We live in an "interesting" time. Our lives, the lives of our children and grandchildren can be better or worse than ours. We choose - or perhaps it is easier to say that Congress is currently choosing for us.
"Politics is not about power. Politics is not about money. Politics is not about winning for the sake of winning. Politics is about the improvement of people's lives. It's about advancing the cause of peace and justice in our country and the world. Politics is about doing well for the people."
When Paul Wellstone was elected to the Senate, he never forgot the thousands of ordinary folks that put their hopes and their dreams in him by working to get him elected.
He summed up his philosophy about why he was in the Senate by saying:
"I don't represent the big oil companies, the big pharmaceuticals or the big insurance industry. They already have great representation in Washington. Its the rest of the people that need representation."
These days I listen to c-span while I paint and oh boy, I have gotten an earfull.
No matter what people may think of Michael Moore, they will be hard-pressed to counter his film "Sicko" with one of a contrarian view.
And shockingly, the fact that Insurance companies only make money be denying us healthcare has resulted in the United States being ranked as #37 as a health system by the World Health Organization.
"Sicko" airs on The Movie Channel tonight at 8:00 PM. It's also scheduled to air on The Movie Channel on July 27th at 4:05 PM and on TMC Xtra on August 2nd at 10:45 PM and August 5th at 2:15 AM and 7:30 AM.
And you can always rent the movie at your local video store or buy it on Amazon.
Call your Congresscritters now and demand that they support a strong public healthcare option. It is all happening right now - please don't wait.
So here's the mainstream Fox News coverage by Glenn Beck on the subject of health care:
The popular Glenn Beck dominates our airways on a nationally syndicated talk-radio show and self- titled TV show on the Fox News Channel.
His show is ranked 4th in the nation and has over 6.5 million daily listeners.
John Stewart comments on Glenn Beck: "Finally a guy who says what people who aren't thinking are thinking."
Now do you see why it is so darn important to contact your Reps and Senators in DC?