Kathleen Sebelius, head of the Department of Health & Human Services, has ruled that effective January 1, 2011 – all Medicare & Medicaid doctors will be paid to provide “end of life” counseling to the elderly and/or those younger and poorer patients deemed “infirm” – to help them decide if life is still worth living. All this will be provided yearly, as part of Obama’s new annual, creepily-euphemistically entitled “wellness” checkup.
And Sebelius’ supporters are trying to keep the implementation a secret! Rep. Earl Blumenauer, (D-OR), recently sent supporters of the new rule an e-mail warning them “not to broadcast this accomplishment out to any of your lists, even if they are ‘supporters’ — e-mails can too easily be forwarded.”
Ms. Sebelius has apparently declared herself dictator and overthrown not only the will of the people, but also that of Congress… issuing secret, death-dealing orders behind closed doors. The ObamaCare bill originally contained provisions for the much derided “Death Panels” designed to persuade, pressure and coerce the elderly and infirm into making life or death decisions only every five years. Yet America overwhelmingly rejected such a provision, and Congress stripped it from the bill before passage. But it seems the eugenics-friendly Ms. Sebelius views her role as encompassing that of the United Nations-sanctioned “population police” who believe the world is overcrowded with what the Nazis notoriously labeled “useless eaters” – or perhaps she just knows there isn’t enough money for the federal government to pay for everyone’s heath care and social security, so she might as well start thinning the human herd now.
Either way, Sebelius’ actions are contrary to everything in our first principles of liberty and human equality that this nation stands for, and are in direct violation of the philosophical, ethical and natural law foundations upon which rest our form of responsible self-government.
Moreover, Sebelius and the Obama administration violate our institutions of government, and the separation of powers and checks and balances which provide a bulwark of our freedom against governmental abuses. America has a representative government — accountable to the people and protected by the Constitution.
Bureaucrats cannot make law. Obama cannot make law. Only the duly elected Representatives of the people can make law. Yet Obama and his cronies have stacked the deck in their own favor – appointing Marxists such as themselves into positions where they can and apparently will govern against the Constitution, without Congress, without the rule of law and against the will of the people.
Congress must act NOW before even one life is surrendered to the population police, who history has shown will ruthlessly ration care and hearlessly counsel the most vulerable and susceptible to end their “useless” lives. Congress MUST strike all provisions for implementation of the goulish government funded “end of life” counseling for Medicare and Medicaid recipients. The sanctity of life for the elderly, disabled, vulnerable, poor and infirm must be protected!
Thank you. I know I can count on you to defend LIFE AND LIBERTY!
Mary Lewis, Chair