morning – Barack Obama’s Teleprompter’s Blog
Robert Gibbs: The Gibbsnotist – Freedom Eden
Three important lines from the oath doctors use to hold sacred:
I will prescribe regimens for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone.
I will not give a lethal drug to anyone if I am asked, nor will I advise such a plan; and similarly I will not give a woman a pessary to cause an abortion.
But I will preserve the purity of my life and my arts.
Evidently, these important lines no longer apply to physicians.
Physicians in Montana could be facing “kill-on-demand” orders from patients who want to commit suicide if a district court judge’s opinion pending before the state Supreme Court is affirmed.
I guess the actual LAW no longer applies to courts and judges either.
The concern is over the attack on doctors’ ethics and religious beliefs – as well as the Hippocratic oath – that may be violated by a demand that they prescribe deadly chemicals or in some other way assist in a person’s death.
No one, and that includes physicians and pharmacists, should EVER be forced to violate their principles. EVER!
Montana’s situation, created late last year in a decision from First District Court Judge Dorothy McCarter in the Baxter et al. v. Montana case, is different. There is no provision for a doctor to refuse such “treatment” for a patient.
I would think that common sense would dictate the circumstances, but evidently, I’m wrong. Common sense was euthanized too.
In that case, Robert Baxter, 75, a retired truck driver from Billings who suffers from lymphocytic leukemia, filed the lawsuit along with four physicians in the state’s district court system. They were aided in the case by the assisted suicide advocacy group Compassion & Choices, formerly known as the Hemlock Society.
Baxter told the organization’s magazine that society already provides death when animals are suffering.
“I just feel if we can do it for animals,” Baxter said, “we can do it for human beings.”
I’m sorry….did this guy equate my sick cat with me? Uh….. I’m speechless. As much as we consider our four legged “children’ part of the family, I still know I am on top of the ‘food chain’, and they are cats!
“The trial court’s decision to create a constitutional right to ‘obtain assistance from a medical care provider in the form of obtaining a prescription for lethal drugs’ threatens the rights of healthcare professionals and institutions that hold sincere ethical, moral, and religious objections to participating in the intentional killing of their patients,” Mattox said.
“Medical professionals should not be coerced to violate the Hippocratic Oath in order to practice in Montana,” he said.
I would expect this kind of insanity from a state like Oregon, Washington, or California….but Montana?
If a “right to die” is to be recognized, it should be developed from the people through the legislative process, not imposed by a single judge, the brief also argues.
Oh sure. Everyone has a “right to die”. What they do NOT have is a right to force someone else to do it for them, against their moral, and ethical, values.
“I don’t know where it’s coming from, but there is certainly a push from government to tell people to set aside religious or ethical qualms and to abide by whatever the government tells you is appropriate,” he said. (Mattox)
I know where it’s coming from, and the left is the tool by which he is has planted the seeds. And I’m not talking about B. Hussein!
“A mentally competent, terminally ill Montanan should have the right to choose a peaceful death, when confronted by death,” Kathryn Tucker, Compassion & Choices director of legal affairs, told KTVQ-TV, Billings.
The idea that there is even such an organization speaks to the shift this country has taken over the last 40 years. As a reasonably “mentally competent” adult, I have the choice to refuse treatment in a terminal situation, which I have already chosen to do, by way of a living will. My entire family is aware of my decision, so why should a court, local, state, or national, be given the right to decide? This decision is between myself, my doctor, and my God.
Johnston told the television station, “The laws governing the medical profession say the medical profession is to heal, not to kill.”
So why are there so many ‘doctors’ willing to murder babies?
The makers of a “mock-mentary” film premiering this month say their purpose is to “strip bare” the 44th president and his intentions for America.
Mirroring President Obama’s career, “O.B.A.M. Nude,” which stands for “Occidental Births a Monster,” tells the satirical tale of a freshman at Occidental College in Los Angeles who makes a deal with the devil. In exchange, the main character, O.B.A.M., gets admitted to Columbia University, becomes a community organizer in Chicago, attends Harvard Law School and rises to the presidency of the United States.
Andrew Gause, co-author, co-producer and a principal actor, told WND the idea for the film began developing during the 2008 presidential campaign when the town of Hawthorne, N.J., told him he had to remove a “Ron Paul for President” sign from his lawn.
I’d really like to know what gives a town the right to remove ANY campaign sign from your yard? Where is that in the Constitution?
I won’t be going to Hoboken to see the film. Reckon I’ll just have to wait till it comes out on DVD. Honestly, from the trailer, I don’t see this as being “big box office”, but I do think people will want to watch it, at least on the RIGHT ‘side of the aisle’. We already know the left will slam any efforts to bring the truth into the light, and that’s just what evil does, tries to keep the light covered.